Mobility in modern metropolitan cities is plagued by overcrowding producing congestion, low transit speed, fuel consumption, air pollution, parking problems. One of the causes of these phenomena is the growing market-share of vehicles having an excessive size with respect to their more frequent use. Technological and commercial development of vehicles specifically conceived for urban use, and therefore limited in size, not exuberant in performance, with low fuel consumption and low emissions would be certainly more desirable. Hybrid drive trains are particularly suited to this purpose: properly designed minimal thermal engines can fit for the application, giving an electrical driving option when required, and consuming and polluting very few. The prototype shown in this paper has been specifically conceived to be a city car with a so-called "series hybrid" traction architecture, being a living example of how, by combining appropriate and available technologies, modern components, and careful planning, it is possible to achieve results useful for the user and for the community.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010 - , China|
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
|Conference||25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010|
|Period||1/1/10 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications