Energy Storage System Studies for Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the EC HCV Project

Mario Conte, Francesco Vellucci, Massimo Ceraolo, Peter Daemon, Giorgio Mantovani, Christian Niklas, Sophie Tintignac, Giancarlo Trotti

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The hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is an excellent option for simultaneous reduction of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions in urban areas. However, substantial research efforts and industrial development are necessary to reduce cost and further improve high-efficient hybrid systems including key components such as the energy storage system, the electric machine, power electronics and electric auxiliaries. A large European project, the HCV (Hybrid Commercial Vehicles) project, started in January 2010 with the participation of 18 European organizations and with the scope to develop and demonstrate the current Heavy Duty (HD) HEVs in preparation for the next generation of hybrid commercial vehicles. A dedicated "Energy Storage Systems" Sub-project was planned to verify technical performances and reliability of the storage systems (lithium-ion and supercapacitors) in relation to specific HEV architectures and drivetrains. This chapter summarizes major achievements and experimental results, by describing the tailored testing procedures and the validated mathematical models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy and Environment
PublisherWiley Blackwell
ISBN (Electronic)9781119307761
ISBN (Print)9781786300263
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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Conte, M., Vellucci, F., Ceraolo, M., Daemon, P., Mantovani, G., Niklas, C., ... Trotti, G. (2016). Energy Storage System Studies for Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the EC HCV Project. In Energy and Environment Wiley Blackwell.