On energy performance of an electrically-driven city-car

Carlo Villante, Ennio Rossi

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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 and pure electric drive trains are particularly suited to this purpose consuming and polluting very few both on a local and on a global scale. During last years, ENEA realized a series hybrid prototype, called Urb-E which made available a huge amount of experimental results, based on various control strategies used to optimize ICE utilization. Basing on those data a modular model of the propulsion system was built and calibrated. Many possible control algorithms, as well as different propulsion schemes, were compared obtaining interest information about the energy fluxes on board and on the possible ways to optimize overall vehicle efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


Conference26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/12 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Villante, C., & Rossi, E. (2012). On energy performance of an electrically-driven city-car. Paper presented at 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012, United States.