Fuel economy and energy consumption of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars in Nordic climate conditions

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    Abstract

    VTT is conducting a field test with two Toyota Prius HEV's in Nordic driving conditions. The other car is factory stock, the other is fitted with additional battery capacity that can be charged form grid. An assessment of the potential for using electricity and lower the fuel use was made by selecting trip recordings of six drivers from the pool of drivers that use these cars. The analysis entailed also the influence of ambient temperature, as it was found to have a marked negative impact on fuel economy. For long-distance commuting the best reduction rate for fuel use was observed with the driver having one-way trip about the same (40 km) as the all-electric range offered by the add-on battery. Even larger reduction rates up to more than 50 % were observed in short-distance commuting. Overall, fuel savings were some 30 % for the long-distance commuters and about 40 % for the other group.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable mobility revolution
    Subtitle of host publicationEVS 25, the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, Shenzhen, November 5 - 9, 2011; proceedings
    Place of PublicationBeijing
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS25 - Shenzhen, China
    Duration: 5 Nov 20109 Nov 2010

    Conference

    Conference25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS25
    Abbreviated titleEVS25
    CountryChina
    CityShenzhen
    Period5/11/109/11/10

    Keywords

    • HEV
    • PHEV
    • plug-in hybrid
    • fuel economy
    • cold ambient conditions

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    Laurikko, J., & Pellikka, A-P. (2010). Fuel economy and energy consumption of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars in Nordic climate conditions. In Sustainable mobility revolution: EVS 25, the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, Shenzhen, November 5 - 9, 2011; proceedings