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

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    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 publicationProceedings of FISITA 2010
    Place of PublicationBudapest, Hungary
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventFISITA 2010 World Automotive Congress - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 30 May 20104 Jun 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceFISITA 2010 World Automotive Congress
    CountryHungary
    CityBudapest
    Period30/05/104/06/10

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    Fuel economy
    Railroad cars
    Energy utilization
    Industrial plants
    Electricity
    Temperature

    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 Proceedings of FISITA 2010. Budapest, Hungary, FISITA 2010 World Automotive Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 30/05/10.

    Fuel economy and energy consumption of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars in Nordic climate conditions. / Laurikko, Juhani; Pellikka, Ari-Pekka.

    Proceedings of FISITA 2010. Budapest, Hungary, 2010.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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