This paper presents a methodology dedicated to component sizing and fuel consumption evaluation of different degree of hybridization for light duty vehicles applications. The methodology will be described together with vehicle and components simulation and sizing principles. To ensure a systematic approach, with no bias for any of the cases considered, the energy management of the hybrid drivetrain will be carried out thanks to an optimization based on the Pontryagin's Minimum Principle. As hybrid fuel consumption is highly dependant on vehicle type of use, the hybrid vehicles will be evaluated on different actual use driving patterns as well as on missions representing the daily usage of the vehicle. The methodology and a panel of results are presented in the paper.
Marc, N., Prada, E., Sciarretta, A., Anwer, S., Vangraefschepe, F., Badin, F., … Higelin, P. (2011). Sizing and fuel consumption evaluation methodology for hybrid light duty vehicles. World Electric Vehicle Journal, 4(1), 249–258.