Design and development of simple control system for small hybrid electric vehicle

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This research describes the scope of design and test a traction controller to combine a 6.54 kW gasoline engine power and 2×48VDC/0.5 kW electrical brushless motors in a serial-parallel type of small hybrid electric vehicle. A central control system was designed to operate the engine which is equipped with continuous variable transmission and electric motor on rear wheel side in order to select the optimal torque in normal driving condition. The battery charging system draws its energy from the engine using two alternators: 80 Watt built-in alternator and 300 Watt additional alternator which is driven using a power take-off unit. To increase the electric charging capacity, the electric motor is able to operate as a generator during acceleration or deceleration condition (regenerative system). The static preliminary testing shows that the electric motor can generate about 38% of nominal motor's power at 730 rpm of wheel rotation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Automotive Research
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventRegional Conference on Automotive Research, ReCAR 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 14 Dec 201115 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


ConferenceRegional Conference on Automotive Research, ReCAR 2011
CityKuala Lumpur


  • Integrated electric motor
  • Regenerative
  • Small hybrid electric vehicle


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