This HEV has features that give it a UNIQUE niche.
- I designed it from ground-up, following the principle of operation of an Electric Power Grid, that I managed for a period of four years.
- Its control system is designed to operate with a range of prime-movers, to include diesel-fired engines.
- It is designed to interface with
- Is already "plug-in"
- Already drives industrial machines, like the 3-phase electric drill in the video, below.
- It is open to the inclusion of a "Co-Generation" system in trucks and buses that would collect waste energy (FREE!) from the engine's exhaust and jacket, in order to provide power to a Lithium-Bromide Absorption Chiller to air-condition the vehicle, or provide heating, as the case maybe. This displaces the need for independent sources for cooling and for heating.
- It uses affordable tried-and-tested and reliable 3-phase 60-Hz induction motors. This approach opens up NEW export markets in developing economies. In this manner, exported vehicles are designed for specific environments, and are more easily maintained.
This HEV uses successful engineering technologies with a view of renewable energy and other energy-efficiency technologies of the future.
The next question that might come to mind would be:
"How do you decide when to run the engine, the generator, the motor, and the charger (brakes)?"
CLICK HERE to view the Guiding Notes of the Coordination Meeting of January 19, 2004. All the hardware and the software must comply, and have complied with each of the boxes on that table. You will see sequential actions and concurrent actions that each of the participating modules perform at every step of the way. Note that thinking has progressed since 2004, and there will be need to update this chart.
Now to continue with the overview of the process.
Let us take up the Efficiency Map. This to my mind is the most important chart that an HEV designer must adhere to, very closely. Let us view the chart at this URL:
Now for an overview of the milestones.