Development and Evaluation of Intelligent Energy Management Strategies for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Recently, there has been significant interest in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV's) as a means to decrease dependence on imported oil and to reduce emissions. One of the critical considerations in PHEV development is the design of the energy management strategy, which determines how energy in a hybrid powertrain should be produced and utilized as a function of various vehicle parameters. Existing pre-set strategies often do not optimize the vehicle's energy and emissions performance due to the lack of a priori knowledge of the trip the vehicle will make. By introducing more flexible, intelligent strategies, greater energy savings and lower emissions are possible. This project will develop intelligent energy management strategies for PHEV's. These comprehensive strategies will consist of charge-depleting control strategies and battery recharging strategies. The battery recharging strategies will consider a pre-planned itinerary for the day and the information about available charging infrastructures in determining the optimal initial and terminal battery state of charge for each trip. Then, the charge-depleting control strategies will take into account this information and a priori knowledge of vehicle location, road characteristics, and traffic information along the route to achieve more efficient energy use and lower emissions for each trip.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $72020.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California, Riverside

      Center for Environmental Research and Technology
      900 University Avenue
      Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425

      University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)

      University of California, Berkeley
      2614 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor
      Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1782
    • Principal Investigators:

      Boriboonsomsin, Kanok

    • Start Date: 20100801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27975

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463741
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
    • Contract Numbers: 7505
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:29PM