The Hybrid Commercial Vehicle (HCV) project aims to develop urban buses and delivery vehicles with advanced second generation of energy efficient hybrid electric powertrains.
The main objectives in SP4000 are to demonstrate the following improvements for the advanced second generation 18-ton hybrid bus compared to the early second generation bus:
In SP4000 data from real environment usage of early second generation hybrid buses will be gathered and analyzed. This data will be input to the vehicle requirement setting process.
The powertrain will be designed with focus on integration of chassis components for improved reliability and lower cost. Energy storage system, electric drive system, a new transmission and electric auxiliaries will be developed and integrated.
Another task will be to reduce the weight of the bus to save fuel consumption and/or gain passenger capability. In the project, development of vehicle simulation models including powertrain, auxiliaries and control system will be developed.
The new hybrid powertrain will be tested in rig, including energy storage, electric motor and with simulated electrical load from auxiliaries in order to understand the total system potential. A light weight demonstrator with advanced second generation technology will be built and verified in chassis dynamometer as well as in real traffic in Göteborg, Sweden.
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