Advanced Energy Management Strategy Development for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have great potential in reducing energy consumption and pollutant emissions, due to the use of electric batteries as another energy source. One of the critical considerations in PHEV development is the design of its energy management strategy, which determines how energy flows in a hybrid powertrain should be managed in response to a variety of system parameters. We propose to develop a generic framework for real-time energy management for PHEVs using connected vehicle technology. Different energy management strategies will be developed, evaluated, analyzed, and compared to existing commercial strategies. It is expected that using transportation system information obtained through being connected will result in greater fuel efficiency and better performance.

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