Dynamic simulation of a light-weight, low-drag, hybrid-electric sports coupe

Simpson, Andrew, Walker, Geoffrey , Greaves, Matthew, Guymer, Ben, & Finn, David (2005) Dynamic simulation of a light-weight, low-drag, hybrid-electric sports coupe. In SAE Future Transportation Technology Conference.

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The University of Queensland UltraCommuter concept is an ultra- light, low-drag, hybrid-electric sports coupe designed to minimize energy consumption and environmental impact while enhancing the performance, styling, features and convenience that motorists enjoy. This paper presents a detailed simulation study of the vehicle's performance and fuel economy using ADVISOR, including a detailed description of the component models and parameters assumed. Results from the study include predictions of a 0-100 kph acceleration time of ≺9s, and top speed of 170 kph, an electrical energy consumption of ≺67 Wh/km in ZEV mode and a petrol-equivalent fuel consumption of ≺2.5 L/100 km in charge-sustaining HEV mode. Overall, the results of the ADVISOR modelling confirm the UltraCommuter's potential to achieve high performance with high efficiency, and the authors look forward to a confirmation of these estimates following completion of the vehicle.

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ID Code: 63555
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3479
DOI: 10.4271/2005-01-3479
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2014 01:42
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 03:21

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