Flywheel as power handling device in electric and hybrid vehicles
(English)In: International Journal of Vehicular Technology, ISSN 1687-5702, E-ISSN 1687-5710Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
The introduction of electric and hybrid vehicles will make it possible to reduce the negative environmental impact from the transportation sector. The integration of a flywheel as a power handling device would enhance the efficiency of the electric driveline. This article presents a model for a proposed driveline with an integrated flywheel. It also compares the performance for that driveline with that of a driveline without a flywheel by simulating the model performing two different drive cycles, the American FTP 75 and the European NEDC. Simulations show that the integrated flywheel driveline enables higher energy density batteries, decreases total losses, increases the efficiency and lifetime of the battery and also enables an efficient regenerative braking.
Flywheel, electric vehicle, power management, energy storage
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221949DiVA: diva2:710564