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An economic and in-service emissions analysis of conventional, hybrid and electric vehicles for Australian driving conditions

R Sharma, M Bessede, C Manzie, M Brear, RH Crawford

SAE Technical Papers | SAE International | Published : 2012


Hybrid and fully electric vehicles are becoming more common as a response to rising fuel prices and greenhouse considerations. While the benefits of electrification on urban air quality have been studied quite widely, financial assessments of the various alternative vehicle forms are less common, particularly for Australian driving conditions. The aim of this paper is therefore to identify the scenarios under which different vehicle configurations are attractive to the vehicle owner. A Class-E conventional vehicle is compared with full-electric, plug-in hybrid, parallel hybrid, series hybrid and mild hybrid electric vehicle configurations. A simulation model of a conventional internal combus..

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