Conventional, hybrid and electric vehicles for Australian driving conditions - Part 1: Technical and financial analysis
R Sharma, CG Manzie, M Bessede, MJ Brear, RH Crawford
Transportation Research Part C - Emerging Technologies | Elsevier | Published : 2012
This paper is the first of a two part study which quantifies the economic and greenhouse performance of conventional, hybrid and fully electric passenger vehicles operating in Australian driving conditions. This first study focuses on the total cost of vehicle ownership. Two vehicle sizes are considered, Class-E and Class-B, which bracket the large majority of passenger vehicles on Australian roads.Simulation models of baseline production, conventional vehicles are first developed. These models are then systematically altered to obtain the fuel and/or electricity consumption of equivalent mild hybrid, parallel hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The total operating cost of ea..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
The authors would like to acknowledge the Advanced Centre for Automotive Research and Testing (http://www.acart.com.au), the Melbourne Energy Institute and Australian Research Council Grants FT0991117 and FT100100538 for supporting this research. Further, the authors also thank Jason Bond, Damien McLeod, Robert Sciberras and Jonathan Zimet for their input.