Cooperative Project BEREIT – Affordable electric range due to modularity

Period: 2013 – 2016

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From the customer's point of view there are two major obstacles to the electrification of the powertrain: costs and range. Although plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) address the range problem they do not solve the cost issue. These solutions are only supplemented by specific and expensive electrical components and therefore they have a high price.

Subproject IMS „concept and simulation (operating strategy)“

Participating enterprises and research institutions strive to show that plug-in hybrid vehicles are feasible at attractive costs with the aid of a modular and scalable construction system.

The project part of TU Darmstadt focuses on simulative optimization topics, especially on the hybrid operating strategy.

The objective is to build up a simulation environment with which it is possible to perform optimizations with automated parameter variations. In addition to the important step of determining the cost reduction potential it especially is essential to develop a modular operating strategy, which enables a comparison of different variants of PHEVs. Among other investigations the simulations are used to determine, how a modular approach of the operating strategy affects the overall efficiency.

Selected publications: BEREIT: Optimization of Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Fleets

Contact: Felix Langhammer