Research on Control Strategy of Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles
V. T. Long
Journal Title:International Journal of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering
The paper presents the analysis of two basic control strategies, the series thermostat control strategy and the series power follower control strategy, used for series hybrid electric vehicles. One of these control strategies, the series thermostat control strategy, is programmed and installed in an electronic control unit to manage the power flow of a two-seat series hybrid electric vehicle designed and fabricated at Mechatronics Department, Nha Trang University, Vietnam. The main vehicle components are composed of an 110cc gasoline internal combustion engine, a 12V three-phase alternator and two 350W in-wheel brushless DC motors powered by batteries. The experiment was also conducted to get some performance parameters of our series hybrid electric vehicle.