DLR, Institute of Vehicle Concepts


Optimizing battery sizes of plug-in hybrid and extended range electric vehicles for different user types

This paper introduces a holistic approach for the optimization of the battery size of PHEVs and EREVs under German market conditions. The assessment focuses on the heterogeneity across drivers, by analyzing the impact of different driving profiles on the optimal battery setup from total cost of ownership perspective. It suggests that instead of taking the “one size fits all” approach, manufacturers should offer customers a range of different battery capacities to cater for specific needs.

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03.09.2014 10:24