Investigation into the potential of using micro gas turbines in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

Hugh Reilly, Lukas Manderfield, Aoife Foley

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Abstract

The transport sector is considered to be one of the most dependent sectors on fossil fuels. Meeting ecological, social and economic demands throughout the sector has got increasingly important in recent times. A passenger vehicle with a more environmentally friendly propulsion system is the hybrid electric vehicle. Combining an internal combustion engine and an electric motor offers the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The overall objective of this research is to provide an appraisal of the use of a micro gas turbine as the range extender in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. In this application, the gas turbine can always operate at its most efficient operating point as its only requirement is to recharge the battery. For this reason, it is highly suitable for this purpose. Gas turbines offer many benefits over traditional internal combustion engines which are traditionally used in this application. They offer a high power-to-weight ratio, multi-fuel capability and relatively low emission levels due to continuous combustion.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Event8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems (SDEWES2013) - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 22 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems (SDEWES2013)
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period22/09/201327/09/2013

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