In this webinar we will demonstrate how to model, simulate, and deploy a hybrid electric vehicle in the MATLAB & Simulink environment.
The electrical, mechanical, thermal, and control systems are tested together to detect integration issues and optimize system level performance. Included in this webinar will be demonstrations and explanations to show you how to:
• Create custom battery models using the Simscape language
• Speed up drive cycle tests and parameter sweeps using parallel computing
• Automatically test and document simulation results using report generation
• Investigate power quality using spectrogram plots
• Run in real time on HIL systems using Simscape local solvers To develop complex mechatronic systems efficiently, the ability to balance the tradeoff of model fidelity and simulation speed is necessary.
System-level variants of the electrical system are used to iterate quickly and make high-level design decisions, while detailed variants are used to perform more in-depth analyses. The ability to generate c code from the model enables engineers to use Model-Based Design for the entire system (plant and controller).
The electrical, mechanical, and thermal systems are modeled using Simscape, SimElectronics, and SimDriveline, and a variant of the electrical power network modeled in SimPowerSystems is incorporated to perform power quality analyses. Simulink and Stateflow are used to model the control system.
The Sinclair C5 was one of the first hybrid electric micro cars. It was called an electric tricycle at the time. This allowed it to be marketed as a vehicle that can be driven on the sidewalks by anyone over the age of 14 without a license or insurance. It is similar to the Wycycle (see video). However, the early Wycyclles did not have pedals for moving. And the Wycycle could be folded up and had a top to cover the person. What may be interesting is to see a kind of C5 Wycycle which embraces the latest technology for achieving strenght, weight reduction, motor power and energy efficiency, along with latest battery technology (such as lithium polymer batteries).
Question by cbr600girl: Are there any hybrid/electric automotive classes in San Bernardino County?
My boyfriend has been in construction for many years. That is obviously not working out for him these days. He is interested in becoming an automotive mechanic specializing in electric and hybrid cars. How would he go about doing this and are there any classes in the san bernardino/riverside county area?
Answer by ☆Piggy❤Wiggy☆ ◕‿◕ sorry. there arent any in that area.
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Question by j g: How much nickel is mined for one hybrid car battery?
I am curious to know how much nickel is mined for the average hybrid car battery? I’ve heard hybrids toted as the solution, but nickel is a finite resource which must be mined. As I understand it the batteries are extremely heavy composed of mostly nickel.
Answer by dana19812 I don’t know the answer to your question. However, gasoline is also a finite resource which must be extracted from the Earth, and hybrids save on gasoline. Additionally, in a few years hybrids will replace nickel-metal hydride batteries with lithium-ion technology. And finally, hybrid batteries are fully recycleable:
“Toyota has a comprehensive battery recycling program in place and has been recycling nickel-metal hydride batteries since the RAV4 Electric Vehicle was introduced in 1998. Every part of the battery, from the precious metals to the plastic, plates, steel case and the wiring, is recycled. To ensure that batteries come back to Toyota, each battery has a phone number on it to call for recycling information and dealers are paid a 0 “bounty” for each battery.”
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CARJAM TV – Subscribe Here Now www.youtube.com For The Best Car Videos In The World Like Us Now On Facebook: www.facebook.com Website: www.carjam.tv Radio www.rte.ie Twitter: www.twitter.com Youtube: www.youtube.com The BMW i8 is expected to cost more than €100000 (US2800 or GB£78000), according to BMW head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson. BMW i is a sub-brand of BMW which has been created to commercialize low emission vehicles. In February 2011 BMW announced that the new sub-brand for the commercialization of the vehicles produced under Project i will be called BMW i. The first two production models will be the battery electric BMW i3, formerly known as the Mega City Vehicle, with a range of 150 kilometres (93 mi), and the plug-in hybrid BMW i8, which is the production version of the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and has an all-electric range of 35 kilometres (22 mi). Production of both plug-in electric cars is scheduled to start in Leipzig in 2013. Concept versions of the i3 and i8 were presented at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. In August 2011 BMW announced the BMW i5, a new midrange model for its new electric car line. The i5 will use the same drivetrain as the i8 and is scheduled for 2016. The first BMW i store opened in June 2012 at BMW’s London Park Lane showroom. The carmaker premiered an updated version of the BMW i3 concept electric car and unveiled its i Pedelec electric bicycle … Video Rating: 5 / 5
NASA asked a Boeing-led team to explore the possibilities of a hybrid electric aircraft. Marty Bradley, Boeing Research and Technology, explains how the SUGAR Volt concept is defining the future of flight. Video Rating: 4 / 5
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( www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Infiniti M35 Hybrid and Lexus GS 450h are both luxury hybrids that not only directly compete but also put a premium on luxury and performance. Not only do these two Japanese luxury sedans both have a 3.5L V6 engine and a electric hybrid powertrain, but they also are both also rear wheel drive and they both have over 300 combined horsepower. So the question is a simple one; which of these two premium hybrids is a better buy? To be honest we are actually just as curious to find out which one is faster from 0-60 MPH. Watch out this TFLcar Mashup review to find out.
Inhabitat hit the scene at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan to get a sneak peak at the coolest electric cars and hybrid vehicles coming out in 2012. Watch the video for a sneak peak at the sexy Lexus LF-LC hybrid sports car, the brand new plug-in hybrid electric Ford Fusion Energi, Volkswagen’s green take on the VW Beetle, the new Hybrid Jetta and the Smart For-Us electric pickup truck. Jill Fehrenbacher get’s the lowdown on the coolest features and the inside info on which of these cars will make it to a showroom floor near you. Video by Brit Liggett. Video Rating: 4 / 5
Question by : What is wrong with putting wind turbines on hybrid vehicles?
See, here’s the thing. Hybrid cars only really work in city traffic where you use the break a lot. On the highway, they run mostly on gas. So why don’t they put wind turbines on it so the air rushing past at 70 mph helps charge the battery? Ignore the obvious aesthetics issues, I am sure they could make a sexy looking design.
Answer by jonboy2five the aerodynamics of a wind turbine on a car would create excessive drag and negate the mileage of the hybrid vehicle. it would require more power than it produced…
remember, natural wind is “free”, but a cars speed is NOT.