Research Output

Cutting vehicle emissions with regenerative braking.

  This paper presents an analysis of vehicle regenerative braking systems as a quick and relatively easy means of achieving higher overall fuel efficiency and lowering carbon emissions. The system involves the installation of an additional electric motor/generator in parallel to the vehicle’s internal combustion engine and is used in conjunction with a DCDC converter and ultracapacitor. The system is used to recapture the energy lost in vehicle braking, significantly reducing a vehicle’s overall energy consumption and lowering vehicle emissions. Experimentally-based evidence is collected and compared for two sample vehicles to deduce the potential fuel and emissions saving

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 April 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.trd.2009.11.002

  • ISSN:

    1361-9209

  • Library of Congress:

    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    388 Transportation; ground transportation

Citation

Clarke, P., Muneer, T. & Cullinane, K. (2010). Cutting vehicle emissions with regenerative braking. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 15, 160-167. doi:10.1016/j.trd.2009.11.002. ISSN 1361-9209

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Keywords

Regenerative braking; hybrid drive; ultracapacitor; driving cycle; carbon emmisions;

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