Cutting vehicle emissions with regenerative braking.

Clarke, Peter, Muneer, Tariq and Cullinane, Kevin (2010) Cutting vehicle emissions with regenerative braking. Transportation Research D: Transport and Environment, 15 (3). pp. 160-167. ISSN 1361-9209

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    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

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 1361-9209
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Regenerative braking; hybrid drive; ultracapacitor; driving cycle; carbon emmisions;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    Item ID: 4196
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 12:50
    Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 10:48

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