معماری انتقال قدرت هیبرید الکتریکی کنونی: استفاده از داده های طراحی تجربی برای ارزیابی چرخه حیات و تجزیه و تحلیل هزینه کل عمر
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|23416||2014||16 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||11911 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Applied Energy, Volume 119, 15 April 2014, Pages 314–329
The recent introduction of hybrid-electric powertrain technology has disrupted the automotive industry, causing significant powertrain design divergence. As this radical powertrain innovation matures, will hybrid vehicles dominate the future automotive market and does this represent a positive shift in the environmental impact of the industry? The answer to this question is sought within this paper. It seeks to take advantage of the position that the industry has reached, replacing previous theoretical studies with the first extensive empirical models of life cycle emissions and whole-life costing. A comprehensive snapshot of today’s hybrid market is presented, with detailed descriptions of the various hybrid powertrain architectures. Design data has been gathered for 44 hybrid passenger cars currently available in the US. The empirical data is used to explore the relative life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and whole-life costing of different hybrid powertrain architectures. Potential dominant designs are identified and their emissions are shown to be reduced. However, both the emissions and economic competitiveness of different hybrid powertrains are shown to vary significantly depending on how the vehicle is used.
The global depletion of natural resources and emissions of harmful gases have seen much attention in recent years as environmental issues become increasingly recognised in global agendas. The transport industry has been identified as a significant problem area, due to its heavy reliance on traditional internal combustion engines (ICEs) for power. Whilst customers are increasingly seeking greener products and services, regulators are also creating ever stricter legislation and this is driving real change in the automotive industry. Since the release of the original Toyota Prius in 1997, the development of new alternative powertrain passenger vehicles has risen almost exponentially, with the majority of global manufacturers having released hybrid-electric models. Fig. 1 displays the trend in the number of hybrid-electric passenger car models on sale from the world’s fourteen largest car manufacturers over the last fifteen years. This trend has led to an ever increasing number of hybrid cars in high street showrooms, with the current count at over 50, allowing the technology to reach broader customer groups and diffuse deeper into the market. A similar trend can also be seen in Fig. 1 for hybrid car sales, although they still make up only a small share of the US and European passenger car markets, at 3.2% and 0.7% respectively ,  and . Whilst the world’s fourteen largest passenger car manufacturers are all producing hybrid vehicles, there are several that appear to be leading the way. In particular, Toyota has retained its market lead since the 1997 Prius, with its sales accounting for almost 70% of hybrid passenger car sales in the US in 2012 , as seen in Fig. 2. Full-size image (23 K) Fig. 1. Historical hybrid market trends. Figure options Full-size image (17 K) Fig. 2. 2012 US hybrid passenger car sales by manufacturer. Figure options The recent injection of new powertrain technology is arguably the first radical powertrain innovation in a century and it brings with it significant diversity in design, with manufacturers taking very distinct directions. But as with any innovation that initially sees much divergence, the various hybrid powertrain architectures are likely to converge on a few dominant designs that best suit the application and conditions  and . With hybrid vehicles attempting to enter the mainstream, this study seeks to understand whether they can be a viable route to reducing the depletion of natural resources and cutting the emission of environmental pollutants within the automotive industry. Whilst it is clear that hybrid powertrains offer a higher system efficiency than conventional powertrains, this study takes a life cycle perspective in order to understand whether hybrid vehicles provide reduced environmental pollution and whether they have the economic credentials to dominate future markets. Studies have been published on particular hybrid architectures in the past, however this study is the first to consider the entire hybrid market in a life cycle assessment or whole-life costing model. Therefore, the results are directly comparable, allowing conclusions on the relative performances of the different powertrain architectures. It is also the first multiple architecture study to be based on empirical powertrain data, meaning it relies on real-world capabilities rather than the predictions of numerical models. Hybrid powertrains are now beginning to make a discernible impact on the automotive market and thus a significant number of hybrid designs are now available. This makes it very timely for an empirical evaluation of the hybrid powertrain market and the findings may be crucial in identifying future direction. This study begins in Section 2 by evaluating the hybrid powertrain architectures that are currently available. Hybrid powertrains can be split into various categories based on their configuration and level of electrification. Table 1 displays the conventional categories that shall be used in this study and their key differentiating capabilities. Due to the commercial nature of this technology, much of the technical information is not easily accessible in the public domain and so this paper seeks to learn as much as possible from a variety of sources and bring it all together into a single source, providing value for both industry and academia. Section 3 collates and discusses empirical design and performance data for the different hybrid architectures, based primarily on the US hybrid market. Section 4 applies the empirical data to a life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, aiming to identify whether the architectures offer a reduction in emissions. Section 5 describes the development of the whole-life costing model and Section 6 presents the model’s finding, looking at relative economic competitiveness and potential dominant designs. Table 1. Definition of powertrain type by capability. Powertrain type Engine stop/start Regenerative braking Electric power assist All-electric drive mode External battery charging Micro hybrid ✓ Mild parallel hybrid ✓ ✓ ✓ Full parallel hybrid ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Plug-in parallel hybrid ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Plug-in series hybrid ✓ ✓
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A range of significant conclusions have been reached within this study. They are listed below in a concise summary. • Hybrid powertrains have the capacity to dominate the automotive industry and under specific circumstances they are capable of substantially reducing ownership costs, depletion of natural resources and emissions of GHGs. • Hybrid passenger car market share is on the rise in leading global markets because of advances in technology and government incentives. • Hybrid powertrain design has seen significant divergence in recent years, with six distinct hybrid powertrain architectures available today. • Life cycle GHG emissions are below those of comparable CVs for virtually all hybrid vehicles and are greatest under city driving conditions. • The lifecycle emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles are significantly influenced by the means of electricity generation, with their emissions ranging from a quarter of, to almost equal to that of a CV. • Economic performance is highly dependent on how and where a hybrid powertrain is used. They are significantly more financially competitive when used for city driving opposed to highway driving. Market conditions are also important, with high-cost energy markets such as the UK and much of Europe more suited to hybrid powertrains than the US. • Whilst a hybrid vehicle may offer substantial whole-life cost savings, it requires the customer to pay a premium up-front. Therefore, the success of hybrid vehicles is largely dependent on the customer’s ability to invest financially and their confidence in long-term cost savings or environmental benefits. • Each architecture is suited to different market conditions and the majority require mostly city use to generate any cost savings. Therefore, higher initial investment does not guarantee greater long-term savings. • Inline Full and Plug-in HSD powertrains currently offer lowest whole-life costs for city driving in US and UK markets respectively. Although the economic value seen from plug-in hybrids is highly dependent on journey lengths and charging point availability. Under highway driving Mild Hybrids offer lowest whole-life costs in both US and UK markets. • Bringing traction battery lifetime inline with vehicle lifetime is more important than reducing battery cost for plug-in hybrid powertrain ownership costs. • The most likely hybrid powertrain architectures to dominate in future years (from those currently available) are Mild Hybrids, due to low powertrain cost and good highway performance, and HSD and Plug-in HSD powertrains, due to high long-term city savings.