The application of hybrid technology to rail vehicles: A comparison of intercity and suburban commuter routes

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • WMG
  • Warwick University

Abstract

Due to the high annual mileage of rail vehicles, hybrid technology offers a cost effective method of reducing fuel usage in the rail industry. Hybrid vehicles are growing in popularity in the automotive sector. Hybrid vehicles are also seen as attractive for the rail industry in order to reduce CO 2 emissions from this sector. In this paper representative inter city and suburban commuter vehicles are simulated travelling over a number of routes and their fuel economy predicted. In this work, the typical savings for express inter-city routes is approximately 10%, whilst the savings for commuter routes is up to 25% compared to a conventional vehicle.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition 2009, EVS 24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition 2009, EVS 24 - Stavanger, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 May 200916 May 2009

Conference

Conference24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition 2009, EVS 24
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityStavanger
Period13/05/0916/05/09

Keywords

  • Emissions, HEV (hybrid electric vehicle), Public transport, Simulation

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