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Test methods for evaluating energy consumption and emissions of vehicles with electric, hybrid and fuel cell power trains

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Author: Smokers, R.T.M. · Ploumen, S. · Conte, M. · Buning, L. · Meier-Engel, K.
Institution: TNO Wegtransportmiddelen IKA, Aachen ENEA/ERG, Rome IAE, Arnhem HTA Biel
Source:17th Electric Vehicle Symposium 17 (EVS-17), 13-18 October, 2000, Montreal, Canada
Identifier: 362560
Keywords: Energy consumption · Vehicle emissions · Simulations · Test procedures · Electric power trains · Hybrid power trains · Fuel cell power trains · Fuel cells · Propulsion systems


As part of the MATADOR-project measurement methods have been developed for the evaluation of the energy consumption and emissions of vehicles with advanced propulsion systems, such as battery-electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. Based on an inventory of existing and prospective standard test procedures and of technology-specific problems associated with testing electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, a number of topics has been selected for in-depth study. Computer simulations and vehicle tests have been performed to analyse these problems and to evaluate possible solutions, This research has resulted in recommendations for test and evaluation methods for dealing with test problems related to the various electric propulsion systems. Using these recommended test methods in combination with elements from existing (draft) test procedures, frameworks are developed that sketch the general structure and contents of test procedures for battery-electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The MATADOR-project has started and will end June 2000. This paper presents some final results of Task 2 of the project. Preliminary results have already been presented at EVS-15 and EVS-16.