This paper discusses the considerations involved in hybrid-electric vehicle design. The tradeoffs between issues such as drive scheme/arrangement, motor choice, batteries, and temperature control are investigated. The technologies and components which are currently available, and those which are likely in the near future, are described. A sport utility vehicle is taken as a specific case study because they are very popular and relatively inefficient. Calculations indicate that a hybrid sport utility vehicle with all wheel drive is feasible using existing components. The next generation vehicle using new technologies is also predicted.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Electric vehicles--Design and construction
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Adams, Eric, "Hybrid-electric vehicle design and applications" (1995). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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