Environmental performance evaluation of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

Yusuke Wada, Sho Shimada, Wu Jibin, Yushi Kamiya, Yasuhiro Daisho, Kenji Morita

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This paper describes a dynamic simulation model built to assess Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) performance and lithium-ion battery performance installed in PHEVs. First, we examine vehicle performance. In particular, the effects of engine on/off controls and the effects of drive distance are evaluated, because they have significant impact on PHEVs environmentally friendly performance. A study of cycle life test methods for batteries installed in PHEVs is also examined. Here, we discuss the establishment of a common PHEV battery charge/discharge test profile for Japan, the US, and Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-245
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Electric Vehicle Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1



  • Battery
  • Environment
  • PHEV (plug in hybrid electric vehicle)
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering

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Wada, Y., Shimada, S., Jibin, W., Kamiya, Y., Daisho, Y., & Morita, K. (2009). Environmental performance evaluation of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. World Electric Vehicle Journal, 3(2), 238-245.