Hybrid Commercial Vehicles Report

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Hybrid Commercial Vehicles Report

Description:    This report looks at the different types of commercial vehicle hybrids currently available on the
                market. It provides detailed coverage of the market drivers along with in-depth analysis of the
                latest technology. It also examines Flywheel based hybrids, Electric hybrids and advanced battery
                technology. Furthermore it details the latest OEM Technologies and Strategies by manufacturer.

                Background to this Research

                Around the world, a number of issues are combining to bring about a growth in demand from
                vehicle operators. Rising fuel costs mean that it is increasingly important to optimise truck
                drivelines, while at the same time meeting today's emission standards and those of tomorrow
                becomes more difficult.

                The next few years will see increased cost and complexity within mainline commercial vehicle
                powertrain as manufacturers introduce technologies to comply with more stringent emissions
                regulation.



Contents:       Introduction

                Types of commercial vehicle hybrids

                Market drivers

                -   Operating costs
                -   Emissions
                -   Hybrid market development
                -   Duty cycles

                CV Hybrid Technology

                -   Types of hybrid system
                -   Hydraulic hybrid systems
                -   Eaton's Hydraulic Launch Assist™ (HLA®)
                -   Bosch-Rexroth’s Hydrostatic Regenerative Brake System
                -   Other hydraulic hybrid systems

                Flywheel based hybrid

                Electric hybrids

                -   Key components and systems
                -   GM-Allison 2 mode system
                -   Siemens ELFA system
                -   ArvinMeritor Dual-Mode drivetrain
                -   BAE Systems HybriDrive

                Advanced battery technology

                -   Current battery manufacturing trends
                -   Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)
                -   Sodium nickel chloride (NaNiCl)
                -   Lithium-ion
                -   Li-ion technology improvements
                -   Supercapacitors and ultracapacitors
                -   Electric motors
            - Switch reluctance machines

            OEM Technologies and Strategies

            -   Daimler
            -   Volvo
            -   Scania
            -   MAN Nutzfahrzeuge
            -   Paccar
            -   Iveco/ Irisbus
            -   Navistar

            Table of figures

            Figure 1: Parallel electric hybrid drivetrain for medium- and heavy-duty trucks
            Figure 2: Hydraulic hybrid drivetrain for medium and heavy-duty trucks
            Figure 3: PHEV hybrid system for a utility repair vehicle
            Figure 4: A Capstone Micro-turbine as used in DesignLine's ECOsaver hybrid bus design
            Figure 5: US hybrid truck market share estimates
            Figure 6: Commercial vehicle hybrid duty cycles versus braking characteristics
            Figure 7: The relationship between specific power and specific energy for hybrid systems
            Figure 8: Characteristics of an electric hybrid
            Figure 9: Eaton's Hydraulic Launch Assist System
            Figure 10: The Freightliner hydraulic hybrid chassis
            Figure 11: Ricardo's Kinergy high-speed flywheel energy storage system
            Figure 12: The FLYBUS prototype Kinergy energy storage system
            Figure 13: Cost evolution of hybrid batteries
            Figure 14: London bus featuring a GM-Allison 2-mode hybrid system
            Figure 15: A Van Hool bus featuring a Siemens series hybrid ELFA system
            Figure 16: ArvinMeritor's Dual-Mode hybrid system
            Figure 17: BAE Systems HybriDrive system
            Figure 18: Cost-performance of battery technologies
            Figure 19: Battery price trend forecast
            Figure 20: Battery technology evolution
            Figure 21: Energy storage overview
            Figure 22: A typical ZEBRA battery module
            Figure 23: The differing energy requirements for HEV, EV and commercial vehicle hybrid batteries
            Figure 24: Energy density versus output density in battery systems
            Figure 25: A Ragone plot showing energy density vs power density for various energy-storage
            devices
            Figure 26: ZF Sachs synchronous machine for CV hybrids
            Figure 27: Switch reluctance drives combined with a diesel or CNG engine in a bus application
            Figure 28: Adura's CV hybrid architecture featuring a switched reluctance traction motor
            Figure 29: Daimler's roadmap to sustainable mobility
            Figure 30: Daimler's Orion series hybrid bus
            Figure 31: Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid
            Figure 32: Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid
            Figure 33: Volvo's 7700 parallel hybrid bus
            Figure 34: Volvo prototype FE Series garbage truck
            Figure 35: Renault's Hybrys prototype for testing at Coca-Cola Belgium
            Figure 36: Scania's modular series hybrid concept
            Figure 37: Ultracapacitor layout - MAN Lion City Hybrid
            Figure 38: MAN's Lion City Hybrid bus
            Figure 39: MAN's TGL hybrid medium range truck
            Figure 40: Kenworth's T370 hybrid truck
            Figure 41: Irisbus Europolis serial hybrid
            Figure 42: Irisbus Hynovis hybrid bus



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