Emerging energy-efficient technologies for hybrid electric vehicles

K. T. Chau, C. C. Chan

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With ever-increasing oil prices, there is fast growing interest in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) globally. Thus, it is a pressing need for researchers to develop emerging energy-efficient devices for various kinds of HEVs, including the micro hybrids, mild hybrids, and full hybrids. In this paper, three key emerging energy-efficient technologies are identified and discussed: 1) the thermoelectric waste-heat recovery and temperature control systems for all hybrids, especially micro hybrids; 2) the integrated-starter-generator for mild hybrids; and 3) the electronic continuously variable transmission propulsion for full hybrids

Original languageEnglish
Article number4168014
Pages (from-to)821-835
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Electronic continuously variable transmission
  • Energy-efficient technologies
  • Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs)
  • Integrated starter-generator
  • Thermoelectric systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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