# A Control Strategy for Reducing Fuel Consumption in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

### Babici Leandru Corneliu Cezar, Alexandru Onea

#### Abstract

Hybrid electric vehicles are one of the most suitable alternative for conventional automobiles. This paper describes a control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle, in order to reduce the fuel consumption, and to maintain a reasonable state of charge (SOC), at the end of the drive cycle. The main goal is to split the requested power from the driver between the internal combustion engine, and the electric motor, such way to decrease the fuel consumption, and to maintain the dynamic performances. The algorithm was tested using Matlab Simulink and ADVISOR interface. The results include statistical comparisons of the standard drive cycles using default model and the modified control strategy.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Leandru Corneliu Cezar B. and Onea A. (2012). **A Control Strategy for Reducing Fuel Consumption in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle** . In *Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,* ISBN 978-989-8565-22-8, pages 543-547. DOI: 10.5220/0004120205430547

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco12,

author={Babici Leandru Corneliu Cezar and Alexandru Onea},

title={A Control Strategy for Reducing Fuel Consumption in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},

year={2012},

pages={543-547},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0004120205430547},

isbn={978-989-8565-22-8},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,

TI - A Control Strategy for Reducing Fuel Consumption in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

SN - 978-989-8565-22-8

AU - Leandru Corneliu Cezar B.

AU - Onea A.

PY - 2012

SP - 543

EP - 547

DO - 10.5220/0004120205430547