[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE170100134]
Researchers Dr Paul Walker
Brief description This project aims to develop alternative hybrid electric and pure electric vehicle technologies for the Australian commercial vehicle sector. Worldwide concern about greenhouse gases and stringent vehicle fuel consumption have changed vehicle driveline systems, and created demand for hybrid and electric automotive technologies. This project will examine different powertrain configurations for commercial vehicles, and use numerical simulations to evaluate vehicle fuel economy, life cycle emissions and life cycle costs and demonstrate the benefits of these alternatives. These vehicle technologies have the potential to reduce fuel in this sector by up to 50%, and reduce vehicle emissions and operational costs across the commercial transportation sector.
Funding Amount $360,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award