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Cutting vehicle emissions with regenerative braking

Clarke, Peter; Muneer, Tariq; Cullinane, Kevin


Peter Clarke

Kevin Cullinane


This paper presents an analysis of vehicle regenerative braking systems as a quick and relatively easy means of achieving higher overall fuel efficiency and lowering carbon emissions. The system involves the installation of an additional electric motor/generator in parallel to the vehicle’s internal combustion engine and is used in conjunction with a DCDC converter and ultracapacitor. The system is used to recapture the energy lost in vehicle braking, significantly reducing a vehicle’s overall energy consumption and lowering vehicle emissions. Experimentally-based evidence is collected and compared for two sample vehicles to deduce the potential fuel and emissions saving

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-05
Deposit Date Mar 18, 2011
Journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Print ISSN 1361-9209
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 3
Pages 160-167
Keywords General Environmental Science; Transportation
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