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Transcript of Prius

Prius
THe car
The technology
why?
HYBRID ELECTRIC TYPES:
Series Hybrid - solely powered by electric motor
Parallel Hybrid - both ICE and electic motor connected to transmission
Series/Parallel - Can operate with ICE, electric motor alone, or both
Save $
Save Time
Save
the planet
Mild Hybrid - idle stop, regenerative braking, no electric motor propulsion (8-15% fuel savings) Chevy SIlverado hybrid
Medium Hybrid - power assist off the electric motor (20-25% fuel savings) Saturn Vue hybrid
Full Hybrid - capable of full electric motor propulsion in certain driving conditions. (Fuel savings up to 50%) Toyota Prius hybrid
Thank You!
ICE - 1.5 liter 4 Cylinder DOHC generating 76hp @ 5000 rpm
Electric Motor - 500V Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor producing 67 hp
Batteries - (16) sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) cells in rear trunk
Transmission - Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Fuel Consumption - EPA rated 48/45/46 (city/highway/combined)
Fuel capacity - 11.9 gals = approximately 547 mile range
MSRP - $22,000
Hybrid system warranty - 8 years/100,000 miles
Geeky stuff
Octane Combustion: C8H18 + O2 ->CO2 + H20
other
questions?
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/news/mpg/gpm/calculator.html
Every 100 gallons of gas you consume is equal to roughly one ton of carbon dioxide (co2)
http://fueleconomy.gov/feg/tax_hybrid.shtml
images
specs
HOV Baby!
sources
Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Halderman and Martin
Hybrid, Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles - Erjavec & Arias
http://prius.ecrostech.com/
http://john1701a.com/index.html
http://prius.ecrostech.com/original/Understanding/WhatsGoingOnAsIDrive.htm
what?
how?
why?
http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/Trio.do
Fewer oil changes
Reduced brake pad wear
fewer spark plug changes
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/12/14/magazine/2008_IDEAS.html#g-ideas-2
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