Lynn R. Gantt

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Hybrid electric vehicles have emerged as one possible solution to the problem of reducing harmful emissions, reducing the use of petroleum, and a reliance on foreign oil. Conventional gasoline vehicles typically rely on belt driven alternators to supply power for vehicle accessory loads. Hybrid electric vehicles that have operating modes with the engine not(More)
The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech (HEVT) is participating in the 2009 – 2011 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series organized by Argonne National Lab (ANL), and sponsored by General Motors Corporation (GM) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of EcoCAR is for student engineers to take a(More)
The market sector of hybrid-electric and full function electric vehicles is growing within the automotive transportation sector. This paper will focus on understanding the gains of regenerative braking and the associated energy losses. The energy equations for tractive effort at the wheels can be resolved into propelling, braking, and idle. For this study,(More)
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