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Modelling & Analysis of a Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicle using Real-World & Standard Driving Conditions

Raees B. K. Parambu
Claytex Services Ltd, Edmund House, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6EL, United Kingdom

Mike Dempsey
Claytex Services Ltd, Edmund House, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6EL, United Kingdom

Alessandro Picarelli
Claytex Services Ltd, Edmund House, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6EL, United Kingdom

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Published in: Proceedings of the 2nd Japanese Modelica Conference, Tokyo, Japan, May 17-18, 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 148:14, p. 99-108

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Published: 2019-02-21

ISBN: 978-91-7685-266-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper presents an acausal model-based performance analysis of a plug-in series hybrid fuel cell vehicle (FCHEV) (also known as the H2EV) in Dymola. The modelling part includes the development of a full vehicle and its subcomponents. The analysis procedure involves investigation of the vehicle performance using both real-world (in the UK) and homologation (Japan) driving conditions. The effect of the addition of parasitic load on vehicle performance is also explored based on these two countries in conjunction with corresponding drive cycles. With the help of this developed model, a well-to-wheel (WTW) calculation is also performed. Comparing to a commercial FCHEV, the WTW analysis results show that by adopting the proposed H2EV during Japan Olympics 2020 can reduce GHG emission up to 3% and fuel economy improve up to 6% with an assumption that Japan produces hydrogen fuel from renewable energy resources only.


Acausal, Model, Fuel cell, Battery, Hybrid, Vehicle, Real-world, Standard, Drive, cycle, Dymola.


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