|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/065.2; 180/065.4; 701/054|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 93 인용 특허 : 371|
A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at least equal to 30% of the engine's maximum torque output. In some embodiments, a turbocharger may be provided, activated only when the load exceeds the engine's maximum torque output for an extended period; a two-speed transmission may further be...
What is claimed is: 1. A hybrid vehicle, comprising: an internal combustion engine controllably coupled to road wheels of said vehicle; a first electric motor connected to said engine nd operable to start the engine responsive to a control signal; a second electric motor connected to road wheels of said vehicle, and operable as a motor, to apply torque to said wheels to propel said vehicle, and as a generator, for accepting torque from at least said wheels for generating current; a battery, for providing current to said motors and accepting charging ...