Comparison of Modeled and Measured Energy Use in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    CarSim 2.5.4, written by AeroVironment, Inc. of Monrovia, California and SIMPLEV 3.0, written by Idaho National Engineering Laboratory were used to simulate two series-configured hybrid electric vehicles that competed in the 1994 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Challenge. Vehicle speed and battery energy use were measured over a 0.2-km maximum effort acceleration and a 58-km range event. The simulations'predictions are compared to each other and to measured data. A rough uncertainty analysis of the validation is presented. The programs agree with each other to within 5% and with the measured energy data within the uncertainty of the experiment.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 1995

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-473-7444


    • battery energy
    • hybrid electric vehicles (HEV)
    • vehicle speed


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