Published on September 6th, 2012 | by James Ayre0
Eaton & DOE Upgrading & Downsizing Hybrid Power System
September 6th, 2012 by James Ayre
As part of a new R&D project funded partly by the DOE, the electric car company Eaton is upgrading the power control system it uses in its hybrid electric vehicles.
The company is working to greatly reduce the size of the battery, by 50 percent, and improve the total performance of the system and its charge rate, while maintaining the battery life, fuel economy, and overall vehicle performance.
The project will be funded partly by a grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), intended to spur the development of electric and hybrid vehicles.