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Can you suggest a good introductory book for hybrids?

Can you suggest a good introductory book for hybrids?

Can you suggest a good introductory book for hybrids?

RE: Can you suggest a good introductory book for hybrids?

What are you looking for ...

I know of no such thing, although I haven't looked. The general method of operation of the various hybrid systems is possible to discern from the various press kits, technical papers, independently-written "how it works" articles, patents, etc that are out there. The details of system calibration are usually proprietary and thus there IS no "book" about it.

The thing that is hard to establish is the bad side effects of each system. The old Honda IMA system was not good at maintaining battery life. No one has written technical papers or books explaining why. Did you know that a consequence of the mechanical "torque split" arrangement used by Toyota and Ford is that there is a certain road speed (around 70 km/h in the case of a Prius) beyond which the internal combustion engine MUST start up and run (at a certain minimum speed that depends on the road speed) in order to avoid overspeeding motor-generator 2? I didn't until someone else mentioned it, although it's obvious why this is so from looking at the design knowing that this is the case. Toyota (and Ford) fail to mention this tidbit.

Maybe the above is why the Chevrolet Volt has an actual transmission with gears and clutches inside it. Maybe they learned something ...

Here's something to get you started ...

RE: Can you suggest a good introductory book for hybrids?

basically you are looking for an electromotor basics book

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