Parallel-Series Multi-Mode Class-4 CNG-PHEV
Hybridization of heavy-duty vehicles that use natural gas will further reduce emissions.
Project completed on June 30,2016. Initial project results demonstrated up to 50 miles of all-electric range capability. Awaiting Final Report for additional information and final emission reduction numbers.
The purpose of this agreement is to fund research and development to design a natural gas engine hybrid-electric vehicle that reduces NOx emissions while improving fuel efficiency through the use of electric hybridization. Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) will team with Greenkraft, Inc., CALSTART, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and California Environmental Engineering (CEE LLC) to develop and demonstrate a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) equipped with an existing 6.0-liter (L) class-4 General Motors CNG engine in a Greenkraft medium-duty truck and with EDI Drive. The proposed research includes design, optimization manufacturing, testing/validation, and demonstration of a PHEV powertrain (EDI Drive) and battery pack with 40 miles of all-electric range (AER) to support integration with an existing US EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified 6.0L class-4 General Motors (GM) compressed natural gas (CNG) engine.
Key Project Members
California Environmental Engineering