This chapter reviews the developments and configurations of hybrid electrical vehicles. A classic model for a parallel hybrid electrical vehicle is chosen and modeled. Model predictive controllers and simulations for this vehicle model are applied to control the vehicle speed and power to check the ability of the system to handle the transitional period for the automatic clutch engagement from the electrical driving to the internal combustion engine (ICE) driving. The chapter produces potential model predictive control considerations to achieve the optimal real-time control actions subject to the vehicle physical constraints. The new system can be applied for electronic control units in real hybrid vehicle powertrains.
Part of the book: New Applications of Electric Drives