Table of Contents
International Journal of Vehicular Technology
Volume 2011, Article ID 571683, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/571683
Review Article

A Comprehensive Overview of Hybrid Electric Vehicles

1College of Automobile and Transportation, Liaoning University of Technology, Liaoning, Jinzhou 121001, China
2Electronic Information Products Supervision and Inspection Institute of Hebei Province, Hebei, Shijiazhuang 050071, China
3Industry and Information Technology Department of Hebei Province, Hebei, Shijiazhuang 050051, China
4School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Received 3 March 2011; Revised 21 June 2011; Accepted 11 September 2011

Academic Editor: Rakesh Mishra

Copyright © 2011 Caiying Shen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

As the environmental pollution and energy crises are getting more and more remarkable, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have taken on an accelerated pace in the world. A comprehensive overview of HEVs is presented in this paper, with the emphasis on configurations, main issues, and energy management strategies. Conclusions are discussed finally.