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International Journal of Vehicular Technology
Volume 2014, Article ID 160510, 19 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/160510
Review Article

A Review of Optimal Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Department of Electrical and Electronics, B.I.T.S. Pilani, Rajasthan, India

Received 15 June 2014; Revised 13 October 2014; Accepted 16 October 2014; Published 18 November 2014

Academic Editor: C. S. Shankar Ram

Copyright © 2014 Aishwarya Panday and Hari Om Bansal. 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

Presence of an alternative energy source along with the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) appeals for optimal power split between them for minimum fuel consumption and maximum power utilization. Hence HEVs provide better fuel economy compared to ICE based vehicles/conventional vehicle. Energy management strategies are the algorithms that decide the power split between engine and motor in order to improve the fuel economy and optimize the performance of HEVs. This paper describes various energy management strategies available in the literature. A lot of research work has been conducted for energy optimization and the same is extended for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). This paper concentrates on the battery powered hybrid vehicles. Numerous methods are introduced in the literature and based on these, several control strategies are proposed. These control strategies are summarized here in a coherent framework. This paper will serve as a ready reference for the researchers working in the area of energy optimization of hybrid vehicles.