This book presents the papers from the Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport conference, held in Pune, India, 8-9 November, 2011. Papers examine advances in powertrain, alternative fuels, lightweight vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. An international assembly of senior industry representatives provide insight into research and technological advances in low carbon technology sustainability for road transport, helping towards achieving stringent emissions standards and continual improvements in fuel economy efficiency, all in an expanding Indian market. These technical papers from industry and academia discuss the developments and research of leading organisations.

Key Features

  • Discusses maximising powertrain performance for a low carbon agenda
  • Provides readers with an understanding of the latest developments in alternative fuels
  • Examines the future landscape for the implementation and development of electric vehicles


Automotive engineers, design engineers, automotive manufacturers, low carbon specialists, academics and students.

Table of Contents

Hybrid and electric vehicles

Chapter 1: Meeting the global challenges for hybrid and electric vehicles


1 Meeting the Challenge

2 The Business Model

3 Core Values

4 Technology Leadership

4.2 Advanced range extender technology

4.3 Advanced machine technology

5 Summary

Chapter 2: Lithium-ion pack thermal modeling and evaluation of indirect liquid cooling for electric vehicle battery thermal management

1 Introduction

2 Li-Ion Battery Pack Configuration

3 Battery Thermal Management Development Tools

4 Cell Electro-Thermal Simulation and Validation

5 Vehicle Level Duty Cycle Simulations

6 Conclusion

Chapter 3: Premium luxury hybrid vehicles


1 Introduction

2 Types of and Benefits from Hybrids

3 Hybrid Vehicle Operation

4 Luxury Vehicle Propulsion

5 JLR Hybrid Research Projects

6 Conclusions

7 Acknowledgements

Chapter 4: Performance of an electric vehicle conversion at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia


1 Introduction

2 Electric Vehicle Conversion

3 Data Acquisition and Testing

4 Discussion and Conclusion

Chapter 5: A Tata Motors perspective for sustainable transportation and the development of the Tata Vista EV


1 Introduction

2 Tata Motors’ Perspective on Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Transportation

3 The Development of the Tata Vista EV

4 The Tata Vista EVX

5 Actual EV Usage Patterns

6 Summary and Conclusions

Chapter 6: Powertrain cooling concept selection process for hybrid electric vehicles


1 Introduction

2 Selection of an Optimized Cooling Circuit

3 1D Modelling

4 Results And Recommendations

5 Conclusion

6 Acknowledgements



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