The TU Challenge X vehicle (Isabelle) is a parallel, through-the-road, diesel hybrid electric vehicle. This means that the front and rear axles are powered
by two different sources of energy.
Front axle- Powered by a GM 1.9 L CDTI diesel, which runs on 20% biodiesel.
Rear axle- Powered by a Ballard IPT 67 kW electric motor, which runs off a Cobasys 60 kW 288 V NiMH battery.
Additional charge to the battery is provided by our HTUGO system.
Link to Final Report for Year 1
Link to Final Report for Year 2