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Hybrid Architecture

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.

Auxiliary Power

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




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