Dodge Plug-In Hybrid Electric Sprinter January 2005 previously unpublished
Dodge Plug-In Hybrid Electric Sprinter 17 DaimlerChrysler is committed to develop the vehicle propulsion systems for the future DaimlerChrysler activities are committed to support the development of sustainable mobility, which includes the following issues: Continuous optimization of the internal combustion engine (ICE) Improvement of fuel quality worldwide Introduction of CO 2 -neutral bio fuels Further development of hybrid propulsion systems (ICE / electric motor) Introduction of Fuel Cell technology There is a trend towards alternative drivetrains: Legal regulations are tightening, emission regulations are getting stronger, entry restriction in cities are increasing and tax and toll for conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles are rising. Hybrid drivetrains represent a mid-term usable alternative. This enables the development of electric motors, power management systems and batteries which will help facilitates the long-term introduction of fuel cell drivetrains.
Dodge Plug-In Hybrid Electric Sprinter 18 DaimlerChrysler and EPRI-Project Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA ( EPRI see, at www.epri.com) Phase I – Technical and market feasibility study – currently under way Other key project partners Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA, see at www.kcata.org) Metropolitan Energy Center (see www.kcenergy.org) Southern California Edison (SCE, see www.sce.com) South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD, see www.aqmd.gov) Phase II – Extension up to 30 more field evaluation vehicles in the US – planned after completion of Phase I until end of 2006 Customers (among others): Large Fleets Utility Companies Transit Authorities
Dodge Plug-In Hybrid Electric Sprinter 19 Technical and Market Feasibility Study Schweinfurt (ZF Sachs) Hannover Kansas City Los Angeles Cargo Van 8,550 lbs 140 inches Gasoline 4th vehicle Cargo Van 8,550 lbs 140 inches Gasoline 5th vehicle Cargo Van with bus body Braun 8,550 lbs 158 inches Diesel 3rd vehicle 1st IAA Testing 3.5t/3550 mm Diesel KaWa 3.5t 3550m m Diesel 2nd vehicle Cargo Van 8,550 lbs 158 inches Diesel 6th vehicle
Dodge Plug-In Hybrid Electric Sprinter 20 Clutch and E-motor 70 kW First Study: The Plug-In Hybrid Sprinter ICE Charge portOn-board charger Transmission