Vehicle Power Management: Basic Concepts

  • Xi Zhang
  • Chris MiEmail author
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


This chapter focuses on fundamentals and basic concepts of vehicle power management. Several aspects are involved in this chapter as different sections, containing energy consuming effects and vehicle performance, introduction to drive cycles and discussion of vehicle power demand, current power management research in various types of vehicles, and description of major software tools (i.e., MATLAB/Simulink, ADVISOR and PSAT) for structural optimization and verification of control strategies in vehicles.


Fuel Economy Power Management Hybrid Electric Vehicle Internal Combustion Engine Continuous Variable Transmission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Michigan-DearbornDearbornUSA

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