Hybrid Conversion Kit Applied to Public Transportation: a Taxi Case Solution

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This paper reports the development procedure of an internal combustion engine vehicle to a hybrid one by using a conversion kit. It was taken as a benchmark a massive transportation vehicle used as taxi and located in Mexico City. Firstly, it is presented a brief review about hybrid vehicles architectures, after that are selected three possible configurations which are analyzed and compared between them. Finally, it is selected the most suitable configuration in terms of gasoline reduction and economic payback.
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Conversion Kit; Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Parallel Configuration; Series Configuration

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