Application Areas

Powertrade is a distributed model based optimization methodology under development at AB Volvo, that intends to include all energy consumers and energy storages in a single vehicle energy management strategy. The objective of the methodology is to maximize global efficiency and thereby lower the total net energy losses that contribute to the total fuel cost. The scope of this project was to develop Powertrade for demonstration in a parallel-hybrid city bus. Viktoria Swedish ICT has during the project assisted AB Volvo by modeling marginal conversion efficiency for the components that are included in the current version of Powertrade. Models were developed for the following components; internal combustion engine, electric machine, air conditioning system, DC/DC converter, 600-volt battery and 24-volt battery.


Project partners

Viktoria Swedish ICT, AB Volvo