Comparison of gradability performance of fuel cell hybrid electric and internal-combustion engine vehicles

Ragheb H., Aydin M., El-Gindy M., Kishawy H. A.

JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, vol.221, pp.447-454, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 221
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.08.037
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-454
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Fuel cell vehicles are currently undergoing extensive research and development due to their potential for low emissions and high efficiency. Fuel cells are rapidly appearing not only in on-road vehicles but also in off-road vehicles. Off-road vehicles require special geometrical and performance parameters to be able to work in different road conditions. Gradability is one of the most important parameters in off-road vehicle performance which is defined as vehicle's ability to climb a grade at a given speed. This paper presents a comparison study between four-wheel drive (4WD) fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle gradability performance and internal-combustion engine (ICE) 4WD vehicle using Matlab/Simulink software. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.