Eleventh South African Conference on computational and Applied Mechanics, September 2018.
A next step for Miser Technologies is the development of Tri-Miser. This is a small vehicle prototype currently in development to evaluate the performance of three driving sources. These driving sources are an electric motor, a hydraulic pump-motor and a small internal-combustion engine as a range extender. This paper presents the initial results of simulation using the MATLAB Simulink commercial software package. The simulation model predicts that using the hydraulic-electric hybrid drive versus a conventional electric vehicle will reduce both the peak current draw and the average current by approximately 50% in the Artemis Urban Cycle – thanks to the launch-assist capability and improved regenerative braking of the hydraulic-electric hybrid.