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Electric and hybrid vehicle testing: BMWi3 performance assessment in realistic use scenarios

Abstract: 
A plug-in electric vehicle with range extender was tested at ambient temperatures varying between -30°C and 50°C. The objective was to assess energy efficiency variability depending on use conditions. The test campaign was performed in the framework of the transatlantic collaboration between the United States' Department of Energy (Argonne National Laboratory) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.