A Serial Hybrid Vehicle uses a high efficiency ICE or even a turbine to generate electrical power for the electric motor.
The engine is designed to charge a large battery pack which in turn powers an electric motor to provide power to the drive wheels.
The ICE or turbine turns on and generates electricity when the battery pack drops below a minimum charge level.
The driving range of a Series Hybrid vehicle can achieve ranges up to 400 miles without stopping.
Sophisticated electronics control the electric motor to ensure quick and smooth acceleration.
The HEMTT A3 Hybrid Truck
The Oshkosh HEMTT Hybrid Truck is an example of a Serial Hybrid application in a Heavy Truck.