UTeM's amphibious hybrid vehicle: Development of hybrid electric propulsion system

M.Z. Hassan, A.S. Md Isa, S.I. Abdul Kudus, M.Z. Abdul Manaf

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This paper presents the preliminary development of hybrid electric propulsion system for amphibious hybrid vehicle (AHV). AHV is developed as a transportation vehicle that can operate both on land and water to be used by the rescue team in rescue operations. AHV is driven by motor electric on the land, while on the water, AHV is propelled by the internal combustion engine (ICE). At the same time, ICE is used as generator to generate the electricity to recharge the battery pack. The main factors that need to be considered in order to develop a hybrid electric propulsion system is the power required by batteries to transmit to the motor electric to move the vehicle. An optimum hybrid electric propulsion system should have minimum fuel consumption, simple to develop and high reliability. Matlab Simulink Analysis based on the mathematical modelling is conducted to determine the power required before the fabrication take place. The design of hybrid electric propulsion is then fabricated by combination of ICE and electric motor. Finally experimental analysis is conducted to determine its reliability and durability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-794
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Review of Mechanical Engineering (IREME)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Amphibious hybrid vehicle
  • Hybrid electric propulsion system


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