Investigation of Hybrid Drive Trains for Railway Vehicles Conference Paper uri icon


  • The concept of hybrid drive trains was first developed for automobiles. These drive trains allow achieving a minimum fuel consumption by properly matching the driving requirements and the engine characteristics. In this paper the authors analyze the possibility of extending this concept to railway vehicles. Basic hybrid railway vehicles are designed and discussed. Copyright 2001 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

name of conference

  • SAE Technical Paper Series

published proceedings

  • SAE Technical Papers

author list (cited authors)

  • Gay-Desharnais, S. E., Routex, J., & Ehsani, M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Gay-Desharnais, Sebastien E||Routex, Jean-Yves||Ehsani, Mehrdad

publication date

  • December 2001