Interchangeable energy sources for hybrid vehicles

A. Corregedor, C. Murcott, K. Smith, J. Carroll, J. Meyer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


This paper outlines the design strategy for the University of Johannesburg's (UJ's) alternative energy vehicles which were entered into the 2012 South African Solar Challenge (SASC). The SASC is an event which occurs every two years, and showcases novel alternative energy technologies. A methodology is presented which was used in the construction of two prototype alternative energy vehicles that allows various interchangeable energy sources to be used for sustained driving. In order to demonstrate this concept, four different energy sources are presented in this paper and sample results are presented. The energy sources are as follows: a hydrogen fuel cell, a microturbine generator, a liquid petroleum gas generator, and a standard petroleum generator. The two hybrid vehicles developed by the UJ came first and second in the Greenfleet Technology class, and one of the vehicles placed fourth overall with respect to distance travelled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE AFRICON 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467359405
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE AFRICON 2013 - Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius
Duration: 9 Sept 201312 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033


ConferenceIEEE AFRICON 2013


  • alternative energy
  • design considerations
  • electric vehicles
  • hybrid vehicles
  • interchangeable sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Interchangeable energy sources for hybrid vehicles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this