Thirty Years of Electro-Hybrid Powertrain Simulation

K. Tammi, T. Minav, J. Kortelainen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
279 Downloads (Pure)


The continuous demand for improved energy efficiency and reduced pollution has led the car manufacturers to focus on electric propulsion. Due to this, research activities concerning electric and hybrid vehicles have been increasing all over the world. For hybrid vehicle research and development, various modeling and simulation tools have been created as the prerequisites for computational research and development have been developed. This paper explores existing research from the past and presents recent developments in order to predict future trends in powertrain simulation tools. The results of the study indicate that developments in simulation tools have evolved from dedicated modeling and simulation tools for hybrid electric vehicles toward general multi-system simulation tools with increasingly detailed component models and accurate physics. The study results identified that progress in computing technology is steady, the development trend in computational R&D is moving toward large computational studies, and the application of advanced data analytics plays a strong role in hybrid powertrain R&D.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35250-35259
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Batteries
  • Computational modeling
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Mathematical model
  • Mechanical power transmission
  • Tools
  • Torque
  • Electric vehicle
  • hybrid electric vehicles (HEV)
  • modeling
  • powertrain
  • simulation


Dive into the research topics of 'Thirty Years of Electro-Hybrid Powertrain Simulation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this