Patent Number: 6,253,866

Title: Internal combustion engine control apparatus of hybrid powered vehicle

Abstract: A hybrid powered vehicle including an internal combustion engine and an electric motor is constructed to activate earlier an exhaust gas purifying catalyst without any decline of drivability. The hybrid powered vehicle has an electric power generating unit driven by the internal combustion engine, an electric power accumulating element for accumulating the electric power generated by the electric power generating unit, an electric motor, for driving wheels, of which a driving source is the electric power generated by the electric power generating unit or the electric power accumulated in the electric power accumulating element, a power distributing mechanism for distributing the driving force outputted from the internal combustion engine to the electric power generating unit and the wheels, a warm-up operation control unit for controlling a warm-up operation of the internal combustion engine when the internal combustion engine is started up under a predetermined condition, and an operation state switching unit for switching, when a high-output operation request of the internal combustion engine occurs during the warm-up operation of the internal combustion engine by the warm-up operation control unit, the internal combustion engine from the warm-up operation state to a high-output operation state.

Inventors: Kojima; Masakiyo (Susono, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60K 6/04 (20060101); B60K 6/00 (20060101); F02D 37/00 (20060101); F02D 37/02 (20060101); F02D 41/02 (20060101); F01N 3/20 (20060101); B60K 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018