Patent Number: 7,044,255

Title: Electric generating system for automobiles and its control method

Abstract: An electric generating system for automobiles has a primary generator which is driven by an internal combustion engine of an automobile and supplies power to an electric load of the automobile and an electric motor for driving wheels of the automobile which are not driven by the internal combustion engine. A secondary generator is driven by the internal combustion engine and drives the motor. A control unit controls the secondary generator and the electric motor. The control circuit controls the output of the generator according to a driving force requested by the automobile, and the driving force of the electric motor is controlled by the output of the secondary generator.

Inventors: Maeda; Yuuji (Hitachiota, JP), Mashino; Keiichi (Hitachinaka, JP), Shimizu; Hisaya (Hitachinaka, JP), Yamamoto; Tatsuyuki (Isehara, JP), Fukasaku; Yoshinori (Hitachinaka, JP), Tajima; Susumu (Hitachinaka, JP), Innami; Toshiyuki (Tsuchiura, JP), Mishidate; Keisuke (Hitachinaka, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: B60K 17/356 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018