Engine shut off system for a hybrid electric vehicle

  • US 6,356,042 B1
  • Filed: 07/05/2000
  • Issued: 03/12/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/05/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An engine shut off system for a hybrid electric vehicle comprising:

  • an internal combustion engine located in the hybrid electric vehicle;

    an electric motor located in the hybrid electric vehicle and coupled to said internal combustion engine; and

    a vehicle system controller located in the hybrid electric vehicle and coupled to said internal combustion engine, said vehicle system controller receiving one or more inputs from the vehicle which are fed to control logic contained in said controller, said control logic being operative to automatically shut off said internal combustion engine after a configurable period of time based on said one or more inputs when said hybrid electric vehicle is stopped.

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