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Title:
CHARGE CONTROLLER FOR VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2000125407
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a charge controller for a vehicle which can suppress the charging by an engine to the minimum necessary value.

Weather information from the current position to the destination input by means of an input device 30 is requested from an information center 36 via a portable telephone 26 to receive weather information. Based on the received weather information, the duration of sunshine from the current position to the destination is estimated. Then, based on the estimated duration of sunshine, quantities of charging by a solar battery 46, a motor 48, and an engine 52 are determined. Due to this mechanism, a quantity of charging by the engine 52 can be suppressed to the minimum necessary value and thereby the consumption of gasoline can be suppressed.


Inventors:
Hattori, Katsumi
Application Number:
JP1998000294024
Publication Date:
April 28, 2000
Filing Date:
October 15, 1998
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP
International Classes:
H01L31/04; B60L8/00; B60L11/18; H02J7/00; H02J7/35; (IPC1-7): B60L8/00; B60L11/18; H01L31/04; H02J7/00; H02J7/35
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
中島 淳 (外3名)