|United States Patent||7,231,994|
|Buglione , et al.||June 19, 2007|
A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine coupled to a combined starter/motor/generator which is, in turn, coupled to a transmission of the vehicle. The starter/motor/generator is coupled to a high voltage battery pack via an inverter and to a deployable power output panel for serving loads external to the vehicle. Whenever external loads are to be powered, a control unit automatically places the vehicle in PARK, or alternatively activates an electrical parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.
|Current U.S. Class:||180/65.3 ; 180/65.8|
|Current International Class:||B60K 1/00 (20060101)|
|Field of Search:||180/65.3,65.8,65.2,65.1,65.6 322/10,1 165/42,48.1 361/836,623 307/10.7|