Micro-hybridization Could Improve Fuel Economy 25%
Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) and AVL have developed a new micro-hybrid drive they claim achieves a 25 percent increase in fuel economy at a far cheaper cost than full hybrid cars.
Time to micro-hybridize the entire US fleet?
According to GreenCarCongress, CPT and AVL have been working for the past 18 months to develop a value-driven micro/mild HEV solution, utilizing CPT’s production-ready VTES electric supercharger. This latest effort focused on “the potential of a VTES equipped downsized ELC-Hybrid vehicle in combination with the CPT SpeedStart Integrated Starter Generator and the VRLA UltraBattery.”
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