Jeep Renegade 1.5 GSE 48V mild hybrid on test. Since 2018, Jeep has provided the new-generation Renegade with a significant update and has been offering a current engine with a mild hybrid system since spring 2022. While Jeep started out with large-volume 3- or 4-liter engines in the past, the current focus is on downsizing in the engine segment and electrification will probably take place in the near future.
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While the panda has been enjoying an uninterrupted boom in Italy for years, the Fiat 500 is much more popular in Germany. With the revised City Cross with the new inlays in the aprons and the emphasis on the mini SUV, new customers are to be won. A look at the details.
Michio Suzuki founded the company Suzuki Loom Manufacturing as early as 1920. The original loom manufacturer has grown into one of the most important motorcycle, car and outboard engine manufacturers in the world over the last few decades.
For the Fiat 500 Hybrid, Fiat relies on a completely new three-cylinder gasoline engine with a belt starter generator that works in the 12 volt electrical system and is combined with a compact lithium-ion battery. 51 kW (70 hp) are made available from one liter of displacement. The engine runs much smoother than the high-speed 2-cylinder models and meets the Euro 6d emission class. The automatic start-stop system is less vibration than the four-cylinder gasoline engine.
In contrast to its big brothers - the plug-in hybrid and the full hybrid - the mild hybrids are not able to drive routes purely electrically. The combustion engine is required for the drive in mild hybrids and is usually supported by a weak electric motor. The electric machine serves as a generator and e-machine and can also replace the alternator at the same time. While “real” hybrid vehicles or electric cars are equipped with a high-voltage network of at least 110 volts (400-volt systems are common), the opposite development is also being further developed with a 48-volt drive.
The sixth generation of the Suzuki Swift, the long-running hit of the Japanese car manufacturer, has been in dealerships since May 2017. The small car with its unmistakable design is a real lightweight with a weight including driver of 915 kilograms and thus even more nimble and lively than its predecessor. The Swift is available with three different gasoline engines; the 1.0 liter BOOSTERJET engine is offered with the mild hybrid system SHVS. The integrated starter generator acts as a generator and an electric motor. The 12-volt lithium-ion battery can ... Continue readingSuzuki Swift with SVHS mild hybrid system