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Manufacturers rely on 48-volt mild hybrids

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.

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