Ricardo 48V hybrid engine architecture can cut CO2 by 15%

Low voltage system could reach market within two years; compatible with petrol and diesel engines

British engineering and consultancy firm Ricardo has developed an advanced 48V hybrid system that could feature on multiple car models and cut CO2 emissions by 15%.

Unlike similar 48V systems created by other brands, such as Mercedes, the Ricardo system has been designed to be compatible with multiple platforms and petrol and diesel engines, meaning it could be used by several car makers on a wide range of models.

To demonstrate the benefits the system can bring in efficiency, Ricardo has fitted it to a Ford …read more

Source:: Autocar