Kia 48V Mild-Hybrid Diesel powertrain rolling out THIS year

Kia 48V Mild-Hybrid Diesel powertrain rolling out THIS year

According to its creators the mild-hybrid technology offers advantages over full hybrid units, particularly in the performance generated for the cost. Its introduction is part of Kia's 2025 Electrification Strategy, under which the company intends to have launched 16 "advanced powertrain" vehicles by 2025, five each of which will be hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure battery-electric vehicles. Kia's new 'EcoDynamics+' powertrain reduces emissions by supplementing the diesel engine with a electric-powered generator that is powered by a 48-volt battery. In the 1st mode, when accelerating the vehicle gets up to 10 kW extra electricity, thereby facilitates the work of the main engine and as a effect decreases the number of harmful emissions.

The electrified five-seat SUV uses 48V architecture with a starter-generator unit.

The new hybrid system will be presented in the second half of the year.

In "motor" mode the battery is discharged under acceleration, providing additional torque to the engine for a slight boost in performance under hard acceleration, or to reduce engine load during light acceleration. 48-volt battery and portsystem work together with DC / DC Converter.

When decelerating, an inverter switches the current of the motor, effectively turning it into a generator to top up the 0.46kWh battery.

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The battery recovers energy from the diesel engine's crankshaft when the auto is decelerating or driving downhill.

Controlled by an advanced ECU, the powertrain benefits from a new "Moving Stop & Start" function. The MHSG can then seamlessly re-ignite the engine - in any situation - if the driver presses the throttle pedal. Depending on vehicle, the 48V battery can be mounted beneath the trunk floor, freeing up interior space. If the battery has sufficient charge, the combustion engine turns off automatically during deceleration and braking. The powertrain will also be adapted for use in gasoline engines. And because the 48V battery connects to the car's on-board power supply it means a smaller 12v battery and starter motor.

EcoDynamics+ can be used in petrol and diesel cars with front, rear or four-wheel drive, so it could appear in any future Kia model.

Kia will communicate more detailed plans for the roll-out of its new mild-hybrid technology in the coming months.

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