The SuperGen i-Hybrid unit
The SuperGen i-Hybrid system, developed by Integral Powertrain and NexxtDrive combines electrical energy storage and recovery with advanced pressure boosting technology to deliver significant CO2 reduction at low cost
SuperGen i-Hybrid prototypes under test at Integral Powertrain’s engineering facility in Milton Keynes. Test data indicates that, fitted to a 1.4litre gasoline engine in a C-segment vehicle, the system will deliver 0-100kmh in 7.7 sec. with CO2 emissions
July 16, 2006 A new approach to hybrid powertrain design, combining advanced pressure boosting technology with electric torque assist in one compact unit, has been demonstrated to offer a low cost route to lower emissions and performance improvements. The system, called the SuperGen i-Hybrid, is compatible with conventional gasoline powertrain architecture, and is claimed to offer all the benefits of a hybrid transmission at around one third of the cost of a conventional hybrid solution. SuperGen i-Hybrid can be applied to all mainstream gasoline engines and also diesels, acting as a pre-booster.
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