Thursday, 16 August, 2018

'Mild Hybrid' Kia Sportage due later this year

Kia 48V Mild Hybrid Diesel powertrain Kia 48V Mild Hybrid Diesel powertrain
Cristina Norman | 17 May, 2018, 03:13

Kia has announced it will introduce a mild-hybrid diesel engine to its range in the latter half of 2018. Unlike a fully electric vehicle, Kia's mild-hybrid powertrain does not require plug-in recharging. The new powertrain, called EcoDynamics+, reduces Carbon dioxide emissions by supplementing acceleration with electric power from an additional 48V battery and extending combustion engine off time using a new mild-hybrid starter-generator unit. The system uses a compact 0.46 kWh 48-volt lithium-ion battery and a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator (MHSG). The system is paired with Kia's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology, reducing Carbon dioxide emissions by up to 4 per cent on WLTP.

Kia says that its mild-hybrid technology can provide extra acceleration for overtaking, as well as reducing engine load when the auto is being driven more gently.

The Korean auto maker has confirmed a new 48-volt battery with starter generator unit will feature on vehicles in Europe from this year, beginning with the Sportage SUV. The new mild-hybrid system, called "EcoDynamics+" features an electric motor and 48-volt battery that works in tandem with the diesel engine to reduce emissions and improve the powertrains efficiency. The powertrain will also be adapted for use in gasoline engines.

With the negativity surrounding diesel engines, the new hybrid system could be a way for the fuel type's future to be prolonged, by reducing emissions.

The system is controlled by an advanced Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which calculates the most efficient use of the available energy, and adjusts accordingly, taking into account the amount of charge remaining in the car's batteries. It also extends the vehicle's "start-stop" capability by shutting down the engine as the vehicle coasts to a rest. This allows the internal combustion engine to automatically turn off during braking and in-gear deceleration, whereas the MHSG can re-ignite it whenever the driver presses the throttle. The adoption of the MHSG also means the conventional starter motor can be made smaller and lighter, reserved primarily for cold starts at extremely low temperatures.

The EcoDynamics+ will be eventually adapted for use in petrol engines too, and is compatible with manual and automatic transmissions.

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