Drive system

Drive systems

Updated 7/23/2018

This Plug-in Hybrid is a so-called parallel hybrid, which means that it has two separate drive systems: an electric motor and a diesel engine. Depending on the driver-selected drive mode and available electric energy, the two drive systems can be used either individually or in parallel.

Two drive systems

An advanced control system combines the properties of both drive systems in order to provide optimum driving economy.

P3-V60H-Engine overview
Hybrid battery
High-voltage generator

Combined high-voltage generator and starter motor - ISG (Integrated Starter Generator).

Diesel engine
Electric motor

The electric motor drives the car mostly at low speeds, the internal combustion engine at higher speeds, as well as during more active driving.

Both the internal combustion engine and electric motor can generate motive force directly to the wheels. The internal combustion engine can also charge the electric motor's hybrid battery using a special high-voltage generator.

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