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Our mild hybrids recover energy produced when braking and store it in a 48V battery. When this energy is used, fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions are both reduced.
The XC90 mild hybrid has been engineered to deliver smooth take-offs and refined acceleration, making both city and highway journeys more refined.
Every drop of fuel saved helps – and in our mild hybrids, you enjoy lower fuel consumption without experiencing performance compromises.
What is a mild hybrid?
A mild hybrid is also considered to be an electrified car. Mild hybrids use both a combustion engine and an electric motor to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. They do this by using energy stored in a 48-volt battery that is generated by braking. This energy is then used to boost the combustion engine during start-up and take-off.
Does the electric motor propel a mild hybrid?
No. The electric motor is there to assist the engine and to reduce the amount of work it needs to do.
What is the main benefit of a mild hybrid?
A mild hybrid will offer reduced fuel consumption and thereby lower tailpipe emissions. Mild hybrids also contribute to smooth take-offs and are generally more affordable than full hybrids or plug-in hybrids.
What is the difference between a mild hybrid, a full hybrid and a plug-in hybrid?
A mild hybrid uses the electric motor to assist the combustion engine. A full hybrid has a larger electric motor and battery than a mild hybrid. A full hybrid can power the car using the electric motor for short distances and recharges its battery using the engine or through regenerative braking. A plug-in hybrid can be recharged by literally plugging it into a home charging station or using a public charging station. A plug-in hybrid offers a greater pure electric range thanks to a larger battery pack and electric motor. A plug-in hybrid will meet the daily commuting needs of many people.
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