Electric propulsion is ideal for the daily commute and for running around town. Electric cars are also becoming a universal choice as their range continues to grow (currently standing at several hundred km). Electric vehicles will put a smile on your face not just because of their zero emissions, but also because the high torque means the car sets off like a shot.
The plug-in hybrid drive combines a petrol engine, battery and electric motor, so you get the perfect drive on every journey. The term “plug-in hybrid” tells us that the battery can be recharged from the mains – at home, at work, or even at a shopping centre. To commute to work in the city in silence and comfort, use the zero-emission electric drive. For longer trips or holidays, you’ll appreciate the petrol engine with a range of several hundred kilometres.
The petrol engine of a mild hybrid vehicle is accompanied by a more powerful battery, an electric motor and part of the on-board electric network energised at 48 V. This enables the car to switch off the combustion engine entirely, for example, when it is travelling at low speed. This results in lower consumption and reduced CO₂ emissions.