2015 Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai Tucson 48V Hybrid Concept Showcased

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Hyundai showcased the Hyundai Tucson based 48V Hybrid technology concept during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

This technology is a very intelligent and cost efficient way to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions significantly.

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The Tucson 48V Hybrid Concept, when compared to a full hybrid system, delivers similar efficiency, for only a quarter of the cost.

This concept is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel motor that produces 136 PS and an electric motor that produces 14 PS. Combined, the concept delivers 150 PS, which is a 10 percent boost in performance, while CO2 emissions are still kept low.

This combo also delivers 413 Nm of torque to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

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The Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) supports the diesel engine with its additional output and enables the ISG to restart the engine with almost no noise or vibration and acts as a generator during deceleration to recharging the 48-volt lithium-ion battery.

This hybrid system weighs very less and adds just 20 kg to the vehicle's overall weight.

Story first published: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 17:49 [IST]
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