Electric rear axle project uses 48-volt system to electrify small cars

As an alternative to costlier full-hybrid systems, many suppliers are looking to mild-hybrid powertrains to boost the efficiency of internal-combustion cars.A small 48-volt battery can provide supplementary electrical power, taking some of the load off the gasoline or diesel engine.One company even hopes to market a system that turns front-wheel drive minicars into all-wheel drive hybrids.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1103871_electric-rear-axle-project-uses-48-volt-system-to-electrify-small-cars

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