The largest Indian SUV maker, Mahindra and Mahindra has decided to move forward with the hybrid technologies in its much anticipated Sports Utility Vehicle, Scorpio. Currently offered with the Micro-Hybrid system, the Scorpio will now be available soon with a new Mild Hybrid system, unofficially named as an Intelli-Hybrid system, reports.
Let’s start with the Micro Hybrid System, it is basically an auto-start and stop technology. It saves the fuel by turning OFF the engine when it is not required. More specifically, this system automatically turns OFF the engine after 10 seconds when the vehicle has come to halt in neutral gear. Pressing the clutch will start the engine again. Thus the system helps in attaining better fuel economy by not burning the fuel unnecessarily.
The Intelli Hybrid technology will now provide an electric assist while driving, apart from the engine start and stop. This system comes with brake energy recuperation, a higher capacity battery and an integrated starter motor. The start motor acts both as an alternator which charges the battery and as a motor which will give an electric boost to the engine during certain driving conditions. However, the system will not be capable of fully electric running as it is not a full hybrid system.
As far from the reports, only the 2.2-litre diesel engine option will get the new mild hybrid technology while the Delhi-NCR specific 1.99-litre diesel engine will carry the same tech-specs as before.
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