Thursday, July 05, 2007

Future diesel-hybrids

A recent study has presented theoretical advantages of the introduction of diesel-hybrids. According to the results, presented in the graphic below, the highest gains can be obtained with diesel-hybrids in relation to gasoline-hybrids, being this advantage higher for the heavier cars.

These results confirm a trend that is developing under the radar for future cars. Other than the announced Peugeot 308 HDI-hybrid, we know from inside sources that several of the big names of component and system manufacturers have ongoing programs that include diesel-hybrid technology. And, as expected, this technology will see its higher development for European manufacturers.

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