1 August 2012
Paris-based Valeo SA has an idea it hopes will help bring down the cost of hybrid car technology.
Valeo has developed an electrification solution for the powertrain, Hybrid4All, which enables car manufacturers to turn a traditional engine –diesel or gasoline – into a hybrid engine, at an affordable price by using simple and standardized components.
Valeo claimed the “Hybrid4All” architecture is based on a compact motor generator that uses a low voltage electrical system (48V). Costs are thus reduced, making this solution more acceptable for the mass market.
EE Times' Paris reporter Anne-Francoise Pele writes about the technological development. Read her complete story.