The solution to auto OEMs meeting emission requirements will be unveiled when a 48V lead-carbon consortium unveils its findings next week.
The ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium programme will showcase its advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ presented at LCV2016.
It follows three years of development and road and laboratory testing of the technologies aimed at helping OEMS meet emission targets.
Similar to a supercapacitor, the battery’s high rate partial state-of-charge capability, in combination with 48V electrified ancillaries enables a smaller sized engine to reach the same performance as a bigger cc vehicle.
The ADEPT project is led by Ricardo and includes the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, Controlled Power Technologies, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies UK Ltd, Ford Motor Company and the University of Nottingham.
Results released by ADEPT shpw the new system has the potential to deliver up to a 10-12 % reduction in fuel consumption, equivalent to sub-80g/km of CO2 emissions (NEDC).
Ricardo chief technology and innovation officer Professor Neville Jackson. “We are particularly pleased to be able to present the final results of the Ricardo-led ADEPT project – for which the first public ride and drive opportunities will also be available to delegates of LCV2016 – as well as displaying many of our other low carbon powertrain technologies.”
The LCV2016 event runs on 14-15 September.