These 6 e-mobility features make driving more eco-friendly and save money:
- 1. Start/Stop
Switching off the combustion engine whenever it is not required reduces consumption. This is primarily the case when the vehicle is stationary. Consequently, start/stop systems are now even integrated in vehicles without a hybrid drive.
- 2. Recuperation
When the vehicle decelerates, the electric motor is used as a generator to convert the braking energy into electric energy and to charge the battery.
- 3. Boosting
The electric motor supports the combustion engine when full power is required in the hybrid vehicle. Advantage: For this reason, the combustion engine can already be designed to be smaller and more fuel-efficient in hybrid vehicles – keyword: downsizing.
- 4. Electric driving
As soon as electric motors drive the passenger car independently, no more emissions are caused locally while driving – and hardly any noise is generated either. These are huge advantages, not least in inner city areas where strict access restrictions for vehicles with conventional drives are becoming more and more common.
- 5. Electric maneuvering
Combustion engine vehicles consume a lot of fuel when starting from a standstill or maneuvering at walking speed. The vehicles use considerably less fuel when the electric motor assumes this task.
- 6. Cruising
In driving situations requiring little power input, such as when driving at constant speed or slightly downhill, the combustion engine is switched off and the electric motor takes over vehicle propulsion if required.