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UK Collaboration Develops Plug-in Hybrid Retrofit for Conventional Vehicles

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The Affordable Add-on Zero Emissions Vehicle ( ADDZEV ) technology demonstrates how it may be possible to convert segment of the existing the UK vehicle fleet into plug-in hybrid vehicles using a through-the-road approach. Electric only drive has been limited to propel the vehicle at a speeds up to 60 km/h (37 mph). Click to enlarge.

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Controlled Power Technologies and Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium to unveil LC Super Hybrid at Geneva show; low-cost “micro-mild” demonstrator

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Technologies include an electric supercharger; next generation belt-integrated starter generator with an advanced belt tensioning system; carbon enhanced valve regulated lead–acid (VRLA) batteries which avoid the need for supercapacitors, and higher gear ratios to reduce engine speed. Similarly, the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time is reduced by 2.5

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