Infinitum Electric to develop hybrid assist motor for leading automotive supplier

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Infinitum Electric, developer of the printed circuit board (PCB) motor ( earlier post ), announced an agreement with a leading US automotive supplier to support the development of a hybrid vehicle. Infinitum Electric is enabling this transition with its IEm Series of motors.

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Schaeffler secures volume orders for commercial vehicle electric traction motors, hybrid modules

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Schaeffler has secured a volume production order to supply electric motors to a key manufacturer in the commercial vehicle sector, starting in 2023. Schaeffler has also secured a volume production order for hybrid modules. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Electric motor company YASA enters innovation agreement with global automotive manufacturer for hybrids and EVs

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YASA, a leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers, signed a long-term joint innovation agreement with a global automotive OEM. The partnership will focus on developing custom electric motor and controller solutions for the OEM’s high-performance hybrid and pure electric vehicles. YASA axial-flux electric motor (segmented). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors

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Infinitum Electric raises $40 Million in Series C; PCB motor

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Infinitum Electric, developer of the printed circuit board (PCB) motor ( earlier post ), raised $40 million in Series C funding to scale production of its ultra-high-efficiency, lightweight motors. The investment will be used to expand production of the company’s IEs Series motors for commercial and industrial applications and complete development of its IEm Series motors for the rapidly growing electric vehicle market. Market Background Motors

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Honda to extend application of i-MMD two-motor hybrid system across lineup

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In a briefing in Tokyo last week, Honda Motor outlined its direction of technology development toward its 2030 Vision. As part of this, Honda will expand the application of its i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) two-motor hybrid system ( earlier post ) from large to mid-sized vehicles to small-sized vehicles, as well as to PHEVs and to evolve it as the core of Honda electrification technologies. Layout of motor and generator.

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European OEM selects Borg-Warner motor for new plug-in hybrid truck

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Borg-Warner reported that a major European commercial vehicle manufacturer has chosen the company’s proven High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 410 electric motor for a plug-in hybrid electric truck (PHEV) to be launched in 2019. Generating 130 kW (174 hp) of power and 1,050 N·m of torque, the HVH motor will work in parallel with an inline five-cylinder engine that runs on hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) or diesel. HVH410 electric motor.

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Dana expands TM4 SUMO HP motor and inverter series

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Dana Incorporated has introduced an expanded family of Dana TM4 SUMO HP electric motors and inverters, including the HV1000 and HV2500. These high-performance motors and inverters are engineered to offer maximum flexibility, enabling direct-drive, series-hybrid, or parallel-hybrid applications. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Hybrids Motors Power Electronics

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Continental presents 48V full-hybrid system; motor delivers up to 30 kW

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In the run-up to IAA 2019, Continental Powertrain is now presenting a 48-volt high-power drive system with 30 kW, enabling a full-hybrid vehicle. Conventional full-hybrid vehicle would normally use high voltage technology. The Continental 48-volt hybrid system that offers features similar to those of a high-voltage electric drive. The 48-volt systems were previously known as mild or P0 hybrids. 8-volt high-power electric motor with a peak output of 30?kW.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops world first active shift control for hybrids

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. The new technology will premiere in the upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and eventually benefit other upcoming Hyundai and Kia hybrids. ASC applies new control logic software to the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU), which then controls the electric motor to align the rotational speeds of the engine and transmission to reduce gear shift time by 30%.

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Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% The new RAV4 plug-in hybrid will be the flagship of Toyota’s hybrid lineup in Europe. These levels are unmatched by any current D-segment plug-in hybrid AWD SUV.

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Volkswagen unveils European ID.4 GTX; dual-motor AWD, 220 kW

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GTX is the first model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) to feature dual-motor all-wheel drive. GTX has one electric drive motor on both the front and rear axle. With the dual-motor all-wheel drive, the flagship model of the ID.4

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Motor and controller company Aeristech closes $7M private placement; SAIC participation

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UK-based Aeristech , a developer of high-speed electric motor and controller technology ( earlier post ), closed a £5.15-million (US$7-million) private funding round led by investors Sabien Technology, Vela Technologies and SAIC Venture Capital, the venture capital arm of China-based automaker SAIC Motor. Aeristech’s key invention so far is a new form of control architecture for permanent magnet variable-speed electric motors.

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Mercedes-AMG reveals performance hybrid and battery-electric AMG derivative strategy

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Mercedes-AMG laid out its new electrified drive strategy , which is based on two pillars: Performance hybrids with a completely independent drive concept under the technology label E PERFORMANCE. Performance hybrid with innovative AMG concept. This is a P3 hybrid configuration.).

Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. The e-POWER system features full electric-motor drive—the wheels are completely driven by the electric motor—the EM57 traction motor from the LEAF—which delivers a maximum 254 N·m from 0-3008 rpm. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Motors

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Canadian company AK Motor International introduces new EV brand: Maple Majestic

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Canada-based AK Motor International Corporation, an automotive intellectual property management company, is launching a new electric vehicle brand: Maple Majestic. According to AK Motor, many electric vehicles still remain woefully ill-prepared for harsh climates.

SAKOR Technologies provides new dyno to U Houston for testing electric motor, inverter and control system designs

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, recently provided the University of Houston’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a dynamometer test system designed to test motor and inverter designs for use in hybrid and electric vehicle applications.

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Mitsubishi Motors to raise proportion of electrified vehicles in total sales to 50% by 2030

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As part of its newly announced 30-year environmental plan , Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) says that it will raise the proportion of electrified vehicles in its total sales—with a focus on its plug-in hybrids) to 50% by 2030.

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Volvo Cars invests in designing and developing electric motors in-house

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Volvo Cars says that it is making significant investments that allow for the in-house design and development of electric motors for the next generation of Volvo models, as the company continues to move towards becoming a fully electric car maker.

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Toyota Motor Europe achieves hybrid mix in excess of 50% in Q1

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) sold 279,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2019, achieving a hybrid electric vehicle mix in excess of 50%—one year ahead of plan. With a year-on-year rise of 14%, hybrid models helped TME maintain sales in Q1 2019 in a declining market, pushing up TME share to 5.2%. The majority of customers chose hybrid electric versions of newly launched Toyota Corolla, RAV4 and Lexus UX models. Europe Hybrids Sales

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Strong hybrid sales lift Toyota Motor Europe to 5.3% market share; 52% mix of hybrids sustained into Q3

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Toyota Motor Europe reported strong performance continuing into the third quarter 2019 driven by new model introductions and increased demand for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Of that, total hybrid sales were 435,881 units, representing +16% growth year-on-year. Despite the weaker European market, Toyota & Lexus sales have increased thanks to strong demand for our hybrid models. This “dual hybrid” strategy has boosted Corolla’s combined hybrid mix to 84%.

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Mitsubishi Motors to unveil small PHEV SUV concept with four motors and gas turbine range extender

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At the Tokyo Motor Show lather this month, Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will unveil the MI-TECH CONCEPT—a small plug-in hybrid SUV featuring a 4-motor 4WD system called Quad Motor with Dual Motor AYC (active yaw control) with 2-motors for both front and rear axle. This provides the driver to use pure-electric driving mode and series hybrid modes, and delivers the smooth and powerful performance characteristics inherent to electrified vehicles.

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Honda develops new compact one-motor hybrid system; joins two-motor and three-motor systems in new hybrid systems lineup

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The three Honda SPORT HYBRID systems. Honda Motor Co., has developed a new lightweight and compact one-motor hybrid system optimized for small-sized vehicles: the Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive system. This new hybrid system will be the latest addition to the Earth Dreams Technology series of next-generation powertrain technology (replacing the current IMA hybrid system), and was previewed by Honda Motor Co. One-motor Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive.

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Lexus details dual-motor drive tech for future hybrids and electric cars

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Lexus is planning a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system for future hybrids and electric cars. Called DIRECT4, the system includes an electric motor and transaxle for both the front and rear axles, Lexus said in a press release.

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Mercedes-Benz to deliver 100 Citaro hybrid buses to Atac in Rome

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Rome-based transport company, Atac, will receive 100 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid buses. When compared with conventional city buses with a combustion engine, the Citaro hybrid buses reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 8.5%. Bus Hybrids Sales

New Ricardo 48V electric motor aims to boost power and cut costs of hybrids; up to 50% increase in power density; ECOCHAMPS

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As part of its contribution to a recently completed major European research initiative to achieve more efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, Ricardo developed a new 48V e-motor offering up to a 50% increase in power density compared with current production machines. 48V Hybrids Motors Power Electronics

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Danfoss Editron powering UK’s first hybrid crew transfer vessels

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Danfoss Editron has been selected by Danish shipbuilder and operator MHO-Co to deliver the drivetrain systems that will power the UK’s first two hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTV). Danfoss Editron specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets.

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Motor supplier sees mass-produced in-wheel motors around 2023

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In-wheel motors have been the future for electric cars—including fuel-cell cars and series hybrids—for decades. MotorTheir benefits include simpler packaging and more interior or cargo space for the vehicle. They could help make vehicles lighter, and lower the center of mass. There are also potential efficiency gains, too, and traction and.

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First public flight of Siemens 260kW electric motor; to be used in development of hybrid-electric aircraft

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Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts—five times more than comparable drive systems. The plane is powered by a 260 kW Siemens motor that weighs a mere 50 kg—a record-setting power-to-weight ratio.The Extra 330LE, which weighs nearly 1,000 kilograms, serves as a flying test bed for the new propulsion system. Aviation Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors

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Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 45% year-to-date; targeting 50% hybrid take-rate by 2020

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported that sales of hybrids have increased 45% so far this year compared with the same period in 2015—which was already a record year. The company is tracking to sell close to 300,000 hybrids this year, said Karl Schlicht, Executive Vice President of TME. 31% of Toyota Motor Europe’s customers have opted for a hybrid powertrain in 2016; 41% in Western Europe alone. Europe Hybrids Sales

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Silicon Mobility announces OLEA APP INVERTER HE high-efficiency inverter and motor controller

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France-based Silicon Mobility announced the availability of OLEA APP INVERTER HE—a high efficiency inverter and electric motor control application. The new inverter is optimized for the OLEA FPCU (Field Programmable Control Unit) which increases the range of hybrid and electric vehicles up to 20% with the same battery capacity. Our technology is applicable for every electric and hybrid vehicle. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motors Power Electronics

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Toyota introduces new XSE Hybrid Grade Camry

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With the refresh for 2021 Camry models, Toyota is introducing the first XSE Hybrid grade, combining the Camry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain with its highest expression of the sport and luxury blend. 2021 Camry XSE Hybrid. Four hybrid grades – LE, XLE, SE, XSE (new).

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Linamar partners with Roush and Ballard to develop fuel cell hybrid electric delivery vans for CARB program; Gen 2 eAxle

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The CARB Project includes developing, validating and deploying four fuel cell hybrid electric delivery vans. Its single-speed, single-motor design delivers 200 kW and 11,400 N·m to the rear axle for excellent startability and gradeability under rigorous real-world delivery conditions. Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Motors

TM4 introduces new motor/generator for the commercial heavy-duty hybrid market: SUMO HP HV900

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As part of this new line, TM4 is launching the SUMO HP HV900, a new motor/generator and inverter combination for the commercial heavy-duty market. The SUMO HP HV900 is currently being used as part of the plug-in hybrid powertrain system being developed in a joint effort with Cummins that was announced in May. This new motor/generator will be shown at Busworld Kortrijk, taking place from 20-25 October 2017 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Heavy-duty Hybrids Motors

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Ford unveils Maverick compact hybrid pickup truck starting at less than $20K

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Maverick comes as a standard five-passenger, four-door pickup, with a full-hybrid powertrain and a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city fuel economy and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas. It features an in-house-designed and manufactured electric traction motor.

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Hyundai Motor to accelerate transition into smart mobility solution provider

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Hyundai Motor Company announced an updated roadmap for its future business Strategy 2025 at the 2020 CEO Investor Day’ forum held virtually in Seoul. Hyundai Motor’s updated strategy aims to achieve three major directives: Enhancing competitiveness of its automotive business through electrification; Establishing a foundation for becoming a leading mobility service; and. Hyundai Motor also unveiled its mid- to long-term financial goals, which include an investment of KRW 60.1

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Daido Steel & Honda develop neodymium magnet free of heavy rare earth elements; Honda Freed hybrid first to adopt resulting new motor

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and Honda Motor Co., have developed a practical hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth elements (REE) that still delivers the high heat resistance properties and high magnetic performance required for the use in the driving motor of a hybrid vehicle. For use in the drive motors, neodymium magnets must have high heat resistance properties as they are used in a high temperature environment. A rotor for the i-DCD drive motor. Daido Steel Co.,

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Honda to unveil prototype of Gen 3 Insight hybrid at Detroit show; two-motor hybrid system

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The new Insight features the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup. Introduced in 1999, the first-generation Insight was the first commercial hybrid vehicle in the US and featured optimized aerodynamics and a lightweight aluminum structure. It was the first Honda vehicle to utilize Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system. Hybrids

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Hyundai adds 2022 Tucson Plug-In Hybrid and N Line models

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Hyundai is adding Plug-in Hybrid and N Line models to its 2022 Tucson line-up. Tucson N Line and Plug-in Hybrid SUV models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and be available spring and summer, respectively. Hyundai had already announced a hybrid version of the 2022 Tucson.

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Honda bringing CR-V hybrid to Europe; reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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Honda will reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The company showed a CR-V hHybrid prototype for Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. The company first unveiled a CR-V hybrid at Auto Shanghai in 2017. The all-new CR-V will be available with Honda’s Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system, comprising a 2.0 liter i-VTEC Atkinson cycle gasoline engine and two electric motors. Europe Hybrids

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Honda progressing with transverse flux motor for hybrid powertrain

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Left: Structure of original TF motor. Right: new TF motor. -32% 32% is the relative reduction in axial length compared to a conventional motor. Honda has proposed and is developing a Transverse Flux motor (TF motor) in order to shorten the axial length of the motor for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). At the 2013 SAE World Congress, Honda engineers described their progress in improving the new type of three-dimensional magnetic circuit motor.

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Toyota provides some details on Yaris Hybrid-R 420hp powertrain; three 45 kW motors

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The Yaris Hybrid-R features three 45 kW electric motors, one on each rear wheel and a third between the engine and transmission that operates as a generator. This third motor can act as an advanced traction control system. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota will showcase the Yaris Hybrid-R concept, created as a showcase of possible ideas for the development of hybrid technology for maximum performance and increased driving pleasure.

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing introduces GR010 hybrid hypercar for WEC

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has launched the all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The new Le Mans Hypercar regulations mean the GR010 HYBRID is a completely new car, designed to a different philosophy. Hybrids Motorsport

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Mercedes-AMG plug-in hybrids will get F1 battery tech, 2-speed gearbox and e-motor at rear

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But before then the performance division of Mercedes-Benz is planning to deploy a special kind of plug-in hybrid system that uses its extra charge toward track time as much as the commute.