Korea's Kia showcases a new diesel-electric powertrain on the Optima T-Hybrid Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. It pairs a 1.7 liter CRDi diesel featuring a regular turbocharger and an electric supercharger with a small electric motor powered by a 48V lead carbon battery.
The car can be driven in electric-only mode at low speeds and when cruising. Deceleration will charge the battery.
"Demonstrated for the first time in the Optima T-Hybrid, the technology will lower the total cost of ownership of our cars, yet still keep them affordable as an outright purchase for customers," said Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Europe.
"The new mild hybrid system is our flagship technology for improving the efficiency of our internal combustion-powered models. In future, technology such as this will help Kia further reduce fleet emissions in Europe," added Cole.
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If you’ve been in a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia, there is a series of things that you MUST do following the incident. These things include exchanging insurance information, photographing damage, filing a police report, and potentially contacting a car accident lawyer in Atlanta. During this time though, there are things that you should not do. These can be hard to remember in such a stressful situation. Read more below about things that you should not do following a car accident. Read more
Car disposal is a good option for those who have old and beat up vehicles that are nothing more than a huge piece of junk. Although this junk car may seem completely worthless to you but you can turn this beat up car to your profit and you can even earn cash for junk cars by various ways. In this article we will discuss about vari-ous ways in which you can dispose your vehicle and make some profit on the side. There are various method in which you can dis-pose your vehicle that is no longer roadworthy. Let us take a look at the junk car disposal methods. Read more