48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030
New research by IDTechEx in its report, "48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030" reveals that the 48V mild hybrid powertrain is a done deal. Launched in 2016, now a flood of car models with this modification to traditional cars will keep them legal in the face of tightening emissions laws and save fuel. Indeed, it is now clear that they improve comfort, for example by powering active suspension and in some cases improve performance too. Next year the 48V repertoire will be seen from Ferrari to Volkswagen Golf and family cars in China. The Bentley Bentaygo and RAM pickup truck has the option so its universality is well proven even before we see substantial sales in the Daimler bus version. None are electric vehicles because they never drive the wheels electrically but it is now clear that they can be developed into just that. They are 48V mild hybrids heralding another big step forward, the 48V full hybrid.