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What’s a 48 volt hybrid / mild hybrid?

This is a car with a petrol engine and small number of battery cells so that the car can drive on electric power when travelling under 30 mph. It switches to the petrol engine at higher speeds. This is more efficient than a pure petrol car, but the mild hybrid cannot be charged using a charge-point; it is charged from driving the car on the petrol engine.


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