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48V systems create new opportunities for advanced combustion

With technologies such as Valeo's e-supercharger seeing success, it is becoming increasingly clear that electrification is in an enabler of, and not a hindrance to, advanced combustion. By Freddie Holmes

With rising adoption of hybrid 48-volt (48V) systems, Valeo believes its electric supercharger is the perfect partner for OEMs looking to meet challenging carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and fuel efficiency challenges in future.

Mild hybridisation seeks to use electrical power to supplement an internal combustion engine (ICE) and iron out weaknesses in the powertrain’s overall efficiency. 12V battery systems are being tasked with a particularly challenging role by powering all of the various electronic components and systems which decades ago would have been powered by mechanical pumps. The addition of a 48V system offers further benefits in terms of…

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