The ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project, which aims to deliver a breakthrough in diesel fuel efficiency, is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near-term next-generation vehicles. This follows almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V intelligent electrification applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator.
The ADEPT project is led by Ricardo in a research partnership including the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), Controlled Power Technologies, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies UK, Ford Motor Company and the University of Nottingham. The final results will be presented at the UK’s low carbon vehicle event on September 14-15, where industry executives, government officials and the media will have an opportunity to drive the vehicle.
The project aims to demonstrate the advanced 48V mild hybrid powertrain architecture, capable of delivering near full hybrid-scale diesel fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions, through a highly cost-effective package.
July 6, 2016