Honda Cars India Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today unveiled its much awaited New City e:HEV, India’s Supreme Electric Hybrid. Releasing the technical details of the new City e:HEV , the company reiterated its global vison to realize carbon neutrality and zero collision fatalities by 2050.
Developed under the concept of “Ambitious Sedan”, the City e:HEV comes with Advanced hybrid driving technology and embodies supremacy in its every detail, ranging from its style, performance, space, comfort, connectivity and safety. The e:HEV technology supports real driving performance while achieving amazing fuel economy and low emissions.
The New City e:HEV features Honda’s unique self-charging and highly efficient Two motor e-CVT hybrid system connected to a smooth 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) with advanced Lithium-ion Battery and an Engine linked direct coupling Clutch. The e:HEV electric-hybrid system uses three driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive, along with Regeneration mode during deceleration. A clever Power Control Unit ensures harmony between the various system components to provide an energetic response, seamlessly and automatically switching between three modes based on various driving situations.
The City e:HEV harnesses any electrical energy through braking and self-charges the Lithium Ion battery pack with no need to manually charge the battery. The Deceleration Paddle Selector lets the driver change the deceleration to 3 levels without stepping on brake pedal while still maintaining good vehicle control and fuel efficiency.
This strong hybrid electric system produces System Combined Max Power of 126 PS, Outstanding Fuel Efficiency of 26.5 km/l and Maximum motor torque of 253 Nm @ 0 – 3,000 rpm. An advanced Electric Servo Brake system with all four wheel disc brakes that contribute to fuel efficiency and provide a smooth brake feel have been adopted for the New City e:HEV. With the Electric Servo Brake, Electric Regenerative Braking in New City e:HEV combines with Hydraulic Braking to bring the vehicle to a quick stop, while self-charging the Lithium-Ion battery pack.