Paris, France (ots/PRNewswire)
- Valeo's belt-driven
starter-alternator reversible system (StARS, so called "belt-driven
integrated starter-generator" at Ford) will be featured on a research
project micro hybrid Ford Fiesta capable of improving fuel economy
and exhaust emissions up to 10%.
Making driving economical and environmental friendly
In Start-Stop driving conditions, such as heavy traffic or at
traffic lights, the engine switches off whenever the car is brought
to a halt. An integrated system of sensors enables the engine
instantly and silently to start again when the brake pedal is
released or when the accelerator or clutch pedal is operated. The
intelligent control strategy also ensures that the system does not
operate during parking manoeuvres.
An innovative regenerative braking system
While stationary, all the car's electrical systems operate
normally using stored electrical energy delivered by the regenerative
braking system developed in collaboration with Valeo.This allows the
braking energy to be converted into electricity and stored in the
battery in the engine compartment. This electricity is generated
requiring no fuel-expending power from the engine to charge the
battery. The regenerative braking system even works on motorways
when the driver lifts the accelerator pedal to slow down gently.
This new Fiesta which powertrain is a 1.4 litre 80 PS petrol
engine coupled to a 5-Speed manual transmission could be in
production by 2006.
ots Originaltext: Valeo
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