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A flexible hybrid solution

AVL 48V Mild Hybrid Solutions

AVL has spent more than ten years gaining extensive experience with 48 Volt technology, for both Gasoline and Diesel engines. Based on our system integration competence, we have expertise in every element of modern powertrain engineering, from the engine and transmission to power electronics, batteries, controls and e-machine.

Our competence in the modular-upgrading of existing concepts into mild hybrids enables us to maintain the optimal balance of driveability and performance with the lowest CO2 and emissions. This is all balanced with low cost of ownership and CO2 fleet averages.

This concept has been proven successful with the Kia Optima T-Hybrid. The project demonstrated how comfort, performance and hybrid functionality could be extended with an upgrade. Furthermore, it established that vehicles could perform high power and intensive functions.


AVL Diesel Solutions

The diesel hybrid is one of the most effective examples of balancing fuel economy with high performance at reasonable cost. Our approach to the diesel hybrid includes:

  • Enhanced start-stop and recuperation
  • Electric Supercharging
  • Load Levelling
  • Electric Torque Assist
  • CO2 and emission reduction
  • Simplified exhaust gas after treatment
  • Electric power/energy management


AVL Gasoline Solutions

While diesel offers the best option for efficiency, the main focus of a gasoline hybrid is electric supercharging. Other benefits are:

  • High performance
  • Excellent transient torque, supplemented by hybrid functionalities such as:
    • Enhanced stop start and recuperation
    • Electric torque assist
    • Sailing and coasting
    • Electric power/energy management


Why Partner with AVL?

We are the industry’s preferred partner in all aspects of automotive development, and 48 V hybrid powertrain projects are no exception. Our strengths include:

  • More than ten years of experience in developing electrified powertrains
  • Comprehensive system and component competence, from concept through series implementation, including integration into prototype vehicles
  • Extensive know-how in the modular upgrading of existing concepts
  • Expertise in engine, transmission, power electronic and e-machine, batteries and controls
  • Independent engineering partner leveraging the global supply base to provide the best solutions for OEMs
  • Leveraging AVL instrumentation, test systems and simulation tools.