Automotive parts manufacturer MAHLE has launched the Modular Hybrid Powertrain (MMHP), a fully integrated plug-in hybrid drive that incorporates a 2- or 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. The MMHP is designed for hybrid applications in vehicles from B-segment to J-segment SUVs.
The MMHP’s dual-mode hybrid arrangement allows for flexible vehicle operation and NVH behavior, according to MAHLE. The gearbox allows for customizable transmission ratios and has options for 1-, 2-, and 4-speed transmissions. The engine has achieved fuel consumption figures of 207 grams per kW in early testing, according to the company.
Martin Berger, Director at MAHLE Powertrain, said, “In order to avoid penalties, vehicle manufacturers must comply with the EU’s legislative target of fleet average CO2 emissions of 59.4 g/km by 2030. As a result of the focus on reduced emissions and strict schedules, new vehicle and technology development must occur within a much tighter timeframe. The MMHP offers vehicle manufacturers a low-cost and quick, off-the-shelf solution.”
He added, “The modular hybrid powertrain from MAHLE features the perfect combination of efficiency, performance, and range without jeopardizing driving pleasure. The powertrain’s compact size can also help comply with design-related packaging constraints, while the relatively low weight enhances efficiency and performance.”