KIA Optima T-Hybrid electric supercharging

At the Paris motor show in 2014 KIA company unveiled a concept version of the new hybrid sedan Optima 3, known as T-Hybrid. The main highlight of the model is the engine, which is equipped with both a conventional turbo and electric compressors.
The power plant KIA Optima T-Hybrid involved 1.7-liter diesel engine, electric motor, and a set of lead-carbon batteries. The Koreans did not disclose the total capacity of the system, however, say that it returns 15-20% higher than the figures the same volume serial diesel 140 hp.
Interestingly, in recent years, the development of engines, in which both are involved blowers and electric drives, doing almost all the world motor companies including Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and many others. The advantage of this technology is a significant increase of torque at low revs.
It should be noted that to date, the model number of companies already have a KIA hybrid modification sedan Optima. Its propulsion system consists of a 2.4-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor, the total capacity reaches 204 hp This version of the model sold in the United States and Europe.
In addition to the concept of T-Hybrid, the Korean automaker is also presented in Paris restyled Kia Rio, Venga completely new crossover Sorento 3 generations.


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