Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Or Login with

Sign In with google

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
+91
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password
Ad

Honda CR-V hybrid powertrain explained in detail

October 08, 2018, 06:45 PM IST by Sagar Bhanushali
Honda CR-V hybrid powertrain explained in detail

Honda India is about to officially bring the all-new CR-V in the country and while it will be available in both petrol and diesel power, there is also a hybrid version that will be launched in Europe early next year. Here’s how the all-important hybrid powertrain works for optimum efficiency.

The hybrid setup of the CR-V features multiple drive modes thanks to the two electric motors, an Atkinson-cycle petrol engine and a direct transmission. In fact, the car gets a 2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, an electric motor and a lithium ion battery pack. The maximum output is 185bhp with torque of 315Nm. Rather than using a conventional transmission, a single fixed-gear ratio creates a direct connection between moving components, resulting in a smoother transfer of torque. This format means Honda’s system is more refined than a planetary e-CVT typically found in other hybrid vehicles.

The multi-drive system automatically switches between three driving modes to provide the highest possible efficiency. These modes include EV Drive which draws energy from the lithium-ion battery pack to power the electric propulsion motor and drive the wheels (with the petrol engine turned off). Meanwhile, in Hybrid Drive mode the petrol engine powers a second motor/generator that supplements electrical energy from the battery pack. Lastly, in Engine Drive mode, a lock-up clutch mechanism creates a direct connection between the petrol engine and the wheels.

In most urban driving situations, the CR-V hybrid will automatically transition between Hybrid Drive and EV Drive for optimum efficiency. In Hybrid Drive, excess power from the petrol engine can also be diverted to recharge the battery via the generator motor. The Engine Drive mode is the most efficient set-up for high-speed highway cruising. At a moderate cruise, the car will typically run in EV Drive for more than half of the time, while at faster speeds, it will be in EV Drive for approximately one third of the time. The control software will constantly decide when to shuffle between these modes to maximise efficiency dependent on the situation, without input from the driver.

Production of the 2019 Honda CR-V hybrid for European markets is set to start in October 2018, with the first customer deliveries in early 2019. The India-spec new CR-V, on the other hand, will be available in petrol and diesel versions only. Click here to read our first drive review of both the powertrain options. 

 

  • FaceBook Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Email Logo
Show CommentsHide Comments
Ad
  • Upcoming Cars

Hyundai Grand i10 NIOSHyundai Grand i10 NIOS

20th Aug 2019

6L - ₹ 8L
Maruti Suzuki XL6Maruti Suzuki XL6

21st Aug 2019

8L - ₹ 12L
BMW New 3 SeriesBMW New 3 Series

21st Aug 2019

50L - ₹ 60L
Kia SeltosKia Seltos

22nd Aug 2019

11L - ₹ 17L
Renault TriberRenault Triber

28th Aug 2019

5L - ₹ 7L
All Upcoming Cars
Ad

Renault TRIBER

Space For Everything

Renault TriberBookings Open

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in