Fiat launches hybrid versions of Fiat 500 and Panda

Fiat launches hybrid versions of Fiat 500 and Panda

January 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Fiat begins electrification with soft hybrid versions of its 500 and Panda Minicars.

The soft hybrid drivetrain will reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 20 percent in both cars compared to the 68-horsepower 1.2-liter four-cylinder gasoline. engine. A Fiat press release says Panda Cross has a CO2 reduction of up to 30 percent. The 500 hybrid will go to dealerships in Europe next month, and the Panda hybrid will appear in March.

The newly developed soft hybrid system recovers energy during braking and deceleration and uses it to restart the engine in stop and start mode, as well as to assist the engine during acceleration. The system is equipped with a 12-volt starter generator with a 69-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine. C. It is mounted directly on the engine and is controlled by a belt, which also drives auxiliary systems. According to Fiat, for 500 soft hybrids, CO2 emissions are 88 grams per km, using a correlated formula that converts WLTP test results back to their NEDC equivalent. The non-hybrid version of the 500 with a 1.2-liter gasoline engine has a CO2 emission of 113 to 116 g / km,

The Panda soft hybrid CO2 emissions range from 89 g / km to 90 g / km, depending on the version. The Panda non-hybrid with a 1.2 liter engine has CO2 emissions from 111 g / km to 131 g / km. Panda and 500 are cars.