The e:HEV by Honda City switches on its own between EV mode, hybrid mode and engine mode, offering 1,000km of range.
Story so far: The Honda City e:HEV boasts a tank capacity of 40 litres, a fuel economy figure of 26.5kpl and 1,000km of range. The outstanding features allow hypermiling with ease as it is possible to travel from Bengaluru to Mumbai on a single tank of fuel.
- The hybrid system selects the appropriate mode to use based on battery charge level, throttle position, road speed and angle of the road.
- The car can intelligently toggle between modes on its own.
The complex powertrain: The City e:HEV’s complex powertrain consists of an engine, electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack. Its self-charging mechanism and electronics ensure that the battery pack does not deplete completely.