What are the advantages of a mild-hybrid car?

Is there any advantage in owning a self charging mild hybrid Hyundai Tucson over a non mild hybrid model?

Asked on 24 April 2024 by rob hopkins

Answered by David Ross
Mild hybrids use an integrated starter motor generator that allows quick and efficient stop start functions as well as providing additional power in certain driving situations. This can offer both improved acceleration and better fuel consumption, as the small battery pack and starter motor generator can support the combustion engine. As a like for like comparison, mild hybrids should offer lower running costs, so it is a matter of whether this is sufficient to offset any increase in initial purchase price.
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