November 13th , 2012 – Honda Motor Company Limited has introduced a new one-motor hybrid system called sports hybrid intelligent dual clutch drive system, a lightweight and compact one-motor hybrid system optimized for small-sized vehicles.
This new hybrid system will be the latest addition consists of three different Honda hybrid systems which are:
One motor sport hybrid intelligent dual clutch drive.
This system is similar to the hybrid system, which is deployed in Honda’s current hybrid model with the assumption that it uses a dual clutch transmission rather than a CVT. This new designed intelligent dual clutch one motor drive unit has 30% more efficiency value as compared to conventional one motor hybrid system. This system has 4 cylinders, 1.5 liter cycle engine for 7 speeds with a high output motor and efficient Lithium-ion battery.
Two motor sport hybrid intelligent multi mode plug in clutch.
The two motor sport hybrid intelligent multi mode drive system is best for plug-in hybrid system vehicles and this system is planned to throw to market in coming January 2013. This system will optimally switch the working among these driving modes, depending on driving and battery charge condition:
- Electric Drive Mode
- Engine Drive Mode
- Hybrid Drive Mode
This intelligent system is able to switch between these three modes, where the car is driven by the electric motor only, to Electric Drive which uses the engine to aid in medium to high speed cruising by connecting the engine to the axles through lookup clutch, and Hybrid Drive where the engine acts as an onboard generator to give power to the electric motor.
Three motor sport hybrid SH–AWD (All Wheel Drive)
The three motor sport hybrid SH-AWD system features a front mounted 3.5 liter V6 engine in the front of vehicle and combines with the engine with newly designed 7-speed system with a built in motor, which is combined to deliver an acceleration performance power of V-8 engine and improve fuel economy as that of 4-cylinder engine.
Like the dual clutch drive system, one motor is built into the 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the remaining others two motors are mounted in the rear, each of which are used to power each of the wheel.