ALL-NEW HONDA JAZZ INSPIRED BY FORMULA 1 HYBRID EXPERTISE
When the all-new Jazz launches later on this yr it will generate advanced Honda hybrid innovation from the race observe to the highway. Making use of engineering knowledge from its motorsport staff, Honda is drawing information from its System 1™ Hybrid Power Device (PU) programme to increase the vitality efficiency of the brand’s e:HEV hybrid procedure.
The newest Honda System 1 Hybrid Power Device, named RA620H, takes advantage of a really efficient 1600cc 6-cylinder inner combustion motor, combined with an Strength Restoration Program. The advanced hybrid electrical techniques ingeniously recycle vitality made by the brakes and exhaust gases to create excess increase energy for acceleration and to lower turbo lag. Final period, Honda’s Hybrid Power Device served its lover teams, Aston Martin Crimson Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso (now recognized as Scuderia AlphaTauri), attain a complete of a few race wins and 6 podium destinations.
Through races, Honda System 1 engineers are constantly assessing and transforming the ratio of vitality recovered and deployed by the hybrid procedure to produce optimum general performance. The knowledge they have formulated in running hybrid energy units at optimum efficiency and energy output inspires Honda’s selection of advanced e:HEV powertrains in its passenger cars and trucks.
The newest highway-going beneficiary of this technological innovation is the all-new Jazz. Its e:HEV hybrid procedure recycles vitality and harnesses it to cost the battery and aid motor output, for strong general performance, seamless switching among generate modes and greatest efficiency.
Yasuaki Asaki, Head of PU Development describes: “Through a System 1 race weekend teams have to control really very carefully how considerably fuel they use to comply with the sport’s restrictions. In a race we can divide the complete fuel allowance over the quantity of laps, but there are going to be cases where by a staff may wish to use extra fuel in get to get larger general performance and in other sections of the race they will want to preserve fuel for later on, even though behind a protection car for illustration. In a race, the communication among the race engineer and the driver is important to accomplishing that greatest equilibrium. Nonetheless, in our highway-going e:HEV hybrids we use our knowledge to make certain the Powertrain management units produce the greatest possible energy to efficiency ratio for the driver, in any required driving mode.”
The e:HEV procedure is newly formulated for Jazz and engineered to produce optimum fuel efficiency and an pleasing driving encounter. It is composed of two compact, potent electric powered motors linked to a 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol motor, a lithium-ion battery and an revolutionary set-equipment transmission by way of an smart energy management device, which all perform harmoniously together to offer a sleek and immediate reaction.
To produce this kind of a really-rewarding driving encounter and remarkable efficiency, the advanced e:HEV hybrid set-up seamlessly selects from a few interchangeable generate modes:
- EV Drive: the lithium-ion battery materials energy to the electric powered propulsion motor immediately
- Hybrid Drive: the motor materials energy to the electric powered generator motor, which in convert materials it to the electric powered propulsion motor
- Engine Drive: the petrol motor is linked immediately to the wheels by way of a lock-up clutch and driveforce is transmitted immediately from motor to the wheels
In most urban driving cases, optimum efficiency is realized by seamless transitions among EV Drive and Hybrid Drive. For driving at highway speeds, Engine Drive is utilised, supplemented by an on-demand from customers peak energy ‘boost’ from the electric powered propulsion motor for rapid acceleration. In Hybrid Drive, surplus energy from the petrol motor can also be diverted to recharge the battery by way of the generator motor. EV Drive is also engaged when the car is decelerating, harvesting vitality by regenerative braking to recharge the battery.
Alternatively than applying a traditional transmission, Jazz is outfitted with a newly-formulated Electronically Controlled Consistently Variable Transmission (eCVT) with a solitary set-equipment ratio to create a immediate connection among going elements. The consequence is a sleek and reassuring transfer of torque with a linear truly feel during acceleration throughout all generate modes.
Honda’s racing heritage dates back again to 1958 and in 1965 the manufacturer noticed its initial System 1 earn. All over its participation in System 1, Honda has won a complete of seventy four Grands Prix and 6 constructors titles. This participation in the maximum stage of motorsport has enabled Honda to sustain its really advanced engineering capabilities and use its on-observe knowledge to the highway.