TOKYO, October 26, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has begun mass-producing the auto industry's first crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) system for 48V hybrid vehicles, which will be mounted in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The system will be exhibited during 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex from October 27 to November 5.
The demand for 48V hybrid vehicles, which offer excellent fuel efficiency at relatively affordable costs, is expected to increase, especially in Europe. Mitsubishi Electric developed its ISG system-a crankshaft direct-driven system for idling-stop-start, energy recovery and torque assist-to achieve higher output power and better fuel efficiency in 48V hybrid vehicles. Mitsubishi Electric will continue developing increasingly smaller, lighter-weight and higher-power ISG systems to increase fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
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