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Old 02-14-2021, 09:16 PM   #769 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
Mercedes EQ Boost is a step farther. It gets rid of the starter and alternator and replaces them with a pancake motor between the engine and transmission. The engine is "beltless" with the A/C and water pump, and an electric supercharger powered by 48V motors. It has a 0.8 kWh li-ion battery and gets rid of the 12V starting battery.
AFAIK some pancake motors now provide full-hybrid ability.
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