There are a number of different hybrid and electric systems available. Below we explain the benefits to help you make the choice that's right for you.
Identifying Your Hybrid
All hybrids have a conventional petrol or diesel engine, as well as an electric motor that is powered by an additional battery. The electric motor works together with the petrol or diesel engine to help use less fuel.
1. Self-Charging Hybrids have batteries that are charged only by recovering the energy that would normally be lost during braking and deceleration and do not need to be plugged in to charge. This is the technology which is present in Suzuki Hybrid models.
2. Plug-In Hybrids can travel several miles using only the electric motor and have large batteries that need to be plugged in to charge.
How does Suzuki Hybrid work?
The Suzuki Hybrid system uses an electric motor called an integrated starter generator (ISG) that works alongside the car’s petrol engine to help improve its efficiency. The ISG is powered by an extra battery that is automatically charged as the car decelerates and brakes.
The extra battery has a number of other benefits. It helps power all the additional electrical systems like safety features, air conditioning, bluetooth and smartphone connectivity plus all the electrical components that help the car to move. So, having an extra battery helps power your car and relieves some of the load on the standard 12-volt battery.
What does it mean for you?
The big plus of the Suzuki Hybrid system is that it can lead to a significant improvement in the car’s efficiency, as much as a 15% boost to fuel economy and a 25% reduction of CO2 emissions, based on the official WLTP combined fuel consumption figures, compared to previous non-hybrid Suzuki petrol models.