We drove: Honda HR-V e: HEV

The world is unfair with Honda. Hybrid propulsion is tied to Toyota by far more people than Honda, even though the two brands started in similar directions at similar times, but with different implementations. Toyota introduced the first full-hybrid Prius in 1997, and Honda came up with the auxiliary hybrid in the two-seater Insight two years later.

The petrol suction motor primarily generates electricity with the electric motor acting as a generator, it only drives the wheels directly at higher speeds by closing a clutch

In the hybrid field, Honda is so determined to even shrink the market by saying that after the CR-V and Jazz, there will be no petrol version of the HR-V (and the Type Rt except the next Civic), just e: HEV. The name also refers twice to the electrified powertrain, on the one hand with its electric abbreviation and on the other hand with the middle component of the HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle).

Here, too, the Jazz has a series-parallel hybrid system based on two electric motors and a gasoline, without a transmission, but the high-voltage battery has a much larger capacity because it consists of 60 cells instead of 48. The battery is under the boot floor, making the boot so much narrower than its predecessor. The lithium-ion battery in the hybrid Jazz and here is air-cooled, but here the battery control is already liquid-cooled.

The 16-valve i-VTEC intake motor with toothed chain valve control, which can switch to an Atkinson cycle depending on the operating condition, has 107 hp at 6000-6400 rpm. The i-VTEC system varies the opening time and opening depth of the valves, the valve lift. The engine has a particulate filter.

With hybrid drive against HUF 500 petrol 6

There is no transmission in the Honda e: HEV hybrid, nor in Toyota’s serial-parallel system, but here both the drive electric motor and the petrol drive the wheels directly without planetary transmission.

Compared to 1498 cc, its maximum torque is modest at 131 Nm per minute at 4500-5000 rpm. Power is provided by the drive electric machine at 253 Nm and 79 kW (109 hp), which usually moves the car on its own. The drive system has 131 horsepower and a maximum torque of 253 Nm.

One spark plug gasoline per cylinder usually generates electricity by driving the other electric machine to charge a discharged hybrid battery. Because there is no transmission, the four-cylinder can only get into the car’s drive directly at higher speeds of around 100. In this case, it drives the wheels directly because it makes the powertrain work more efficiently than if we were generating electricity with gasoline than in city traffic and using that electricity to drive the car.

100 km / h acceleration for 10.6 seconds, with the richest equipment 10.7 seconds. It doesn’t depend on the wheel set because the 225/50 R18 size is uniform. The acceleration ends at 170 km / h, which is not a proud number, but it has virtually no significance.

With hybrid drive against HUF 500 petrol 7

You still have to go that far on German highways. 170 km / h top speed, acceleration from 0-100 to 10.6-10.7 sec

Honda introduced the adaptive cruise control in the 2006 model year of the Accord and has been providing its cars with a wealth of driver assistance systems ever since. In the HR-V, the basic price includes an adaptive cruise control to help congest congestion, a system that keeps you in the lane that also intervenes with the steering, there is board recognition and dead space monitoring.

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