The potential of 48V hybrids in India’s light-duty vehicle market

There is increasing interest in hybrid vehicles globally and India is no exception. With passenger car CO2 standards expected to become more stringent in the coming years, manufacturers are likely to turn to 48V hybrids for the Indian market, as is already happening in Europe. To help understand the future cost and CO2 reduction potential of hybrids in India, this paper uses data from the recent European market analysis and considers a variety of 48V hybrid architectures.