domain name "buzztrader.com"
Sale at the
asking price of $10,000. Serious inquiries only, call 1.530.600.0564
9-5 PST. Domain Name Only, programming not included. High
traffic site, established 2004, unlimited potential.
Price is FIRM!
exploitation of idle phases can reduce fuel consumption by five
Looking at the smart fortwo mild
hybrid, it is clear to see that smart is not afraid of teaming up
with others to maximise its competencies: the vehicles
drive is the result of a cooperation with colleagues from the
Mercedes-Benz development department. The drive (a petrol engine
with an output of 45 kW/61 bhp) uses a belt-driven starter
generator, which fulfils the functions of both starter and
alternator. The difference between this and a hybrid drive is
that the mild hybrid does not make use of braking power, nor does
it have a booster function.
Starter generator reduces the
time needed to drive off
Like in the smart crosstown and
the smart fortwo cdi hybrid, the smart fortwo mild hybrid has an
automatic start-stop system, which can switch the combustion
engine off during idling phases. It also has a starter generator,
which reduces the time needed to reach the combustion engine
speed required for the clutch to engage. Thats a time
reduction of around 0.25 seconds, meaning a further reduction in
the relatively large amount of fuel consumed during starting-up.
This allows a total fuel saving of
some five percent in the new European driving cycle (NEDC), which
is binding for all vehicles. With the mild hybrid, the fuel
consumption level of 4.7 litres per 100 kilometres which applies
under standard conditions is reduced by 0.25 litres to less than
4.5 litres. In urban traffic, the smart fortwo mild hybrid uses a
whole 13 percent less petrol.
Intelligent use of the
automatic start-stop system
The automatic start-stop system
ensures effective exploitation of the engines idle phases.
This means that, as soon as the driver applies pressure to the
brake pedal in order to bring the smart fortwo mild hybrid to a
standstill from a speed of at least 10 km/h, the engine is
automatically switched off. This does not just happen at red
lights it could just as easily be at a junction or a zebra
True, that isnt always ideal.
In midsummer, or on a cold winters day, for example, when
youre stuck in a traffic jam, you wont want your air
conditioning or heating to be suddenly switched off. Thats
why there is a switch on the centre console for the easy
deactivation and subsequent re-activation of the
automatic start-stop system during driving.