Deployment of 48 V in Renault, current status and future outlook
The first vehicles were not equipped with an electric supply distribution system: starting was assured by hand cranking, lights were oil laps and the function of the horn was assured by a bell.
In the 1920s electric cranking was introduced with the use of 6V batteries whose positive terminal was connected to the chassis of the vehicle. The transition to 12V batteries was started in the 1950s due to the increased power requirements induced by the use of engines with more displacement and a higher compression ratio.
KeywordsFuel Efficiency Future Outlook High Compression Ratio Corporate Average Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy
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