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Mahindra Introduces India's First Micro-Hybrid Technology

By Motortrend India Staff   |   28 October,2008

Mahindra & Mahindra has introduced India’s first micro-hybrid technology. The new technology is introduced in Mahindra’s most successful cars, Scorpio M2DI and Bolero SLX BS3 variants for the Indian car market.

This innovative technology is designed and produced by Mahindra in association with the leading auto components manufacturer, Bosch. The technology enables the car engine to automatically switch off when the transmission is idle or neutral. The engine gets restarted automatically when the clutch is pressed.

It is purely based on a simple principle of not wasting and burning fuel when the car is at a stop. The system automatically detects the car motion and helps to conserve fuel, reduce running cost as well as the amount of emissions. It is also known as the FuelSmart technology.

The company also has plans to use the technology in its yet-to-be launched car, Mahindra Ingenio. The innovative product is expected to raise the sales figure of Mahindra cars and establish a niche in the Indian car industry.

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