This is our first car to feature i-ELOOP, a system we developed to power the electrics using energy generated when the car decelerates. i-ELOOP contributes to a significant fuel economy improvement – especially as our unconventional capacitor stores and releases electricity more quickly, efficiently and durably than other systems.
Around 10% of an engine’s power is usually converted to electricity to power a car’s electrics. With i-ELOOP, the engine doesn’t have to create electricity while propelling the car. And with 100% of engine power used for propulsion, this improves the car’s fuel efficiency and environmental performance.
^Standard on Diesel models.