1. STANDING START
The electric motor delivers maximum torque from zero rpm to assist the engine for strong acceleration and reduced fuel consumption.
2. LOW SPEED CRUISING
While cruising at a consistent low speed, the Jazz Hybrid's cylinders close, combustion halts and the electric motor takes over.
3. GENTLE ACCELERATION/HIGH SPEED CRUISING
Petrol engine efficiency is relatively high during gentle acceleration and high speed cruising. So the electric motor deactivates to save energy and the engine powers the vehicle alone.
4. RAPID ACCELERATION
When the petrol engine is in 'high speed valve timing mode' the electric motor assists to produce high output and powerful acceleration while limiting fuel consumption.
When the car slows, travels downhill or brakes, combustion stops in all four of the Jazz Hybrid's cylinders and the battery charges. The recovered energy is stored until electric motor assistance is required.
6. STATIONARY (idle-stop)
In optimum conditions the engine automatically enters 'idle stop mode' to cut fuel consumption and exhaust emissions to zero. An indicator light lets you know that the Jazz Hybrid is running on battery power and despite the engine being off, it's still all systems go. When the brake is released, the petrol engine comes to life, with the assistance of the electric motor.