Mahindra’s Bolero and Scorpio micro hybrid
Bolero and Scoprio micro hybrid:
Mahindra and Mahindra will soon come out with a hybrid vehicle and it will cost the same as your regular bolero or scorpio. Excited, yes M&M will bring a hybrid vehicle but not the scoprio hybrid it is developing for american market but micro hybrid version of bolero and scorpio in June. micro hybrids are not true hybrids but a conventional vehicle which shuts off the engine and uses electric power while idling. By doing it,scropio micro hybrid and boler micro hybrid will be made more economical to run. Stop/Start or plug-n-play or Micro hybrid as this technology is called conserves energy by shutting off the gasoline engine when the vehicle is at rest, such as at a traffic light to reduce the amount of time spend at idling, and automatically re-starting it when the driver pushes the gas pedal to go forward.An electronic brain keeps a careful eye on everything and refuses to stop the motor if the air conditioning is still needed or if the battery is running short on charge. Thus in the micro hybrid fuel efficiency would be marginally higher than the gasoline engine.Fuel economy / mileage gains from this technology are typically in the range of 5 to 10 percent. Also with this micro hybrid diesel clatter is put off. We made a brief test drive of bolero micro hybrid and found it good. But we found difficult to move around with the bolero micro hybrid atleast initially, when the vehicle is put to rest there is no sound coming from the engine compartment just silence which confused us whether he engine is in sleep mode and it is not turned off. But i’m sure once you started learning to live with micro hybrids you’ll love it. Micro hybrids adds almost no weight and little in the way of cost. Hcnce scorpio micro hybrid or bolero micro hybrid will be priced only at a slight premium over the existing ones.