Addendum to the article: "Typology of Japanese hybrids"
A dead end development path of compact Honda hybrids, the i-DCD (intelligent Dual Clutch Drive) system is based on a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission and a single motor-generator, making it an rare example of a hybrid that is unreliable.
All models equipped with the i-DCD system feature a 1.5-liter LEB engine in two variants (81 or 97 kW) and an H1 electric motor (with a maximum power output of 22 kW).
The power output can be summed up as the i-DCD system is a pure parallel hybrid. The manufacturer specifies the calculated total power output for these models as 101 or 112 kW, which means that the electric motor adds 20 or 15 kW to the engine power.
The "30-minute" power output cannot be determined as models with the i-DCD system were not sold in the European market. Hybrid versions were only exported to the Malaysian market.
However, the "rated" power output of 20 kW can be found in the annual Environmental Ministry (環境省) 'LEV Guidebook'.
In conclusion, applying the principle of adding power outputs to determine the tax base for models with the i-DCD system is justified and fair.
HEV typology : Toyota HSD ·
Daihatsu e-Smart ·
Honda i-MMD (e:HEV) ·
Toyota Hybrid :
HEV trans ·