Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), which is working on a number of low voltage ‘micro-mild’ hybrid innovations, is presenting its cost efficient carbon reduction technologies at the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle conference and ride & drive event this week. The ‘LCV2011’ conference on 7-8 September is being hosted by Cenex at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire. Meanwhile, the company’s new ‘LC Super Hybrid’ demonstrator will be making its first appearance at the AVL Engine & Environment conference in Graz, Austria. This latest demonstrator built in association with the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) is based on a 1.4l turbocharged BlueMotion VW Passat family saloon, providing carmakers with real world verification of its concept for a new class of ‘micro-mild’ hybrid vehicle. The technologies incorporated will demonstrate significantly reduced CO2 emissions combined with attractive performance at relatively low cost compared to full hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles. ALABC carbon-enhanced lead-acid battery designs complement the low voltage technology helping to maximise energy recuperation during deceleration, fully realising SpeedStart’s potential for high power generation and electrical energy recovery.