The hybrid gas engine and electric motor combination is a marriage made in heaven. The hybrid powerplant combines a gas engine and electric motor. As you come to a complete stop, for example, the gas engine automatically shuts down. When the gas engine is running, it recharges the battery pack.
At speeds up to 40 mph, the electric motor provides all the power. It features a compact design that operates on power drawn both from the battery pack and from an electric motor, and emits virtually no harmful pollutants.
This gas-electric combination has an EPA-estimated 34 city/31 hwy mpg (FWD); 29 city/27 hwy mpg (4WD).
The hybrid gas engine and electric motor combination is a marriage made in heaven.
Nickel-Metal-Hydride Battery Pack
No, you donít need to plug it in at night. Like Mariner Hybrid, the 330-volt sealed nickel-metal-hydride battery (NiMH) pack is quite advanced. Located underneath the cargo area, the battery pack provides energy to start the engine, boosts acceleration and at low speeds provides all the drive power ó and driving actually helps recharge the battery pack. An 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty is included.** See your local Mercury Dealer for warranty details.
**10-year/100,000-mile in California. See dealer for details.
No, you donít need to plug it in at night.
Vehicle System Controller
This advanced feature is at the heart of Mariner Hybrid. Orchestrating many of the functions in Mariner Hybrid is the job of the Vehicle System Controller. Among other things, it shuts the engine down during coasting and at stoplights to save fuel, converts the electric motor to a generator during braking to help recharge the battery pack, and helps manage powertrain-related functions.
Vehicle System Controller
Recycling is smart. Especially when it helps recharge the battery pack. In traditional vehicles, braking ó while a great way to avoid a collision ó is quite inefficient. You lose energy. In Mariner Hybrid, when you apply the drum brakes, the electric motor functions as a generator and captures some of the kinetic energy, sending it to the battery pack and providing recharging.
Recycling is smart. Especially when it helps recharge the battery pack.
Hybrid Frequently Asked Questions
Where can Mariner Hybrid be serviced?
Can this vehicle be jump-started?
Does Mariner Hybrid work in all weather conditions?
Is Mariner part of the carbon-offset program?
Should I plug Mariner Hybrid in to a wall socket for
Where can I get fuel for Mariner Hybrid?
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