Beta ETK800 Hybrid 4.0

Full hybrid versions of the ETK800 hatchback car

  1. Arcanox
    It's the car every BeamNG driver has been waiting for! The ETK800 hatchback, now available in several new Hybrid models. That's right, a real hybrid vehicle in BeamNG! That means instant electric torque, engine auto-start-stop technology, and regenerative braking in your favorite driving sim.

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    This new configuration of the ETK800 is built on the same Hybrid powertrain system as my "Hybrid Citybus" mod. It uses the same exact code and parts, simply configured for a sporty hatchback instead of a huge bulky transit bus. As with most hybrid cars, it features pure electric driving below a certain speed, with the engine stopping completely when it's not needed. There are three hybrid models available for the ETK800: the 854eh "Eco Hybrid", 856sh "Sport Hybrid", and 856rh "Race Hybrid".

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    All models are also capable of driving at higher speeds (for short distances) in "pure electric" mode similar to the city bus. This "EV" mode can be toggled by pressing "E" on the keyboard. Also like the city bus, the vehicle includes a "battery charge" mode activated with Shift + E (while in Park) that will use the engine to charge the hybrid battery relatively quickly.

    For the best performance during a drag race, it is recommended that you charge the battery up all the way (using the fast-charge mode) and pre-start the engine by holding both the brake and gas pedals (the engine will start and pre-rev, but the car will not accelerate). Launch the vehicle when ready by releasing the brake pedal. The engine will rev up more shortly after you launch to help the electric motors and achieve maximum acceleration power.

    If you're one of those people who is mindful of their carbon impact (who would want to pollute the gorgeous maps of BeamNG?), you'll be delighted to find that the standard 854eh Eco-Hybrid will get upwards of 40 MPG driving around town! The 856sh Sport-Hybrid will get around 30 MPG if you're mindful of your acceleration and braking, and the 856rh Race-Hybrid will even get a decent 12-15 MPG on the track, but then again, who's counting MPGs while racing ;)

Recent Reviews

  1. default0.0player
    default0.0player
    5/5,
    Version: 4.0
    The thought of automatically using the brakes to prevent rolling downhill is way ahead of time.
  2. Ege.A
    Ege.A
    4/5,
    Version: 4.0
    good
  3. james1965
    james1965
    4/5,
    Version: 3.0
    I like this mod. Can you please make a Pessima Hybrid?
  4. 98crownvic
    98crownvic
    5/5,
    Version: 2.1.1
    This thing is great. Realistic, too, as someone well acquainted with a 2010 Highlander Hybrid. MPG is maybe a little optimistic though, I hit 89 highway (ish). But still, I love this thing, keep up the great work.
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      Thanks! I used to drive an '06 Highlander Hybrid, definitely a great car! I certainly need to do some math and tune it to be a little more realistic; it's just a matter of finding the time to do so
  5. Unster
    Unster
    4/5,
    Version: 2.1.1
    I also like this mod a lot, since a hybrid is something new & unique to BeamNG. But I think the dashboard is missing a proper indicator for the electric motor usage. I had a hybrid in real life at one point (a Honda) and it showed how much the electric motor was being used and if the battery was being charged (when braking). Your blue indicator just shows if the car is in EV mode but nothing else.
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      I do have a UI app that I'm eventually going to add additional elements to. I'd like to add a custom dashboard but I'm not sure how moddable the interior view instrument clusters are on the cars
  6. on3cherryshake
    on3cherryshake
    4/5,
    Version: 2.1.1
    This is an AWESOME mod! I love how technical it gets, especially with the planetary gear sets! However I feel like there should be WAY more electric motor torque instantaneously. You really gotta bury your foot in it for it to start moving. This only flaw is what lets it down for me. Otherwise great!
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      Some of the torque is not available if you punch it due to the fact that it's starting the engine at the same time; if you put it in EV-only mode or hold gas + brake at the same time and then let go of brake, you'll get more instant torque
  7. v8william
    v8william
    5/5,
    Version: 2.1
    Probably the single best mod out there! Keep it up ;-)
    Small question: Was this based of an Passat GTE?
    A friend of mine has one. And they drive pretty similar :D
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      I based the "feel" of driving on the '06 Highlander Hybrid I used to drive on a regular basis in addition to the Volt I drive now, but I'd assume any planetary-based hybrid will drive somewhat the same :)
  8. mano11
    mano11
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Love the hybrid idea in general. Would love to see this implemented onto the D-Series!
  9. default0.0player
    default0.0player
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Hypermiled! With the ETK856 I got 16.6MPG and with the ETK856th, 42MPG!
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      Nice! Especially around town, the hybrid system really helps gas mileage a lot. On my old IRL Toyota hybrid, I'd get 26 on the highway and ~32 in the city.
  10. BannedByAndroid
    BannedByAndroid
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Nice mod, but please stop changing filenames!
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      does it mess up the game? I always assumed it'd be smart enough to clear out old filenames. I can remove the version from the filename when I upload it in future versions
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