Beta ETK800 Hybrid 2.1.1

High-performance hybrid version of the ETK856 hatchback car

  1. Arcanox
    It's the car every BeamNG driver has been waiting for! The ETK856 hatchback, now available in a sporty new Hybrid model.

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    This new configuration of the ETK800 is built on the same Hybrid powertrain system as my "citybus" hybrid mod. It uses the same exact code and parts, simply configured for a performance sport 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. With the standard configuration, it will reach 60MPH from a stop in just under 5 seconds. In addition to the standard configuration, there is also a race configuration equipped with racing tires/brakes, a larger battery, and a more powerful electric motor to yield a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds.

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    Both 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 citybus, 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 all the way (90% of the full battery charge, or 100% of the visual indicator on the UI app) 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 shortly after you launch to pick up the slack when the electric motor begins to lose torque.

    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 ETK856 Hybrid will get upwards of 30 MPG driving around town, and between 9-15 MPG on the race track depending on how well you're doing ;)

Recent Reviews

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 :)
  5. mano11
    mano11
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Love the hybrid idea in general. Would love to see this implemented onto the D-Series!
  6. 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.
  7. The F12 of Maranello
    The F12 of Maranello
    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
  8. TheAssaultGamer
    TheAssaultGamer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    This mod is super well made! My favourite part by far is the debug mode! Cool to see how it all works. Please keep working at it!
  9. burnoaut2
    burnoaut2
    3/5,
    Version: 1.2
    One of the best mods in beam ng drive, but, the ev mode and the mode for charging the batteries doesn´t work for me
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      I'm guessing there must be a change in the way input mapping works in the new version of the game. I haven't had time to sufficiently test the mod in the Halloween update, but I should have some time tomorrow and this next week to do so
  10. Can-06
    Can-06
    4/5,
    Version: 1.2
    It's good but in Arcade mode the doesn't want to go backwards, it can only go in realistic mode and it gets confused too much. (I couldn't find the disscussion tab/thread)
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      I've never even enabled arcade mode so I have no clue how it works. I can see if it's possible to fix it, but it's best to just use realistic mode with the hybrids.

      I've been trying to figure out how to set up a designated discussion tab/thread, but for now, I've been handling discussion in my "hybrid system overview" thread
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