Beta ETK800 Hybrid 2.0

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. mano11
    mano11
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Love the hybrid idea in general. Would love to see this implemented onto the D-Series!
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. eefoids
    eefoids
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    really good mod, have you considered making a sunburst hybrid aswell? that would be perfect
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      I'll probably make it for other vehicles too, but right now I'm trying to make it as consistent and polished as possible before branching to other vehicles
  8. h0rsepower
    h0rsepower
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    It's a very nice mod that's well put together. I like the app that goes alongside it. I made an electric version of it based off this mod that has a 60KWh battery instead of 2.
  9. nick12345
    nick12345
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Great mod overall but the gasoline engine sound keeps kicking in when i start the engine and the electric sound only works sometimes.
    1. Arcanox
      Author's Response
      The electric sound is proportionate to how much power is going to the motor, so if you're not accelerating a lot, you won't hear it much. The engine will kick in any time you accelerate too hard or go too fast unless it's in "forced EV" mode toggled by pressing "E"
  10. <CODEC>
    <CODEC>
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    One word Excellent!
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