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Bosch is launching a new 48-volt battery it hopes will make it a market leader in the micro hybrid segment. The 48-volt lithium-ion battery is designed for micro hybrids. It would also be well suited for Audi’s upcoming 48V whole-car electrical system, and a new generation of similar 48V cars and trucks. Micro hybrids use […]

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Within the next three years, A123 Systems plans to double the global production of its lithium-ion batteries to 1.5 gigawatt-hours. In order to meet these new levels, A123 said it will need to expand its factories, which are already at maximum production levels. “We’re at capacity at all of our production facilities,” said A123 CEO […]

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Expect many more mild-hybrid vehicles coming as Johnson Controls just unveiled its first-generation 48-volt Lithium-ion Micro Hybrid battery. “We expect this technology to play an integral role in meeting aggressive fuel economy and emission reduction targets,” says Ray Shemanski, vice president and general manager of the Original Equipment Group for Johnson Controls Power Solutions. Featuring […]

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