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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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An Audi executive revealed more on the automaker’s plan to release three electric vehicles by 2020 and to electrify all of its fleet. During the Audi Summit held in Barcelona last week, Audi Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Roland Villinger confirmed that an all-electric e-tron large SUV will be first with a 2018 launch. It will […]

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Audi has just released the fourth generation of the A8, with its AI traffic jam pilot and 48-volt electrical system – and a plug-in hybrid is to follow. During a launch ceremony yesterday at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, the company said the full-size sedan has a “systematically electrified drive” and will be the first […]

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Volvo Cars will offer electrified options for every Volvo built starting in 2019. The automaker announced today that five battery electric models will be rolling out between 2019 and 2021 – three under the Volvo brand and two under Polestar. Details will be made clear at a later date. As for electrifying Volvos, it said […]

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Audi will be using kinetic energy generated when driving over bumps on the road to put more energy and fuel efficiency back into new 48-volt electrical systems. As Audi follows the auto industry trend to roll out new 48-volt models to improve fuel economy, its new technology, which it calls eROT, could give it a […]

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Vehicles equipped with more powerful 48-volt electrical systems will start hitting the road in significant quantities in the near future. This shift will increase fuel efficiency considerably without breaking the bank. Today’s automotive electrical systems operate on just 12 volts, a technological standard that’s been widely used in America since roughly the 1960s. But German […]

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Hyundai opted to showcase its green side for the Paris Motor Show this year. The Korean automaker has on display a 48-volt Hybrid version of its i40 and a New Generation i30 powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). “Hyundai Motor is committed to creating sustainable mobility for European consumers,” said Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President […]

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Johnson Controls (JC) will focus on next-generation cooling systems for lithium-ion battery packs with the stated end goal bring to help save consumers money at the pump. Th company has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries. Scientists and […]

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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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At the 34th International Vienna Engine Symposium, the international automotive supplier Continental presented future “clean power” solutions that it will be offering between now and 2020, aimed at making vehicles more efficient and environmentally friendly while also offering strong performance. Continental believes that direct-injection (DI) gasoline engines still offer significant further potential and is therefore […]

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