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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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