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The simplest definition for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is one that relies on two different power sources. Beyond that, a plethora of terms being bandied about today can make things appear unnecessarily complicated. Cutting through the sea of words, hybrids can basically be divided into three main types: These are: full hybrids, mild hybrids, […]

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SsangYong is the latest company to reveal information about hybrid and green vehicles showcased at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014. SsangYong announced it will unveil its new diesel-hybrid XLV concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show in March. The company explained the XLV is a multi-role B-segment SUV […]

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While the North American automotive world is busy in Detroit, Mitsubishi Motors will celebrate the European premiere of its mild hybrid Concept AR at the 2014 Brussels Motor Show, due to open to the public January 16, 2014. Alongside the Concept AR will be the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover which will start its pan-European […]

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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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PowerGenix has entered into an innovation contract with PSA Peugeot Citroen Automobiles. Peugeot will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the use of PowerGenix’s NiZn batteries as a replacement for lead-acid in stop-start vehicles. PowerGenix describes itself as the leading developer of high performance, automotive Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries. “Peugeot has displayed impressive leadership in cutting emissions […]

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