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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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A special conference is being held this week to discuss the advancements of 48 volt hybrid systems for vehicles. The European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC) will inform automotive industry executives this week of the environmental and cost benefits of advanced lead-carbon batteries now being commercialized for a new generation of low cost 48V ‘super […]

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The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will focus on the affordable 48 volts “intelligent electrification” of next generation hybrid vehicles at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC). ALABC said this new class of hybrid aims to keep the cost down and the voltage below the critical 60 volt safety threshold. Organized by the International […]

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Ever thought of using your vehicle’s exhaust to produce electricity? Engineering firm Ricardo is working on such a project: the PowerDriver. The PowerDriver project is a European Union funded collaborative research initiative involving major UK based end-user organizations Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. and Rolls-Royce PLC together with supply chain  and research and development partners and […]

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After two years of on-the-ground testing the Ricardo-engineered Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) has proven to be as good as the simulation models projected. The analysis released May 23 proves that when compared to the US military’s regularly outfitted M1151 HMMWV, the FED experienced a 72 percent improvement in fuel economy. The FED’s performance was […]

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