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Vehicle Electricification: April 18, 2013

Vehicle Electrification
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Delphi says 48-volt mild-hybrid systems could offer 15% CO2 reductions

02-Oct-2015 14:50 GMT
Speaking at the IAA Frankfurt Show, Christian Schäfer, Global Director of Advanced Electrical and Electronic Architectures at Delphi told Automotive Engineering that there are several drivers for the technology that were not present 15 years ago. Read full story
Nissan shows Gripz crossover concept
22-Sep-2015 15:25 GMT
Nissan weds crossover capability with sports car style in the concept shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Read full story
Fuel-saving KERS for big-rig trucks
22-Sep-2015 15:16 GMT
French start-up Adgero aims to retrofit rail-compatible semi-trailers with ultracapacitor-based hybrid drive units. The Adgero Hybrid System, it is claimed, is the first kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for heavy-duty trucks. Read full story
Mercedes' concept stresses connectivity, record-breaking aerodynamics
16-Sep-2015 16:30 GMT
The Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile), which the German automaker also calls the “Digital Transformer,” was developed in less than 10 months thanks to Mercedes' advances in "digitalization." The four-door coupe is claimed to have a record-breaking Cd value of 0.19, and also enables autonomous driving and car-to-x communication. Read full story
Toyota gives a look at its re-engineered 2016 Prius
11-Sep-2015 18:07 GMT
Toyota's hybrid "set the global benchmark for hybrids, but now is breaking its own boundaries with more engaging style and fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota. Read full story
Schaeffler's electric powertrain primed for FIA Formula E racing
09-Sep-2015 16:02 GMT
A Schaeffler-developed electric powertrain faces the grueling demands of motorsports competition during the upcoming second season of FIA Formula E racing. Read full story
Flexible, modular robo-EV
02-Sep-2015 19:16 GMT
What happens when a team of software and robotics "nerds" from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence design a self-driving electric microcar? Read full story
Battling the high cost of EV batteries
14-Aug-2015 17:36 GMT
Huge factories and technical improvements are slowly pushing battery pack costs down toward the $100/kW·h turning point that's expected to democratize electrified vehicles. Read full story
Ohio State's ‘Bullet’ EV has a short range, but could surpass 400 mph
13-Apr-2015 15:10 GMT
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW). Read full story
Mercedes-Benz replaces M-Class with GLE, adds plug-in hybrid
06-Apr-2015 19:59 GMT
The new plug-in hybrid model has a 19-mi range in EV mode and can accelerate to 81 mph on its electric motor alone, while the AMG models' 5.5-L V8 gets a power boost. Read full story
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Amphenol Industrial Products Group’s ePower connectors series, rated at 800 to 1000 V dc, now includes right angle ...more
For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel con...more
Current production dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs) are limited by their inherent mechanical complexity, according to FE...more
C2000 Piccolo F2807x multipoint control units (MCUs) from Texas Instruments improve execution speeds of control tasks in...more
Andromeda Interfaces’ electric vehicle interface controller (EVIC) is a fully integrated display device to monitor the o...more
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