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Vehicle Electricification: April 18, 2013

Vehicle Electrification
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Lead-acid rules as forklift battery, but alternatives pursued

01-May-2014 16:48 GMT
The forklift is one of the few applications where less battery weight is not necessarily a good thing. Read full story
2016 preview: Driving Continental’s 48-V hybrid
01-May-2014 14:16 GMT
Conti's new 48-V hybrid system is a package-efficient module aimed at delivering much of the functionality of a 200- to 400-V hybrid system for a fraction of the cost. It will enter production in 2016 at two OEMs. Read full story
Novel nanocatalysts for fuel cells
28-Apr-2014 17:38 GMT
3-D catalytic activity of new open-frame nanoparticles is twenty times that of existing formulations. Read full story
BMW shows plug-in hybrid electric based on X5 Sports Activity Vehicle
21-Apr-2014 16:12 GMT
Vehicle has 18 mi/30 km all-electric range from lithium-ion battery pack. Uses 2.0-l twin-scroll turbo engine with combination peak output of 270 hp/201 kW and 300 lb ft/407 N-m. Offers "predictive navigation" for high fuel efficiency, and can save battery capacity for areas that may require electric vehicle-only operation. European drive cycle ratings are 3.8 l/100 km (62 mpg) and just 89 grams CO₂/100 km. Read full story
Heavy brake re-gen feel dominates i3 driving experience
15-Apr-2014 20:13 GMT
With its i3 slated to reach U.S. customer hands in early May, BMW is ramping up production of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicle. Read full story
Energy independence and the smart grid
09-Apr-2014 14:29 GMT
A lively panel discussion at the SAE 2014 World Congress explored the role of battery-equipped vehicles in a smart, vehicle-to-grid network. Read full story
Hybrid-electric distributed propulsion explored
04-Apr-2014 20:38 GMT
Recent advancements in electronics, computers, and power distribution have made distributed propulsion feasible, but major challenges remain. Read full story
Toyota Motorsport pursues Le Mans prize with 1000-PS all-wheel-drive hybrid
01-Apr-2014 18:18 GMT
Toyota's new all-wheel-drive TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer matches a 520-PS gasoline V8 with 480 PS of hybrid-electric assist for a total 1000 PS available from all four wheels under acceleration. Read full story
SAE International battery committee chair defines the value proposition of batteries (video)
25-Mar-2014 19:12 GMT
Many people are skeptical of electrified vehicles (EVs)—and specifically the battery pack, because it is the most expensive part of the auto. By building an explanation that is more accessible to society, the industry (and the world!) will benefit. Read full story
SAE adopts two hydrogen-fueling standards to advance commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles
19-Mar-2014 12:31 GMT
J2601 and J2799 spell out pressure levels and other parameters for hydrogen fueling, helping pave the way for commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles. Read full story
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