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Vehicle Electricification: April 18, 2013

Vehicle Electrification
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CPT's switched-reluctance motor-generator seen as path to 48-V systems

12-Mar-2014 17:32 GMT
Controlled Power Technologies' switched reluctance (SR) motor-generator technology was developed for a new breed of 48-V mild-hybrid vehicles. Read full story
Hyundai trials lightweight construction techniques with Intrado concept
10-Mar-2014 15:22 GMT
Shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the concept uses a new construction method that brings together lightweight steels, a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic structure, and power from a hydrogen fuel cell. Read full story
Batteries that don’t burn
07-Mar-2014 16:15 GMT
Potential lithium-ion battery electrolyte replacement being researched at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is non-flammable. Read full story
GM’s Nitz gets new dual role of EV and Transmission Engineering director
05-Mar-2014 12:21 GMT
Formerly chief of hybrid and electric powertrain engineering, Nitz is now Executive Director, Global Transmissions and Electrification. His new role reflects the evolution of automotive transmission systems as their mechanical and electrical functionality converges. Read full story
Ford solar hybrid concept recharges off-grid
24-Feb-2014 14:51 GMT
Rooftop solar cells and lens canopy enable the C-MAX to go 21 battery-only miles after an 8-h recharge. Read full story
The e-up! points way to VW’s electric future
24-Feb-2014 12:49 GMT
For those doubters able to see beyond the (at present) minuses of electric motive power, the practical little car may help to generate an automotive epiphany on the rugged road to powertrain reformation. Read full story
Hella and Vahle co-developing wireless charging for electrified vehicles
21-Feb-2014 17:16 GMT
A Hella and Vahle joint development program for wireless charging of electrified vehicles is targeted to reach the advanced engineering stage with an automaker's participation in 2014. Read full story
Battery guru: Future of 18650 cells unclear beyond Tesla S
17-Feb-2014 17:25 GMT
Automotive battery industry expert Dr. Menahem Anderman doesn't see other OEMs adopting the commodity 18650 type battery cell successfully used by Tesla Motors. Read full story
Kia Soul EV unveiled in Chicago
14-Feb-2014 12:52 GMT
The 2015 Soul EV debuts as Kia's first all-electric vehicle for the U.S. market. With its 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and 81.4-kW electric motor, the expected driving range is 80-100 miles (129-161 km). Read full story
Automakers expanding 48-V production plans, says AVL electrification chief
13-Feb-2014 13:02 GMT
Automotive battery suppliers are adding 48-V volumes to their prototype and production schedules at a steady rate as a number of automakers prepare to launch new dual-voltage electrical systems within the next few years. Read full story
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