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microhybrids

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Ford to bring start-stop 'microhybrids' to U.S.

Already used in Europe, Ford's fuel-saving system turns off the gas engine when a car is idle to improve efficiency by up to 10 percent.

By Dec. 27, 2010

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New lead-acid battery angles for micro hybrids

In the technology race to build energy storage systems for start stop hybrids, Axion Power is pushing an advance on the workhorse lead-acid battery.

By Jan. 6, 2012

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Electric vehicles: This time it really is different

The near-term picture on EVs is fuzzy at best, but electrification is the future of the auto industry with hybrids leading the way.

By Feb. 6, 2012

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GE, NRG venture buys into ultracapacitor storage

Ioxus lands $21 million investment from venture arms of large energy and transportation companies, which are evaluating ultracapacitors for a broader set of energy storage applications.

By Apr. 13, 2011

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GM teams with LG to develop electric vehicles

General Motors signs a partnership with LG, which supplies batteries for the Chevy Volt, to jointly develop electric vehicles for sale in different countries.

By Aug. 25, 2011

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Hybrid storage melds battery, ultracapacitor

Energy storage company Ioxus designs a hybrid gadget that combines the fast recharge of ultracapacitors with the greater energy storage of lithium-ion batteries.

By Nov. 12, 2010

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Technologies that will get automakers to 54.5 mpg

CAFE standards are set to double by 2025, a fuel economy mandate which will push automakers to adopt more efficient engines, start-stop hybrids, and hybrids.

By Jul. 29, 2011

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This week in Crave: The hangover edition

Too busy partying like it's 1999? Here's the Crave news you missed.

By Jan. 1, 2011

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In electric-car stakes, automakers spread their bets

The auto industry move to electrification has begun in earnest, bringing consumers a menu of all-electric cars and different hybrid types.

By Oct. 13, 2011

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Why the Ford-Toyota hybrid tie-up is a big deal

Hybrids are moving from a niche for eco-minded drivers toward a mainstream solution for boosting fuel economy across all classes of vehicles.

By Aug. 22, 2011