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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 December 27, 2010


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 February 6, 2012


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 January 6, 2012


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 October 13, 2011


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 August 25, 2011


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 August 22, 2011


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 July 29, 2011


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 April 13, 2011


Electric and hybrid cars: One size will not fit all

Electrification will come in many shapes and sizes as the auto industry looks for ways to improve fuel efficiency and to lower the cost of batteries by finding a secondary use in grid storage.

By January 20, 2011


This week in Crave: The hangover edition

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

By January 1, 2011