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.
The near-term picture on EVs is fuzzy at best, but electrification is the future of the auto industry with hybrids leading the way.
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.
The auto industry move to electrification has begun in earnest, bringing consumers a menu of all-electric cars and different hybrid types.
General Motors signs a partnership with LG, which supplies batteries for the Chevy Volt, to jointly develop electric vehicles for sale in different countries.
Hybrids are moving from a niche for eco-minded drivers toward a mainstream solution for boosting fuel economy across all classes of vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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