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.
On October 15, Smart will start producing a hybrid version of its tiny Smart ForTwo city car. This European-only car gets approximately 13 percent better fuel economy than the already frugal standard ForTwo.
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 near-term picture on EVs is fuzzy at best, but electrification is the future of the auto industry with hybrids leading the way.
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.
General Motors signs a partnership with LG, which supplies batteries for the Chevy Volt, to jointly develop electric vehicles for sale in different countries.
Energy storage company Ioxus designs a hybrid gadget that combines the fast recharge of ultracapacitors with the greater energy storage of lithium-ion batteries.
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.
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The auto industry move to electrification has begun in earnest, bringing consumers a menu of all-electric cars and different hybrid types.