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Posts tagged with 'start-stop systems'

30 Aug, 2013

Stop-Start battery power

Posted by John Day

John Day     In January Johnson Controls announced that its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology will power Ford Motor Company’s 2013 Fusion Auto Start-Stop vehicle. Earlier this month the firm said its AGM will also power Chevrolet’s 2014 Malibu, which features Start-Stop (or Stop-Start). Start-Stop systems can improve fuel economy by 5 percent or more because the car’s engine shuts off when … Read More

start-stop systems, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Stop-Start Systems, absorbent glass mat, Chevrolet's 2014 Malibu, 2013 Fusion, Tianjin Automotive Test Center, micro-hybrid cars, PowerGenix, Ford Motor Company, Johnson Controls

30 Apr, 2012

Comfy cars

Posted by John Day

John Day One of the more significant obstacles to automotive start-stop systems is how to keep the car comfy with the engine off. Saving fuel is great, but not if the infotainment system, HVAC et al were to shut down at every red light. At the SAE World Congress in Detroit last week, Delphi Automotive introduced a Phase Change Material (PCM) Evaporator that it said will keep start/stop vehicle cabins cooler … Read More

phase change material evaporator, hybrid vehicles CO2 emissions, SAE World Congress, Delphi automotive, Delphi Thermal Systems, Delphi, start-stop systems, heat pump air conditioner, HVAC, exhaust gas heat exchanger

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