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The Cost of Electrification

There isn’t a single automaker in the world who believes it can earn profit from electric cars in the short term. The reason is the high cost of batteries that are needed to give the range drivers expect. In ...

Evaluating Energy Storage Options for Hybrid Electric Aircraft

The automotive industry has pioneered hybrid electric vehicle development. The aerospace industry has not followed the automotive trend largely due to integration challenges, a long and costly product development ...

Alternative Powertrains – Back to a Future of Many Choices

It was not that long ago that we grew up knowing only one type of automobile – one powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE). But that was not always the case. At the beginning of the 20th century, when ...

Powering the More-Electric Aircraft

It is theorized that systems and equipment for an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) will be developed 20 years hence as a More-Electric Aircraft (MEA) with no bleed system, which is a concept typified by the Boeing 787, ...

The Future of Off-Highway Emissions Regulations

Jean L. Broge, Managing Editor of SAE award-winning mobility engineering magazines, discusses the latest emissions standards for medium-and heavy-duty vehicles. In June, in a move that had been anticipated for some ...

The Demand for Higher Voltages

The concept of higher-voltage vehicle electrical networks between those for 12-V conventional and 200- and 600-V full hybrids and electric vehicles is not new, with development experiencing fits and starts over the ...

The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

There’s been a push to wean vehicles from petroleum, but fossil fuels will continue to power the transportation field for the next few decades, according to the ExxonMobil researcher who advises the company’s ...