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New Choices in Fuel Efficient Cars

Despite two-dollar per gallon gasoline in the U.S., automakers are developing new, even more efficient power solutions. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the ...

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, ...

Debunking Electric Vehicle Myths

Panelists of the “Why it’s likely that there will be an electrified vehicle in your future?” session at the SAE 2016 World Congress (our largest global automotive event) discussed the influence of ...

48 V Mild Hybrids Dominate

The consensus of global forecasts suggests that 48 V mild hybrids will soon come to dominate the market. In fact, due to tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard ...

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 ...