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Litens Pulleys: You’ll Be Surprised at What’s in the Box

What you get in the box may surprise you. This video is sponsored by Litens.

Toyota Regenerative Braking System

The brake system of a hybrid may have multiple components to perform regenerative braking and pedal simulation.

VIDEO: Hybrids and EVs Have Two Batteries

The 12-volt battery powers the conventional automotive systems. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Servicing and Maintaining Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

In this episode of the Lubrizol 360 podcast, we discuss the service and maintenance implications of the growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles. We sit down with Lubrizol’s Martin Birze and My Hang Truong discuss how vehicles like the BMW i3, Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are changing how engine oil and driveline fluids

Hybrid Wheel Bearing Service

There are more than four million hybrid vehicles in the U.S. All of them are equipped with brakes and wheel bearings. When servicing hybrid vehicles, it is critical that the hybrid or regenerative brake systems be disabled. It should also be a common practice to remove the keys from the vehicle and place them in an area that is far enough away from the vehicle, as some hybrid systems will sense if the key is near. As the driver approaches the vehicle, some vehicles will not only unlock the doors, but also activate systems like brakes and the drivetrain.

GKN Brings Supercar Hybrid Technology To Mass Market

GKN Driveline is transferring hybrid technology from super sports cars such as the Porsche 918 Spyder and BMW i8 into affordable compact vehicles. The company has developed an eAxle module that will enable C-segment vehicles to offer buyers a plug-in hybrid option with improved performance and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 50 percent.

Import Insights: BMW (September 2014)

BMW Partners with Samsung for Battery Cells The BMW Group and Samsung SDI plan to expand their supply relationship for battery cells for electro-mobility. The two companies recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect in Seoul. Samsung SDI will supply the BMW Group with battery cells for the BMW i3, BMW i8

BMW charging system
Import Insights: Honda/Acura (July 2014)

Honda Sales Hot In May May 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales showed an overall increase of 9% compared to May 2013, which showed a similar increase vs. the previous year. The Honda Division posted an increase of 9.8% with May sales of 137,928 units. The Acura division gained 2.2% on May sales of 14,675,

Acura ILX emblem