28 Feb 2019
Consortium promises 'big leap' in performance for energy storage tech
A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level.
19 Sep 2016
Regenerative energy harvesting in 48V mild hybrids
The huge market opening up for 48V cars and commercial vehicles will involve much more effective regenerative braking generating tens of kilowatts and probably a turbine in the exhaust as well, generating one kilowatt or so in a small commercial vehicle.
13 Sep 2016
Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars
Mild hybrid cars at 48V will first hit global markets in a big way in 2017.
30 Jun 2016
Affordable advanced 48V ADEPT hybrid
Following almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V 'intelligent electrification' applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near term next generation vehicles.
11 May 2016
Project Fever to develop 48V through-the-road hybrid vehicle tech
Controlled Power Technologies has partnered with Ricardo, Tata Motors European Technical Centre and Provector, to apply its low voltage electric motor technology to the rear driveline of a B-segment city car.
20 Jan 2016
Meeting with ALABC/ILA London 13 Jan 2016
The International Lead Association (ILA) now runs the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Corporation (ALABC) and it is repositioning it to basic research at the request of its members.
4 Sep 2014
What's in store? The future of batteries to be revealed
A current major topic of conversation within the advanced battery and electric vehicle industry is the future of battery technology and chemistries in the context of energy density, safety and cost.
7 Jun 2013
ALABC UltraBattery hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty
Three years ago, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) was asked to demonstrate the durability of lead-carbon batteries in the high-rate, partial state-of-charge operation of a hybrid electric vehicle.
26 Sep 2011
Modular 'micro-mild' hybrid technology - reducing CO2 emissions
Incremental manufacturing cost is €50-60 for every 1 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the €200-500 per cent typical for full hybrids. Further value enhancements are possible if the automotive industry were to standardise around the proposed 48 volt power networks developing in Europe.