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SAE Vehicle Electrification 2012-02-21

  • Magazine Issue
  • 12EVSD0221
Published February 21, 2012 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Bang for the buck
    The best technology solutions for electrified vehicles are the ones that deliver ∼80% of the performance of 'ideal' systems, at ∼60% of their cost.
  • Rise of the P2 machines
    Newcomers to hybrid-vehicle development are bypassing the Prius-proven powersplit system for lower-cost and moderately less capable single-motor solutions.
  • Rethinking battery and e-motor materials
    Experts reveal efforts to find lower cost, more strategically stable solutions that can match or improve system performance.