Regenerative braking systems are the key behind electric and hybrid tech. Here’s a closer look at how they charge the battery while slowing the vehicle.
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Wondering which questions to ask about hybrid cars? Getting answers to these questions can simplify your shopping experience.
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Welcome to NAPA Knows New Cars with the 2019 Ram 1500. This is not your normal new car review. This series focuses more on the nuts & bolts of the vehicle that are not usually covered by other outlets.
The worst thing about stop-start technology might be all in your head, but what is idle-stop or SST on a conventional or mild hybrid vehicle?
48 volt safety might sound ominous, but we have the info to help you deal with this new automotive standard.
Today’s vehicles consume more electrical power than a 12-volt system can support. Here’s why automakers are turning to a 48-volt electrical system.
A mild hybrid isn’t as efficient as a full-blown hybrid, but the current technology adds more torque and reduces your time at the pump.
Most modern vehicles have 12-volt electrical systems, which power everything by means of the car battery. A 48-volt system may become the new norm.