Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs) use auxiliary batteries to support the operation of the 12-volt electrical system. Instead of utilizing the High Voltage (HV) battery to power … Continue Reading What Is An Auxiliary Battery Used For In Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicles?
From electric to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), connectivity to shared mobility, the automotive industry is undergoing a transformation expected to span the next 10-20+ years. While changes will be … Continue Reading Looking Into The Future Shift to Electric Vehicles
Electric car options continue to expand despite a year of challenges. There are three types of hybrids as well as pure-electric vehicles to consider.
After purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), you’ll never have to visit another gas station. You’ll be doing your part to lower your overall impact on the environment by reducing emissions, among a wide variety of other benefits; however, there are certain inherent challenges that need to be addressed…
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.
(Editor’s note: This article on hybrid battery installation tips is meant for skilled readers who are familiar with working on their own vehicles. If in doubt, please visit the experts … Continue Reading Hybrid Battery Installation Tips
Wondering which questions to ask about hybrid cars? Getting answers to these questions can simplify your shopping experience.
Hybrid-powered vehicles that combine traditional combustion engines with electric motors and high-voltage batteries first entered the market nearly two decades ago. These pioneers – first, the Honda Insight in 2000 … Continue Reading Hybrid Vehicle Service: What Goes Into A Remanufactured Battery Pack?
What is an alternator? Simply put, it’s a part of your car’s electrical system that you never really have to think about until it starts to cause you grief. Alongside your vehicle’s battery, the alternator is the backbone of the charging system in your automobile…
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.