Is Stop-Start Technology The Next Big Thing?

MaryAnn Wright, vice president of technology and innovation for Johnson Controls Inc. Power Solutions say that micro-hybrid , or stop-start powertrains could advance the hybrid market. So what is a micro-hybrid, and why would they be the next big thing?

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GM Wants To Build 500,000 Electrified Vehicles A Year By 2017

While President Obama’s goal of getting a million electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road by 2016 may fall well short, some automakers are feeling more bullish for their own prospects on a global sale. In a recent interview, a General Motors executive said that worldwide, GM hopes to sell about 500,000 electrified vehicles annually. But that quote should come with an asterisk.

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