48V electronic architecture has been looming on the automotive horizon for a few years, and rapid growth is expected over the next five years as manufacturers strive to meet increasingly stringent CO2 emission targets. 48V mild hybrids are considered one of the most cost-effective ways of achieving the targets, which are set to be introduced in 2020 and expected to be further reduced in 2025 and 2030. To help understand this topic area better; Automotive IQ have written an exclusive report: "48V Technology on the Automotive Horizon".
Lithium-ion batteries enabled smartphones to flourish. The next innovation will upend transportation and the grid. George Crabtree is director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this article George speaks about cheap energy storage will break the constraint that power must be generated at the same rate it is used.
A lot happened in the vehicle electrification space in 2016. We’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the most relevant new stories, over the past few months, in advance of the Low Voltage Electrification Summit, such as: the many advantages of 48V power supply systems, upcoming regulations, Continental’s recent initiatives and much more!
In preparation for Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification 2018, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on:
- Examining The Safety Case For Lithium Ion Batteries: Management/Control Systems To Protect The End-User
- Steps Toward Hybridization: Shifting To 48V Through Implementation Of Dual Power Supply Systems
- Energy Impact Of Component Technologies And Real World Driving Cycles On Start-Stop Technologies
- Advanced Energy Storage Solutions: Batteries Technologies To Optimize 12V And 48V Systems
This exclusive infographic shares the major electrification investments/projects of OEMs such as: Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Toyota, Mazda, Daimler, Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM, Ford, and the VW Group. OEMs are planning to electrify their complete vehicle lines as soon as 2019. This roadmap shares a forecast of what is expected to be on the market by 2019 through 2030.
Conversations with General Motors, DENSO International America, & the United States Council for Automotive Research: Low Voltage Challenges & Opportunities
Prior to the Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification Summit this April, we spoke with Dave Rich from General Motors, Jim Harkins from DENSO International America, and Anson Lee from the United States Council for Automotive Research – Electrical Power Systems Working Group to talk about low voltage challenges, 48V advancements, what the future will look like, and what they are most excited for at the Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification Summit.