It's been said that with the emergence of electric vehicles, the hybrid may soon be left for dead; we see it a different way. Yes, hybrids may be viewed as a bridge between gasoline-powered vehicles of today and the battery-electric cars of tomorrow, but this figurative bridge spans a gap much longer than the infamous Golden Gate. If you view the auto industry and look at the numerous technologies that have evolved throughout the years, everything could be viewed as a connector to the next great
Daimler is currently working on a new hybrid vehicle engine that the company calls a transmission-integrated electric engine. As the name suggests, the setup puts the electric engine (motor) into the automatic transmission.
Oshkosh Truck, a Wisconsin based provider of the Army’s heavy cargo-hauling HEMTT (Heavy Expandable Mobility Technical Truck), is developing an electric hybrid variant for the U.S. Army, and has just signed a contract do develop a prototype of a similar vehicle for the Marines. In addition to increasing fuel economy from 3 to 4 miles per gallon, the hybrid powertrain could generate enough electricity to power a city block or a hospital, a valuable capability when operating in underdevelope