AAH #350 – Hybrids Mild & Prius Prime

October 7th, 2016 at 11:22am

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:3248 volt, mild hybrid
25:05 – Phone call: racing
26:39 – Phone call: Elio
28:07Paris Show: sans importance?
34:32Doctor Data
37:06UX: Going beyond the “Glass Slab.”
44:24Prius Prime: Bad Time for Prime?
44:46 – Prius Prime walk-around
52:20September Sales: How soon before everyone drives a truck?
1:00:25 – Phone call: Ram vs. Silverado
1:07:30BONUS FOOTAGE: Post-show

I.C.E. mpgs keep improving; EV batteries are lasting longer; And even fuel cells are still in the mix. If all this is true, then why are companies like Delphi banking on something called a 48-volt, mild hybrid as the next big thing to power your car? Well one reason could be because experts see sales of over 12-million of these mild hybrids in consumer cars by 2025.  But why guess at all this when we can hear it straight from a modern day Oracle of Delphi in the AFTER HOURS studio.

SPECIAL GUEST: Mary Gustanski, Vice President, Engineering, Delphi

PANEL:  Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com; Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press

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