Tag Archives: Hybrid

Dr. Mark Quarto to Keynote MACS 2017 Training Event – Feb 16, 2017


The role of mobile air conditioning (A/C) systems has dramatically changed as hybrid, plug-In hybrid, battery electric, extended range electric vehicle, and fuel cell vehicle technologies continue to populate the vehicle landscape. No longer strictly for vehicle cabin cooling, the … Continue reading

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You don’t see that everyday!


While taking in the sights around Denver, Colorado last week we decided to drive up Mt. Evans for the thrill of being at 14,000 feet above sea level. There is also something wondrous about switchback roads at high elevation with … Continue reading

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Are you using the correct lubricating oil for a hybrid compressor?


By Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS manager of service training Did you know that electric motor driven compressors used on hybrid and electric vehicles require a very special type of lubricating oil? And they don’t all call for the same type. Not … Continue reading

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Hybrid vehicle market


By Jacques Gordon, Editor, MACS ACtion magazine The first hybrid vehicle to market was the 1999 Honda Insight, followed soon after by the Toyota Prius. Each employs different technologies; Honda converted the engine’s flywheel to a motor/generator, while Toyota designed a … Continue reading

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Learn about hybrid and EV battery thermal management systems


By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine Continuing our series of blogs introducing some of the teachers and presenters that will be presenting classes at the upcoming MACS Training Event and Trade Show in February. Each of these class leaders … Continue reading

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A123: down, then up


 By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine On October 16, A123 Systems Inc. filed for reorganization protection under Ch. 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The maker of rechargeable batteries used in a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles had … Continue reading

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Improving the breed


Recent news releases remind us that hybrid and all-electric vehicle technology is not reserved for the sole use of commuters and tree-huggers. Since electric motors are usually involved, torque can be delivered almost instantly to the drive wheels. Races are often won or lost in those instants, and the companies that race are interested. Continue reading

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Escapism


It should be obvious by now that alt-power vehicles, notably hybrids and all-electrics will carve their niche in the automotive market. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, if you run a shop sooner or later one or more will appear in the service drive.

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