Why the Next Generation of Cars Might Use 48-Volt Technology

Automakers worldwide increasingly talk about electrifying their fleets, but it doesn’t mean every future car or truck will need to be plugged in. Instead, the first wave of this advance is 48-volt technology.

The new onboard battery systems can provide extra juice to run infotainment and advanced safety systems that are increasingly complex and thirsty for power. Other benefits include decreased emissions and even improved acceleration.

Experts tell Consumer Reports that 48-volt systems are an easy way for automakers to improve performance, fuel economy, and even reliability.

Continue reading this article by Consumer Reports.

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