Tag: Hybrid

EV & hybrid expert Craig Van Batenburg to train at Wire & Gas 2020

World renowned hybrid and EV repair expert Craig Van Batenburg from the United States is confirmed to train at Wire & Gas 2020 on his first-ever visit to Australia. A workshop owner turned training provider through his Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC) in Worcester, Massachusetts, Craig’s peerless knowledge of vehicle electrification stems from his first Continue reading EV & hybrid expert Craig Van Batenburg to train at Wire & Gas 2020

Audi Q7 e-tron heat pump compressor

Audi’s Q7 e-tron made headlines last year upon its unveiling at the Geneva motor show, billed as the world’s first TDI plug-in hybrid with quattro drive and the first plug-in hybrid with a diesel engine from the German prestige marque. With a 3.0-litre six-cylinder oil-burner and electric motor on-board, the big SUV emerged with 275kW Continue reading Audi Q7 debuts cutting-edge heat pump tech

Prius HVAC unit by Denso

Toyota’s fourth-generation Prius due to launch in Australia in March breaks new ground for the pioneering hybrid car in a number of areas, including a more energy-efficient automatic air-conditioning system from Denso. According to the Japanese parts supplier, the system in the new Prius uses a more efficient electric compressor and an ejector-integrated evaporator, which Continue reading New Toyota Prius AC system is 18% more efficient