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Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Sep 11, 2017

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Ultramid Endure Duct with Manifold

May 09, 2017

Debuting on 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, BASF's Plastic Can Take the Heat

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Jul 21, 2016

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

Jan 15, 2015

So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

Slentite™: New High-performance insulation material for customized climate management.

Sep 19, 2014

Extending Electric Vehicle Range Through Heat Management Solutions

7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Jun 21, 2014

7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Chemistry-Driven Innovation for the Automotive Industry

Jan 24, 2014

Chemistry-Driven Innovation for the Automotive Industry

Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

Jan 16, 2014

Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Sep 11, 2017

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

It is estimated that 5 to 8 percent of all vehicle production will be made up of pure electric, full hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2020, but automakers today are focusing on technologies that will help these vehicles go farther at a price point that attracts the average driver.

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Ultramid Endure Duct with Manifold

May 09, 2017

Debuting on 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, BASF's Plastic Can Take the Heat

The appetite for turbocharging technology is growing among automakers across the globe. OEMs view smaller displaced engines as a way to reach the fuel economy and tail pipe emissions standards set by regulators. By 2020, the number of powertrains using forced induction to boost power and acceleration is expected to be as high as 60 percent, with passenger vehicles and pickup trucks using turbo technology.

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9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Jul 21, 2016

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Since 2012, U.S. automakers have kept a keen eye toward a milestone date thirteen years down the road. The U.S. Government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards mandated a more than doubling of vehicle fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025, representing a formidable challenge given technology available at that time. Yet in an industry where innovation is critical to success, OEMs and suppliers have made substantial strides toward meeting these requirements, in turn developing a wide array of technologies in production today.

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Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Mexico's automotive industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and is quickly becoming one of the strongest auto manufacturing markets in the world. Mexico has an estimated production volume of 3.3 million vehicles for 2015. And 83 percent of the production is exported, making Mexico the fourth largest exporter in the world. Add in the recent influx of luxury vehicles now being produced in Mexico, and the question is no longer, "why invest in Mexico?" - but rather, "why not invest in Mexico?"

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So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

Jan 15, 2015

So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

We have all been conditioned to timidly enter our cars on a hot, sunny day. Why? Because we have come to expect the overwhelming waft of heat that escapes as the door opens along with the unpleasant 'burn' we experience as our hands and legs touch the seat or hot dash. Thankfully, engineers now have access to solutions that will reduce these effects. There's new heat management technology that can keep car interiors cool even on the hottest of days, regardless of the vehicle's color - even black!

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Slentite™: New High-performance insulation material for customized climate management.

Sep 19, 2014

Extending Electric Vehicle Range Through Heat Management Solutions

Increased driving range. Every electric vehicle owner wants it. Every electric vehicle manufacturer strives to achieve it. Many factors impact electric vehicle (EV) range, which makes for a delicate balancing act for OEMs and suppliers. From vehicle aerodynamics, battery size and weight, to battery power drains from features consumers expect like infotainment systems, power windows, and automatic locks and seats, manufacturers are looking at every possible way to increase the drive range of EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV).

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7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Jun 21, 2014

7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Summer is officially here, and with that comes pool parties, barbeques and road trips. Be careful though! When a car is left in the warm sun all day, it can result in dangerously hot interior temperatures. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when outside temperatures are at 80 F or above, the inside of our cars can reach up to 172 F.

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Chemistry-Driven Innovation for the Automotive Industry

Jan 24, 2014

Chemistry-Driven Innovation for the Automotive Industry

We are pleased to debut our new automotive capabilities video: Chemistry-Driven Innovation for the Automotive Industry.

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Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

Jan 16, 2014

Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

At BASF, we recognize and embrace research that improves fuel economy for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and increases driving range for electric vehicles (EV) - two of the most important trends in the automotive industry today. Energy consumed by the use of heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in vehicles is one of the major causes for increased fuel consumption and limited battery range.

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