Hybrid Technology

Judge Gives Major Break In GM Theft CaseAn ex- General Motors engineer convicted of stealing hybrid technology was sentenced to just a year and a day in prison, far below the punishment sought by the government in a case that involved an alleged scheme to take the trade secrets to China.
GM Wants Tough Punishment In Hybrid Secrets TheftGeneral Motors Co. wants a long prison sentence next week for a former employee and her husband who were convicted of stealing hybrid vehicle technology for potential use by competitors in China.
Two Convicted In Conspiracy To Steal GM Trade SecretsA former General Motors engineer and her husband were convicted by a federal jury in Detroit for conspiring to steal hybrid technology trade secrets from GM with the intent to use them in a joint venture with an automotive competitor in China.
New Ford Hybrid Feature Learns To Deliver More Electric-Only DrivingFord Motor Co. is touting a new patented system on its hybrid vehicles, called EV+, that allows vehicles to learn frequent destinations and changes the way power is used to deliver more electric-only driving.
Azure Dynamics Adds New Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks To Hybrid LineupThe Oak Park hybrid truck powertrain developer Azure Dynamics Corp. Wednesday announced a deal with Ford Motor Co. to integrate its proprietary plug-in hybrid technology into the market-leading Ford F-Series Super Duty product line.
Consumers Weigh Options In Car PurchasesAs the auto industry continues to develop alternative powertrain vehicles, consumer consideration for these vehicles is on the rise, but its a slow process.
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