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More vehicle electrification expected to juice demand for more powerful systems

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http://www.autonews.com - For years, suppliers have touted 48 volts for stop-start systems, active suspensions and other cutting-edge hardware that would overburden a conventional 12-volt system. Expense has kept automakers at bay, but Volkswagen Group has now broken the ice.

Tesla Model 3 preorder frenzy should have Chevy Bolt green with envy

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http://venturebeat.com - More than 325,000 potential buyers have put down $1,000 apiece for a Tesla Model 3 electric car that they won’t get for two years, if not considerably longer than that. Which must frustrate the electrification team at General Motors deeply. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV with more than 200 miles of range and a starting price of $37,500 is already in pre-production, and could go on sale late this year—fully a year before Tesla’s announced delivery date for the Model 3.