March 14, 2007

Cobasys to provide battery systems for 2008 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid

Orion, Michigan – Cobasys, a supplier of advanced integrated energy storage solutions, has confirmed it has been chosen to provide its NiMHax nickel metal hydride battery system for GM’s 2008 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid sedan.

The Malibu will arrive in showrooms in fall 2007 and will feature the same hybrid system that powers the Saturn Vue Green Line and Saturn Aura Green Line. The Malibu hybrid combines a unique electric motor/generator mated to a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and Cobasys NiMHax battery system.

Like the Green Line vehicles, the Malibu will provide an electric power assist during acceleration, increased fuel economy through engine shut-off at idle, fuel cut-off during deceleration, and the capability to capture electrical energy through regenerative braking.

The NiMHax 36-volt system was designed specifically for GM’s hybrid applications and will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Springboro, Ohio.

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