German supplier Mann+Hummel GmbH is developing products for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, such as the battery-pack frame for the upcoming Chevrolet Volt extended-range EV. However, internal-combustion engines will remain the company’s primary focus for some time. To that end, engineers are working with customers and suppliers of high-tech plastics to extend Mann+Hummel’s product portfolio, says Charles Vaillant, vice president-advanced development and corporate strategy. Best ...

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