Electrification at AAM
American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. has expanded well beyond its roots as a supplier of rear axles for pickup trucks and SUVs.
Today AAM has a major presence in the entire powertrain, including electrified systems, notes Jeffrey Nichols, executive director of advanced technology integration and business development.
AAM has been developing products for hybrid and all-electric powertrains for more than eight years. One result is e-AAM, a modular and scalable approach to electrification that enables customers to optimize the desired balance between performance and cost across a wide model range, Nichols says.
Hyundai's product onslaught continues with a new compact that's bigger, more stylish and more efficient than its predecessor. And its development cycle is faster than the competition.
Mercedes has been putting diesels in vehicles since 1926. It has been offering them in the U.S. since 1949. And 2013 is seeing a range of offerings, including in its popular GLK SUV.
Honda is an engine company.