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Design

Convert a 1990s Land Rover to Electric Power—for $185,000+

Pricey retrofit package includes California dreaming color combos  

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 1

Factory relaunch schedules stretch out amid uncertainties

Hybrid

BorgWarner eTurbo Promises to Eliminate Lag

Three times the boost, 50% less time-to-torque

Hybrid

BorgWarner Touts Simplified EV Torque Vectoring

BorgWarner Inc. says it has developed a torque vectoring system for electric vehicles that requires only one electric motor rather than two.

Business

BorgWarner Manager to Remain Jailed in Russia

Paul Whelan, the director of global security for BorgWarner Inc. who was jailed in Russia as a suspected spy nearly a year ago, will remain in custody there until at least Dec. 29

Business

Former BorgWarner Exec Joins ZF Board

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has appointed Martin Fischer to its management board to oversee safety systems, electronics and advanced driver assist systems in the Americas.

Sales

BorgWarner Quarterly Sales, Profits Drop

BorgWarner Inc. says its second-quarter revenue dropped 5% to $2.6 billion, and adjusted net earnings fell 37% to $172 million.

Plastics

Four Suppliers Win GM Innovation Awards

General Motors Co. recognized four suppliers—BorgWarner, Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Innolux and Multimatic—for product innovation as part of the company’s Supplier of the Year awards.

Toyota Tops Carmakers in 2018 Patents

Toyota received an automotive industry-best 2,500-plus patents in the U.S. last year, according to Harrity & Harrity LLC.

Business

BorgWarner Forms JV with Battery Startup

BorgWarner Inc. and Romeo Systems Inc., a California-based battery startup, are forming a joint venture to supply integrated battery systems for electrified vehicles.

Propulsion

Tenneco Powertrain Nabs 2 PACE Innovation Awards

The winners of this year’s PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) for innovation consisted of 13 suppliers from around the world.

Propulsion

Apple Hires Former Tesla Powertrain Chief

Apple Inc. has hired Michael Schwekutsch, who left Tesla Inc. last month, as senior director of engineering for the company’s secretive Project Titan autonomous car program.

Business

BorgWarner Forms Specialty Unit for Electrified Components

BorgWarner is creating a new Oregon-based subsidiary, Cascadia Motion LLC, to supply low-volume components for electrified powertrains.

Hybrid

The Incredible Impact of Electrification

There is no denying that vehicle electrification will change the automotive industry. In fact, it can be argued that electrification will be the biggest disruption in the history of the automotive industry.

Diesel

Ram 3500 Ups Torque to 1,000 lb-ft

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says the re-engineered 2019 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup truck will generate an industry-best 1,000 lb-ft of torque with its 6.7-liter inline-six Cummins diesel engine.

Business

Russia Charges BorgWarner Exec with Espionage

Russian authorities have charged Paul Whelan, director of global security for BorgWarner Inc., with espionage and reportedly may hold him until Feb. 28.

Business

Russia Arrests BorgWarner’s Security Chief for Espionage

State authorities in Russia have arrested Paul Whelan, director of global security for BorgWarner Inc., on suspicion of espionage.

Hybrid

Camaro Concept Previews New EV Architecture

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet unit unveiled an all-electric concept of the COPO drag-racing version of the Camaro sports coupe ahead of this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Assn. show in Las Vegas.

Electronics

Chevy Develops eCOPO Camaro: The Fast and the Electric

The notion that electric vehicles were the sort of thing that well-meaning professors who wear tweed jackets with elbow patches drove in order to help save the environment was pretty much annihilated when Tesla added the Ludicrous+ mode to the Model S which propelled the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds.

Economics

BorgWarner Posts 10% Earning Hike

BorgWarner Inc.’s third quarter revenue and net income rose 3% to $2.5 billion and 10% to $204 million, respectively.

Propulsion

BorgWarner Adds Dual-Turbo Tech for Light Trucks

BorgWarner Inc. has adapted its “dual-volute” turbocharger geometry for use in light vehicles powered by gasoline engines.

Economics

BorgWarner Will Restate Financials to Cover Asbestos Charges

BorgWarner Inc. says it will restate its financial results for 2015-2016 to cover charges related to asbestos liabilities and related legal defense costs.

Quality

BorgWarner Opens Indiana Tech Center

BorgWarner has opened a technical center in Noblesville, Ind., to develop and test products for electrified vehicles.

Lissalde to Succeed Verrier as BorgWarner CEO

James Verrier is stepping down from his position as president and CEO of BorgWarner Inc. and will serve in a nonexecutive advisory role until he retires in February.