Ricardo, Geely Team on Gearbox for Extended-Range Hybrids
Ricardo plc is working with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to develop a transmission for extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The system will be used in unspecified Geely A- and B-segment small cars. Ricardo will partner with Geely in China and the U.K. to develop the system. Timing for the program wasn’t announced.
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.
Dan Nicholson is vice president of General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, the organization that had been “GM Powertrain” for 24 years.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).