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Prius Turns 20

Who would have thought that the Prius would have such legs? Outside of people in Toyota City, perhaps not many. But in the U.S., 20 years on, and 1.9-million sold...

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

VW Aero Car from the 1980s

Yes, it is highly aerodynamic. And for a car with 177 hp, fast. But not exactly the stuff of daily driving.
#Volkswagen #tech #Carbon

All About EV Batteries

A deep dive into battery tech by a man who was instrumental in helping it get on the road
#Delphi #Magna #engineer

General Motors and Honda Collaborate on EVs

Honda will get two EVs built by GM on the GM EV platform with GM batteries by MY 24
#Honda #GeneralMotors #Ford

Kia Reveals 4th-Gen Sorento

Revealed in Europe, designed by a global team, it will be coming to the U.S. later this year
#Kia #Apple #Bose

What Is the Future of Powertrains? Interiors & Electronics

There were massive reverberations late last year when it was reported that Volkswagen plans to develop no new internal combustion engine (ICE) platforms after 2026.
#oem #Cadillac #Chevrolet

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EDAG's Schulte on Model Proliferation

Powertrains, “regional” vehicles to drive diversification

Propulsion

Hella Covers All Electrification Bases

Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH offers products for electrified powertrains ranging from stop-start “micro-hybrid” to all-electric systems, says Steve Lietaert, president of the company’s U.S. operations.

Sales

Eaton’s eMobility Unit Targets Fast Growth

Eaton Corp.’s year-old eMobility business aims to hike annual sales of electrification products from $350 million in 2019 to $2 billion-$4 billion by 2030, says Scott Adams, who heads the unit’s sales and product strategy.

Is Tesla on the Verge of an EV Battery Breakthrough?

Million-mile battery could debut by year-end
#tech #Fisker #GeneralMotors

Europe Outsells China on EVs

But the long-term winner is up for grabs
#europe #tech #Volkswagen

EVs and COVID-19: Low Energy Sales

2020 will not be a good year for global EV sales, research firm predicts
#Ford #Volkswagen #GeneralMotors

A Flatter Take on EV Skateboards

Israeli startup integrates corner modules with chassis
#chassis #tech #Fiat

Tesla, Panasonic May Hike Battery Output

Plan would restore original capacity targets as EV production rises
#facilities #Tesla

Quick Updates, Fast Charging on Tap for Mustang Mach-E

Continuous improvements needed to gain foothold in fledgling EV market
#Ford #tech

Shakeout for China’s EV Market

Funding dries up as market demand swoons
#Chrysler #Daimler #Fiat

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Developed for Toyota EV Concept

Reduced weight is advantageous for EV application
#Toyota #Covestro

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more
#Acura #Honda #Hyundai

Cadillac Delays EV Debut, Citing Virus Outbreak

Cadillac Lyriq crossover awaits its closeup
#Cadillac #GeneralMotors

GM Touts Cheaper EV Battery Tech

More power, more range, less cost
#quality #facilities #Cadillac

Citroen Gets Friendly with Urban EV

Rent the tiny car by the minute, month or buy it outright…for $6,600
#Citroen #Ford #Renault