HYBRID

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

The premium Toyota with a hybrid powertrain. What’s not to like?

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

Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#Nissan #GeneralMotors #people

How Recycled Materials Create a Highly Efficient EV

Innovative design and engineering create a compact sports car that is built largely with recycled waste materials
#sustainability #tech

Precision Laser Technology

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have developed a hybrid manufacturing process to laser cut thin-walled metal strips that are used in contact parts. It combines a helical-beam optic with a multi-beam module.

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many
#Polestar #Volvo #Geely

December 3, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

Sales

How the 2021 Ford F-150 Was Developed

An inside view on how the new generation came to be from the man who heads all Ford product development, Hau Thai-Tang
#Ford #Rivian #people

Electronics

All About EV Batteries

A deep dive into battery tech by a man who was instrumental in helping it get on the road
#AutolineAfterHours #people #Bollinger

Economics

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more
#Ford #Rivian #engineer

Daimler, Geely Partner on Hybrid Powertrains

Partners see a good bet on piston engines to deliver them to an all-electric future.
#asia #Geely #europe

VW Hikes Tech Budget to $86 Billion

An already-massive push into electrification and software gets more so.
#sustainability #europe #emissions

CARB OKs Kandi

Looking for a small EV and live in California? Then the K27 may be the car for you.
#Kandi

Daimler, Geely Partner on Hybrid Powertrains

Partners see a good bet on piston engines to deliver them to an all-electric future.
#Daimler #asia #Geely

EV Charging Developer Readies Scalable Platform

Charging up to meet higher battery capacities
#asia

Valeo Scales Up Tech Plans

CTO Guillaume Devauchelle on the future of electrification, automation and in-vehicle health systems
#Valeo #tech #europe

Consumer Interest in EVs and Self-Driving Cars Stuck in Neutral

Knowledge and firsthand experience lacking. COVID didn’t help.

Japan’s Zero-Carbon Target Will Push Its Carmakers to EVs

CO2 emission rules are squeezing hybrid powertrain options.
#Carbon #asia #emissions

Mercedes Plans Electric Sports Cars

Daimler continues to dribble out details about its electrification plans.
#Daimler #europe #chassis

Tesla to Supply EVs to Europe from China

A quick way to quickly tap Europe's booming EV market
#Tesla #asia #europe

Why EV Charging the Other Way Might Be Profitable

ABB is providing a French company with the ability to put EV electricity back into the grid
#ABB

Audi Gets Smarter with Integrated Controller

Audi’s new Integrated Vehicle Dynamics controller manages powertrain and chassis functions. The IVD is faster, more powerful, and promises to enhance next-generation technologies.
#europe #chassis #Audi