PROPULSION

Composites

BMW Unveils the iX EV SUV

While it isn’t going to be available until early 2022, BMW wants to show that it is in the lux EV SUV space, too
#Cadillac #Tesla #BMW

Design

Designing and Engineering the Lucid Air

Developing an electric vehicle—comprehensively and deliberately.
#AutolineAfterHours #Tesla #Lucid

Propulsion

Face Milling Aluminum Without Burrs

Sandvik has developed a face milling approach that is analogous to rotary broaching

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. 

Fuel Cells

The Future Is Electric and Now

Paul Eichenberg says suppliers need to be positioning themselves for a different automotive future—or ride their businesses to an inevitable end
#GeneralMotors #Tesla #AutolineAfterHours

Design

Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#tech #GeneralMotors #AutolineAfterHours

Interiors & Electronics

Cadillac Is Designing for the Future Today

Here’s how Cadillac is transforming its look as it transitions to an electric future while not ignoring the wonderful time that brought it to today
#Tesla #GeneralMotors #AutolineAfterHours

Regulations

Do Plug-In Hybrids Really Measure Up?

Report says real-world carbon dioxide emissions are far higher than certified.
#emissions

Sales

Hyundai and INEOS Advancing Hydrogen Use

While INEOS may be known to people in the auto industry as the company that is developing a vehicle that is boxy, utilitarian and retro-chic, there is more than a whiff of hydrogen about it, too
#Hyundai

Business

Don Walker of Magna Talks About the Industry Now—and In the Future

Don Walker is CEO of Magna, a company that he has been with for 33 years. He’s retiring at the end of 2020 and talks to “Autoline After Hours” about the industry he has been instrumental in
#GeneralMotors #Fisker #AutolineAfterHours

Regulations

Do Plug-In Hybrids Really Measure Up?

Report says real-world carbon dioxide emissions are far higher than certified.
#emissions

Batteries

Freudenberg Doubles Up on Battery Pressure Controls

Non-woven fabrics enhance permeability and water tightness 
#tech

Batteries

Chinese Battery Maker Ramps Up Plans

Cobalt-free units due next year, $2.4 billion European plant to open in 2023
#facilities #tech #asia

Propulsion

Daimler, Geely Partner on Hybrid Powertrains

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

Business

VW Hikes Tech Budget to $86 Billion

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

Fuel Cells

GM-Nikola Talks Drag On

“Dream” partnership on electric trucks faces legal probes, December deadline
#Nikola #GeneralMotors #tech

Regulations

CARB OKs Kandi

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

Interiors & Electronics

Volkswagen Launching New Golf R in 2021

0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds; top speed of 155 mph. Yes, a car meant to go fast.
#Volkswagen

Propulsion

XPeng and NIO: Their Approaches to the Market

Although their sales numbers are far from enormous, their strategies may provide huge growth opportunities