PROPULSION

Propulsion

Engineering the 2020 Toyota Highlander

Now in its fourth generation, the Toyota Highlander just might be something that goes beyond continuous improvement
#Toyota #HP #Apple

Business

LMC Auto’s Jeff Schuster on the Industry

When it comes to how the automotive market is doing—and how it is likely to do—you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows more than Jeff Schuster
#Mazda #tech #Tesla

Design

600-hp Volvo Sells at Record Price for Charitable Cause

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund gets $150K from an amazing Volvo Amazon
#Amazon #HP #Chevrolet

The Globe from the Powertrain Perspective

The Globe from the Powertrain Perspective

Although there are some who think that the internal combustion engine (ICE) is doomed, that it is gasping its last intake sequence and will soon be completely exhausted, James Martin, Senior Research Analyst, Powertrain and Compliance, IHS Markit, is not one of them.
#Dodge #HP #Ford

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Hybrid

Staying Ahead of the EV Powertrain Curve

Means Industries is adopting the powertrain technologies it developed for piston-based systems to enhance electrified propulsion systems.

Hybrid

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.

Production

GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life
#Vauxhall #facilities #Chevrolet

Business

EV Owners Enjoying Their Rides

AAA study finds buyers more content after purchase—despite hefty prices
#Honda #Toyota #Kia

Hybrid

Amazon Expands EV Plans…with Rickshaws in India

10,000 units due to hit the streets by 2025
#Rivian #Amazon

Batteries

GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life
#Vauxhall #facilities #Chevrolet

Hybrid

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.
#Rivian #Amazon #Tesla

Batteries

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards
#RangeRover #Honda #Toyota

Mobility

Cruise Robo-Shuttle Takes Shape

No steering wheel, no foot pedals, no driver, no problem
#Honda #Chevrolet #GeneralMotors

Batteries

Subaru Slowly Ramps Up Electrification Plans

Targets 40% of sales by 2030, but sees little near-term demand in U.S.
#Toyota #Tesla #Hyundai

Production

Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”
#Tesla #Ford #people

Interiors & Electronics

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The compact car with really, really good mpgs
#Toyota #HP

Propulsion

Kia's Big Plans for EVs, Advanced Mobility

Targets annual sales of 500,000 with a 6.6% EV market share by 2026
#asia #Kia #Hyundai