Industry Analyst -- Propulsion and Technology
Bob covers Propulsion & Technology: Engines, transmissions and drivetrains and related electrified systems such as electric vehicles, hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles.
Latest From Bob Gritzinger
Cummins and Tula combine forces to demonstrate the merits of applying cylinder-deactivation technology to diesel engines.
Japanese small-motor supplier Nidec is ramping up its production capabilities to supply the burgeoning global electric-vehicle market. The company’s objective is to achieve a 40%-45% share of the global EV motor market by 2030.
Canadian automotive supplier Magna shows off its latest electrified wares during a virtual test at the company’s winter test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden.
What may be Mercedes’ last ground-up internal-combustion engines get significant advancements to keep them relevant while the German luxury automaker makes the transition to electric propulsion.
The price of fuel-cell stacks is nearing parity with internal-combustion engines, but other necessary elements of the propulsion system are keeping FCV costs high.
Traditional transmission suppliers are pushing into the electric-vehicle and truck markets with gearboxes designed to achieve maximum efficiency from motors while meeting the needs of EV customers.