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Bob Gritzinger

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.

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Maverick Pickup Launches With Ford’s First In-House Motor

Ford takes the next step toward electrification by building its electric motors in-house. The automaker says its Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center will produce an electric motor every 75 seconds starting this summer.

Propulsion Electrification

Jaguar Land Rover’s ICE-BEV Balancing Act

Jaguar Land Rover is mapping an aggressive path to electrification, but while Jaguar goes 100% electric by mid-decade, the automaker acknowledges internal-combustion engines will be part of Land Rover’s powertrain arsenal for years to come.

Propulsion Electrification

Achates-Ricardo Partnership Aims for Production Application of Opposed-Piston Engine

Can Achates’ opposed-piston engine design finally make the grade? Engineering firm Ricardo thinks so and is working with Achates Power to bring the engine into production by mid-decade.

Propulsion

Prius Rally Car Shows Off Surprising Capability of Production Hybrid Powertrain

In their spare time, a cadre of Toyota engineers modifies an AWD Prius into a rally car, taking the hybrid and its quietly efficient high-mileage powertrain to a completely unexpected level of capability. 

Propulsion Electrification

Dynamic Skip Fire Slashes Diesel NOx Emissions

Cummins and Tula combine forces to demonstrate the merits of applying cylinder-deactivation technology to diesel engines.

Propulsion Commercial Vehicles

Giant Japanese Motor Supplier Targets EU and More

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.

Propulsion Electrification
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