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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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Wards Intelligence Senior Analyst Bob Gritzinger examines the cutting edge of e-motor technology and how myriad suppliers are working to meet the growing electrification demands of the automotive market.

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Upgraded Engine Oil Standard Arrives

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Dynamic Fuel Management, the fuel-saving system that regulates cylinder shutdown in 17 different firing patterns in GM’s V-8 engines, is poised to double its take-rate as the automaker incorporates it into many of its fullsize SUV and truck engines. The company that developed the technology plans to expand its use in 3-, 4- and 6-cyl. engines, as well as diesels.


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