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
GM isn’t specifying motor output, but competitors deliver anywhere from 300 kW (402 hp) to 568 kW (761 hp).
ZF no longer will develop components for internal-combustion-engine drives but instead will focus on long-range plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles.
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.
Mitigating engine-damaging low-speed pre-ignition and improving engine lubrication are the objectives of a new oil specification going into effect this year.
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.
Automakers need to do a better job crafting their marketing to potential BEV buyers. Escalent says its survey data can help.