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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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SEG Focuses on Electrified Future

SEG Automotive is charging ahead in the vehicle-electrification space, adding a range of 48V products including a new belt-starter/generator and an updated e-motor capable of producing 20 hp and 63 lb.-ft. (85 Nm) of torque to the drive wheels.

Propulsion Electrified Vehicles

Plasma Brings New Spark to Ignition Technology

“It’s like bringing a lightning bolt versus a match to light a campfire,” says the co-founder of Transient Plasma Systems. The California-based start-up is validating its new ignition technology for internal-combustion engines, including those that run on gasoline or compressed natural gas, as well as hybrids.

Propulsion

Outlook Q3 2019: Surveys - Consumer and Industry Trends in Conflict

Fullsize truck demand is roaring in the face of rising fuel prices and a declining market. Yet two Wards surveys of powertrain experts and auto engineers say the industry is investing heavily in electrification. Even so, a growing majority of engineers and designers say this investment will not be enough to meet current Federal CAFE standards. A panel of Wards editors will walk attendees through the data and shed light on the confusion. – Presented by Editors and Analysts from Wards Intelligence and WardsAuto.
Electrification Business Strategy

Outlook Q3 2019: Powershift - 48V technologies and applications; What comes next and who’s leading the way

This forward looking presentation will take a deep dive into the current and future 48V trends and will talk about the companies that are positioned to be the industry leaders. – Presented by Bob Gritzinger, Industry Analyst, Propulsion & Technology, Wards Intelligence
Drivetrains Electrified Vehicles

Formula E: Tip of the BEV Spear

Formula E electrified racing takes some adjustment for fans raised on the roar of internal-combustion engines, but as the leading edge of electrified automotive powertrain development the series demands attention as more and more BEVs hit the road in the coming decade.

Propulsion Electrified Vehicles

Continental’s Vitesco Rolling Out Game-Changing EV Tech

The new high-power 48V system is targeted first at Europe but could be used in U.S. midsize or fullsize SUVs as a starter-generator hybrid application and to supply juice for devices such as power tools.

Propulsion Electrified Vehicles
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