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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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.
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.
The Automotive Futures Powertrain Survey for the 21st Century predicts electrified vehicles will ramp up significantly in the coming decade.
A large percentage of FCA’s lineup – all its rear- and all-wheel-drive vehicles with front-engine longitudinal drivetrain layouts – could employ ZF’s hybrid 8-speed automatic transmission.
Outlook Q2 2019: The Downsides of Downsizing - Small-Displacement, Direct-Injected Turbocharged Engines
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the June 6 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q2 2019.
Cadillac met underwhelming response to its mid-performance V-Series CT4 and CT5 models, but followed up with a surprise reveal of track-ready, high-output versions.