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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Latest From Bob Gritzinger
Depending on whether you believe sports cars demand a third pedal, you can thank or despise Tremec for helping General Motors and Ford make the leap with their first-ever DCTs.
Disregard the hype – here are the two Los Angeles auto show electrified vehicles juiced to make an immediate impact.
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.
“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.