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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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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

Powertrain Survey Predicts Rise of EVs

The Automotive Futures Powertrain Survey for the 21st Century predicts electrified vehicles will ramp up significantly in the coming decade.

Propulsion Electrified Vehicles

ZF Deal Fortifies FCA’s PHEV Plans

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.

Propulsion Electrified Vehicles

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.

No Blackwing V-8 for Track-Ready V-Series Cadillac CT5

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.

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