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Lightning eMotors’ Reeser on Commercial EVs, Batteries, and Supply Chains

An interview with Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning eMotors. He talks about batteries, China’s COVID lockdown’s effect on supply chains and grid readiness for commercial vehicle charging.

Commercial Vehicles Electrification Electrified Vehicles

North America Automakers Still to Have Plenty of ICE Vehicle Capacity by 2030

At the vehicle-plant level, there will be more than enough capacity in place to meet rising BEV demand over the next seven years. However, although there still is time to accelerate (or pull back) on current BEV plans, there will remain enough flexibility for automakers in North America to continue using up to 80% of their capacity for ICE vehicles in 2030.

Market Analysis Markets

Hydrogen Power Taking Hold on Global Scale

The Hydrogen Council includes 150 corporate entities involved in the hydrogen field, ranging from the automotive and transport sectors to energy, utilities and finance. New automaker additions include Great Wall Motors, General Motors and Nikola.

Electrified Vehicles

EV Sales Tracker - US, China, Europe 2022

This market tracker contains analysis of electrified light vehicles BEV, HEV, PHEV in the U.S., China and Europe markets.

Electrification Electrified Vehicles

Why Sony Honda Car Is One to Watch

Sony’s CES 2023 presentation hammers home this point: Afeela isn’t so much about selling cars as it is about offering consumers another space in which to play Sony’s video games and watch its movies.

Cockpit of the Future Connected Services and Apps

Building A Better Battery: The Race is On

Bob Galyen, currently chairman emeritus of NAATBatt, the largest battery industry association in the U.S.,and chairman of the SAE’s international battery standards steering committee, discusses the future of battery-electric vehicles and batteries.

Electrification Propulsion

What's Next for Electric-Vehicle Battery Technology? (Part 2)

Battery chemistry is advancing rapidly, spurred on by the high cost of raw materials and a coming gap in their supply. But the next big thing in batteries won’t be anything exotic or even that new. It’s a revived failure from the first Nissan Leaf.

Electrification Batteries

Ram Rev 1500, a Cybertruck Killer?

Ram’s new Rev 1500 battery-electric pickup is a head turner. But it underscores just how different Tesla’s anticipated Cybertruck is from the other pickups. And that may not be a good thing.

Electrified Vehicles Electrification

Sigma Powertrain Believes BEVs Are Better With Gears

The Michigan-based startup sees opportunity first with Class 8 trucks, but also expects multispeed transmissions to offer key benefits in light-duty battery-electric-vehicle applications as well.

Electrified Vehicles Transmissions

Semi Makes Battery-Electric Long-Haul Trucks Possible But Not Only Solution

Improvements in electric powertrains and battery technology are making battery-electric long-haul trucks a reality, but cost and weight may not make them the best option yet. Alternatives exist and should be pursued especially in light of potential battery-material shortages.

Electrification Commercial Vehicles

Propulsion Wars: Internal-Combustion vs. Electrification and the Battle for Powertrain Supremacy

Wards Editor-in-Chief Bob Gritzinger breaks down the attributes of nominees and winners in the 2022 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems competition, with a look at how the 28th annual review reflects broader trends in automotive powertrain development. Electrification is on the rise, but engineers also are focused on wringing the last bits of performance and efficiency from internal-combustion engines.


OEMs, Suppliers Voice Concerns About Inflation Reduction Act

Regulations in the Inflation Reduction Act have caused a hot debate among OEMs and suppliers around the globe, either excited by the benefits, or complaining about the requirements.  The fact that nearly all AVs will be EVs makes this debate of vital importance to tax credits that could help stimulate AV growth in the U.S. market.

Mobility Autonomy

Battery Manufacturers and Battery Technology Tracker

This tracker covers the top battery manufacturers and which OEMs they supply, global capacity for top Li-Ion gigafactories, battery chemistry, as well as GWh demand by company based on U.S. BEV sales. 

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Our team of analysts and researchers keep close tabs on the latest trends in electric, hybrid and fuel-cell powertrains, as well traditional internal-combustion engines. We compile market data internationally, keep current on policy and regulations, offer detailed forecasts on powertrain take rates globally, conduct exclusive industry surveys and track developments in the global powertrain ecosystem.

Presentations on the Future of Automotive

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