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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    German engineering firm IAV develops a modular platform for electric drivetrains
    German engineering services firm IAV has designed a modular electric drive platform that makes the development of electric drives in the fleet faster, cheaper, and more sustainable for applications across small cars to light commercial vehicles, the company said in a press release on 14 October. ...
    18-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Cummins plans to launch software features to integrate powertrains with automated driving system technologies
    Cummins announced its intention to launch a set of software features to integrate its powertrains with Automated Driving System (ADS) technologies in an official press release dated 11 October. “With our investment in and commitment to autonomous vehicle technologies, Cummins is prepared to sup...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis unveils its first fully-electric car, the GV60
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car arm, Genesis unveiled its first battery electric car, the GV60 in a digital world premier online event on 30 September. Designed a high-performance electric crossover utility vehicle, the GV60 is the first car from Genesis that is built on the parent company’s ...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    TDK introduces new hall-effect sensors for hybrid and EVs
    Japanese multinational electronics company TDK announced via press release on 9 September that it had expanded its Micronas 3D HAL® sensor portfolio with the new HAR 3900 and HAR 3930 hall-effect sensors. According to the press release, the products enable stray-field compensated position d...
    13-Sep-2021 News New Products
    American Axle & Manufacturing to showcase its EV portfolio at CTI Symposium USA 2021
    American Axle & Manufacturing Inc will showcase its electric vehicle portfolio including a highly efficient next generation electric drive unit at the ongoing CTI Symposium USA 2021, the company said in a press release on 8 September. The CTI Symposium USA is a trade fair known for the showca...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental's sensIC project integrates printed electronics into rubber
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced on 2 September that it had initiated research project sensIC at the Center for Functional Printing Technologies in Freiburg, Germany, toward integrating rubber components with sensor technology. According to the company’s press rel...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Opel premieres new Astra BEV and PHEV models
    Stellantis-owned German carmaker Opel has launched the world premiere of the new Astra. According to a press release issued by Opel on 1 September, the new, sixth-generation Opel Astra will be put on sale as a combustion engine model, a plug-in hybrid in two performance levels, a...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Magna to display EV, hybrid systems at IAA 2021 Mobility Show in Munich
    Canadian automotive component manufacturer Magna International plans to display its innovative powertrain solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles at the IAA 2021 Mobility Show, the company said in a press release on 1 September. It said that the visitors of IAA will be able to see the Mag...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei supplies new fuel tank cut-off valve for Toyota Land Cruiser
    Japan-based supplier, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., has developed a cutoff valve with a structure that contributes to lighter vehicle weight. According to a press release issued by Toyoda Gosei on 31 August, the company stated that this new cutoff valve is being used on the new Land Cruiser from Toyota Mo...
    02-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE PHEV launched
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its high-performance vehicle division, Mercedes-AMG, has premiered its first performance hybrid vehicle. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 1 September, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Benteler to showcase multiple innovations at IAA Mobility 2021
    German automotive components supplier, Benteler, has announced that it will present multiple innovations at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event, which will be held in Munich, Germany, in September. According to a press release issued by Benteler on 25 August, the company will display its Benteler E...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV launched in the US
    South Korean car maker, Kia Motors, has launched the newest version of its Sorento plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the United States. According to a press release issued by Kia on 18 August, the vehicle will go on sale in the third quarter of 2021 and prices will be revealed closer to the on-sale d...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Advanced Propulsion Center announces USD126 million funding for four zero emission projects
    UK government backed Advanced Propulsion Center (APC) announced on 18 August that a combined government and industry funding of almost GBP92 million (USD 126 million) has been committed to four innovative projects, which are aimed at solving electric vehicle driving range anxiety and decarbonizing c...
    19-Aug-2021 News New Products
    New ŠKODA Fabia launched with VW's EVO engines with lower fuel consumption
    Volkswagen-owned Czech carmaker, ŠKODA Auto, has launched the new fourth-generation Fabia with engines from the Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO line-up. According to a press release issued by ŠKODA on 12 August, the company stated that these engines deliver power outputs ranging from 48 ...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz introduces Flexible Charging System for EVs and PHEVs
    Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new Flexible Charging System, a charging solution with variable options for charging electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 2 August, the company stated that the scope of this device includ...
    03-Aug-2021 News New Products
    UKRI grants USD14 million to 17 projects working on next-generation battery technologies
    UK government–backed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has sanctioned a further investment of USD14 million (GBP10 million) from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects mainly focusing on electric vehicle (EV) battery technologies, it said in a press release on 27 J...
    30-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Valeo to showcase innovative electric mobility solutions at IAA Mobility 2021
    French automotive supplier, Valeo plans to showcase several innovative technologies at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021, which will be held in Munich this year from 7 to 12 September, the company said in a press release on 26 July. Valeo said that with the help of its joint venture (JV) with Siemen...
    27-Jul-2021 News New Products
    GKN Automotive accelerates development of 800V eDrive technologies for EVs
    UK-based manufacturer of drive systems, GKN Automotive is accelerating the development of next generation eDrive technologies in an attempt to stay aligned with the rapidly increasing global demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 20 July. Based on the 800V tech...
    22-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Toyota to launch new Aqua with high-output, bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery
    Toyota Motor Corporation announced the launch of its all-new Aqua hybrid hatchback. According to a press release issued by Toyota on 19 July, the vehicle uses a high-output, bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery as an electric drive battery, which realizes approximately twice the output compared to the ba...
    20-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Vitesco exhibits new electric axle drive at 13th Transmission Symposium China
    German supplier of powertrain solutions Vitesco Technologies showcased its new generation electric axle drive—EMR4—at the 13th Transmission Symposium China, the company said in a press announcement on 8 July. The symposium, which opened on 8 July, was hosted by the China Society of Autom...
    15-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis pledges over USD35.6 billion for its electrification strategy
    Amsterdam-based global automobile manufacturer Stellantis N.V. has pledged investments of more than 30 billion euro (USD35.6 billion) over the next five years for its vehicle electrification strategy that will be implemented through this decade across all 14 brands it owns, the company said in a hig...
    10-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Hyundai Transys develops AWD disconnector technology for EVs
    Powertrain parts supplier, Hyundai Transys has developed the electric vehicle (EV) all-wheel drive (AWD) disconnector system, the company said in a press release on 25 June. It claims that the in-house developed EV AWD disconnector system is first of its kind globally. “The EV AWD disconnector ...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Kia unveils new Sportage with hybrid powertrains and Electric Control Suspension
    South Korean carmaker Kia has unveiled an all-new fifth generation sport utility vehicle (SUV) Sportage, which is developed on a new architecture, the company said in a press release on 6 July. Kia said that the all-new Sportage would be launched with a range petrol and diesel powertrains. ...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Bentley unveils new Flying Spur Hybrid with advanced electric motor
    Volkswagen-owned British luxury car maker Bentley has introduced its latest generation Flying Spur Hybrid. According to a press release issued by Bentley on 6 July, this new vehicle will be driven by a 2.9 litre, turbocharged V6 gasoline engine that works in tandem with an electric motor to deliver ...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Ferrari unveils 296 GTB with PHEV powertrain
    Italian supercar maker Ferrari has launched its latest product, the 296 GTB. This new mid-rear-engined vehicle also features plug-in hybrid powertrain. According to a press release issued by the company on 24 June, the new Ferrari 296 GTB is driven by a V6 gasoline engine that works in tandem with a...
    05-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Powertrain startup Tula presents updated DSF technology to lower CO2 by 11% in mild-hybrid diesel vehicles
    Propulsion efficiency startup Tula Technology has announced that it has updated its Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology developed for mild hybrid diesel vehicles. According to a press release issued by Tula on 28 June, the company stated that when its software strategies were implemented, an addition...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    New Peugeot 308 SW revealed with plug-in hybrid powertrain options
    French carmaker, Peugeot, has announced the launch of its new station wagon, the 308 SW. According to a press release issued by Peugeot on 22 June, the company stated that the new 308 SW will be put on sale with two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain options. In addition to pure gasoline and diesel...
    25-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Honda premieres new Civic hatchback with hybrid powertrain option
    Honda Motor Co. held the world premiere of the new Civic Hatchback, which is scheduled to go on sale this fall. According to a press release issued by Honda on 24 June, this new model will be officially announced in August 2021. Honda also announced plans to begin sales of both the hybrid version...
    24-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Garrett Motion launches new software solution on model-based predictive control technology with Hyundai
    Garrett Motion, on 17 June, announced the launch of a new software solution focused on Model-Based Predictive Control (MPC) technology with Hyundai Motor Company. Hyundai’s i20 N will feature the technology and it is expected to be included in other vehicle models equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged...
    21-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Mazda plans new electric platform, three new EVs by 2025
    In a press announcement on 17 June, Mazda unveiled its new technology and product development strategy up to 2030, which is part of its long-term aim to go carbon neutral by 2050. The company has announced five key actions that include introduction of a unique electric vehicle platform named ‘S...
    18-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Nissan launches Note Aura with electrified powertrain in Japan
    Nissan has launched its new hatchback, the Note Aura, in Japan exclusively with its e-POWER electrified powertrain. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 15 June, the company stated that sales of this new vehicle are slated to commence from autumn this year onward. The second generatio...
    16-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen introduces T7 PHEV van
    German automaker, Volkswagen, has presented the newest addition to its van fleet, the T7 plug-in hybrid (PHEV). According to a report filed by Electrive.com on 11 June, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has stated that the new T7 PHEV will be driven by an eHybrid system that produces a total power outp...
    15-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Lexus unveils second generation NX with seven powertrain options
    Toyota’s luxury car arm, Lexus announced the world premier of its all-new, second generation NX range on 12 June. According to the company, the new NX is the first model to introduce the next generation of Lexus luxury cars offering new design proportions along with several advanced technologies, ...
    14-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Ford to launch Maverick pick-up truck with full-hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has announced plans to launch its new pickup truck, the model year (MY) 2022 Maverick, in fall 2022. According to a press release issued by Ford on 8 June, the company stated that it will be put on sale with full hybrid powertrain. Ford claims that this five-passenger, four...
    10-Jun-2021 News New Products
    BMW launches X3, X4, 4 Series Gran Coupé with 48V mild hybrid powertrain option
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, BMW, has announced that it will be providing mild hybrid powertrain options for its new X3 and X4 SUVs, as well as the 4 Series Gran Coupé. According to press releases issued by BMW on 9 June, the company stated that the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, the...
    09-Jun-2021 News New Products
    MAHLE introduces plastic transmission support bracket made with BASF’s Ultramid technology
    Chemical and material sciences company BASF and automotive supplier MAHLE have together commercialized a plastic transmission support bracket using the former’s innovative material solution Ultramid® A3WG10 polyamide (PA). According to a press release from BASF in May, its Ultramid A3WG10...
    08-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class gets diesel mild-hybrid powertrain option
    Germany-based luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced that its upcoming premium coupé, the CLS, will also have a mild hybrid powertrain option. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 7 June, the company stated that the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLS will feature the lates...
    08-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Mahindra & Mahindra plans to develop over a dozen new EVs
    Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) is developing more than 12 new electric vehicles (EVs) that are planned for launch in the next six to seven years, the company said in a recent investor presentation. The new EVs will range across the electric variants of the petrol- and diesel-powered vehi...
    07-Jun-2021 News New Products
    NTN develops Ra-sHUB hub bearing for rear wheels with steering assist function
    NTN Corporation has developed the “Ra-sHUB” hub bearing for rear wheels according to a company press release on 28 May. Significance: According to the press release, the Ra-sHUB has been developed by modifying the hub bearing “sHUB” with steering assist function that adjusts the stee...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    BorgWarner secures order for its eTurbo from a European OEM
    US-based automotive components and systems supplier BorgWarner announced that it has won an order for its eTurbo™ products from a major European OEM. According to a press release issued by BorgWarner on 19 May, this device would be installed in a high-voltage hybrid passenger car. ...
    21-May-2021 News New Products
    Mercedes-Maybach S-Class launched with mild hybrid powertrain option
    Germany-based car maker, Mercedes-Benz, has announced the launch of the super luxury Mercedes-Maybach S-Class range. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 18 May, the company stated that the vehicle will be put on sale in two variants—the S580 4MATIC and the S 680 4MATIC. The ...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Renault launches Mégane E-Tech PHEV
    French carmaker Renault has announced the launch of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its Mégane. According to a press release issued by Renault on 5 May, the PHEV powertrain option will be made available for both the hatchback and station wagon variants. The Mégane E-Tech plug-in hybrid is ...
    12-May-2021 News New Products
    New Honda Civic to feature fuel-saving powertrain innovations
    Japanese car maker, Honda, has unveiled the new model year (MY) 2022 Honda Civic in the United States. According to a press release issued by Honda on 29 April, the company stated that this new Civic will be equipped with various improvements to the powertrain in order to increase performance and fu...
    05-May-2021 News New Products
    Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop renewable blue gasoline
    Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen have come up with a low-carbon gasoline called Blue Gasoline, which contains up to 33% renewables. According to a press release issued by Bosch on 3 May, this fuel complies with the EN 228/E10 standard and can be used in all gasoline engines for which Super 95 E10 gasoli...
    04-May-2021 News New Products
    Powertrain startup Tula Tech’s DMD technology lowers reliance on rare-earth materials
    Propulsion efficiency startup, Tula Technology Inc., has announced that their product Dynamic Motor Drive (DMD™) mitigates efficiency losses of electric motors while significantly reducing reliance on rare-earth materials. According to a press release issued by Tula Technology on 29 April, the pat...
    03-May-2021 News New Products
    NTN develops ‘Creepless Bearing’ using proprietary undercut machining on bearing to stop creeping
    NTN Corporation has developed a “creepless bearing”—a deep groove ball bearing for automotive transmissions and electric vehicle (EV)/hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) motors—that stops creeping by applying the company’s proprietary undercut machining on the outer diameter of the outer ri...
    30-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Honda unveils HR-V two-motor hybrid SUV in Europe
    Japanese carmaker, Honda, has presented its new HR-V e:HEV hybrid sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Europe. According to a press release issued by Honda on 22 April, this new sub-compact SUV is driven by Honda's two-motor hybrid powertrain. Honda has previously announced a commitment to electrifyin...
    23-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: ElringKlinger to showcase fuel cell systems and other innovations
    German automotive thermal components supplier, ElringKlinger, will be showcasing suitable solutions for vehicles of all drive types at the ongoing Auto Shanghai motor show. According to a press release issued by ElringKlinger on 21 April, the company stated that it will be presenting complete fuel c...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Garrett Motion to showcase new e-boosting technologies for hybrids and FCEVs
    Swiss automotive powertrain components manufacturer, Garrett Motion, has announced that it would be showcasing its next-generation electric-boosting (e-boosting) technologies for use in electrified powertrains, primarily for hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, at the 19th Shanghai International Automobil...
    21-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Lincoln China debuts all-new Corsair PHEV
    Lincoln debuted the all-new Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at Auto Shanghai 2021. According to a company press release on 19 April, the Corsair PHEV is Lincoln’s first locally produced new energy vehicle (NEV). Lincoln also officially debuted the Zephyr Reflection Preview Car and launched L...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    2021 Shanghai Auto Show: Valeo showcases thermal, lighting solutions
    Valeo is presenting innovative thermal and lighting technologies at the ongoing 2021 Shanghai Auto Show in mainland China, according to a company press release on 19 April. In the field of thermal, Valeo is showcasing new heat pump and FlexHeater smart heating technology. In the field of lighting, t...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Schaeffler signs agreement with Refire to manufacture key components for hydrogen fuel cells
    Schaeffler has entered into a cooperation agreement with Refire, a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell technology in China, to develop and produce key components for hydrogen fuel cells, at the Auto Shanghai 2021 motor show. According to a press release issued by Schaeffler on 19 April, the company state...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai, Kia, SK Innovation to collaborate on HEV battery development
    Hyundai Motor, Kia, and SK Innovation have announced that they will be collaborating on the development and production of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) batteries. According to a press release issued by SK Innovation on 16 April, the companies are collaborating with the goal of developing and mass pr...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2021: NTN to exhibit ball bearing products for electrified vehicles
    NTN Corporation has announced that it will exhibit products pertaining to electrification, low fuel consumption, and higher efficiency at the Auto Shanghai 2021 held in Shanghai, mainland China, from 19 to 28 April, according to a company press release on 15 April 2020. These mainly include bearings...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Ford adds hybrid, RWD variants in Explorer SUV lineup
    American carmaker, Ford, has announced that it is expanding its model year (MY) 2021 Explorer sports utility vehicle (SUV) portfolio. According to a press release issued by Ford on 8 April, the company is adding a rear-wheel drive (RWD) Explorer Platinum, and a Platinum Hybrid variant. Order...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Yamaha Motor develops new hyper-EV electric motor
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it has developed an electric motor to cater to vehicles that need highest class in output density, according to a company press release on 12 April. This unit is aimed at application in “hyper-EV models” and offerings in the high-output mobility segment....
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Hyundai Kona N to feature high-performance N dual clutch transmission
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai Motor, has announced that its new Kona N sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be made available with a high performance transmission. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 7 April, the company stated that this upcoming SUV will be equipped with an 8-speed, wet...
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz CLS gets mild hybrid powertrain
    Mercedes-Benz luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, will launch the updated CLS-Class later in April. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 7 April, the vehicle will also get a mild hybrid powertrain option. The CLS 300 d 4MATIC has a mild hybrid powertrain. Its 4-cylinder diesel engi...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis to add Peugeot 308 PHEV, Opel Astra electric to product portfolio
    Stellantis has announced its plan to provide a plug-in hybrid version of its Peugeot 308 hatchback and an electric version of its Opel Astra. According to a video issued by Peugeot on 31 March, the company stated that these two models will be among a series of new additions to the carmaker’s elect...
    02-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Vitesco Technologies provides modular electric drives for mass-market vehicles
    Automotive powertrain components supplier, Vitesco Technologies, is pushing ahead with its electrification strategy for mass-market vehicles to meet rapidly growing global demands. According to a press release issued by Vitesco on 23 March, the company’s products cover applications for all ke...
    26-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Eaton, Tenneco partner to develop integrated exhaust thermal management system
    Power management company Eaton and American auto supplier, Tenneco, have announced a joint development agreement between Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Tenneco’s Clean Air business group to produce an integrated exhaust thermal management system that will enable commercial truck and light vehicle man...
    26-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Renault to manufacture five new hybrid SUV models in Spain in 2022–24
    France’s Renault has said that it would start producing five new hybrid SUV models in its “second home” Spain in 2022–24, in line with an agreement with unions in the country, reports Reuters. The automaker intends to make Spain a hub for its E-TECH hybrids in an attempt to improve profit ma...
    25-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Vitesco develops new master controller motion for powertrains
    Vitesco Technologies has developed a new master controller for automotive powertrains to reduce the number of networked ECUs, the company said in a press release on 23 March. The new master controller features technology that allows integration of individual sub-functions, also by over-the-air (OTA)...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    NSK develops ultra-high-speed bearing for hybrids, EVs
    NSK has developed a new ultra-high-speed bearing ideal for electric vehicles (EVs), including battery electric, hybrid, and other new energy vehicles, according to a company press release on 18 March. The new bearing allows electric motors to operate at higher speeds, reducing power consumption per ...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    ŠKODA offering iV chargers and POWERPASS charging service
    Volkswagen-owned Czech carmaker, ŠKODA, has announced its new iV charging stations and the POWERPASS charging service. According to a press release issued by ŠKODA on 19 March, the company stated that it now offers chargers for home or business charging. The ŠKODA iV chargers are available in ...
    22-Mar-2021 News New Products
    SEAT’s Cupra commences series production of Leon e-Hybrid
    Volkswagen-owned Spanish car maker SEAT’s high-performance division, CUPRA, has commenced series manufacturing of its Leon e-Hybrid in both 5-door and Sportstourer body styles with a power output of 201 bhp, in addition to the 242 bhp variant. According to a press release issued by SEAT on 12 Marc...
    17-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai launches MY 2022 Tucson PHEV in US
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has announced the addition of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the N Line models to its MY2022 Tucson SUV portfolio. According to a press release issued by the company on 16 March, the new Hyundai Tucson N Line and plug-in hybrid models will be produced in Ulsan, South Kor...
    17-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Magna introduces eBeam technology for pickup truck electrification
    Canadian automotive components and systems manufacturer, Magna, has announced that it is expanding its powertrain electrification capabilities. According to a press release issued by Magna on 11 March, the company has launched its new eBeam technology, which is scalable and gives automakers the abil...
    12-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Cadillac launches XT5, XT6 SUVs in mainland China with 48 volt mild-hybrid powertrain
    GM-owned American luxury car maker, Cadillac, has launched upgraded versions of the XT5 and XT6 SUV lineups in China. According to a press release issued by Cadillac on 25 February, the company has equipped these vehicles with a 48V mild hybrid system for improved fuel economy and driving performanc...
    09-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Magna debuts electrified chassis and connected PHEV powertrain systems
    As part of Magna’s roadmap to e-mobility, the company has introduced its new connected plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain and next-gen all-electric AWD solution. According to a press release issued by Magna on 4 March, the company debuted both these products in Sweden. The Magna Etelligen...
    05-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Renault launches Arkana hybrid SUV in Europe
    French carmaker, Renault, has launched its newest SUV, the Arkana, in Europe. According to a press release issued by Renault on 4 March, the company stated that the 145 bhp E-TECH Hybrid powertrain will be provided as an option on this vehicle. Additionally, Renault will also make this vehicle av...
    05-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai launches Bayon crossover in Europe with mild-hybrid powertrain
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has launched its new crossover, the Bayon, with the option of a 48-V mild hybrid powertrain. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 2 March, the vehicle will also be made available with the company’s intelligent manual transmission (iMT) for improved...
    04-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Vedanta develops new aluminum cylinder head alloy
    In February, Vedanta Limited, an India-based producer of metals and oil & gas, launched aluminum cylinder head alloy, a raw material for manufacturing cylinder heads and other automotive components, the Press Trust of India reported on 10 February. The alloy leverages material design to help aut...
    03-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Nissan achieves 50% thermal efficiency for engine with e-POWER hybrid powertrain
    Japanese carmaker, Nissan, has announced a breakthrough in engine efficiency. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 26 February, the company stated that it achieved 50% thermal efficiency with its in-development, next generation e-POWER system. Attaining this level of thermal effi...
    01-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Honda unveils new HR-V Hybrid in Europe
    Japanese car manufacturer, Honda, has unveiled the newest addition to its electrified portfolio in Europe, the HR-V Hybrid. According to a press release issued by Honda on 18 February, this new vehicle features Honda’s dual motor e:HEV hybrid powertrain as standard. The new Honda HR-V Hybrid wi...
    26-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Motor launches MY 2021 Outlander PHEV with bigger battery in US
    Mitsubishi Motor has launched the model year (MY) 2021 Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with a revised powertrain and a bigger battery in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 23 February. The Outlander PHEV now comes with a more powerful and efficient 2.4L i...
    25-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Audi Q5, A6, and A7 PHEVs get upgraded batteries for longer electric driving range
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Audi, has announced that it has equipped three of its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models with larger capacity battery packs in order to improve their pure-electric driving range. The dimensions of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery have not changed despite it...
    24-Feb-2021 News New Products
    New Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets 48-V mild-hybrid powertrain
    The newest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class now have an integrated starter-generator (ISG) as a mild hybrid of the second generation in both the petrol and diesel versions. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 23 February, the company stated that the ISG uses a 48V onboard e...
    24-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Vitesco Technologies develops emission reduction system for high voltage hybrid vehicles
    Advanced powertrain technologies and electrification solutions supplier, Vitesco Technologies, has announced that it is now making electrical catalyst heating available in high-voltage hybrid vehicles as well. According to a press release issued by Vitesco Technologies on 22 February, the company st...
    23-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Nissan launches Qashqai SUV in Europe with mild hybrid and e-POWER drivetrains
    Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan, has announced that it has launched the new Qashqai crossover SUV in Europe. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 18 February, the company stated that this new vehicle would be made available with a 12-V mild hybrid and e-POWER drivetrain options. The...
    22-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Eaton to develop gearing solutions for EVs
    In a press release dated 18 February, Eaton announced that it is developing gearing solutions for electrified vehicles. Eaton said that it can partner with customers on joint-development programs or serve as a single service provider of EV reduction gearing components or systems. It has identified o...
    19-Feb-2021 News New Products
    McLaren unveils Artura hybrid supercar
    British supercar maker, McLaren, has unveiled its newest high-performance plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), the Artura. According to a press release issued by the company on 17 February, the McLaren Artura is driven by a 3.0 liter V6 engine that works in conjunction with an electric motor to develop a ...
    18-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Toyota to debut three new electrified vehicles in the US this year
    Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced plans to debut three new electrified models, two battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the US market in 2021. According to a press release issued by Toyota North America on 10 February, the company has over 40% share of th...
    11-Feb-2021 News New Products
    BMW to launch plug-in hybrid variants of 3- and 5-Series sedans
    German premium vehicle manufacturer, BMW, has launched new entry-level plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 3-Series and the BMW 5-Series. According to a press release issued by BMW on 27 January, both model series will be supplemented by two further models each with electrified drive starting in March ...
    28-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV SUV in UK
    Japanese carmaker Toyota has launched the latest version of its RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV in the United Kingdom. According to a press release issued by Toyota UK on 19 January, the company stated that this vehicle’s hybrid powertrain generates a combined system power output of 302 bhp, and th...
    26-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Audi converts model range to be compliant with Euro 6d emission standards
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Audi, has announced that as of the beginning of 2021, it has converted its vehicle range to the new level of the Euro 6d emission standards. According to a press release issued by Audi on 18 January, the company stated that all models included in the ...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Nissan offers e-Power drivetrain system in new Qashqai in Europe
    Nissan is set to offer the new Qashqai with its e-Power drivetrain system in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. Nissan will also offer a 12V mild-hybrid variant of the Qashqai. "Customers rightly demand more efficient vehicles, but they also want an enjoyable driving exp...
    18-Jan-2021 News New Products
    AAM, Inovance Automotive join forces on next-generation electric-drive technology
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has partnered with Suzhou Inovance Automotive for development and delivery of scalable, next-generation 3-in-1 electric drive systems, the company announced in a press release on 11 January. The electric drive systems will be manufactured at AAM's Changshu Man...
    12-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Bentley launches updated Bentayga Hybrid SUV
    British luxury auto maker, Bentley Motors, has launched the latest version of its SUV, the Bentayga plug-in hybrid (PHEV). According to a press release issued by Bentley on 4 January, the company stated that the new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid would be powered by a 3L twin turbocharged V6 petrol en...
    05-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Panasonic commercializes surface mounted power choke coil for automotive use 
    Panasonic has announced the commercialization of surface mounted automotive power choke coil for power circuits in electronic control units (ECUs) in gasoline, diesel, and hybrid cars equipped with internal combustion engines (ICEs), according to a company press release on 21 December. The device ha...
    30-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Jeep launches Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe hybrid SUVs
    FCA-owned American carmaker, Jeep, has launched its latest hybrid SUV, the Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. According to a press release issued by Jeep on 23 December, the company states that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe integrates two electric motors and a 17 kWh, 400V lithiu...
    29-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Nissan launches Note e-POWER AWD hatchback in Japan
    Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced the launch of the all-wheel-drive (AWD) version of its Note e-POWER electrified hatchback in Japan. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 23 December, the vehicle is slated to go on sale in Japan during early 2021. The new Nissan Note is driven by...
    29-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Audi expands PHEV portfolio to seven models
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Audi, has announced that it now provides plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models in seven different product lines. According to a press release issued by Audi on 17 December, the company stated that after the A6, A7 Sportback, A8, and Q7 models, PHEV versions we...
    28-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Motors begins production of Outlander PHEV in Thailand
    Japanese vehicle maker, Mitsubishi Motors, has announced that it has commenced production of its Outlander plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Thailand. According to a press release issued by Mitsubishi on 22 December, this is the first time that the Outlander PHEV is being manuf...
    24-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen launches PHEV version of Tiguan SUV
    Volkswagen has announced the launch of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its Tiguan SUV. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 15 December, the company stated that the new Tiguan eHybrid will have a pure electric driving range of up to 50 km (approximately 31 miles), based on the W...
    16-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Vitesco supplies actuator module for electrified gearboxes to Renault
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Vitesco Technologies, has announced that it will be providing Renault with the actuator module for electrified transmissions. According to a press release issued by Vitesco Technologies on 15 December, the company stated that Renault has integrated ...
    16-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Volkswagen upgrades 2.0L TDI diesel engine to meet Euro 6d emission norms
    German automaker, Volkswagen, has announced that it has upgraded its 2.0L TDI diesel engine so as to adhere to the Euro 6d emission standards. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 14 December, the company stated that this engine is widely used in Volkswagen vehicles that include the ...
    15-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Bosch develops continuously variable transmission for EVs
    German supplier Bosch has introduced the CVT4EV continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Bosch push belt, which has been designed for electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by Bosch on 24 November, the company stated that this system improves the economy and performance of...
    15-Dec-2020 News New Products
    2021 Ford F-150 launched with full hybrid powertrain
    American carmaker Ford has launched the latest version of its pickup truck, the F-150. According to a press release issued by Ford on 11 December, the new F-150 will also be made available in a full hybrid version. Powering the hybrid vehicle is a 3.5 liter PowerBoost V6 that is coupled with an elec...
    14-Dec-2020 News New Products
    BMW conducts final winter testing of all-electric iX
    BMW is conducting final winter testing of its all-electric iX sport activity vehicle (SAV) ahead of its scheduled market launch in 2021, the company said in a press release on 9 December. The German carmaker is carrying out endurance test of the new electric vehicle (EV) under extreme cold weather i...
    11-Dec-2020 News New Products
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