Nov 5, 2021 - 01:12 pm
Geely presents product strategy up to 2025
Geely has unveiled its ‘Smart Geely 2025’ strategic plan. Under the plan, the Chinese car company aims to achieve annual sales of 3.65 million vehicles under the Geely Auto, Lynk & Co, Geometry and Zeekr brands by 2025. Geely has also launched a new global hybrid powertrain brand.
Jul 15, 2021 - 03:03 pm
FEV signs on as development provider for Hyliion
Development service provider FEV has signed a long-term agreement with US startup Hyliion. FEV will support the provider of electrified drive systems in the design, development, integration and production validation of the electric truck range extender.
Jul 15, 2021 - 12:41 pm
Mazda considers dropping range extender from the MX-30
Mazda is apparently backing away from the plan to soon follow its first purely electric MX-30 series model with another variant with a Wankel engine as a range extender. Although the manufacturer confirms that the range extender will not be coming soon, it is officially sticking to the project.
Jul 8, 2021 - 02:42 pm
Bosch presents CVT transmissions for electric vehicles
Bosch has presented a CVT transmission with a continuously variable transmission ratio developed in-house for electric cars. With this, Bosch not only wants to improve efficiency and performance compared to the usual single-speed transmissions but also expand the application possibilities of electric cars – for example in trailer operation.
Jul 8, 2021 - 11:59 am
Volvo & Geely found powertrain joint venture
Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely have formed a joint venture called Aurobay. The new company is to develop combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid drives. The Swedish company wants to be able to concentrate on developing premium electric cars itself.
May 17, 2021 - 03:23 pm
ZF presents energy management software for utility EVs
Automotive supplier ZF has presented energy management software for commercial electric vehicles. The software manages not only the energy requirements of the driveline but also of auxiliary units such as the air compressor, steering pump and thermal management.
Apr 30, 2021 - 01:23 pm
BAE & Plug Power collaborate for fuel cell buses
BAE Systems is collaborating with Plug Power to offer hydrogen-based electric propulsion systems for transit bus fleet operators in North America. The two companies will offer transit operators in North America an all-inclusive, scalable system to reach zero emissions, providing required site, vehicle, and service solutions.
Feb 3, 2021 - 02:26 pm
ZF to begin offering complete hybrid systems for ships
ZF is now adding further electrified components for shipping to its portfolio of maritime hybrid transmissions, specifically electric motors, power electronics and control levers. According to the driveline specialist, this provides a complete solution from a single source.
Nov 23, 2020 - 07:00 pm
Arcola Energy presents hydrogen powertrain platform
The British Arcola Energy announced a new proprietary fuel cell powertrain platform, designed for heavy-duty vehicle applications. The ‘A-Drive’ architecture offers a “drop-in replacement” for diesel-based powertrains and is scalable, according to Arcola.
Jul 23, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Daimler founds Mercedes Benz Drive Systems
Mercedes-Benz is placing all drive competencies throughout the Group in the new unit Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems within the company. The new unit should act internally as a supplier for drive systems and speed up the transition to e-mobility.
May 20, 2020 - 01:46 pm
EU Commission considers 100 billion euro transport package
The EU Commission has apparently drawn up initial proposals for an economic and climate protection package in the transport sector worth up to 100 billion euros. Among other things, the plans outline a purchase premium for ‘cleaner cars’. There is apparently still some dispute about which cars should be included.
Aug 1, 2019 - 02:55 pm
Nidec & GAC found electric drive joint venture
The Japanese electric motor specialist Nidec and the Chinese vehicle manufacturer GAC have agreed to set up a joint venture for traction motors. The drives will initially be installed in GAC’s electric cars, but will later also be used by other manufacturers.
Jul 4, 2019 - 02:39 pm
Italy: Kiepe to supply tech for 38 electric buses
The German supplier Kiepe Electric is supplying key components for new Solaris electric buses for use in the Italian cities of Milan and Modena. Milan’s public transport operator ATM has ordered 30 Solaris buses with electrical equipment from Düsseldorf.
May 7, 2019 - 04:43 pm
USA: BorgWarner launches JV with Romeo Power
The U.S. American powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced the founding of a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology, a Californian supplier of battery modules and battery packs founded in 2015 by former SpaceX, Tesla and Samsung engineers.
May 7, 2019 - 04:30 pm
ZF introduces 5-tonne electric concept truck for Japan
The German automobile supplier ZF has presented the prototype of an electric truck for the Japanese market. It is a 5-ton truck, in which ZF has integrated its CeTrax lite electric central drive for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tons.
Apr 27, 2019 - 06:10 pm
Finland: Hybrid icebreaker with removable bow in development
Under the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, an EU funded project is developing an innovative icebreaker vessel in the far north of Finland. A removable bow will allow any ship to break through the ice with an hybrid-electric drive coming from Danfoss Editron.
Apr 27, 2019 - 05:37 pm
Allison Transmission on expansion course
The Indianapolis-based US supplier Allison Transmission is introducing new electric drives for buses and trucks called ABE and AXE. They come in a one or two motor set-up and deliver up to 550 kW.
Jan 7, 2019 - 05:52 pm
Stockholm: Danfoss build hybrid ice breaker
Danfoss Editron is supplying the drive for Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. As the Stockholm-based Waxholmsbolaget ferry will be in service throughout the year, it has been specially designed to operate in waters with an ice layer up to 25 cm thick.
Jan 3, 2019 - 02:53 pm
GAC completes EV plant on new industrial park
Chinese vehicle manufacturer, Guangzhou Automobile Group, has completed construction on the EV plant at their new industrial park in their home city. In addition, the company’s subsidiary, GAC Motor, and Japanese supplier Aisin AW intend to establish a joint venture for drive modules at the park.
Dec 6, 2018 - 05:28 pm
Researchers look at potential of hybrid aircraft
Researchers from the University of Illinois created a flight-performance simulator in order to model potential fuel savings for two hybrid systems for airplanes. The simulations include take off, climb, cruise, descent, and landing.
Nov 11, 2018 - 01:52 pm
GM makes personnel changes for EV production
The change to electrified transport has caused some major changes for General Motors in Michigan: About 3,000 employees, particularly powertrain engineers, are being moved from the Global Propulsion Systems Center in Pontiac to the GM Technical Center in Warren.
Sep 9, 2018 - 07:53 pm
Rolls-Royce preparing 2020 market launch of hybrid ship motors
Rolls-Royce has announced their intention of bringing a series of fully integrated hybrid ship motors of the MTU brand to the market in 2020. The motor systems will be used for yachts, working ships, ferries and patrol boats in a performance area from 1 to 4 MW.
Jul 19, 2018 - 03:43 pm
Corporate Reorg: Continental beefing up powertrains
Supplier Continental is restructuring with a view to electric mobility. As of 2020, the company will set up a new corporate umbrella called the Continental Group as a Holding for the three sections Rubber, Automotive and Powertrain.