All Powertrain articles – Page 4

  • ZF eight-speed transmission assembly Saarbrucken
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    Easing into electrification

    2019-07-24T08:45:00Z

    ZF is offering both hybrid and pure electric powertrain solutions to its customers in order to encourage the auto industry’s transition to electrification. Michael Nash looks into its strategy…

  • Continental Wuhu powertrain plant
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    Continental opens new powertrain plant in Wuhu

    2019-07-19T09:44:00Z

    Continental will make a range of components for powertrains at its new facility in Wuhu, China

  • FCA Mirafiori Fiat 500 BEV
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    FCA starts building BEV production line

    2019-07-15T14:20:00Z

    Italy - The highly automated line will be used to make the Fiat 500 BEV

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    BMW Dingolfing

    2019-07-09T13:41:00Z

    BMW makes batteries and electric motors at its Dingolfing plant, as well as the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series models. The company’s electrified vehicle sales increased by 40% during 2018 when compared to 2017. 

  • EvoBus Daimler Mannheim
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    Solar flair

    2019-07-09T11:32:00Z

    Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus

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    Powering up

    2019-07-09T11:25:00Z

    Key to the performance of an electric vehicle (EV) is its battery technology. Mike Farish looks at some of the latest developments to improve energy storage 

  • BorgWarner P2 Modules
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    Combined forces

    2019-07-09T11:08:00Z

    For powertrain component specialists such as BorgWarner, a shift to electrification is bringing challenges and opportunities. Gareth Price reports

  • BMW 7 Series final inspection Dingolfing
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    A blaze in Bavaria

    2019-07-09T10:58:00Z

    The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports

  • 2019 Ford Kuga home charge
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    Ford’s new electric offering

    2019-05-28T13:49:00Z

    Ford has recently announced it will bring 16 electrified vehicles to market in Europe over the next few years. Michael Nash provides a rundown of the first batch to be introduced

  • Bosch E-Motive
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    Powertrain suppliers get electric

    2019-04-12T14:13:00Z

    The vehicle electrification craze is showing no signs of slowdown. OEMs are unveiling more and more emobility models at glitzy events, and governments all over the world are establishing laws that will eventually push the internal combustion engine to the margins. As a result, powertrain suppliers are setting aside ...

  • VW e-golf
    Podcast

    AMS Podcast Episode 02 – E for Electrified

    2019-04-10T00:02:00Z

    We focus on emobility for this episode as Gareth Price sheds light on Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory. The unconventional facility in Dresden repurposed to assemble the eGolf is also a showcase for VW’s e-mobility philosophy.

  • Mercedes-Benz Cars battery factory in the Neckar Valley at the Untertürkheim site in Germany
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    Mercedes starts building battery plant

    2019-04-09T12:50:00Z

    Germany - Mercedes-Benz has started the construction of its battery production facility in the Brühl sub-plant at Untertürkheim, Germany. This is part of the €1bn (US$1.13bn) investment that the OEM has set aside for its global battery production network, which currently comprises of nine battery factories at seven locations on ...

  • MAHLE_Motorenpruefstand_Assembly-WEB
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    New piston developments

    2019-03-21T14:30:00Z

    MAHLE says it is developing a new generation of piston coatings that are intended to guide and reduce the heat entering the pistons. The company claims this initially reduces the demand for piston cooling, and the increased exhaust gas temperature allows a higher quantity of energy to be extracted by ...

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    PSA's Poissy plant to add model

    2019-03-04T16:30:00Z

    France - Groupe PSA has revealed that it will start making the new Opel/Vauxhall B-SUV at its Poissy plant, which is located about an hour north west of the French capital Paris. As a result, the facility will become the first to assemble a vehicle based on the company s ...

  • Delphi Technologies DFI21 Injector
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    Shift of power

    2019-03-04T15:21:00Z

    Emobility may be flourishing but the internal combustion engine still has a long way to run. Gareth Price speaks to leading powertrain component suppliers endeavouring to make a smooth transition

  • Eaton-Cummins-Automated-Transmission-Technologies
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    Eaton and Cummins venture forth

    2019-03-04T12:19:00Z

    To face an ever-widening array challenges, automotive manufacturing has seen numerous instances of partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions entered into as a means to stay healthy Back in 2017, power management company Eaton and engine manufacturer Cummins formed a joint venture for automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial ...

  • Groupe PSA Tremery engine production
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    PSA juggles engines and motors

    2019-01-23T12:01:00Z

    Engine manufacturing facilities around the world are changing. Pressure from governments and changes to legislation are pushing carmakers to develop new internal combustion engines (ICEs), the production of which often requires new assembly lines and equipment. More of these facilities are also starting ...

  • Groupe PSA and CK BIRLA India powertrain plant
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    Groupe PSA opens powertrain plant

    2018-12-05T10:54:09Z

    India - Groupe PSA has recently inaugurated a new plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Costing around US$85m, it is being used to house the production of powertrain components for both the global and domestic automotive market. "We want to be Indian in India. With this inauguration, we have taken another ...

  • Cosworth60thAnniversary-Sept2018-7386 2
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    Testing times

    2018-12-03T11:39:00Z

    With the automotive industry in Europe implementing WLTP, new controls that replace NEDC rules on vehicle emission limits, AMS spoke to powertrain component specialist Cosworth to assess the likely impact of the incoming regime Since September 2017 the automotive industry in Europe has been getting to grips with the ...

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    IIoT comes to paintshops

    2018-11-29T15:00:00Z

    New software from Dürr can help paintshops utilise the latest Industrial Internet of Things technology to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process data As paintshops become increasingly transparent, Dürr Systems has developed its EcoScreen Equipment Analytics software in order to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process ...