All Powertrain articles

  • Dyson brand
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    What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

    2019-10-16T14:05:00Z

    The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.

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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

  • Future opportunities
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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

  • Future EV
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    Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

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    Report: Climate Change vs. Carmakers

    2019-09-20T15:33:00Z

    In our second report from Ultima Media’s automotive business intelligence team, we focus on climate change mitigation policies around the world with a particular focus on the most stringent and imminent EU CO2 emissions targets predicting the financial consequences of the legislation upon the OEMs, the impact upon the wider supply chain and the opportunities that arise from the legislation.

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    Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

    2019-09-10T15:44:00Z

    Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its manufacturing. 

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    Investment motors on

    2019-07-29T09:22:00Z

    OEMs continue to repurpose established engine plant sites for the electric age

  • Schaeffler powertrain
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    Gaining traction

    2019-07-24T09:15:00Z

    The technologies required by the powertrain systems of electric vehicles offer new possibilities for innovation on the part of supplier companies

  • 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

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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

  • 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
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    E for Electrified – AMS Podcast Episode 02

    2019-04-10T11:49:00Z

    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.

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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 ...