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AutoTech Check: ’21 Ford Bronco and ’22 Maverick

Ford’s Maverick compact pickup and Bronco off-roader show off the automaker’s engineering capabilities across two widely different light-vehicle segments.

Drivetrains Electrified Vehicles Motors

Mercedes-Benz BEV Concept Measures the Miles (Per kWh)

In a world full of BEVs offering 3-4 miles per kWh, the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX registers a stunning 6.2 miles per kWh, giving the vehicle more than 600 miles of range from a sub-100-kWh battery.

Electrified Vehicles Motors

Choosing the Best Path to Zero Emissions

Experts discuss whether limiting tailpipe emissions or mandating ZEV volumes is the most effective way to meet the Biden Admin.’s goal of selling 50% electric vehicles by 2030.

Propulsion Electrification

ACEEE Rates States' EV Policies

ACEEE's 2021 report, "The State Transportation Electrification Scorecard," analyzes EV-specific rules and other transportation and utility-sector policies relevant to GHG reduction and EV deployment in the light- and heavy-duty vehicle sectors.

ESG Electrified Vehicles

Fuel Economy Up in November

Full electrification is in our future, but hybrids are having a big impact of fuel-economy gains now.

Market Analysis Electrified Vehicles

AutoTech Check: ’21 Chevrolet Tahoe 3.0L Turbodiesel I-6

The installation of GM’s 3.0L inline 6-cyl. turbodiesel in the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs seems even better than the integration in The General’s light-duty pickups. 


Volvo Moving Motor Production In-House

Volvo is taking steps to manufacture its own electric motors as it looks to its future as an electric-only automaker.

Propulsion Electrification

AutoTech Check: ’20 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

Lincoln’s 2020 Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid packs enough punch to satisfy enthusiasts while offering enough all-electric capability to accommodate green drivers.

Propulsion Electrification

Mercedes-Benz, Geely to Cooperate on New Gasoline Engines

The automakers plan to jointly develop and produce a new family of gasoline 4-cyls. to be used in future hybrid models from both companies at a factory in China from 2024, according to a German newspaper.


Diesel Dynamo Cummins Eyeing ‘Green’ Hydrogen

Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger is confident the move from gray to green hydrogen production already is under way in the drive to combat global warming.


VW Ups EV Investment; Rivian and Lordstown; EA Hits 500; Texas and U.K. Regs

VW makes EV investment a larger portion of its total spending, Rivian and Lordstown update on their forthcoming pickups, Electrify America now has 500 open public charging stations and Texas may add an EV fee while the U.K. will pull its ICE ban forward.

Electrification Charging

Innovative Gearbox Targets BEVs, Motor Efficiency

Canadian automotive supplier Inmotive launches a unique two-speed transmission aimed at improving efficiency of battery-electric vehicles.

Propulsion Electrification

Tula’s Latest Technology Drives Electric Motor Efficiency

The latest innovation from Tula Technology applies a pulsing operation to electric motors to achieve higher efficiency.

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Connectivity Connected Services and Apps

Software Defined Architectures: The Burgeoning Business Model

Next-generation E/E architectures will create new business models for automakers and suppliers. But a Wards Intelligence survey shows few see themselves as pacesetters, and there’s some uncertainty about where the best monetization opportunities are. The massive change in operations, and the associated costs, will put constraints on the timeframe and depth of the changes in infrastructure and vehicle architectures that OEMs will be able to address.

E/E Architecture Mobility

Aurora Innovations Acquires Uber’s Advance Technology Group AV division.

Aurora doubles in size and Uber unloads its ill-fated AV business in a win-win deal that keeps the ride-hailing giant in the self-driving race.


Motional and Via to Launch Public Robotaxi Service

Partnership focuses on tying into transportation infrastructure – and proves AV technology is on the rebound.


With Lime Platform, Scooter Provider Shifts to Micromobility As a Service

Shared-scooter company’s app will offer a variety of light electric vehicles for rides under five miles.


Waymo Expands ‘100% fully driverless’ Robotaxi Service

The company’s Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing service is now open to the public – and could help allay passenger concerns over sharing a vehicle with a human driver.


Six Minute Webinar Episode 9: Smart Cities

A look at how automakers, service providers and local governments are experimenting with new-mobility schemes to address future transportation needs.

Mobility Autonomy

Didi, BYD Developing Dedicated AV for Robotaxi Service

The reported rollout of robotaxis this year could give the Chinese ride-hailing giant an advantage in autonomous mobility services.


As Delivery and Demand for Commercial BEVs Surge, So Does Need for Simple Software Updates

Tesla again shows traditional automakers the path forward with over-the-air software updates.


Outlook Q3 2020: Smart Cities: Leading the Way in Mobility

Wards Intelligence Senior Analyst Doug Newcomb presents findings from comprehensive case studies of private-public partnerships between cities and mobility providers.

Mobility Autonomous Vehicles

Recent Regulations Allow Automated Robots on Sidewalks, Clear Delivery Drones for Takeoff

Amazon, FedEx and others push for favorable regulation of delivery robots and drones as contactless automated e-commerce delivery becomes more popular due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Volvo Enters Second-Life Pact; Tesla, Electrify America, Enel Make Charging News

Bus batteries will get a second life, vows Volvo, while three companies improve urban charging, home charging and renewable-energy charging.

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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.


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