The awards program still is focused on its original mission: recognizing engineering achievement. Now that electrified powertrains account for about 40% of the annual awards, the name is being changed.
“Our vision is to launch the iPhone in the field of pedelecs,” says Tim Hosenfeldt, Senior Vice President Technology Strategy and Innovation at Schaeffler. Pedelecs are a special category of electrified bicycles.
The first Byton M-Byte Concept is a premium midsize battery-electric SUV expected to go on sale in China by the end of 2019 and in the U.S. and Europe in late 2020. Starting price will be about $45,000.
Popular crossover vehicles are far less fuel efficient than the cars they are driving to extinction. The Wards conference will look at ways to make crossovers and electric vehicles lighter and more aerodynamic.
“Trust and fear are part of an ongoing relationship that will continue to develop. Our aim is to develop autonomous vehicles that are harmonious with society and operate in socially acceptable ways,” says Nissan...