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Batteries and Pistons: The Powertrain World Needs Both

Our renamed competition, Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems, will recognize the best technologies that get us down the road, literally and figuratively.

History is fluid, and its purpose is to help identify inflection points when everything changed, when cultural events have shaped the narrative so dramatically that they become indelibly etched in the retrospective timeline. Earlier generations tell the stories.

There was life before World War II and then life after. There was life before the Model T and then life after. Life before and after the Internet. No one knew in 1964 whether the Beatles would fizzle quickly after a couple good tunes and teenage hysteria, or if four lads from Liverpool ultimately would change the course of popular music in an unbelievably short time.

For the Wards editorial team, we view 2019 as a watershed moment in the world of powertrain development.

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