Bill Visnic, former WardsAuto technical editor who launched the Wards 10 Best Engines program 25 years ago, talks about early highlights, such as the Nissan VQ, Honda VTEC, GM’s Vortec and Mazda’s Miller Cycle/Lysholm supercharging tandem.
In an interview with a German newspaper, Michael Jost, chief of strategy for Volkswagen, says the automaker decided to make the MEB platform available to rival car companies as part of a plan to make it an industry standard among EV architectures.
Nissan last month became the first major OEM to offer an EV for sale in Thailand when it began accepting orders for the battery-electric Leaf. Deliveries begin in April.
A new research report by Wards Intelligence, “FCVs On The Horizon,” reveals a number of factors driving that growth. Among them: reductions in the cost and size of fuel-cell stacks; improvements in fuel-cell output and durability; and an expanding...
Aligned to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement with its ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, the Hydrogen Council was launched at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland.
Honda says the debut at the show from March 7-17 is a further step in its commitment to putting electrified technology into two-thirds of European sales by 2025.
The 745e xDrive forgoes the turbocharged 2.0L 4-cyl. gasoline engine used by the older 740e for a turbocharged 3.0L inline 6-cyl. powerplant, bringing with it an additional 28 hp and 37 lb.-ft. of torque at 282 hp and 332 lb.-ft.
The compact SUV is expected to become Audi’s biggest-selling e-tron model.