Most turbocharger suppliers purchase turbine housings, but BMTS co-owner Westron is a Chinese casting company that is supplying them internally. Additional BMTS turbo plants are coming online in Mexico this year and in China next year.
A real-time, cloud-based battery analysis fueled by artificial intelligence identifies potential issues before they become chronic. A pilot vehicle fleet equipped with the service will be launched in Xiamen, China.
“The Chinese car market is of vital importance for Volkswagen's e-offensive,” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says. “We want to expand our leadership role through local partnerships and increased R&D work in the country.”
Audi reportedly developed the defeat devices to provide models using its turbocharged 3.0L engine with lower emissions readings during government-mandated tests on rolling roads under controlled conditions than actual results on public roads.
Chevy’s new light-duty diesel, which squares off against Ford and Ram entries this fall, is as quiet as a gasoline engine and logs some impressive fuel economy during recent testing. But we didn’t get to tow, and it lags Ram’s upcoming 3.0L in...