The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Assn. says that because EVs have fewer components than internal-combustion-engine-driven models, making them requires 60% fewer staff in powertrain and parts manufacturing, as well as maintenance.
About 450 people attended last week's luncheon ceremony, held in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show to honor the 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines winners. It was the event's 25th anniversary.
The updated 1.5L high-compression engine, known as “evo,” relies on the Miller combustion cycle, which helps improve efficiency and reduce emissions and heat by allowing the intake valves to remain open during part of the compression stroke.