Discussing propulsion technology with Wards analyst Drew Winter are ZF's Jörg Trampler, Eaton's Karl Sievertsen, American Axle & Mfg.'s Craig Renneker and Mahle's Hugh Blaxill. The summit was held Jan. 16 in Detroit.
A recurring theme at the SAE symposium was continued underdeveloped infrastructure and how it impacts the adoption of battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles.
“Ubiquitous charging could double BEV share,” GM researcher Ian Sutherland says.
Some 400 people attended the inaugural WardsAuto Engine & Propulsion Summit last week in Detroit. The event included OEM and supplier panel sessions and the award ceremony for 2020 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems.
With protesters and riot police still clashing on the streets, Chile’s transport minister plans to replace more than 2,000 buses in Santiago’s unloved transport system with new quieter, cleaner vehicles, with electric vehicles being prioritized.