The European Union’s tougher emissions standards mean “the product mix will inevitably start to change towards EVs and potentially in the longer run, hydrogen or fuel-cell powertrains,” industry-watcher Jim Saker says.
The road ahead is fraught with complication, as using the Ford Ranger’s platform for a new generation of Volkswagen’s aging Amarok compact pickup – a possible scenario – would create new competition for the Ranger in the U.S.
Facing limitations in its battery-electric vehicles, Audi is investing additional resources in hydrogen fuel-cell development to meet future zero-emission transportation needs. Pilot production of Audi h-tron models are likely by 2021 with a focus...
Like its Range Rover Evoque sibling, the Range Rover Sport mild hybrid employs a belt-integrated starter generator, DC-DC converter and 48V Li-ion battery, resulting in a 12 g/km reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions.
While bullish about the CVT market going forward – he sees at least 20 more years before full electrification adversely impacts JATCO’s main business – the electrification trend will continue, JATCO President and CEO Teruaki Nakatsuka says.
VW will gauge response to the Tarok concept in deciding whether to build a version for the U.S. Brand boss Scott Keogh says he likes the Tarok because the second-row seats fold, along with the rear wall of the cab, to extend storage space in the bed.