Playing off the word Africa, the mobility startup Afreecar is Borroni-Bird’s answer to sustainable, low-cost transportation and electricity for developing economies. His proof-of-concept is an e-trailer.
From margin compression to declining sales volumes, the automotive retail industry is fighting its share of villains right now. But there are super-powered technologies available to save the day for your dealership.
The committee says the proposal adapts the rules to changes in mobility behavior resulting from societal trends including more cyclists and pedestrians, an aging society and technological developments.
Driven by tightening CO2 emissions rules and the rapid retreat from diesel technology, the consultancy LMC Automotive forecasts 48V technology’s use in Europe will grow to 33.0% of light vehicles in 2030 from 0.4% in 2018.
While Mercedes-Benz confirms European markets will receive new mild-hybrid gasoline units and a new-generation diesel engine, the U.S.-market-facelifted GLC comes with an updated turbocharged 2.0L gasoline 4-cyl.
The proposed legislation granting EU automakers more flexibility when assessing the impact of real-life emissions tests on their vehicles comes after the European Court of Justice threw out a regulation giving manufacturers those rights.