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.