The American automobile manufacturer Fisker Automotive, otherwise known for its luxury cars, plans to launch an electric car for around 40.000 dollars in 2021. Continue reading “Fisker Automotive and their 40.000 dollar electric car for the mass market”
The bar chart deals with the projected mobility costs of a typical motor vehicle worldwide in 2030, by drivetrain technology. Continue reading “Did you know? #1”
Electrification of conventional powertrains increases the number of possible variants and thus potential costs. However, end customers are not willing to accept these costs to fulfill legislation requirements. A modular and scalable electrification approach helps to create more flexibility and new customer value. Continue reading “Flexible Hybridisation with Added Customer Benefit”
The growing number of hybrid electric (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV) puts pressure on the market for conventional drivelines and introduces challenges but also opportunities for the automotive transmission market. Continue reading “Efficient Electrification with the Pushbelt CVT”
What were the highlights and learnings from the CTI SYMPOSIUM 2018?
Once again, drivetrain expert and Chairman Prof. Ferit Küçükay has summarized the key topics for you in an exclusive review.
TU Munich scientists created the electric car “aCar” specifically for application in rural areas in Africa.
Five years ago, scientists at the TU Munich began building a car that is supposed to improve mobility in developing countries within the course of a research project, thus opening a new possibility of mobility especially for rural regions with bad infrastructure. Driven by two electric engines and a power of 8kW/ 11 HP, the car can reach a maximum speed of approximately 60 km/h.
Lubricants have always been the “lifeblood” of automotive vehicles, reducing energy losses in the battle against friction, preventing wear, and ensuring durability and longer vehicle lifetimes. For modern drivetrains, purposefully formulated lubricants are a vital design element. They enable high levels of fuel economy and powertrain efficiency in response to government mandates designed to protect the environment and limit global warming to an acceptable limit. Continue reading “The Importance of Rheology and Viscosity Index Improver (VII) Selection in Passenger Car Efficiency”
Electrification opens up many new opportunities, but also causes a complex interaction between the combustion engine and electric motors in hybrid vehicles. This is why new concepts and components for powertrains are in high demand. It is not enough to simply mix and match existing options. Magna Powertrain is meeting this challenge by offering a modular and scalable product range that provides vehicle manufacturers with a wide range of options. Continue reading “A Comprehensive System Approach for Future Powertrain Electrification”
Sono Motors is a startup based in Munich, Germany. With the Sion, the firm has developed the first mass-produced solar car, which charges its battery through solar power. Sono Motors wants to launch the Sion in 2019. We spoke with Julius Zimmer about this innovative E-car. Continue reading “”Solarcar for everyone“ – Interview with Julius Zimmer of Sono Motors”