For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.
Larry Nitz, executive director of GM Global Transmissions and Electrification, says that owners of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt are “probably one of the most studied groups of vehicle owners” ever. Some 60% of Volt owners are anonymously providing data to GM via OnStar. And thanks to what GM engineers have learned, they are transforming Volt for the next generation.
Clearly, there is a whole lot of activity in the powertrain space at General Motors. These two developments are certainly impressive as to what creativity and dedication can achieve.
Global sales and tough competition push the Mustang to adopt technology that formerly was unaffordable, but now is indispensable.
When you’re first to market with a hydrogen-powered sedan with intentions of selling more than a handful to a limited number of individuals, you have to temper your expectations in terms of how well you may do.
In mid-September 2014, prior to the Paris Motor Show, the DS brand of Citroën revealed the DS 3 Ines de la Fressange Paris Concept.
If you think back to the 2009-2010 timeframe, it seemed as though the future of energy in automobiles was going to come from a farm near you.