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Honda details the production process behind the industry's first FWD 10-speed automatic transmission

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Introduced to the US market in 2017 with the launch of the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) was the first Honda plant in the world to produce the new 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


Fiat selects battery supplier

SB LiMotive, the joint venture of Samsung SDI and Bosch, has been awarded the business to supply lithium-ion battery packs for the Fiat 500EV, which will be launched in the USA in 2012.

Jointly developed with Chrysler, the Fiat 500EV has a setup that has three main systems: a high power electric powertrain module; an advanced lithium-ion battery; and an EV control unit to manage power flows. All powertrain engineering and vehicle development will take place at Chrysler Group headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

According to Dr Joachim Fetzer, executive vice president of SB LiMotive, “Chrysler indicated that SB LiMotive earned this business because we can supply high-quality lithium-ion battery packs in the quantities needed, on-time to the market. Additionally, SB LiMotive has the technical expertise Chrysler will require as it launches this important program.

“Our established global footprint was a further strong point in our favor. We look forward to partnering with Chrysler in bringing this exciting new vehicle to market.”
The battery packs are developed in Orion, Michigan while the battery cells will be produced in Korea. The packs as a whole will be assembled in Springboro, Ohio.


2 December 2010


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