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Mazda reaffirms its commitment to the IC engine

Mazda reaffirms its commitment to the IC engine

“We’ll create the first HCCI engine and be the last with BEVs,” said Kenichiro Saruwatari, vice president of R&D at Mazda Europe, at the 2016 Geneva motor show. While HCCI technology is just around the corner two years later, Mazda has reiterated that it has no plans for battery electric vehicles. 

Mahle Powertrain reveals how it supports powertrain development amid tightening regulations

WMG details the graphene battery technology that could double EV battery life

When Fisker relaunched two years ago the company’s namesake CEO promised graphene-based supercapacitor technology in its first car. But while the battery technology didn’t come to fruition, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) has utilized graphene to potentially double an EV battery’s lifecycle.

Enough's enough?

Volvo details its first climate-neutral facility

Swedish OEM Volvo has highlighted its commitment to reducing the environmental damage caused by vehicle manufacturing as the Skövde engine production site in Sweden becomes the company’s first climate-neutral plant

Hyundai 2019 Veloster N: The Knowledge

Hyundai 2019 Veloster N: The Knowledge

Designed specifically for the US market and officially unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show this month, Hyundai’s 2.0-liter turbocharged Veloster N has been developed to deliver driveability rather than outright performance statistics.

Mahle Powertrain on the future of the gasoline IC engine

Mahle Powertrain on the future of the gasoline IC engine

Engineers at Mahle are confident that the IC engine has a bright future up to 2040 and beyond, despite recent UK government announcements. The company details its work with OEMs on engine downsizing, hybridization and alternative fuels as powertrain development strategies evolve. 

Engines on test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Fitted with a 1.6-liter Atkinson-cycle GDi Kappa engine and 44.5kW electric motor, Hyundai’s PHEV is the company’s first foray into automotive electrification – but how does the powertrain measure up?

Engines on test: Alfa Romeo Giulia F154 2.9-liter

A Ferrari derived engine, in a RWD Alfa Romeo platfom? No wonder the consumer press has been losing its collective mind for the Giulia Quadrofoglio – but is it, and that engine, any good?

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