Production will be divided evenly between Li-ion and the NiMH batteries Toyota has used nearly exclusively until now. Sales of cars with the two battery types will be further split 50-50 in North America and Japan....More
To showcase the all-hands-on-deck nature of current operations and give some insight into the second-gen Volt’s lithium-ion cells, the Korean battery giant opens Holland’s doors to the media for a rare tour....More
The company wants its new 14-building research campus in Germany to function like a university, specifically Stanford. Each building is designed to foster interaction and exchange of ideas between students and engineers....More
While many industry players are exploring the potential of lithium-ion batteries for vehicle electrification, the addition of ultracapacitors for hybrid electric systems provides another layer of energy-storage advantages....More
Perhaps the main difference “between Fisker then and now is that we’re not under this enormous pressure for money that they were in the fundraising,” marketing chief Jim Taylor says. ‟So, we can take the time to do it properly.”...More
GMC unveils the Sierra HD All Terrain X, a Duramax turbodiesel-powered addition to the brand’s off-road trim lineup. The new Duramax in the Sierra and Silverado HDs produces 445 hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque....More
Winner profiles will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning Sept. 21, and honored automakers will receive their trophies on Oct. 4 at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.