What is the next significant powertrain development?

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What technologies will play the biggest role in powertrain development in the next five years? New catalysts; advanced fuel injection systems, turbochargers; advanced clutching mechanisms; start/stop systems; other?
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I'd say advanced clutching systems, which are already making headway across the industry - but I wonder, in North America at least, if the turbo-charging of gasoline vehicles, which would offer enhanced performance/fuel-efficiency opportunities without asking consumers to adapt to an unfamiliar fuel source, might have the biggest near-term impact.

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