Batteries http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53390/more en Samsung SDI Buying Magna's Car-Battery-Pack Branch http://wardsauto.com/samsung-sdi-buying-magnas-car-battery-pack-branch <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The electronics affiliate of South Korea's Samsung Electronics already manufactures rechargeable batteries for German automaker BMW's i3 electric vehicles. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/samsung-sdi-buying-magnas-car-battery-pack-branch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Canada South Korea Batteries Finance Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:14:00 +0000 1230731 at http://wardsauto.com Mitsubishi Concept Beefs Up, Electrifies Montero http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-concept-beefs-electrifies-montero <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept rendition is a gasoline/electric plug-in hybrid that teams a supercharged 3.0L, 335-hp gasoline V-6 and 8-speed automatic with a 94-hp electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-concept-beefs-electrifies-montero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mitsubishi-concept-beefs-electrifies-montero#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mitsubishi Sales & Marketing 2015 Chicago Auto Show Blindspot Detection Cameras Exterior Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Li-ion Pedestrian Protection Supercharger Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:30:00 +0000 1222281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi concept has power to spare &ndash; for home use.</strong></p> Li-ion Battery Research Moves Ahead at Snail’s Pace http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/li-ion-battery-research-moves-ahead-snail-s-pace <div class="node-body article-body">Graduate student Evgenia Barannikova says one of the inspirations for her research is how organisms such as mollusks demonstrate remarkable control to build intricate nano- and macrostructures from inorganic materials such as calcium carbonate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/li-ion-battery-research-moves-ahead-snail-s-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/li-ion-battery-research-moves-ahead-snail-s-pace#comments Premium Limited Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Future Products Li-ion Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:31:00 +0000 1222811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Biology could help develop smaller, more durable Li-ion batteries.</strong></p> 2015 Consumer Electronics Show Floor http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Las Vegas this week is hosting the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, a massive conference that draws 180,000 people and extends to multiple facilities up and down the Strip. Virtually every sector of consumer electronics is represented at the show, including automotive. For the past several years, automakers and key suppliers have stepped up presence at CES. Ten automakers are participating this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/2015-consumer-electronics-show-floor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Bosch Valeo Visteon Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Batteries Electric Vehicles Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Manufacturing Technology Product Development Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +0000 1195281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Band rocks out at 3D Systems booth playing instruments made entirely from 3D printing.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p> 2015 Winner: BMW 127-kW Electric Motor http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The BMW i3’s 170-hp electric motor propels the spacious 4-seater with a free-wheeling simplicity that is uncommon among EVs. Aggressive regenerative braking lets you drive while rarely touching the brake pedal. This is the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW BMW Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development BMW i3 Cadillac ELR Chevrolet Volt Drew Winter EREV Fiat 500e generator Kia Soul EV range extender Ultimate Driving Machine VW e-Golf zero emissions ZEV Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1185061 at http://wardsauto.com Little Engines That Could http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The three smallest engines we tested among 36 nominees for 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines earned spots on our tough-to-crack list. The nominees included 18 4-cyl. engines, and 15 of those were turbocharged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/little-engines-could#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Germany BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevroelt Corvette Stingray Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta Ford Fusion fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX Mini Cooper Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf Volvo S60 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1187611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WardsAuto editors <em>(from left)</em> Tom Murphy, Byron Pope, James Amend and Drew Winter talk engines.</strong></p> Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 36 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p> Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions <div class="node-body blog-body">A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could extend range some 20%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW General Motors Tesla ZF Batteries Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Product Development Sales Results Transmissions 1-speed transmission 2-mode transmission 2-speed transmission 3-speed 4-speed transmission James Potter Nissan Leaf Tesla Model S torque ZF ZF Powertrain Technology Road Ahead Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:14:00 +0000 1167451 at http://wardsauto.com Daimler to Grow Production of EV Batteries http://wardsauto.com/daimler-grow-production-ev-batteries <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker will invest about $125 million to increase production of lithium-ion batteries for its Mercedes division's hybrid C-Class, E-Class and S-Class models. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-grow-production-ev-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Capacity Utilization Li-ion Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:02:00 +0000 1168781 at http://wardsauto.com