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Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2022

24-11-2022 | Engine Technology | News | Article

Heavy-duty sector focuses on alternative fuels and H2

The 17th MTZ conference "Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines" took place as a hybrid event. We have compiled selected content from the conference on optimized, more sustainable commercial vehicle drive systems here.

ZF and Freudenberg jointly develop highly integrated fuel cell e-drive systems for commercial vehicles

08-11-2022 | Fuel Cell | News | Article

ZF and Freudenberg Develop Fuel Cell Drives

Freudenberg has agreed a long-term strategic cooperation with ZF. Together, they intend to develop a complete solution for fuel cell and electric drives in commercial vehicles that is easy to integrate.

VW Gen.Travel

07-11-2022 | Automated Driving | News | Article

VW Sees Gen.Travel as Short-range Flight Alternative

Volkswagen has unveiled the autonomous, level 5 driving prototype Gen.Travel. The battery-electric design study is intended to show what alternative long-distance mobility could look like in the future.

Polestar 3

03-11-2022 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

New Polestar 3 with over 600 km Range Unveiled

Volvo subsidiary Polestar has unveiled the Polestar 3 battery-electric performance SUV. At launch, the SUV is equipped with a powerful dual-motor drive and a 111 kWh battery.

BMW XM

02-11-2022 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

BMW XM to Come with V8 Engine and M-Hybrid Drive System

The new BMW XM is set to become BMW M GmbH’s most powerful production model to date. It combines a V8 gasoline engine with an electric motor in the automatic transmission to create a plug-in hybrid drive. 

Nio has set up the first power swap station in Germany.

01-11-2022 | Battery | News | Article

Nio Opens First Battery Swap Station in Germany

In Zusmarshausen (Germany), the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its first power swap station. At the battery swap station, up to 100 traction batteries can be automatically exchanged per day. 

Citroën 2CV Berlingo Fourgonnette

28-10-2022 | Light Trucks + Transporters | News | Article

Citroën Presents the Berlingo 2CV Van Fourgonnette

Citroën delivers a new interpretation of the 2CV van with the special model "2CV Berlingo Fourgonnette". The modern "box duck" was created in cooperation with the Italian coachbuilder Caselani. 

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Sustainability Award in Automotive

12-10-2022 | News | Article

ATZ/MTZ Group and Arthur D. Little present the Sustainability Award for the Automotive and Mobility Industry for the second time in 2023

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important goal for companies in the automotive and mobility industry. This year, the Sustainability Award in Automotive will again honor companies that make an outstanding contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Products and services from vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and start-ups from the passenger car, commercial vehicle, 2- and 3-wheelers, and micro- and urban mobility sectors can be submitted.

Svolt solid-state cells have an energy density of 350–400 Wh/kg.

11-10-2022 | Battery | News | Article

Svolt Develops Solid State Cell with Sulfide-based Electrolyte

Svolt has developed a 20-Ah cell with sulfide-based solid-state electrolyte. With these solid-state cells, electric vehicles could achieve a range of over 1000 km.  

From 2025, BMW will be using round cells in its "New Class" e-vehicles.

10-10-2022 | Battery | News | Article

BMW to Rely on Round Cells in the "New Class" from 2025 on

In 2025, BMW's "New Class" will be launched with a mid-size sedan and an SUV. The battery-electric vehicles will use newly developed round cells, which will improve charging performance and range. 

Ford Mustang (2024)

06-10-2022 | Drivetrain | News | Article

Seventh Generation Ford Mustang Back with a V8

Ford has introduced the new Mustang: With classic design, enhanced V8 engine, manual transmission, as a convertible and coupe. In addition, there will be a racing version called "Dark Horse".

Honda wants to achieve climate neutrality for motorcycles

04-10-2022 | Motorcycles | News | Article

Honda Accelerates Electrification in Motorcycles

Honda Motorcycle plans to launch more than ten new electric two-wheelers by 2025. The Japanese manufacturer aims to sell 3.5 million units of electric motorcycles by 2030.

Dieter Flämig (left) and Alexander Yu Li (right), InfraMobility-Dianba

30-09-2022 | Battery | Interview | Article

"In China, 80% of automakers are switching to battery swapping"

InfraMobility-Dianba, together with TotalEnergies, plans to implement the first European battery swap station for 465 swaps daily at Berlin's BER Airport. The first target group is e-taxis. Dieter Flämig and Alexander Yu Li explain in an interview why battery swapping has a future.

Manual cell production in the battery pilot plant at KIT

29-09-2022 | Materials | News | Article

New Process Enables Higher Recycling Rates for Batteries

The "LiBinfinity" project is developing a holistic concept for recycling traction battery materials. This improves the sustainability of electromobility and reduces raw material dependencies.

Ferrari Purosangue

27-09-2022 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Ferrari Presents the Four-Door Crossover Purosangue

Ferrari has unveiled the new Purosangue, the first four-door crossover with four seats from Maranello. The crossover is powered by a 533 kW (725 PS) naturally aspirated V12 engine.

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ATZlive conference Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2022

27-09-2022 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Energy Transition in the Heavy-duty Sector

The conference Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2022 will highlight the current status of the energy transition in the heavy-duty sector. ATZlive invites you to Donaueschingen (Germany) on November 16 and 17, 2022. Participation is also possible virtually via live stream. Register now!

Test vehicle based on the BMW i4 M50 with modified body

13-09-2022 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BMW M Tests All-wheel Drive with Four Electric Motors

BMW M has begun initial test drives with a technology carrier for drive and chassis control systems. A concept consisting of four electric motors and integrated vehicle dynamics control is being tested. 

Architectural rendering of the new factory facility

12-09-2022 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Kyocera Ramps Up MLCC Production

Kyocera is ramping up MLCC production for 5G as well as ADAS and EV technologies by building a new production facility. Kyocera is thus responding to the expected higher demand for multilayer ceramic capacitors.

BYD Tang

08-09-2022 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BYD to Launch Han, Tang and Atto 3 Electric Passenger Cars in Europe

BYD is bringing three electric-powered passenger cars to Europe in the fall of 2022: the Han sedan, the Tang seven-seat family SUV and the Atto 3 compact SUV. 

Bugatti W16 Mistral

07-09-2022 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

W16 Drive Ends with the Bugatti Mistral

Bugatti bids farewell to the W16 engine with a roadster. The Bugatti W16 Mistral boasts 1600 PS, is limited to 99 units and can reach 420 km/h.