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11-05-2022 | Drivetrain | News | Article

How do future powertrains and energy systems interact?

ATZlive hosted the 2022 International Congress Powertrains and Energy Systems of Tomorrow as a hybrid event. Here you can read selected contents in our summary article.  

10-05-2022 | Internal Combustion Engine | News | Article

Keyou Showcases Bus and Truck with Hydrogen Combustion Engine

Hydrogen specialist Keyou will present an 18-t truck and a 12-m city bus at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2022. Both prototypes are equipped with the Keyou-inside hydrogen engine.

09-05-2022 | Sensors | News | Article

Hella Develops Multifunctional Panels for Electric Vehicles

In battery-electric vehicles, the classic radiator grille can be dispensed with due to the lower cooling requirement. Hella is developing multifunctional panels for these freed-up areas.

05-05-2022 | Materials | News | Article

Rock Tech Lithium to Establish Life Cycle for Lithium

Rock Tech Lithium is collaborating with Fraunhofer Umsicht and supply chain tracking provider Circulor. Together they strive for transparency of the lithium value chain.

03-05-2022 | Materials | News | Article

Developing Chassis Parts from Green Fiber Composites

How can steel be replaced by fiber composites in the development of chassis components? This is the question addressed by the Eco-Dynamic SMC project.

29-04-2022 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

New Electric Compact SUV Smart #1 Unveiled

Comeback of the former Smart subcompact car brand: the Mercedes subsidiary has unveiled a new model in Berlin (Germany). The Smart #1 is a battery-electric compact SUV with 200 kW (272 PS) of power.

28-04-2022 | Engine Technology | News | Article

New Comprex Charger Tested in Natural Gas Engine

The Swiss company Antrova has presented a further development of the Comprex pressure wave charger. Supported by an electric motor, it has now been tested in a natural gas engine.

12-04-2022 | Infotainment | News | Article

Audi and Holoride Link VR Content with Driving Movements

Audi vehicles with the MIB 3 infotainment system are to be Holoride-enabled from June 2022. Passengers in the back seat will then be able to experience movies, video games and interactive content more realistically with the help of VR glasses.

11-04-2022 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Ford Announces Seven New Electric Vehicles by 2024

Ford plans to introduce three new electric passenger cars and four new electric commercial vehicles in Europe by 2024. From 2026, more than 600,000 electric vehicles are expected to be sold annually in Europe.


08-04-2022 | Drivetrain | News | Article

In Interdisciplinary Dialog: Powertrains and Energy Systems

The 16th International MTZ Congress "Powertrains and Energy Systems of Tomorrow" will discuss the powertrains and energy systems of tomorrow. ATZlive invites you to Berlin (Germany) on May 10 and 11, 2022. Participation is also possible virtually via live stream. Register now!

07-04-2022 | Heavy Trucks | News | Article

MAN to Unveil E-Truck and Develop Fuel Cell Trucks

MAN Truck & Bus wants to accelerate the transformation to electric commercial vehicles and has unveiled a near-production prototype of its new electric truck. A fuel cell truck is also to be developed.

06-04-2022 | Internal Combustion Engine | News | Article

Yamaha Develops a V8 Hydrogen Engine for Toyota

Toyota is not giving up on the internal combustion engine: Partner Yamaha Motor has now received an order to develop a 5.0-l V8 gasoline engine for use with hydrogen.

05-04-2022 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Audi Presents Battery-electric A6 Avant E-Tron Concept

Following the A6 E-Tron Concept sedan, Audi has now presented the A6 Avant E-Tron Concept station wagon. This vehicle is also based on the all-electric PPE platform developed together with Porsche. 

01-04-2022 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

BMW Acquires Small-series Manufacturer Alpina

After decades of cooperation, the BMW Group has now secured the rights to the Alpina brand. The automaker is thus expanding its portfolio in the luxury segment.

08-03-2022 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Kia Reveals Details of the Second Generation of the Niro

The new Kia Niro will again be available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid as well as an electric car. The second generation will initially only be launched on the German market as a hybrid in mid-2022. 

07-03-2022 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Schaeffler to Develop LOHC Fuel Cell with Partners

Schaeffler is cooperating with Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies. Together, they are developing a fuel cell for liquid organic hydrogen carriers. 

04-03-2022 | Electric Engine | News | Article

Skoda Adds Body Style to Enyaq iV E-SUV

Skoda has unveiled a new version, the Enyaq Coupé iV. The E-SUV will be offered with two battery sizes, in four power levels from 132 to 220 kW, and with rear- or all-wheel drive. 

03-03-2022 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Siemens to Withdraw from Joint Venture with Valeo

Siemens has agreed to exit its e-drive joint venture with Valeo. The company Valeo Siemens e-Automotive was founded in 2016.

02-03-2022 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Aston Martin Unveils Powerful Top-of-the-Line DBX707 SUV

Aston Martin presents the DBX707, a very powerful and very fast luxury SUV. The V8 gasoline engine, transmission, chassis and brakes have been extensively revised for the new top model.  

01-03-2022 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Daimler Truck Focusing on Battery-electric and H2 Drives

Daimler Truck is pursuing a dual strategy in electrification. The different applications and tasks of trucks required battery-electric or hydrogen-based drives, depending on their use.