General Motors' pioneering E-REV eliminates range-to-empty worries with a cleverly engineered powertrain that makes Volt the right EV at the right time- and AEI's Best Engineered Vehicle for 2011.
Biofuel companies are determined to become viable on their own but want continued government assistance if oil companies receive assistance, too.
Trimming fuel consumption and emissions requires higher voltages, greater computing power, and more money.
Engineers identify key technology trends such as the necessity for lighter, smaller engines and vehicles- and stress that managing trade-offs is an especially tough challenge.
The editors of Automotive Engineering International preview the most innovative supplier technologies to be displayed April 12-14 in Detroit at the SAE 2011 World Congress. The top five are highlighted on the following pages, but all 10, and other event coverage, can be viewed online at www.sae.org/mags/aei/saewc.