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FEATURES

REGULARS

18 Optimizing hybrids for cost
and efficiency COVER STORY 

4 Editorial: The 1,000-hp hype machine

AVL engineers detail a modular engine program suitable for all
forms of hybridization.

27 Powertrain Supplier Insights PROPULSION  
27 ICE: Once more, with feeling
BorgWarner CSO sees at least one more generation of the ICE
before its 'sunset.'

28 Actuating hybrid and EV efficiency
More sophisticated driveline-disconnect systems are part of the
electrified-vehicle future, says the head of controls at Stoneridge.

29 The world's piston maker charts
the ICE future

6 Supplier Eye
A hard look at new sourcing strategies

8 Technology Report
8	 Aluminum dominates for EV battery
enclosures - for now | MATERIALS
11	 Inkjet ingenuity for the automotive paint shop |
MANUFACTURING

12	 Aiming for the 5-minute EV recharge |
ELECTRIFICATION

15 Road Ready
15	 2022 Bolt EUV: Super Cruise ADAS comes
to Chevrolet 

33 Product Briefs

According to Mahle's research VP, the remaining development
path for internal combustion is clean, electrified and ready for
alternative fuels.

30 Pumping EV heat ELECTRIFICATION

Heat-pump technology is a game-changer for the widespread adoption
of electric vehicles, says a service-tech training expert and EV owner.

Spotlight: Propulsion Systems Simulation
& Analysis Tools 

46 Q&A
Achates Power's Larry Fromm details the route
to bringing the company's opposed-piston,
compression-ignition, multi-fuel engine to series
production in 2024.

48 Companies Mentioned, Ad Index

ON THE COVER
Technical innovations aimed at further improving the efficiency of
combustion engines are expected to continue well into the middle
of this century. Hybridization is a key to ICE optimization, as
AVL engineers detail in this month's cover story beginning on page
18. Our cover image is a ghosted illustration of the 2020 Chevrolet
Orlando, a 48-V hybrid sold in China. (Image: Chevrolet) 

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