Schaeffler has recently announced its intention to enter the segment of the electric motor production with its modular, sophisticated tech platform. The product range of e-motors from Schaeffler can find application in modules, dedicated hybrid transmissions as well as e-axle drives.

Lamborghini has recently showed to the auto world its new Sian hypercar during the auto exhibition in Frankfurt. This hybrid model turns out to be the Lambo's most powerful car ever manufactured. In order to reach those heights, Lamborghini engineers have designed a sophisticated hybrid powertrain with super capacitors.

MAHLE has designed a new, completely integrated and modular-based hybrid drive that can be adjusted to be used in different types of vehicles. Mahle engineers wanted to combine the advantages of a serial and parallel hybrid for its new product known as the Mahle Modular Hybrid Powertrain (MMHP) and have therefore designed the bimodal architecture.

Honda Transmission Mfg. of America (HTM) is the 1-st transmission production facility based in the USA to gain EPA ENERGY STAR certification. This business receives more than 10% of its power supply from local wind-driven turbines.

Transtar Industries has reached a long-standing partnership agreement with Sonnax and Rostra Powertrain Controls, subsidiaries of Marmon Transmission Group. While details of the deal are still kept secret, the prolongation of this fruitful partnership is great news for the whole transmission aftermarket industry and in particular for repair shops, which get a reliable access to the top-quality auto components, including driveline and high performance.

Recently, Porsche has presented its 2020 Taycan e-car and finally revealed a secret that has been widely discussed in the auto world: the new Taycan model will be equipped with a 2-speed transmission at the rear axle.

BMW's strategy on shifting to electrification gave rise to investments in US-based technician training centers. BMW plans to release 25 electric cars over the next four years, while previously this objective was expected to be achieved by 2025. To reach this goal and to maintain high standards of professional after-sales support services, the German carmaker is going to invest $56 mln in technical service centers.

Allison Transmission, a world-known producer of commercial duty automatic transmissions, will showcase a wide range of its latest solutions for different types of buses at Busworld Europe 2019.

Car manufacturers have faced the problem of slumping sales caused by changes in the EU's vehicle type approval (VTA) rules. According to the recent studies, some car brands such as VW, Audi and Nissan may not be 100% prepared for the implementation of the amended testing procedures.

Valvoline Inc. has reached an agreement on purchasing of specific business assets of Minit Lube located in Alberta, Canada. The deal is planned to be closed during the 4-th quarter of fiscal 2019. Financial details of this transaction are still kept secret.

Companies specialized in production, supply and selling of automobile parts have been enjoying a decade of consistent growth, but analytical experts assume that a wide range of negative trends such as the downturn of car sales, increasing prices for raw materials and significant expenditures on Research & Development give little ground for optimistic predictions.

American Powertrain has presented the next-gen Pro-Fit 5- and 6-speed solutions for 1978-1988 GM G Body. Developed on the basis of the TREMEC TKO 5-speed and the dual overdrive Magnum 6-speed gearboxes, these professional fit kits consist of a custom-built tunable cross-arm, robust driveshaft, gearbox support, offset shifting mechanism and speedometer unit.

ZF has recently presented a variety of technical solutions for large and medium-sized vehicles at the 15-th international exhibition of commercial vehicles Comtrans 2019 hosted in Moscow.

Many drivers know about the importance of ATF change, but, unfortunately, they frequently forget about filter replacement. In this article, we will learn why it is important to timely replace automatic transmission filters, examine their types, and become familiar with their replacement frequency.

Dana Inc. has recently unveiled the takeover of Nordresa Motors Inc., a well-known group of professionals specialized in development, manufacturing and selling of e-powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles (CVs). Details of the deal were kept confidential.



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Schaeffler has recently announced its intention to enter the segment of the electric motor production with its modular, sophisticated tech platform. The product range of e-motors from Schaeffler can find application in modules, dedicated hybrid transmissions as well as e-axle drives.

Lamborghini has recently showed to the auto world its new Sian hypercar during the auto exhibition in Frankfurt. This hybrid model turns out to be the Lambo's most powerful car ever manufactured. In order to reach those heights, Lamborghini engineers have designed a sophisticated hybrid powertrain with super capacitors.

MAHLE has designed a new, completely integrated and modular-based hybrid drive that can be adjusted to be used in different types of vehicles. Mahle engineers wanted to combine the advantages of a serial and parallel hybrid for its new product known as the Mahle Modular Hybrid Powertrain (MMHP) and have therefore designed the bimodal architecture.

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