ATW #2227 – Powertrains At The Crossroads

August 9th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/9 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 8/12 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Dave Filipe, VP, Powertrain Engineering, Ford
Henry Payne, The Detroit News
Frank Markus, Motor Trend
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers face a big challenge of where to devote their capital and R&D efforts in powertrain development. How do they balance their efforts between internal combustion engines, hybrids, battery electric vehicles and fuel cells? Dave Filipe, the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, lays out the company’s strategy of how they’re going to proceed.

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2 Comments to “ATW #2227 – Powertrains At The Crossroads”

  1. Tuck&roll Says:

    John,
    Very interesting and informative show. But, there is always a “however”. However, all these discussions ignore the two gorillas in the room, infrastructure and disposability. With the extreme heat waves we have been experiencing this summer the electrical grid is being stretched, if not collapsing across the country. Now, add plugins on top of that. And, the environmental extremists will not allow building of new power plants. So, please tell me how, will the infrastructure be able to support the introduction of all EV across the country at the elimination of ICE? I would ask you assemble a panel on this topic, please. EV discussion without this important area is meaningless. This will be the downfall of the EV craze. And, now disposability. Again, the EV discussion ignores it or at best gives lip service. It will be a major environmental issue if EVs are prolific. Each of these areas need have a deep dive if governments insist upon EVs. So, could I implore you to set aside EV discussion with ones exploring these areas alone. I believe it would an enlightening discussion. Thanks, for a great venue. Look forward to more great shows.

  2. Brent Jatko Says:

    Dave Filipe appears to acknowledge the need for more stringent emissions and efficiency standards to prolong the life of ICEs as a product.

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