Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Honda details the production process behind the industry's first FWD 10-speed automatic transmission

Honda Video

Introduced to the US market in 2017 with the launch of the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) was the first Honda plant in the world to produce the new 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

Click here/on image to watch video

As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


Worldwide sales of Toyota Hybrids reach ten million units

Toyota has announced that its cumulative worldwide hybrid, and plug-in hybrid, vehicle sales has passed the ten million mark. The Japanese OEM has stated that this constitutes much more than just a numerical milestone, and is an achievement that 'demonstrates the staying power of a technology that is emerging as a mainstream choice for helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants'.

Toyota’s hybrid technology was first deployed in the Coaster Hybrid EV coach in August 1997, followed in December the same year by the original Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger car. Since then, Toyota’s hybrids have enjoyed growing popularity: the latest one million sales have been recorded in just nine months. There are currently 33 different Toyota and Lexus hybrid models worldwide and the technology is available to customers in more than 90 countries and regions.

"When we launched Prius, no one even knew what a hybrid was," said Takeshi Uchiyamada, chairman of the board of directors at Toyota. "Those who drove it were called geeks or other names. Today, thanks to those early adopters who gave Prius a chance, hybrids have grown in popularity, and have ridden a wave of success out of the unknown and into the mainstream. We are grateful to each and every one of our customers who has helped us achieve this important milestone of 10 million hybrid sales. We are committed to continue working hand-in-hand with them to tackle global environmental issues."

Toyota estimates that, as of 31 January 2017, the use of Toyota hybrid vehicles in place of petrol-powered vehicles of similar size and performance, has results in approximately 77 million fewer tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere and has saved around 29 million liters of petrol.

The Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, announced in October 2015, set challenges to help reduce the global negative environmental impact of vehicles to as close to zero as possible and to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. Hybrid continues to serve as a core environmental technology for the 21st century, providing a sound platform on which Toyota can develop new generations of vehicles that are kinder to the environment, using different fuel combinations, from battery electric vehicles to fuel cell hydrogen vehicles, such as the Mirai saloon.

15 February 2017


Your email address:

Read Latest Issue

International Engine of the Year Awards
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusive Articles

Audi pursues e-fuels strategy with testing of new e-benzin fuel technology
Audi continues to pursue its e-fuels strategy with the testing of its e-gasoline ‘e-benzin’.
Read Now

Siemens on the future of the EV battery industry
With a holistic approach to battery development, Siemens discusses the production solutions available to OEMs as the electric vehicle industry becomes increasingly demanding
Read Now

WMG details sensor technology that could enable five times faster charging
Research led by Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick in the UK has produced new sensor technology that could enable five times faster charging for commercial EV batteries.
Read Now

Read Latest Issue

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the engine technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the engine technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email