This is a special report about the future of the internal combustion engine (ICE) as the automotive industry focuses on electrification and published by Automotive World explores at www.automotiveworld.com
In this report the authors are looking into the changing role of the internal combustion engine as automakers transition to electrification. And that's all got to do with the ever tighter emissions rules increasing the pressure on automakers to abandon the fossil fuel-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) in favour of low and zero emission alternatives. This because as it is mentioned hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains will contain an ICE of some kind. This Automotive World report explores the development of the combustion engine and its role in next-generation transportation.
Executive summary: An ICE-y road to an electric future; Kia sees ICE playing a key role in future mobility; How will the death of the ICE impact suppliers?; Biofuel could give new life to the ICE, but scale is a challenge; Hybrids will keep combustion engines relevant ‘for the foreseeable future’; Synthetic fuel and hybridisation key to extended ICE lifespan; Hybrids a lifeline for truck ICE as electrification accelerates.
A special report “Does the combustion engine have a place in the future of mobility?” opens with an article commissioned exclusively for Automotive World by Sean O’Flynn of AlixPartners, and includes insight from a range of stakeholders.