R&d chiefs shift gears for an electric future

The internal combustion engine is under siege.

Electrification is on the rise. Carmakers are touting hybrids that combine electric motors with some form of internal combustion engine. They also are turning to plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles in their drive to improve fuel economy and cut carbon dioxide emissions.


Automotive News posed six questions to six carmaker executives: two each in Europe, North America and Asia. The interviews were conducted by Asia Editor Hans Greimel, Correspondent Gary Anglebrandt, Industry Editor James B. Treece and Automotive News Europe News Editor Douglas A. Bolduc.

Full article at: Nov. 3, 2008 | Automotive News