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Global Powertrain Market Outlook 2021: Share of IC Engines

Dublin, Aug. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Powertrain Outlook 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global powertrain industry continues to be dominated by internal combustion engines (ICE), specifically, gasoline engines, while diesel engine’s share has been falling since the dieselgate scandal. While the share of IC engines operating on alternate fuels has remained constant, vehicle electrification is on the rise.

Irrespective of the type of powertrain, the primary focus is on driving down emissions and improving fuel economy. To this effect, each region has different priorities and methods on lowering emissions, with engine downsizing, alternate

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The bad news for car buyers in South Africa

While the latest indicators for the second quarter of 2021 suggest an uptick in the local car market, the combined effects of the latest third wave lockdowns and civil unrest could hit the South African automotive industry hard in the coming months – with potential knock-on effects for the economy, warns TransUnion.

According to the latest TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI), total financial agreement volumes in the passenger market increased substantially year-on-year, with a 64% rise in Q2 2021 over the lockdown-affected Q2 2020, which saw the local industry register no sales in April 2020.

However, these ‘green shoots’

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Automotive Cam Chain Market 2021 Worldwide Overview By Size,

Automotive Cam Chain Market 2021 Worldwide Overview By Size,

Automotive Cam Chain Industry Report focuses on Market Influence Factors, Growth Drivers, Restraints, Trends and Opportunities so that Market Players can face any challenges and take advantage of Lucrative Prospects available in the Global Automotive Cam Chain market.

Engine timing drives and components are one of the most critical systems. Automotive cam chain are subject to excessive wear and elongation, whereas timing gears contribute excess mass and inertia to the system. Therefore, automotive cam chains are preferred and widely used in high performance engines. An automotive cam chain runs inside the engine and needs to be lubricated by engine oil.

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Top 20 Post-Covid Automotive Trends

I usually begin the year with a roundup of the top automotive trends for the upcoming year. Not this year though. If anything, the Covid crisis has completely overturned every prediction and projection made at the beginning of 2020. 

In the past few months, my team and I started from scratch, tracking and dissecting the effects of the pandemic on the mobility industry. After much heated discussion (that’s one thing that’s remained unchanged, pandemic or not!), here is our pick of the top 20 trends that we believe will shape the

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Technological trends that will transform the automotive industry in 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak will prompt more automakers to change the status quo and automate processes as much as possible.

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Technology has twisted the very fabric of our society, giving birth to a brave new world where solutions to problems are a mere click away. In 2020, the adoption of technology – in the automotive industry and its ancillaries – became more vigorous owing to Covid-19. After all, those were the technological interventions that prevented the world from coming to a complete standstill.

So, it becomes critical to know how the influx of technology is going

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What are the top five automotive trends for 2021?

Pedro Pacheco offers his take on how the megatrends shaping mobility will play out in 2021

2021 will be an exciting year for the automotive sector, due to an acceleration of the mobility transformation seen throughout the last decade. The industry was already struggling with monumental challenges posed by the four pillars of the CASE transformation. The inherent financial pressure has been further heightened by COVID-19, leading to a priority redefinition for carmakers. This means prioritising areas with a quicker payback period like electrification and connected car. In turn, other areas with a more challenging business case get pushed down

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Auto sales surge in June, Q2 despite supply constraints

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) slipped by 0.7% for this month’s index reading, as U.S. auto sales surged in June and Q2.

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Among the top automakers, General Motors reported its Q2 sales in the U.S. market jumped by 40% year over year.

GM reported sales of 688,236 vehicles in the quarter.

The automaker touted continued robust demand but also noted the ongoing strain on supply stemming from the global

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