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Automotive Engineering International 2011-04-05

  • Magazine Issue
  • 11AEID0405
Published April 05, 2011 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • AEI Best Engineered Vehicle 2011- Chevrolet Volt
    General Motors' pioneering E-REV eliminates range-to-empty worries with a cleverly engineered powertrain that makes Volt the right EV at the right time- and AEI's Best Engineered Vehicle for 2011.
  • Government boost key to biofuel future
    Biofuel companies are determined to become viable on their own but want continued government assistance if oil companies receive assistance, too.
  • More from less
    Trimming fuel consumption and emissions requires higher voltages, greater computing power, and more money.
  • Finding the right balance
    Engineers identify key technology trends such as the necessity for lighter, smaller engines and vehicles- and stress that managing trade-offs is an especially tough challenge.
  • Automotive Engineering International 2011 tech awards
    The editors of Automotive Engineering International preview the most innovative supplier technologies to be displayed April 12-14 in Detroit at the SAE 2011 World Congress. The top five are highlighted on the following pages, but all 10, and other event coverage, can be viewed online at