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Powertrain Strategies For The 21st Century: A Global Perspective

In this audio interview from, Bruce Belzowski, managing director of the Automotive Futures Group, discusses what issues keep powertrain executives up at night, and also provides predictions for the U.S. fleets of 2025 and 2030.

Advertisement’s latest audio interview, “Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century: A Global Perspective,” features Bruce Belzowski, managing director, Automotive Futures Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


In the 14-minute audio interview, Belzowski discusses:

  • What issues are keeping powertrain executives up at night?
  • How are differing fuel economy and emissions regulations across the globe affecting automakers’ powertrain strategies?
  • What issues will be addressed in your upcoming Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century conference?
  • What should we expect the fleet of U.S. vehicles to be powered by in 2025? 2030?
  • What is holding back electric vehicle sales in the U.S.?

Belzowski is the managing director of the Automotive Futures group. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan, respectively. He spent 25 years studying the global automotive industry at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, where he authored research reports focusing on a variety of automotive topics including product development, manufacturer-supplier-dealer relations, globalization, information technology, knowledge management and human resources.


His current research topics include intelligent transportation systems, powertrain strategies and globalization of the automotive industry. These topics have been addressed in Automotive Futures’ five annual conferences that have been held over the past 10 years.  

Belzowski also is the director of Automotive Futures’ China Automotive Program and Powertrain Strategies Program. In addition, he is a steering committee member of the GERPISA global automotive research group in France and a joint researcher at the Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.



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