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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. At the “Salon de l’Auto” in Brussels, the Minister of Mobility and Environment announced a program for the improvement of air quality in Wallonia.

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Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

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The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010. But the history of electric cars stretches back much further than that—more than a century back, in fact. Electric cars achieved notable popularity at the turn of the.

Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Gevo, Inc. Earlier post.).

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Saab Automobile files for bankruptcy

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Swedish Automobile N.V. Swan) announced that Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile), Saab Automobile Tools AB and Saab Powertrain AB filed for bankruptcy with the District Court in Vänersborg, Sweden. It is expected that the Court will approve of the filing and appoint receivers for Saab Automobile very shortly.

Study puts total automobile air emissions costs in 86 metro areas in US at $145M/day

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A new study published in the journal Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board estimates total automobile air emission costs in 86 US metropolitan areas to be US$145 million/day, with Los Angeles, California, and New York City (each US$23 million per day) having the highest totals. Resources. Brief

Fiat Chrysler CTO: Fuel Cells Are The Future, Batteries Are Not

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Several companies have expressed enthusiasm about battery-electric cars, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) isn't one of them. Green Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell plug-in carsIts only production electric car is the Fiat 500e, and FCA CEO.

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'Most' Of Fiat Chrysler's U.S. Vehicles Will Be Hybrid By 2025, CEO Says

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon launch a hybrid version of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan as part of a redesign of that model that will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Future Cars Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

SUVs so hot that Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 may never return

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Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles updated its five-year plan, with the Italian-American carmaker focusing more heavily on trucks and SUVs. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Two casualties of this truck fever were the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans.

FCA sued over emissions of 2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel pickups with Cummins engines

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and engine supplier Cummins are the latest companies to be accused of hiding excess diesel-exhaust emissions. emissions heavy duty lawsuit cummins Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. Trucks natural gas CNG fleet Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to assembly plants from FCA suppliers and component-manufacturing facilities.

Honda begins installation of solar power generation systems at automobile dealership locations in Japan

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The installation is the kick-off of a project to install Honda Soltec solar power generation systems with a total capacity of 1 MW at Honda automobile dealership locations in Japan by 31 March 2014. This will be the largest solar power generation system installed at an automobile production plant in Japan. Honda Motor Co., Brief

Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. Automobile tire rubber in general consists of approximately 40?60% known.

Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

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When it comes to fuel efficiency, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is among the lowest of all U.S. emissions EPA Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA automakers. The company was at the bottom of the most recent Union of Concerned Scientists emissions rankings for carmakers.

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Fiat 500e electric cars recalled to fix software glitch: more than 16,000 affected

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 16,000 2013 through 2016-model-year Fiat 500e electric cars to address a software glitch. plug-in cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Faulty software could cause the vehicles' control systems to shut down propulsion in certain situations. DON'T.

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Jeep Wrangler Diesel To Come Well Before Wrangler Hybrid

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To meet stricter emissions standards, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans significant increases in the efficiency of the iconic off-roader. Sergio Marchionne mild hybrid Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) FCA 48-Volt mild hybridIn fact, both diesel and hybrid powertrains are likely to be part of an upcoming.

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Chrysler Throws In Towel On Sedans: 200, Dart To Die For SUVs, Trucks

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the only U.S. Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) FCAmaker to release five-year business plans to the media--and offer updates when things change. That's just what it did yesterday, when it updated its plan for 2014 through 2018.

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Ram Diesel Pickup Trucks: Dealer Stocks Low, But Sales Low Too?

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced last September that it would increase EcoDiesel engine production, aiming to have the diesel account for 20 percent of. Trucks sales Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Ram 1500 EcoDieselThe initial order allocation was filled in just three days.

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2016 Dodge Dart lineup cut to 3 models as small sedan simplifies

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As part of its revised, five-year plan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced in January that it will end production of its smallest sedan, the compact Dodge Dart. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Before that happens, though, FCA is.

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Lux: carbon fiber to go mainstream in automobiles by 2025

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Driven by a faster-than-expected pace of technology development, carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025, according to a new report from Lux Research, “Scaling Up Carbon Fiber: Roadmap to Automotive Adoption.”. Earlier post.) Patent uptick suggests mid-2020 adoption.

Diesel Has An Endpoint, Says Fiat Chrysler's Marchionne

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So far, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne has been on the more optimistic side. Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Volkswagen diesel scandalThe ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal has many analysts, pundits, and automotive executives pondering the future of diesel in the U.S.

Frost & Sullivan: market for lightweight materials in automobiles to reach $95.34B in 2017

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2010 global automotive materials market by revenue (top) and volume (bottom). Source: Frost & Sullivan. Aluminum. Magnesium. Polypropylene.

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Could an electric Maserati compete with Tesla? FCA chief mulls it over

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Maserati could eventually get an all-electric model as parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reluctantly embraces electrified. Sergio Marchionne Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA But could Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors soon gain an Italian rival as well?

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Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving

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concept Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show self-driving cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA It was widely rumored that Chrysler would reveal an all-electric minivan at this week's Consumer Electronics Show—and now we have the details. Far from it, in fact: the Portal is Fiat Chrysler's idea of a future in which we'll.

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New Chrysler Minivan Might Get Electric All-Wheel Drive: CEO

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all-wheel drive Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars AWD Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Carmakers typically turn to electrification for increased fuel efficiency, but it can have other benefits as well. In some cases, it may even help maximize interior space in vehicle where that is an important selling point.

Chrysler Upgrades Pentastar V-6 For Fuel Efficiency; Lack Of Direct Injection A Hint Of Future EPA Rules?

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emissions EPA diesel particulate filter (DPF) V-6 Pentastar Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Automotive engineers are very good at incremental improvements to existing technologies, and that skill will be much tested in meeting increasingly stiff fuel-economy rules between now and 2025.

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Saab Automobile secures short-term funding; production to resume

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Spyker) has secured the short-term funding of Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) by entering into a €30-million (US$44.6 In addition to the receipt of €30 million from Gemini, Saab Automobile will make a drawdown request to the EIB for an amount of €29.1 Spyker Cars N.V. million. million (US$87.9 million).

Honda hits 100M worldwide automobile production milestone

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announced that the company has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production. Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck, Honda’s first mass-production model, at Saitama Factory. Honda Motor Co., Brief

Fiat Chrysler is last Detroit maker to convert cars to use E15

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently approved E15 fuel for use in all of its 2016 models, making it the last of the Detroit Three automakers to do so. Biofuels ethanol alternative fuel vehicles e15 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Corn growers and policymakers eager to blend greater amounts of ethanol into U.S.

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Saab Automobile to resume production

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Saab Automobile will soon resume production after Spyker Cars NV secured short term funding thanks to a €30million convertible loan agreement with Gemini Investment Fund Limited. Green cars Latest news saab Saab Automobile Saab production Spyker cars

VW Joins Chrysler With 'Dirtiest Tailpipe' After Diesel Scandal Revealed

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emissions Union of Concerned Scientists Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) releases a semi-regular report card on automakers, ranking each by the amount of carbon emissions produced by their vehicles. But after the revelation that Volkswagen installed.

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Fiat to slash prices on aging small car lines: report

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small cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA When it launched in the U.S. back in late 2010, the current Fiat 500 marked the return of the storied Italian brand to these shores. The little three-door hatchback gave buyers another retro small car in the vein of the BMW-built Mini Cooper.

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB acquires assets of Saab Automobile to create new EV company; first model based on 9-3 due year-end 2013/2014

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)—an international consortium formed by Chinese, Japanese and Swedish stakeholders—and the Receivers of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estate ( earlier post) signed a purchase agreement covering the main assets of Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB.

CCID Consulting estimates upsurge in aluminum for automobile bodies in China if technical breakthroughs in alloy performance and application technology are made

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China-based and -focused CCID Consulting estimates that the China passenger vehicle market will need at least 1.802 million tons of aluminum sheets annually, assuming that aluminum replaces 15% of the steel used in automobile manufacturing by 2015. Specifically, CCID says, aluminum sheets for automobile body will be the most promising sector.

Cost to make FCA diesels emission-compliant in Europe: half a billion dollars

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Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, believes diesels will allow the company to meet future, tougher fuel-economy standards. emissions Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) FCABut that faith is being sorely tested at the moment. The U.S.

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Fiat Chrysler to offer 4-cylinder turbo four to boost fuel economy

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And Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has dropped hints that it would launch a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine since as far back as 2013. turbocharged Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA You'd expect an engine named Hurricane to be fairly powerful. DON'T MISS: Jeep Wrangler Diesel To Come Well.

New data: European automakers winning emissions battle

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According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Pocket Guide, European manufacturers have made significant advancements towards reducing the environmental impact of vehicle production [.]. Green cars Latest news ACEA environmental impact European Automobile Manufacturers Association green cars

2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

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Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. That's just what happened for the company that invented the multi-purpose vehicle more than 30 years ago. DON'T.

Larry Burns: Holistic approach required to achieve transformational change of transportation and the automobile; the power of “And”

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Stressing the power of “ and ” rather than “ or ”, he asserted that: The automobile is unsustainable without transformational change. He also called the propensity to “ sit around debating ” which drive technology or energy source is better than all the rest as “premature and presumptuous ”. There is a transformation opportunity surfacing.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan: 33 miles of range, 84 MPGe EPA ratings

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It is also the first mass-market plug-in vehicle sold by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in all 50 states of the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a somewhat deceptive—or perhaps incomplete—name.

DS Automobiles unveiling high-performance E-TENSE electric GT concept at Geneva

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The DS Automobiles brand has sold more than 600,000 vehicles since launch. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 Electric (Battery