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Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

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It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact. DON'T MISS: North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm Consequently, Chile is now. renewable energy solar clean energy South America energy

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GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur. GM South America currently has 29,000 employees.

General Motors to move into South America

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With customer demand on the increase in South America, General Motors is setting up a new regional organisation in the area. Known as GM South America, its headquarters will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and it will be led by Jaime Ardila, who is currently the president and general manager of GM Mercosur. The newly formed [.].

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Evidence from glacier ice: Until it was banned, leaded gasoline dominated the anthropogenic lead emissions in South America

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There exist, however, no equivalent data for South America. Picture: Paul Scherrer Institute. Click to enlarge. —Eichler et al.

Petrobras starts production from South America’s first tension leg wellhead platform

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Tension leg platforms (TLPs) are buoyant production facilities vertically moored to the seafloor by tendons. Moored in waters 1,200 m (3,937 feet) deep, the P-61 completes the production system for the Papa Terra field, operating alongside the P-63 FPSO (floating production storage and offloading), commissioned on 11 November 2013. dry tree”. to 17?

SAIC-GM-Wuling to Export Mini-Commercial Vehicles to South America, Middle East and North Africa

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GM’s SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture signed a framework agreement with GM’s former Latin America, Africa and Middle East operations and distribution agreements with individual countries to export and distribute two of its most popular mini-commercial vehicles from China to markets in South America, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Electric and hybrid bus test results revealed

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With the transportation sector being the largest and most rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Latin America, there is a strong emphasis [.]. Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news C40 Cities electric bus hybrid bus South America

Honda Fit Gets A Crossover Twist--But Only In South America

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The Honda Fit is very good at a great many things, but off-roading isn't part of its wide pool of talents. That's unlikely to change much even with the Honda Fit Twist, unveiled at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil--but Honda's intentions are along different lines. As reported by Auto Express, Honda says that customers in Brazil prefer cars that

GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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As well as China, GKN builds the system at facilities in Europe and North America, and supplies the system in India and South America.

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GM to debut new Chevrolet Spark

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The original version of the Spark is already on sale in Europe, Asia,Mexico, South America and Africa, but is now making its debut in the United States and Canada where it will be powered by a 1.2litre dual-overhead cam four [.]. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark will take centre stage at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class Live Gallery: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

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For the past 15 years, Mercedes-Benz has offered its entry-level A Class hatchback to parts of Europe, South America, and Asia. The ugly duckling of Mercedes-Benz, the A Class lacked the poise of its siblings, and has become something of a favorite with middle-class soccer moms.

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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In North America, Nevada is the only player in this game, but more to the point, the U.S. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com.

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Electric race car travels from Alaska to Argentina

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An electric sports car has completed an epic journey from the outskirts Arctic Circle to the southern most tip of South America. Tags: Electric cars Alaska Racing Green Endurance South America SRZero The British team behind the Racing Green Endurance challenge finished their 26,000km journey yesterday after just 70 days.

JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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North America was second, losing ground at a 24% share, and closely followed by China-Taiwan with a 23% share of global sales. in Q1 2016.

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IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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North America also has competitive wind projects, with an average cost of US$0.07/kWh. Real weighted average cost of capital is 7.5% For 1.3

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Travel company chose low emission SEAT cars

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Camps International, which offers a range of gap year voluntary experiences and school trips across East Africa, South East Asia and South America, has now taken delivery of eleven Leon E Ecomotive [.]. SEAT ecomotive ethical travellers fleet Ibiza travel

Study: 87% of world’s population in 2013 lived in areas exceeding WHO PM2.5 guidelines

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increased by 20.4%, driven by trends in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China, according to the team’s findings. concentrations (μg/m 3 ).

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Volkswagen Group delivers more than 10M vehicles in one year for first time

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The company delivered 891,900 (890,600; +0.2%) vehicles in the North America region from January to December, of which 599,700 (611,800; -2.0%) were handed over to customers in the United States. Demand was particularly high in Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. city car to heavy commercial vehicles. In total, 10.14 Brie

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Johnson Controls acquires 90% ownership of Columbian battery supplier MAC

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Johnson Controls and MAC launched a joint venture in June 2011 to produce and sell lead-acid batteries in the Central and South American regions. Johnson Controls sells several key brands of batteries in Latin America, including Heliar, VARTA, LTH and OPTIMA. The company is the market leader for automotive batteries in South America.

Oh, Audi, How Could You? The French Like Electric Cars, But.

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There's the urban myth that the Chevrolet Nova failed in South America because in Spanish, no va means "won't go." Marketing missteps in naming cars quickly become legendary. It's not true.) But now it turns out that Audi may have committed a blunder in naming its line of electric cars e-Tron.

Cruze US diesel engine being co-developed with GM diesel center of excellence in Torino, Italy

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GM sold more than half a million diesel-powered cars across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America last year, including 33,000 Cruzes. The coming Chevrolet Cruze diesel engine for the US market ( earlier post ) will leverage GM’s global powertrain expertise. These additions will speed development time. Brief

1.0-liter EcoBoost engine for India to debut in new Ford EcoSport

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The EcoSport was originally launched in South America in 2003 and sold 700,000 vehicles in nine years. The new EcoSport. EcoSport.

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Modec to produce electric trucks for Americas

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The all-electric delivery vehicle will be used for urban-suburban pick-up and deliveries across North, Central and South America. Modec, based in the UK, is finalising a joint venture for the production of electric Class 2c-3 commercial vehicles with Navistar International Corporation.

Nissan unveils first Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle; fueled by ethanol, 600 km range

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These fuels are widely available in countries in North and South America, which feature widely established infrastructure.

Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors Ltd. to explore strategic alliance for joint development projects; ŠKODA to lead

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Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS and Russia.

Ford announces Smart Mobility plan; 25 initial projects

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In his CES talk, Fields said that rapidly advancing connectivity; software and sensor technology; and big data were the enablers behind the Smart Mobility projects—eight in North America, nine in Europe and Africa, seven in Asia and one in South America. —Mark Fields. —Mark Fields. Fleet insights, US.

Scotiabank forecasts 4% growth in global auto market in 2015 to 74M units, led by China

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Challenging conditions in South America. 2015 forecast share by region. Data: Scotiabank. Click to enlarge. million units in 2014.

Schaeffler to show 48V mild-hybrid SUV concept at NAIAS; phase 2 of development meets 2025 CAFE

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These values were initially simulated using Schaeffler calculation programs and verified by Schaeffler’s experts in North America using measurements and test cycles, and then certified by an independent testing institute. Earlier post.). The vehicle is based on a modern, all-wheel-drive, midsize SUV with an automatic transmission. Brief

Kia Motors sees 18.6% increase in global sales in 2011

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By region, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (550,615 units, a 34.2% General markets” include the regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia (excluding China and Korea), the Pacific, Middle East and Africa. This marks the first time it has eclipsed the 2.4 million unit sales mark. Brief

GM begins market positioning for Cruze Diesel in 2013; small displacement diesels to “fill an important niche”

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General Motors sold more than half a million diesel-powered cars across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America last year, including 33,000 Cruzes. GM expects that the North American introduction of a 2.0L Earlier post. ). Small displacement diesel engines could fill an important niche in Chevrolet’s diverse four-cylinder lineup.

Toyota to explore integration of SmartDeviceLink Technology with Ford subsidiary; open source version of Ford AppLink

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Ford’s new SYNC 3 technology debuts this summer in North America on the 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta. The in-car app market is quickly evolving.

Volkswagen Taigun concept SUV features new 3-cylinder, direct-injected, turbo 1.0L TSI

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If it were to become a production car, Volkswagen noted, it would not only be offered in South America, but around the world. At the 2012 São Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil, Volkswagen presented the world premiere of a newly developed compact SUV concept: the Taigun. Its combined fuel consumption is 4.7 l/100 km (52.3 Brief

IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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North America. North America continues to be an impetus to global light vehicle demand levels. IHS Automotive projects regional light vehicle sales volume in North America to hit more than 20 million units in 2015, up 2.5% South America. IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6

Rockwood Lithium opens new lithium production facility in Nevada; announces global price increases for lithium salts

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After holding world leadership in lithium production in the early 1990s, the US now imports the majority of its lithium materials and compounds from South America. Rockwood Lithium has opened its expanded manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Between 1980 and 2009, the demand for lithium has tripled. Earlier post.).

Report: GM, Isuzu to start talks on another capital, business tie-up

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on a capital and business alliance aimed at launching joint projects for commercial vehicles in Central and South America. The Nikkei reports that General Motors Co. will enter talks with Isuzu Motors Ltd. GM is looking to acquire a stake of roughly 10% in Isuzu, according to the report. Toyota bought a 5.9% stake in Isuzu in 2006.

Hybrid-electric off-road car powered by EVO Axial Flux technology first electric-drive vehicle to complete Dakar Rally

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s advanced Axial Flux motor and generator technology completed the Dakar Rally, held this year in South America. A vehicle powered by EVO Electric Ltd.’s The EVO-powered OSCar eO, designed, built and operated by the Latvian company OSC, is the first electric-drive car to complete the rally. Earlier post.). Brief

Navistar to take stake in Brazilian bus builder Neobus; to partner on fully integrated commercial buses for the Americas

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Working together, we can bring value to customers with an integrated solution for commercial bus markets in South America and North America. San Marino Onibus e Implementos Ltda develops vehicles for passenger transportation under the Neobus brand, exporting to the Americas, Africa and Middle East. Navistar, Inc. Brief

Delphi fuel pumps compatible with new E15 measure from EPA

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In South America, Delphi has produced systems and components for more than 430,000 ethanol compatible vehicles since 1991. This includes approximately 166 SKUs covering 32 million vehicles from 2001 to current model year. Delphi says that its fuel pumps can accept up to 20% ethanol (E20) for those model years. Brief

Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses. Today Volvo offers comprehensive system solutions for electrified public transport with hybrid buses, electric hybrids, and all-electric buses.

Simbol produces first lithium carbonate from geothermal brine

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Approximately 70% of world lithium carbonate and other lithium chemicals production is produced through a solar evaporation process using brine from salt lakes in South America. ITOCHU Corporation announced today that California-based Simbol, Inc., Brief