TÜV Nord scores Kia Soul EV as emitting 39.7% fewer whole life GHGs than diesel counterpart

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TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, has certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. Kia Soul EV. Kia’s Gwangju plant has been ISO 50001-certified since 2012, with other facilities due to follow.

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Top safety marks for small cars

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The Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20, Kia Soul and Peugeot 2008 earned top marks in the study conducted by Euro NCAP and backed by European governments and motoring and consumer organisations. The Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20 performed particularly well in this category while the Kia Soul was highlighted for its performance in the programme’s whiplash testing.

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Kia Motors signs MOU to build third plant in China; 70% increase in capacity and a push to maintain market share

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to build a third manufacturing plant in China in order to meet increasing local demand and to maintain its positive sales momentum in the market. Upon completion of the new Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3—with a capacity of 300,000 units annually—Kia will have increased its production capacity in China by some 70% from the current 430,000 units at its existing two plants to a total of 730,000 units per year.

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Scrappage Scheme bites in the UK

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in June, however private individual registrations actually increased by approx 4% giving a much needed boost to several carmakers such as Ford, Kia, and Hyundai that have all experienced a growth in new car sales through June. “We

2012 SUV Market Update

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In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. 2012 Kia Sportage — $18,500. SUV Market Remains Strong.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

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Since 2008, we’ve come to expect and even accept higher fuel costs. Kia Sportage. Kia Sorento. The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74.

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2012 SUV Market Update

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In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. 2012 Kia Sportage — $18,500. SUV Market Remains Strong.

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Hybrid SUV | Two Year Anniversary

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Looking back at the nearly 100 posts since we first went live in 2007, it is interesting to watch these vehicles as they have progressed from being relatively unknown, to being labeled by some as an oxymoron, to surging in popularity with a dozen models available by 2008.

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SUV & Green Advertising Trends 01/09

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In case you’re wondering, rounding out the top 5 most advertised SUVs were the KIA Borrego, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Flex. The nearly 2 billion online ads displayed by car companies in January of 2009 was actually a 43% decrease from January of 2008.

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2011 edition of EPA Fuel Economy Trends report shows several advanced powertrain technologies making significant gains

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This represents a 5% increase over MY 2009, but MY 2009 truck share was 8% lower than MY 2008. MY 2010 weight and power increased from MY 2009, but decreased relative to MY 2008. Hyundai and Kia tied for the highest fleet-wide adjusted composite fuel economy value.

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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BYD Picks Los Angeles for US Headquarters

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In addition to its conventional vehicles, BYD introduced the F3DM dual-mode electric vehicle in 2008, and will soon officially launch the e6 electric vehicle. BYD Company Limited, one of China’s fastest growing auto manufacturers, will establish the US headquarters of three separate operating divisions in the City of Los Angeles.

Bosch Passes 1M Mark for Start-Stop Systems

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While only 5% of all new vehicles in Europe were equipped with this system in 2008, Bosch predicts that this share will increase to 50% by 2012. Bosch start-stop technology already features in models made by BMW and Mini, Fiat, Kia, and Volkswagen, among others.

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EPA Reports Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase in US New Vehicle Fuel Economy; Up 9% Since 2004, Back to Levels of Early 1980s

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For 2008, the last year for which EPA has final data from automakers, the average fuel economy value was 21.0 Preliminary MY2009 values suggest that Honda will continue to have the lowest fleetwide CO 2 emissions (and highest fuel economy), followed closely by Hyundai-Kia and Toyota.

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Hyundai Unveils Its First Production Gasoline Direct Injection Engine

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Theta II GDI, its first Gasoline Direct Injection engine before an audience of engineers attending the Ninth Annual Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference in Korea. The 2.4 Theta II GDI. Click to enlarge. Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the 2.4

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Vehicle fuel economy rises for fifth consecutive year

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The annual report, entitled Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 through 2009 , showed that for 2008, the last year for which the EPA has final data from car manufacturers, the average fuel economy value was 21.0mpg with a small improvement expected in 2009 to 21.1mpg. per cent share of MY2009 sales and Honda is expected to have the lowest fleet-wide CO2 emissions (and highest fuel economy) followed closely by Hyundai-Kia and Toyota.

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Bosch reaches one million Start-Stop systems on the road

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Cars made by BMW and Mini, Fiat, Kia, and Volkswagen, among others use the Bosch system to boost the fuel efficiency of their cars. While only 5 per cent of all new vehicles in Europe were equipped with start-stop systems in 2008, Bosch predicts that this will increase to 50 percent by 2012. A stop-start system made by Bosch, has reached a landmark one million fitted to new cars.