Will US auto industry simply succumb to China over electric cars?

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auto industry was the world's largest. For a century, the U.S. That ended in 2009, when China's sales of 13.5 million new vehicles surpassed a recession-slammed U.S. total of 10.4 million. Last year, U.S. drivers bought 17.5 million new vehicles—against more than 30 million sales in China. DON'T MISS: Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car. China plug-in cars

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals.

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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

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Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in place. Last week, executives of 18 automakers sent. emissions government CAFE Fuel Economy transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

Study looks at challenges facing auto industry

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If anyone in the auto industry thought that the coast was clear after the recent economic troubles, a new industry review by AlixPartners, the global business advisory firm, suggests something different. Green cars Latest news AlixPartners auto industry challenges automotive industry study

Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

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Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. They're very nice to drive. Many drivers have been won over by electric cars' near-silent operation and instant torque delivery. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive (Apr 2012). Advertising sales plug-in cars Car Advertising Car Sales

CAFE rules should stay as they are, auto-industry suppliers agree

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The lobbyists for automakers have made their views on Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards through 2025 quite clear. The majority of carmakers would prefer to see those standards relaxed, delayed or altered. Today, they call for a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) for vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2025. DON'T. emissions parts suppliers CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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European auto industry proposes further 20% cut in passenger car CO2 by 2030 from 2021; conditional on EV uptake and infrastructure; no ZEV mandate

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) outlined the industry’s proposal for a pathway to future CO 2 reductions: a 20% CO 2 reduction for passenger cars by 2030, compared to 2021. It’s also in line with what is expected of other industry sectors, as well as the EU Climate and Energy Framework and the global Paris agreement.

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Volkswagen Group’s new Future Tracks program targeting digitalization era in auto industry; “James 2025”

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Dieter Kempf, President of BITKOM, the IT industry Association, Winterkorn declared that the increasingly intensive networking of cars with their surroundings and automatic driving would be the key topics for the intelligent mobility of the future. At the Geneva show, Winterkorn introduced the Future Tracks program by saying : Over the next few years, our industry will face one of the greatest upheavals since the invention of the automobile.

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Mitsubishi Rayon acquires majority of carbon fiber reinforced plastics company Wethje; targeting auto industry

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MRC) recently executed a share sales and purchase agreement by which it will acquire 51% of Wethje Holding GmbH , a German company engaged in manufacturing of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) parts for automobile applications, from Wethje parent Cross Industries AG. MRC observed that the European Automotive industry is moving towards a full-scale adoption of CFRP parts. Mitsubishi Rayon Co.

European Auto Industry Expresses Concern Over Iron Ore Price Hikes

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The European automobile industry expressed concern about the “ sudden and massive ” increase in the price of iron ore, a crucial material for producing steel. Such “ excessive and unpredictable ” pricing policy would affect the competitiveness of manufacturing in Europe, including the automotive industry, according to a statement from ACEA, the European auto industry’s trade association.

Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

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The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it''s not only meeting, but actually beating, the required reductions in emissions. That means that, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, improvements in fleet

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Largest Auto-Industry Employer In California: Electric-Car Maker Tesla Motors

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It''s also, amazingly, become California''s biggest auto-industry employer--edging out even Toyota. Tesla Motors is one of the youngest U.S. automakers, but has made a disproportionately large impact in the automotive media''s headlines over the last few years. When Toyota makes its move to Texas, taking most of its 5,300 jobs to the Lone Star State

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2017 electric-car sales (and insurance), auto-industry moaning, grid holds up just fine: Today's Car News

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Today, sales reports are coming in for last year—electric cars did well—and we explain why auto-company whining is nothing new. Also, fossil fuels aren't the only source of climate chance, and we look at plug-in car insurance rates. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Delivery reports for December, and hence all of last year. Today in Car News

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ISU study finds large potential for biobased materials in auto industry, but with challenges

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A study by researchers at Iowa State University has determined that the automotive industry has a very large potential to utilize biobased materials. However, they noted, there are also many challenges associated with the use of biobased parts in the auto industry. The above challenges contribute to the complex nature of the automotive industry and its products.

China wants auto industry to focus on energy saving

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Auto Industry's MPG Report Card, Dealer Dilemma, GM Mid-Size Pickups: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The auto industry is making good progress in meeting gas-mileage goals, why dealers are a bottleneck for electric-car sales, and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks are on their way to showrooms.

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Auto Industry Backs Additional Funding for Research into Impacts of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

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The auto industry in principle is not opposed to the introduction of such mid-level blends (i.e., Status of research into the effects of mid-level blends. Programs with red borders are unfunded; red bars are gaps in research. Source: Joint IEPR/TC workshop. Click to enlarge.

EC rolls out CARS 2020 action plan for European auto industry

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Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, introduced the EC’s CARS 2020 Action Plan aimed at reinforcing the European automotive industry’s competitiveness and sustainability heading towards 2020. The anticipated action plan comes at a time when the automotive industry is facing particular pressure due to a strong decline of the EU market and structural overcapacities.

European Auto Industry Asks For Higher Carbon Emission Limits

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In the interest of reducing carbon emissions to reduce climate change, regulators around the world are forcing carmakers to boost the fuel efficiency of their upcoming products--substantially. This requires investments in new technologies and production of more efficient models at a more rapid pace than some automakers feel is justified--and in

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

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Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries are taking strong steps to limit or eliminate older, dirtier diesels, over concerns of negative health effects from their particulate emissions. MORE: UK Official Says. Green Europe London UK air pollution diesel particulate filter (DPF) emissions transportation policy

German ELAB study finds growth of alternative drivetrains to increase employment opportunities in auto industry

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The growing share of alternative drive trains in the automotive industry offers opportunities for jobs in the automotive sector, according to the “ ELAB ” study, the first broad-based, practice-oriented analysis of the effects of technological change on employment in the automotive industry. The coexistence of several different drive concepts will result in at least steady to intermittently rising employment in the industry as analysis of the studied value chain shows.

Auto industry survey finds need for materials innovation to meet 2025 CAFE; greatest change seen in powertrain systems

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The auto industry’s current materials portfolio will need to be augmented to meet new 2025 fuel economy standards, according to a WardsAuto and DuPont Automotive survey conducted in late July. This is a defining moment—not just for materials, but for the industry.

12th Five-Year Plan for Chinas auto industry to make new-energy vehicles priority

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The 12 th Five-year Plan for China’s auto industry reportedly will make developing new-energy vehicles the top priority. The first draft of the 12 th Five-year Plan for China's automobile industry has already been formulated and the formal plan is scheduled to be released at the end of 2010. The new-energy automobile industry and other new strategic industries will play a leading role in the country’s economy in 10 years. People’s Daily.

China to Encourage Consolidation in Auto Industry; Push to Increase Market Share of Domestic Automakers

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China’s central government plans to implement a new policy in the first half of this year to encourage auto industry consolidation and further the development of Chinese-brand passenger vehicles, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said at a recent news conference. Beijing Automobile, Guangzhou Automobile, Chery, Geely and Sinotruk form the second tier in the country’s auto industry. China Daily.

Ford, BASF partner to deliver auto industrys first castor oil-based foam in the 2012 Focus

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Ford and BASF have teamed up to develop a sustainable, plant-sourced castor oil-based foam product for the 2012 Ford Focus instrument panel. The new castor oil-based foam is significantly more durable than the previously used material, with a 36% better tensile strength (a measure of the foam’s ability to hold its shape over time and use). Tear strength also is improved by 5% while elongation (stretch under temperature or impact stress) is reduced by almost 12%. .

China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicle technology is basically mature, the government said, and is headed toward initial industrialization. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. Developing the industrial system.

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Chinese Government think tank calls for refocusing auto industry on environment-friendly and energy-saving targets

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He also said that auto manufacturers should strengthen their safety and quality control standards. Sales of domestically-manufactured autos rose 36 percent year on year to reach 13.14 Xinhua. Liu Shijin, deputy director of the Development Research Center of the State Council, one of China’s top government think tanks, told a forum that the government should shift its guidance to automakers from mere pursuit of output capacity to environment-friendly and energy-saving targets.

EV Opponent Reinking Believes EVs Are Destroying the Auto Industry

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Guido Reinking, editor of Automobilwoche, is well known for his occasional outbursts against electric vehicle technology. Previously, Reinking wrote that EV technology will not become mainstream for at least 15 more years. Now he's back with yet another statement that may or may not sit well with EV supporters. According to Reinking, the

Gallup Poll Finds Surge in Positive Ratings of Auto Industry in US; Still Less Favorable Than in 2000-2005

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Americans' opinions of the automobile industry have posted a 15-point positive increase after reaching an all-time low last year, and now tilt more positive than negative for the first time in three years, according to a new Gallup poll. The 15-point increase in the percentage rating the auto industry positively ties the largest one-year improvement in Gallup's 10-year history of measuring public opinion on major US business industries.

AlixPartners study finds post-crisis auto industry facing new set of challenges; sales projected below historical levels for foreseeable future

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In sync with its past annual auto studies, AlixPartners continues to predict that US auto sales will climb more slowly, and to a lower peak, than many others are predicting. Specifically, the firm estimates US auto sales will reach just 12.7 AlixPartners also estimates that on-going unemployment and underemployment could cost the auto industry up to 1.5

Johnson Controls and Fraunhofer PYCO in long-term co-operation agreement; fiber-reinforced synthetics for the auto industry

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Both organizations will collaborate on developing sustainable solutions for the automotive industry. An area of collaboration includes fiber-reinforced synthetics for the automotive industry. Johnson Controls has entered a long-term cooperation agreement with the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO. PYCO is a developer of highly cross-linked polymers for all applications.

Auto Industry Weighs in Against Murkowski Amendment that Delays EPA Regulation of Stationary Source CO2 Emissions

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It is critical that the national program for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from autos be finalized early next year.

Center for Automotive Research calls long-run economic risk to auto industry of mandating permanent fuel economy standards very serious; recommends periodic reviews

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The CAR report, the US Automotive Market and Industry in 2025 , relies on technology and market forecast data from the National Research Council (NRC) and J.D. employment in the US motor vehicle manufacturing industry in 2025. Industry in 2025” Recommendations.

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China 3-Year Plan for Auto Industry Targets Average 10% Growth, Consolidation

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The government of China is targeting an average 10% growth for automotive industry production and sales in the next three years, according to an online government document providing details on the support package for the automotive industry, announced in January. The auto support package was one of ten industry initiatives by the government since January in a bid to cope with the downturn in the short-term, and upgrade its industrial structure for the long term

European Investment Bank Approves €3B in Loans for European Auto Industry

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billion) worth of EIB loans to the automotive industry are planned for submission to the Board in April and May. This would bring the EIB’s total approved lending to the auto sector to €6.3 The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) Board of Directors approved loans to European car and truck makers worth €3 billion (US$3.9 billion), most of it aimed at improving fuel efficiency and cutting CO 2 emissions. A further €2.8 billion (US$3.6

China outlines plans to boost auto industry

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China has been the ‘one to watch’ in the automotive industry for some time, having already established itself as the largest car market in the world ahead of the USA. Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news Beijing Automobile Chang’an Motor Chery China Chinese automotive industry Dongfeng Motor FAW Group Geely Guangzhou Automobile SAIC Motor Corporation Sinotruk

Auto Industry and Utilities Urge President Obama to Create to National Electric Fuel Task Force to Accelerate Plug-in Adoption

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Organizations representing auto manufacturers, electric utilities and the electric drive industry are calling on President Obama to establish a new National Electric Fuel Task Force to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles and the necessary infrastructure. Led by the Department of Energy, the task force would include federal and state regulators, standards organizations, utilities, environmental groups, consumer groups and electric drive industry stakeholders.

All Western European Countries Will Have CO2-Related Car Taxation This Year; European Auto Industry Urges Harmonization of Schemes

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ACEA says that the European car industry welcomes the clear trend towards CO 2 -related car taxation as fiscal measures are an important tool in shaping consumer demand towards fuel-efficient cars. The European car industry urges EU governments to show more resolve in harmonizing car taxation schemes. The car industry advocates a linear system, in which tax levels are directly proportionate to the car’s CO2 emissions and every gram of CO 2 is taxed the same.

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European Parliament Adopts Resolution Calling for Measures to Support Job Creation in the Auto Industry and Green Technologies

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A cross-party resolution adopted by the European Parliament (EP) calls for measures to support job creation in the European automotive industry, and to encourage the development of “ green technologies ”, with which there is “ significant potential for job creation.in The European automotive industry is key to the EU economy, employing 12 million workers directly and indirectly—6% of the employed population in the European Union.

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Global auto industry receives $44 billion for greener cars

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The global automotive industry is receiving close to US$44 billion from governments around the world to develop alternative fuel technologies, analysts at Deloitte reveal. The market for alternative fuel vehicles is being strongly supported economic stimulus packages and other government programs in at least 13 markets. Consumer demand for greener vehicles as well as new regulations [.].