Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Power Generation Wind

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China wants auto industry to focus on energy saving

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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. China is targeting annual new-energy automobile sales of 1 million units by 2015, according to the China Association for Automobile Manufacturers. 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.

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. According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), 4.58 China Daily.

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 million units in the months through September, as lower-priced automobiles have become more affordable for better-off Chinese people, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on Oct. Xinhua.

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. A midpoint will then be derived from the translated manufacturer-specific WLTP targets for 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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Auto Industry Backs Additional Funding for Research into Impacts of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) sent a letter to US House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriators in support of additional funding to complete research into the impacts of mid-level blends of ethanol. 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.

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

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) have sent a joint letter to US Senator Diane Feinstein, opposing an amendment to an appropriations act that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from spending money on regulating carbon dioxide from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act for a period of one year.

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

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With Germany set to introduce CO 2 -related taxation in July of 2009, all Western European countries levy passenger car taxes that are partially or totally based on the car’s carbon dioxide emissions and/or fuel consumption, completing a trend that peaked in 2007 and 2008, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’s Association’s (ACEA) Tax Guide 2008 published this week. The number of EU countries with CO2-related car taxation rose to 15 in 2008.

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Automakers try to wave Colorado off a California-style EV mandate

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According to a Reuters report, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group for the auto industry, met with Colorado Governor Jared Polis last month to lobby him to adopt a voluntary EV program instead. After Colorado jumped on board California's Zero Emissions ship in January, automakers apparently weren't happy.

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Automaker lobbyist group predicts doom, gloom over CAFE

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and auto-industry lobbyists are now sparring over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022-2025. At the recent CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, representative of both the EPA and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) debated over. emissions CAFE Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe U.S.

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Waxman/Markey Bill Accelerates Infrastructure and Build-out for Plug-Ins, Calls for Harmonization of Motor Vehicle GHG Standards; 3% of Emissions Allowances for Cap-and-Trade Go to Auto Industry

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2454 , The American Clean Energy and Security Act—which establishes a cap-and-trade program also contains a number of provisions for accelerating the deployment of a vehicle charging infrastructure and the manufacturing of plug-in electric drive vehicles. These applications may be jointly sponsored by electric utilities, automobile manufacturers, technology providers, car sharing companies or organizations, or 2 other persons or entities.

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China makes new energy vehicles the priority

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The 12th Five Year Plan for China’s auto industry is set to make new energy vehicles a top priority with China reportedly targeting annual sales of one million units by 2015 according [.]. Tags: Green cars Latest news China China Association for Automobile Manufacturers China new energy vehicles new energy vehicles New energy vehicles are the order of the day in China – in fact they are the order of the next five years.

CAR report quantifies automotive’s position as a leading high-tech industry

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Percentage of Global R&D Spending by Industry, 2013. A newly-released report by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) concludes that the automotive industry is not only “high-tech,” it is frequently a leader in technological developments and applications. The report, supported by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, measures the technological nature of today’s auto industry and compares it to other sectors of the economy often viewed as technologically advanced.

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Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. —Auto Alliance. The bill phases in a requirement that, by fiscal 2026, 50% of light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles.

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Rolling into the Rotunda

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The National Plug-in Partner Campaign , in which EESI is a founding member, will help demonstrate to automobile manufacturers that a market for flexible-fuel Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) exists today. A shift to manufacturing flexible-fuel PHEVs could be central to revitalization of the American auto industry by positioning domestic automakers as leaders in this emerging technology.

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SAE International Forms New Committee to Create Vehicle Battery Standards

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We, along with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), recognize the importance that batteries and battery technology play in the design and development of new vehicles. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers fully supports the creation by SAE of a new Vehicle Battery Standards Committee.

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Auto Lobby Deals a New Card

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Changing of the guard at the auto makers' industry group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM). Former Democratic Congressman Dave McCurdy takes his lobbying skills from Electronics to Autos. Still, this is the industry group (and its predecessor) that has opposed every attempt at auto sanity passed by the people's representatives - from seat belts to the ZEV Mandate to the California Greenhouse Gas bill.

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Bring Back the EV1 Press Conference

Revenge of the Electric Car

Mr Holden had the following words for the loyal supporters of the EV1 : “I want to thank the EV1 family for their support and encouragement for me to continue the fight to hold General Motors and other auto manufacturers’ feet to the fire. As you know, today I strongly urge Congress to withhold any bailout funds from the auto industry, unless and until the industry agrees to mass-produce fuel efficiency automobiles; electric cars.

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China Car Sales Likely Hit New Record in April

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Bolstered by government stimulus plans, sales of autos in China likely reached a record high of 1.15 million units, according to estimates from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Assuming the CAAM figures are borne out by official data, April would be the fifth straight month of growth for the industry. People’s Daily. Official figures for vehicle production and sales are scheduled for release next Monday.

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China Forecast to Produce 12M Vehicles This year

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Chinese domestic auto makers were expected to produce and sell more than 8 million units of vehicles in first eight months this year respectively, said Chen Bin, director of the Department of Industry under the NDRC. Sales of China’s domestically-made automobiles totaled 1.09 percent from a year earlier, the fifth month in a row that saw auto sales exceed one million units, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. People’s Daily.

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GM Reaches Agreement with China-based Pacific Century Motors on the Sale of Nexteer Automotive

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The company designs, engineers, manufactures and sells electric power steering, hydraulic power steering, steering columns and driveline halfshafts for more than 60 automobile manufacturers and tier one suppliers. The sale of the Nexteer business covers global steering and halfshaft operations including 22 manufacturing facilities, six engineering facilities and 14 customer support centers located in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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ACEA study finds cost still strong deterrent for EV uptake across Europe; calls for “realistic” targets recognizing affordability

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A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that the affordability of electric cars remains a strong deterrent for customers across the EU, along with lack of infrastructure and lack of investment in infrastructure. The European Parliament’s Committees on industry (ITRE) and transport (TRAN) will vote on the European Commission’s proposal for future car and van CO 2 targets on 10 July.

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Automakers Support Obama Administrations Development of National Program for Reducing Carbon Emissions and Fuel Consumption

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The US auto industry, via the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, is lining up to support a new national, harmonized program to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption that President Obama will announce on Tuesday, 19 May. Providing Certainty for Long-term Planning: Automakers would know what standards will be through 2016, which is critical in an industry where bringing a product to market typically takes 5-7 years.

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Comedy CAFE Clowns Crack Me Up

Creative Greenius

As I get ready this morning to head over to the Lutheran Church in Gardena to participate in this national day of service by helping to prepare meals for my less fortunate neighbors, I want to thank the auto industry for giving me a great laugh at their expense. And your Creative Greenius says let’s really get tough and throw the auto company execs and their syncopates in blue collar prisons until they stop selling cars that spew greenhouse gas into our air.

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DOE Closes $465M Loan to Tesla Motors

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for construction of a manufacturing facility in southern California on the Model S electric sedan and a power-train manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California. The Palo Alto facility will assemble electric vehicle battery packs, electric motors, and related electric vehicle control equipment, both for Tesla’s own electric vehicles and for sale to other automobile manufacturers. The US Department of Energy has closed its $465 million loan with Tesla Motors, Inc.

Zero-Carbon Drive to Sacto Anti-Carbon Rally and Back

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Rainforest Action Network (RAN) held a rally in Sacramento Thursday outside the lobbying offices of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers to protest their continuing lawsuit against California's greenhouse gas legislation. Dan Kalb of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Bonnie Holms-Gen of the Lung Association were there to lend their voices of protest against the auto industry's continuing legal assault on California.

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Auto Alliance on Mid-Level Ethanol Blends: Build Out E85 Infrastructure First

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Green Car Congress and Charles Territo of the Auto Alliance on 17 April briefly discussed the blend wall (ethanol supply greater than US’s ability to absorb it in 10% blends) and mid-level blends of ethanol being used on existing, non-flex-fuel, vehicles. That is a concern for the auto industry and we hope that is a concern for the DOE and EPA.

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Bills in Virginia General Assembly Seek to Have Automakers Shield Auto Dealers from Financial Impact of Restructuring

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A bill currently in the Virginia Senate ( SB 1410 ) would require manufacturers that stop producing a line of cars to buy back unsold cars from dealers, pay up to three years’ rent on the dealership and pay fair market value of the franchise up to its value two years ago. Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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European automakers define recommendations to standardize charging of plug-in vehicles; 2017 for harmonized application

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The European automobile manufacturers, though ACEA, the automobile manufacturers’ trade association, have defined a comprehensive set of recommendations to standardize the charging of electrically-chargeable vehicles. The joint industry proposal will enable the use of one type of plug independent of car make, electricity provider or country. cost reductions for the industry. For wireless communication, the industry decided to select a PLC technology.

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Japan Automakers Support B5, E10 as Baseline Biofuel Blends, Recommend Specifications to ASEAN Countries

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The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc (JAMA), a nonprofit industry association comprising fourteen manufacturers of passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles in Japan, recently issued position statements on and recommended specifications for bioethanol and biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester, FAME). The Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC), originally drafted in 1998, details quality specifications for fuels recommended by the world auto industry.

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Japan automakers going slow with biodiesel; JAMA maintains stance on B5 as maximum for now

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The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) is maintaining its stance on B5 (5% biodiesel, i.e., fatty acid methyl ester, blends) as the maximum until further findings and market observations on the use of B7 are reported. JAMA bases its postion on the results of study from the Japan Auto-Oil Program subsidized by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

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Consumer Federation analysis of polling data and tech pricing finds consumer demands aligned with proposed MY 2017-2025 CAFE and GHG regulations for light-duty vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed CAFE standards are projected to require, on an average industry fleet-wide basis for cars and trucks combined, 40.1

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CRC study finds that fuel systems in some modern vehicles fail with E15 use

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AVFL-15a) by the Coordinating Research Council , a non-profit organization created and supported by the petroleum and auto industries, has found that some fuel systems in modern vehicles survive testing in mid-blend ethanol fuels, while others will experience complete failures that would prevent operation. Automobile manufacturers developed a candidate list of vehicles for testing. A newly completed study (CRC Project No.

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China on track for 12million vehicles

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A report in the People’s Daily quotes Chen Bin, director of the Department of Industry under the NDRC, as stating that Chinese car manufacturers were originally expected to produce and sell more than eight million units of vehicles in the first eight months of the year. This has been prompted by the government’s stimulus plan for the auto industry which has boosted domestic demand and ensured industry growth.

8-state alliance releases action plan to put 3.3M ZEVs on their roads by 2025

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Since the MOU signing, state regulators, the auto industry and infrastructure developers and other stakeholders have shared information and best practices to help move this effort forward. To date, manufacturers have rolled out more than 2 dozen models in the three ZEV categories. This will include working with the automobile manufacturers and dealers to ensure that all plug-in electric vehicle models are available for sale and aggressively marketed in all MOU states.

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