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. To create the largest impact, the researchers concluded, emphasis should be placed on the largest producers of vehicles; the five largest producers of automotive vehicles in the United States are General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda.

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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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., The industry also has suggested that rather than make incremental changes to the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline to increase ethanol consumption, a better investment would be to expand the E85 infrastructure. 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.

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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.

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Is green to blame for problems in auto industry?

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Most green car enthusiasts would claim that it was General Motors’ and Chrysler’s lack of foresight in embracing green cars and alternative fuel technologies that led to their downfall. He states that the auto CEOs were “in bed&# with the green jobs movement and that between 1994 and 2003, General Motors gave Nature Conservancy more than $19million. Tags: Chrysler Green cars Latest news general motors is green to blame

Former Chrysler CEO Joins Electrovaya Board; Special Advisor to CEO

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Former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda has joined Li-ion battery manufacturer Electrovaya’s Board of Directors. LaSorda brings more than 30 years of auto industry experience, most recently as Vice Chairman, President and Board Member of Chrysler LLC. LaSorda has also held the position of President and CEO of Chrysler Group after serving as Chief Operating Officer and member of the DaimlerChrysler Board of Management.

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Chrysler Group in 5-year, $18.2M partnership with McMaster University to develop advanced electric and hybrid powertrains; funding from Canadian Government

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Chrysler Group LLC has entered a 5-year, $18.2-million partnership with McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, with funding support from the Canadian government, to develop next-generation, energy-efficient, high-performance electrified powertrains and powertrain components. For McMaster, the project partnership is one of three new partnerships with Chrysler, the federal government and other auto industry leaders worth a combined $24 million.

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Obama Outlines Next Steps for GM and Chrysler

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In a statement livecast on the Internet by the White House, President Barack Obama said that neither of the restructuring plans submitted by GM and Chrysler “ goes far enough to warrant substantial new investment. ”. In his short address, the President confirmed details that had emerged over the weekend about the next steps for the two auto makers. Chrysler, the President said, is “ more challenging ”.

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GM and Chrysler Submit Updated Restructuring Plans; Up to $18.6B More Needed; Outlines for Product Plans

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As required by the loan agreements signed in December 2008, GM and Chrysler submitted their updated restructuring plans showing a pathway to achieve financial viability to Congress on Tuesday. The plans, updated in the context of a worsening sales outlook for the entire auto industry, outline a need for up to an additional $16.6 These industry planning volumes are more conservative than those being used by most other industry sources. Chrysler.

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Will Tighter CAFE Rules Bring More Trucks, Fewer Small Cars?

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The entire auto industry was startled when Fiat Chrysler said two weeks ago it would end production of its Dodge Dart compact car and its Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. The company intends to use the plant capacity freed up to build more light trucks, meaning its popular crossover utilities and pickup trucks. Coverage of the news immediately. Green CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy EPA Fuel Economy regulation

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Tesla timing, fossil-fuel billions, Chevy Bolt EV perils, Pacifica safety: Today's Car News

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Today, we listen to you on the Model 3, the Mirai makes a case for consistency, and a Chrysler that can crash (very well, might we add). The timing of the first Tesla Model 3 delivery remains a subject of hot contention in the auto industry. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We asked our Twitter followers what they thought. More than two. Today in Car News

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Comedy CAFE Clowns Crack Me Up

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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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FCA to pay record $105M over recall failures

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In a consent order with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has acknowledged violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act’s requirements to repair vehicles with safety defects and will submit to federal oversight, buy back some defective vehicles from owners, and pay up to $105 million in penalties and remediation—the largest such settlement yet imposed by the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2011 Fiat 500 Four-Door Model Being Developed for U.S. Sales

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arrival of the 2011 Fiat 500 mini-car, the very first fruits of Chrysler's takeover by Italian maker Fiat. Auto-industry trade journal Automotive News reports that a tall five-door hatchback model is Regular readers know we're eagerly awaiting the U.S. Now it looks like yet another variant may join the range of Fiat 500 models in U.S. showrooms.

Android Auto makes its debut with support from multiple automakers and tech companies

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Android Auto made its debut at the 2014 Google I/O annual technology conference in San Francisco as the first innovation resulting from the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA)—a coalition of tech companies and auto industry leaders launched in January by Google, NVIDIA, Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai committed to bringing the Android platform to cars.

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USABC reopens 4 RFPIs for development of advanced high-performance batteries for start/stop, 48V HEV, PHEV and EVs

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has reopened four requests for proposal information (RFPIs) for the development of advanced high-performance batteries for vehicle applications. Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.

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Goodbye GM, Hello Tianjin-Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Company?

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I write a monthly column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. As March came to a close, the Obama administration found GM and Chrysler’s restructuring plans “not viable.” Chrysler was told to consummate with Fiat quickly or else. And these days a billion dollars is barely a rounding error in the money going to prop up the American auto industry. Here's my April column.

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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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GM on the brink…

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For all of GM’s industrial successes and environmental failures, many elements of the American economy including the advertising-dependent entertainment industry — rise and fall with its fortunes. or any other automaker would have far-reaching consequences, given the millions of people employed by supplier companies, dealers and other small businesses that are dependent on the industry. Ford and Chrysler have been lobbying hard in Washington for more help.

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US Treasury To Provide Up To $5B in Financing For Auto Supplier Support

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While the President’s Task Force on the Auto Industry continues to review restructuring plans submitted by General Motors and Chrysler, the US Department of the Treasury announced an Auto Supplier Support Program that will provide up to $5 billion in financing to US-based suppliers. This segment of the auto industry employs more than 500,000 workers across the country. Any domestic auto company is eligible to participate in the program.

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GlobalData: Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012

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The auto industry is poorly prepared for such supply chain shocks because many operations run on a ‘just-in-time’ basis, with very limited numbers of stockpiled parts. Others including Toyota and PSA have said they expect to see supply chain disruption while Fiat-Chrysler has warned it may have to halt some European production if parts supply continues to be affected. Only 6.2

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FCA proposes 50:50 merger with Groupe Renault

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. FCA also said that the case for combination is strengthened by the need to take bold decisions to capture at scale the opportunities created by the transformation of the auto industry in areas like connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving. delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. The combined business would sell approximately 8.7

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USAMP and A/SP receive $6M from DOE for automotive advanced high-strength steel project

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The United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP), in collaboration with the Auto/Steel Partnership ( A/SP ), received a competitively solicited award for $6 million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for its “Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Approach to Development of Lightweight, Third-Generation Advanced High-Strength Steels (3GAHSS)” project.

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GM leading current industry evaluation of BioRID rear impact crash dummies

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General Motors, which has a long history of crash test dummy design, is leading current research on the potential for global auto industry use of a test dummy that would help automakers and safety experts better understand how crash victims are hurt in rear impacts. To create the test matrix, Bunn, who chairs the Occupant Safety Research Partnership’s Rear Impact Dummy Task Group, collaborated with engineers from Chrysler, Ford and Humanetics. The BioRID ATD.

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Could A “Perfect Hybrid” Save Detroit?

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What could save the American auto industry? Now that Chrysler and GM got their Christmas wish in the form of a $17.4 billion low-interest loan from Congress, many are speculating what type of action is needed to make the best use of that money and save the American auto industry. One idea that has risen to the top is that one of the Big Three needs to produce a truly competitive – in terms of both fuel economy and price – hybrid crossover SUV.

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A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | | Detroit Free Press

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Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine More evidence that we are approaching an exciting new frontier in the automotive industry will be on display today on Capitol Hill. Three years ago, the magazine Popular Mechanics even wrote an article prodding the auto industry for not building the 100 m.p.g. John Waters, the CEO of Bright Automotive, is a veteran of Detroits auto industry, just like most of the Bright team. Later, he went on to work at auto supplier Delphi Corp.


Update: ‘09 Saturn Vue Hybrid

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In any case, a 3 month delay was welcome news when compared to Chrysler announcing they would discontinue the Aspen and Durango hybrid SUVs. This might be the only hybrid vehicle released during Q1 of 2009, and if it wasn’t for the troubles being felt by GM and the rest of the auto industry we’d likely see it in a Super Bowl commercial later today. The last time we reported on the Two Mode Saturn Vue Green Line was in March, 2008.

GM, Segway to Make Vehicle -

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Order a reprint of this article now APRIL 7, 2009 GM, Segway to Make Vehicle Article Video Comments more in Auto Industry News » Email Printer Friendly Share: Yahoo Buzz facebook MySpace LinkedIn Digg The struggling auto maker, surviving on a government lifeline, is looking to generate enthusiasm for its increasingly uncertain future ahead of the New York auto show this week.

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DOE expands partnership with industry to advance next-generation automotive technologies, adds Tesla and EPRI as members: US DRIVE

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched US DRIVE, a cooperative partnership with industry to accelerate the development of clean, advanced, energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks and the infrastructure needed to support their widespread use. The full list of US DRIVE partners includes: Auto industry: United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (the collaborative research company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors) and Tesla Motors.


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

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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. The auto industry is eager to move as fast as it can towards zero-emission vehicles.

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Auto Alliance urges EPA to withdraw premature Final Determination on light-duty GHG regulations, resume Midterm Evaluation process with NHTSA

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The Auto Alliance has sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting that the US Environmental Protection Agency withdraw the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards under the Midterm Evaluation which EPA announced on 13 January 2017. The industry also had an unacceptably short period to try to ascertain why EPA rejected so many of its objections.

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USABC awards Leyden Energy $2.28M contract for Li-imide based 12V start-stop batteries

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Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded a $2.28-million stop-start battery system development contract to Leyden Energy Inc.,

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USCAR helps to develop charging-readiness tools for plug-in & electric vehicles through US DRIVE

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Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog -

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and Chrysler struggle to come up with business plans that regulators will embrace. and Chrysler. ’s expertise on the auto industry in general, we are concerned that in its understanding of future pathways, it offers a flawed analysis and predictions based on business-as-usual,&# notes a posting on the California Car Initiative’s Web site. The demand-is-everything argument is the cop-out line from the auto industry and our lovely government.

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Tesla Motors reaches corporate profitability

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Big guns in the US auto industry like General Motors and Chrysler may still be reeling from the credit crunch, but upstart electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has achieved overall corporate profitability in July. The company achieves $1million earnings on revenue of $20million with profitability rising largely due to an improved gross margin on the Roadster 2, which is the second iteration of the company’s award-winning sports car.

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

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My Gasgoo Sign in | Join Now | Help Automotive News A Leading Portal for China Auto Industry Make it my homepage Favorite Contact Us Home China News Global News Commentary Interview Blog Data Suppliers Gallery Thursday, April 23, 2009 Home » Automotive News » Commentary » News detail Email This Story Welcome to our registration page. Among the most notable: a gas-electric hybrid Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Chrysler developing electric sports.

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Fitch Ratings: US automakers well positioned for weak demand in 2012; estimates break-even for Detroit 3 at 10.5M units

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Unlike 2008-2009, when US original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their primary suppliers were forced to undertake dramatic restructurings in the face of plummeting demand, Fitch believes the Detroit Three (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler) and the largest US parts makers are well positioned from both a cost and liquidity standpoint to withstand significant demand pressure this year. to be seen throughout the US auto sector. 2012 Outlook: US Auto Manufacturers and Suppliers.

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KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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The 2011 KPMG survey also finds the auto industry heavily investing in future technology, new products and safety improvements. In addition to these production-related investments, auto executives also say they will be increasing their focus on alternative fuel technologies, specifically hybrid fuel systems, battery electric power and fuel cell electric power.

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USABC awards Cobasys $8.4M for the development of high-energy density Li-ion cells and packs for EVs

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USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), the collaborative automotive technology organization of Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company, whose mission is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program. The XHT is a new generation of plug-in hybrid drive train ready to multiply the gas mileage of any SUV or any standard sedan." ( Company PressRelease ) BYD Auto top 2/3/08 BYD Auto Co.,

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Home » Transport Stocks » Alternative Energy , Autos Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms 16 comments by: James Rickman April 24, 2009 | about stocks: ENON.OB / F / GE / GM / MMTOF.PK / NSANY / POR James Rickman 17 Followers 1 Following You are currently following James Rickman Stop Following You are no longer following James Rickman About this author: James Rickmans articles on Seeking Alpha Visit: Sustainable Virtual BiZ, Inc.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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V2G helps solve the major problem that demand for electricity is high during the day when everything from industrial plants to air conditioning is running full blast and then excess electricity is wasted at night. Recent announcements demonstrate that electric utilities and some auto makers want to make V2G a reality.

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Agreement reached on sale of Saab

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The restructuring of the auto industry following the collapse of General Motors and Chrysler continued yesterday when GM confirmed it had signed a stock purchase agreement with Koenigsegg Group AB for the sale of 100 per cent of the shares of Saab Automobile AB.