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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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.

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China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

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The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of. But a milestone in that trend may have come today, in news from China.

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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. China is targeting the cumulative production and sales of more than 5 million new energy vehicles, including fuel cell vehicles, by that time as well. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. Developing the industrial system.

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IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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A sudden drop in miles traveled by car in the US triggered by wide-spread social isolation measures will have immediate ramifications for gasoline demand. IHS Markit analysis finds that US gasoline demand could fall by as much as 4.1 Europe autos demand for 2020 is set at 15.6

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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. per gallon gasoline. per gallon gasoline.

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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To derive the emissions figure, T&E said that it made a number of assumptions for their calculations: The average gasoline lifetime driving distance of 175,000 km (108,740 miles) is taken as the starting point. T&E used the latest real-world fuel consumption figures for diesel and gasoline: 6.3

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Will green cars put industry on road to profit?

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Warren Brown in The Washington Post took an in depth look at the issue and here is a summary of his arguments: According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in its 35-page document “ Fixing Detroit: How Far, How Fast, How Fuel Efficient “, the Obama administration’s push for more vehicle miles per gallon could return the industry to profitability. It could be argued then that America is still drunk on cheap gasoline.

Renewable-methanol fueled Geely cars in fleet testing in Iceland; 70% reduction in WTW CO2 compared to gasoline

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Among drivers testing the vehicles were CRI staff and members of the Icelandic Automobile Association as well as several local service providers in the auto industry. The participants reported virtually no difference in driving experience compared to regular gasoline- or diesel-fueled cars. It features a 1.8-liter, 127 hp engine which can run on both 100% methanol (M100) and gasoline. The switch from gasoline to methanol is not noticeable to the driver.

Toyota Financial Services issues first Euro-denominated Green Bond allocated specifically to the sales of low-emission vehicles; €600M

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its first euro-denominated unsecured Green Bond today, expanding its commitment to the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles. TFS introduced the auto industry’s first Asset-Backed Green Bond in 2014; this latest issuance is the fourth Green Bond the company has issued. The TFS Green Bond program is unique in the auto industry and enhances Toyota’s reputation for leadership in green innovation across industries.

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

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IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 over 2014, continuing an unbroken five-year run of sales recovery and growth from the low point set in the depth of the Great Recession in 2009. However, a slowdown is being signaled with just two of the high-potential BRIC markets likely to see increased sales this year. in 2014 as a result of industrial overcapacity and weakness in the real estate sector. Forecasts Sales

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Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

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Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. The four-door Nissan Leaf will go on sale later this year at a cost of about $20,000 after a federal tax credit and state rebate, a price low enough that auto industry analysts say it will attract consumers who have never considered driving electric vehicles before. Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf. (AP

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A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | Freep.com | 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. Now, of course, Bright Automotive is ready to unveil the IDEA, with the expectation it will have 50,000 ready for sale in 2013.

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

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As a subscriber, you can receive our free weekly China Auto News, which keeps you informed the latest developments of Chinas automobile industry. Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, which is expected to sell for $40,000 when it goes on sales in the U.S. China auto parts firms face.

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

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While the Volt holds promise, it is currently projected to be much more expensive than its gasoline-fueled peers and will likely need substantial reductions in manufacturing cost in order to become commercially viable,” the task force noted in its recent assessment of GM’s restructuring plans.

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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?", Company says its focusing on gasoline and hydrogen.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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The four-door sedan will deliver 40 miles on a charge; a small gasoline engine will recharge the battery as it approaches depletion, extending its range by as much as 200 miles. " President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry. headquarters and will begin sales in the U.S. They are still focusing on cars that burn gasoline.

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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. Rather than make incremental changes to the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline, a better investment would be to expand the E85 infrastructure.

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Canadian Study Concludes Rebates to Hybrid Buyers Not Cost-Effective for Reducing Carbon Emissions

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for every liter (US$1.50/gallon) of gasoline that a vehicle consumes over its 15 year average life expectancy. While hybrid rebates help governments to appear environmentally progressive, Chandra suggests that some programs may serve as de facto bailouts for the North American auto industry. Researchers used Canadian vehicle sales data over a 17-year period from 1989 to 2006.

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

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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. Annual use of an EV should be less than the average cost of $8,000 per year for using a gasoline in many countries including the USA.

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. Annual use of an EV should be less than the average cost of $8,000 per year for using a gasoline in many countries including the USA.

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Study finds technology cost of achieving European 2020 LDV CO2 targets more than offset by resultant fuel savings

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In the Tech 1 scenario, gasoline and diesel hybrid electric vehicles are deployed at an ambitious rate. The scenario assumes market penetration of HEVs of 10% of new vehicle sales in 2020, 22% in 2025 and 50% in 2030. Provisional 2030 economic impact of achieving the 2020 targets in the two Phase I scenarios—Current Policy Initiatives and Tech 1— compared to baseline. Source: Cambridge Econometrics.Click to enlarge.

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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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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.

2009 78

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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Though the PHEV combines the two types of energy and power, it is not merely a temporary “transition” between gasoline and diesel cars to pure electric cars. Since it can refuel from a standard household outlet and from a gasoline station, it needs no new infrastructure.

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Renault-Nissan and Daimler Announce Strategic Cooperation; Equity Exchanges, Common Small Vehicle Platform, Powertrains and Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance knows how to work successfully in collaborative partnerships, and this experience is extremely valuable in today’s and even more tomorrow’s global auto industry. The focus of the cooperation in the powertrain area is on the sharing of highly fuel-efficient, diesel and gasoline engines between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. Daimler will provide gasoline and diesel engines out of its current portfolio to Infiniti.

2010 74

SoCal Edison white paper shares data about PEV usage and charging

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Currently, SCE customers lease or own more than 12,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), both battery electric (BEVs, for about 35%) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs, for about 65%)—about 10% of national EV sales. Because California leads the nation in EV adoption, other utilities and stakeholders in the auto industry may find the information from the white paper useful, SCE suggested. About 50% of the more than 12,000 PEV owners in SCE territory charge at Level 1.

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VW Chief Executive Says Company Will Introduce EVs Based on the Up! New Small Family in 2013; Cautions Against Electro-Hype

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Winterkorn made the remarks during a presentation at the 17 th Handelsblatt-Jahrestagung in Munich on 3 July, during which he outlined VW’s approach to future mobility in the current context of the economic crisis, pessimism about the industry and technology potential. Winterkorn noted that the industry is experiencing its worst crisis in decades, with a collapse in the global market of 18% in the first half of this year. Although Volkswagen sales were down 5.1%

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University of Michigan Report Finds Focus on Fuel Economy Would Be Very Profitable for Detroit 3; Says Rapid, Wide-Reaching Change in Business Models Required for Turnaround

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A new report released by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute ( UMTRI ) analyzes critical choices faced by automakers and finds that broad, deep, fast change is necessary for success in the context of the worst financial crisis in the history of the domestic automobile industry. Further, the report finds that the existing culture within the domestic auto companies systematically underestimates the value of fuel economy, which has crippled profitability.

2009 60

Automotive Market Research Perspectives on Selling Green in a Try-to-Survive Market

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” at the ATX-Consulting4Drive Executive Business Theater at the SAE 2009 World Congress, executives from two global automotive market research groups—Alexander Edwards, President of Strategic Vision ’s Automotive Division and Scott Miller, CEO, Synovate Motoresearch —shared their data and resultant views on green consumers and green autos. Gasoline may cost between $3-$5 while you own this vehicle. by Bill Cooke.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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When he proposes steps to improve oil industry safety, we hope he won’t say, “Let’s make sure this never happens again.” Well, America’s auto industry delivered over 100,000. That helped us become the world’s greatest industrial power. It helps that the auto industry will be building more efficient new vehicles. And the first plug-in cars mass-produced in the USA in a century will go on sale this fall. Perspective by Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars.

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Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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Questions for the industry, Kurani said, include how do we get from where households currently are to where PHEVs provide the most benefit? We saw a horrible drop in vehicle sales last December [down] 36%. Hybrid sales 43%. Given high initial costs, volatile oil prices, improving competition, an industry in poor financial shape and consumers who aren’t perfectly rational.who actually are quite risk averse.advanced technology may be a hard sell.

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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A new study sponsored by Indiana University concludes that President Obama’s vision of one million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on US roads by 2015 will require concentrated efforts action from all stakeholders— the auto industry, federal government, the scientific community, and consumers—to be realized. The findings include: The US PEV Industry in the Global Market.

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