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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. The central government’s plan, posted on its website, is targeting the production of 500,000 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles by 2015, with output to grow to 2 million units of those types by 2020. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report.

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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.

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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.

Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

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For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA''s Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets agreed in 2011 aren''t simply achievable by that date, but could be reached today--and with today''s technology. Start-stop, turbos, direct injection Speaking

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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Plug-in hybrids dominate market penetration in 2025 under CAR scenario IV (62 mpg CAFE standard). 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. Industry in 2025.

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

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German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. emissions Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars regulation REx range extender engineIf a report from early this year is accurate, the company plans to convert the bulk of its product lineup to electric power over the next 10 years. Virtually every BMW model would be powered by.

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Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

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While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance carThat was the number of Chevrolet Bolt EVs sold last month, the car's first full month on sale, albeit in a small number of states. Those states, most prominently California, have.

Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

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It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks. emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

China's BYD Yuan Plug-In Hybrid Mini-SUV: Styling Stolen From Ford?

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China is now the world's largest car market, and when it comes to the country's domestic auto industry, quantity often seems to trump quality. China Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show BYD Crossovers plug-in carsChinese cars generally don't match the performance and refinement of the imported models they compete against--though they're commensurately cheaper to buy. And it's not unheard of for Chinese carmakers.

Two-Thirds Of 2030 Hondas Will Be Electrified Or Zero Emission: CEO

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Fifteen years is a short time in the life of the auto industry, just two complete product cycles for the average high-volume vehicle.

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Low Gas Prices Won't Affect Loyal Owners As 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Looms

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In the auto industry, it''s generally assumed that as gas prices drop, so do sales of green cars. Most consumers consider switching to more fuel-efficient, hybrid, or plug-in electric cars because of their anticipated lower fuel costs--but if gas is already inexpensive, the math doesn''t look as good. DON''T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Sportier

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm?

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Labor Day holiday falling well into September this year, auto-industry analysts have expected new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might otherwise be. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With the U.S. But in the lower-volume world of plug-in electric cars, model cycles remain the driving factor. The first-generation Chevy Volt has been on a long sell-down, and next.

Plug-in electric car sales for Feb: Volt outsells Prius Prime, Bolt EV, Leaf

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Once again, it's the first day of the month following a weekday sales close, when the auto industry turns its eyes to the sales charts emerging from all automakers (except Tesla). sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV For plug-in electric cars, the question this month remains the same as last month: how many Chevrolet Bolt EVs did GM deliver? As distribution of the first affordable.

Ford May Show A 200-Mile Electric Car This Year To Counter Chevy Bolt

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The announcement that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car will go into production within 18 months seemingly sent shockwaves through the auto industry. GM''s crosstown rival Ford, which has sold hybrids for more than 10 years but shown little love for battery-electric cars, now seems to feel the need to respond. According to reports, Ford will now

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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.

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

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How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. In 2019, the small Japanese maker will offer a combustion-engine technology never before achieved in production: a gasoline engine that can work.

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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. Under the plan, China will update the new-energy vehicle sector by focusing on integrating the two major technologies of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. 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.

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Hyundai Ioniq

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Hyundai is known in the auto industry as an aggressive and very capable competitor, and the world's largest makers watch it closely and take it very seriously. The company didn't introduce its first hybrid car in the U.S. until 2011 and, frankly, that year's hybrid Sonata sedan wasn't very good. Just six model years later, the company's hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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After months of doom and gloom for the auto industry in the USA, there is finally a ray of hope courtesy of hybrid cars. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased by 5.2 This meant that a total of 26,205 hybrid units were sold - some three per cent of all new vehicles, the highest monthly new vehicle share since April 2008. Indeed sales of hybrids have significantly out-performed the total light duty vehicle market, which dropped by 27.7

How BMW can compete with Tesla electric cars: future i5, plug-in hybrids, says advocate

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For a decade now, Tesla Motors has been the "black swan" of the auto industry. It's a California company startup, founded from scratch, using a new powertrain, that against all odds has sold more than 100,000 electric cars and created a brand known worldwide. You can almost hear the grinding of teeth in the automaking capitals of Michigan and. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5

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China's Tesla-Beater (Or Not): Aoxin Ibis Electric Full-Size Sedan

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It''s safe to say that the success of the Tesla Model S electric car hasn''t gone unnoticed in the rest of the auto industry. MORE: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric Cars To Target Tesla Model S (Plug-In Hybrids Too) And now, Tesla will Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are all rumored to be working on Tesla-rivaling luxury plug-in cars.

Hybrids Just One Of Many Auto Niches

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When you spend a lot of time concentrating on just one segment of the auto industry, it is easy to lose track of the fact that there are many niche auto-related markets and corresponding websites. Another niche auto-related site Helliker mentions is www.autowriters.com.

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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.

Lexus UX small crossover may get hybrid version that Toyota C-HR won't

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That may not give certain Lexus models the pedigree some purists desire, but it's a fact of life in the modern auto industry—and an effective way for Toyota to amortize development costs into higher-profit luxury. For better or worse, many Toyota models ultimately donate their underpinnings to the Japanese automaker's Lexus luxury brand.

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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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In This is especially true in air, sea, and some ground transportation as well as in industrial processes.

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Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Take our Twitter poll

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China's announcement in early September that it planned to set a date to end sales of new vehicles with combustion engines should have rocked the global auto industry. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) PollsThe world's largest car market, at roughly 30 million vehicles a year, will at some point permit only zero-emission vehicles to be sold. That will accelerate the development.

ALABC and CPT to introduce 48V LC Super Hybrid demonstrator at Vienna Motor Symposium

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12V and 48V LC Super Hybrid technology demonstrators. The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) and Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will introduce a low-carbon 48 volt LC Super Hybrid technology demonstrator at the International Vienna Motor Symposium this week.

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Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast.

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That means more than half the vehicles sold will have hybrid, diesel, natural gas, or plug-in electric powertrains, right? DON''T MISS: Auto Industry Doing Fine Progress must be coming at a much faster pace than we thought: Conventional gasoline engines will power only a minority of the new cars sold just two years hence, according to a new report.

CAFE Credits For Safer Cars, Tesla P85D Delivered Quickly, 2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got a proposal from an auto industry trade group that wants to give carmakers extra fuel-economy credits for building safer cars, a report on Tesla Model S delivery times, and a video road test of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Check out our video road test of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe.

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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.

eBay Find: 1982 Lucas-Reliant Hybrid British Concept Car

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The history of the auto industry is littered with the carcasses of the cars and companies that didn't make it. Modern hybrid-electric vehicles were first commercialized by Toyota, with its 1997 Prius (sold in the U.S. starting in 2000). But many concepts, development vehicles, one-offs, and other technology experiments preceded that first Prius

Top ten green cars of the Geneva Motor Show

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The 83rd Geneva Motor Show opens today for two days of press previews (March 5 and 6, 2013) before opening to the rest of the auto industry and the general public for two weeks (March 7-17, 2013). The Green Piece electric car Geneva Motor Show hybrid new plug-in The Green Piece Column

Hybrid And Plug-In Car Sales Slow In Michigan, Report Says

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Hybrid cars have well and truly hit the mainstream. After years of slow sales around a decade ago, Toyota has now sold over 4 million hybrids. auto industry, buyers have been slower to catch on to the concept. And Honda recently passed its first million. But in the home of the U.S. According to the Detroit Free Press, research by Edmunds shows

Groupe Renault, Brilliance form JV for LCVs in China in three segments with three brands; accelerating electrified powertrains

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We see China not only as the biggest car market worldwide, but also as a trend setter for the auto industry. This win-win partnership will create huge economic and social benefits, accelerating the development of automotive industry in Liaoning Province and China. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background

Toyota cumulative global hybrid sales pass 5M, nearly 2M in US

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Cumulative global sales of TMC hybrid models as of 31 March 2013. Cumulative global sales of Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC’s) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids— topped the 5 million unit mark as of 31 March 2013, reaching 5.125 million units.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Wagon Prototype: First Test Drive (Video)

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A few weeks ago we were invited to the Challenge Bibendum - an auto-industry event devoted to fuel economy and green vehicles - in order to drive the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Station Wagon. We’ve already shared our own first drive report with you, but now it’s time to share our video review of the same test-drive. The car we drove was

Top ten Geneva Motor Show stars. The Green Piece.

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The 82nd Geneva Motor Show opens today for two days of press previews (March 6 and 7, 2012) before opening to the rest of the auto industry and the general public for two weeks (March 8-18, 2012). The Green Piece EV Geneva Motor Show hybrid SwitzerlandTuesday 6 March, 2012. The Green Piece Column.

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

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Select USABC Goals for Advanced Batteries for 48V Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development. 48V Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

BMW To Dump GM, Chooses Toyota As Fuel-Cell, Hybrid Partner?

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It's hard to keep things secret in the auto industry. So when Bloomberg reported yesterday that German luxury maker BMW had broken off talks with General Motors on joint development of fuel cells, writer Dorothee Tschampa explained why. It appears BMW jilted GM because it found a more attractive partner for its advanced powertrain activities

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

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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. Qualifying Toyota vehicles include the Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, Prius, Prius Prime, Prius c, Prius v, and Mirai.