Study of Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing Finds Mixed Performance for Most OEMs, BMW and Toyota as the Clear Leaders

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Sustainable Value Margin—the ratio of Sustainable Value to sales—for each of the evaluated manufacturers. A survey of the sustainability performance of 17 of the world’s leading automakers has found a mixed pattern when it comes to the sustainability performance of most of the car manufacturers. The BMW Group and Toyota are consistent industry leaders, creating extremely positive Sustainable Value over the entire review period—i.e.,

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.

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European Auto Manufacturers Agree on First Phase of Specifications to Connect Plug-ins to the Grid

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The European automobile manufacturers have agreed to a first phase of joint specifications to connect electrically chargeable vehicles to the electricity grid in a safe and user-friendly way. Harmonized rules for phase 2 will apply for new vehicle types starting 2017, so to provide the industry with enough lead time to implement these new solutions in their vehicle development programs and to make necessary adaptation in the infrastructure.

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GAC Group begins construction of $6.5B industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles

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China-based automobile manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group), the parent company of GAC Motor, has begun construction of a large industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles as part of its efforts to boost its electric vehicle business. Located in Guangzhou’s Panyu district in China’s southern Guangdong province, the industrial park has a planned area of 5 square kilometers. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Electric vehicles sales, transportation & policy initiatives 

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The Government of India is continuously making efforts to bring the electric vehicles revolution in India through various initiatives be it providing exemption of tax on electric vehicles or providing incentives under the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and EV).

Asia Poised For Hybrid Electric Growth

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The Indian market has also experienced similar growth trends with local OEMs and industrial giants introducing inexpensive sedans and other utility vehicles. Booming economies like China and India require a large influx of petroleum products to support their industries and a rapidly mushrooming fleet of cars, trucks and other vehicles.

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Japanese carmakers still ‘most sustainable’

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A focus on tailpipe CO2 emissions has distracted away from the impact of car production, suggests Professor Frank Figge who co-authored the ‘Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing’ study. Disappointingly, the report also found that leading manufacturers including Porsche, KIA and some Chinese manufacturers are still not producing sufficient sustainability performance data. There is a mixed picture among European manufacturers.

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