Guangzhou Automobile Group to show battery-electric SUV concept at Detroit Auto Show

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Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd (GAC Group) is showing the Trumpchi GS5-BEV Pure Electric Vehicle Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric SUV concept is based on the conventionally-engined Trumpchi GS5 SUV which was introduced in March of 2012. GAC Trumpchi GS5-BEV. Click to enlarge.

2013 262

Nidec to form electric traction motor JV with a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Group

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a member of China-based Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., The tentative name of the JV is Guangzhou Nidec Auto Drive System Co., GAC Components is a subsidiary of major Chinese car manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group with the sixth-largest market share in the increasingly environmentally strict China. GAC Components mainly manufactures automobile interior parts, electric components, etc.

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Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

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Next-Battery , a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd. LVCHI AUTO group is a whole value chain operation platform company that focuses on new electric vehicles (EV), with targeted annual production of more than 500,000 vehicles.

2018 212

Geely Auto forms new premium electric car company Zeekr; SEA EV architecture

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Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) officially announced the widely reported formation of Zeekr—a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in China that will serve growing global demand for premium electric vehicles.

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More auto plant shutdowns for COVID-19

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Joining BMW, Ford and FCA in suspension of production in the US due to COVID-19 ( earlier post ) are: Toyota is temporarily suspending production at all of its automobile and components plants in North America, including Canada, Mexico and the US, through 3 April. Honda transmission and engine plants in North America that serve Honda auto plants also will suspend production for the same time period.

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Geely officially discloses new global B-segment automobile modular architecture: BMA; new BMA-based SUV to launch this year

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Automobile modular architectures—for example, TNGA of Toyota, and MQB, MLB and MEB of the Volkswagen Group—hav become a major trend in the auto industry. Modular technology has become an important criterion for evaluating whether an automobile company is combining global R&D technology and market layout with a cost-effective manufacturing approach.

2018 163

Volvo Cars and Geely Auto to deepen collaboration; new combined powertrain company

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximize the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales. Volvo Cars and Geely Auto confirmed the combination of their existing powertrain operations into a new standalone company.

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Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry.

2020 243

Volkswagen Group & Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) jointly to develop EVs in China; new JV focused on NEVs

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Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., We look forward to a full scope cooperation together with Volkswagen Group, focus on new energy vehicles, to provide Chinese consumers with highly cost-effective battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) products that promote the development of the Chinese new energy vehicle sector as well as the Chinese auto industry’s transformation and upgrading. —An Jin, Chairman of the Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co.,

2016 150

New Open Fuel Standard Act would set minimum requirement for non-petroleum fuel capability in new automobiles

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2493 ) which would require 30% of new automobiles in 2016, 50% in 2017, and 50% in each subsequent year, to operate on non-petroleum fuels in addition to or instead of petroleum based fuels. The 50% level is a significant reduction from prior legislation introduced that would have required 95% of new automobiles eventually be able to operate on non-petroleum fuels.

2013 186

Auto-ISAC releases automotive cybersecurity best practices

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Members of the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( Auto-ISAC ) released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices developed as a proactive measure to further enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry. The creation of Best Practices follows the release of the Framework for Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices jointly released by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers in January 2016.

2016 150

CCID Consulting estimates upsurge in aluminum for automobile bodies in China if technical breakthroughs in alloy performance and application technology are made

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China-based and -focused CCID Consulting estimates that the China passenger vehicle market will need at least 1.802 million tons of aluminum sheets annually, assuming that aluminum replaces 15% of the steel used in automobile manufacturing by 2015. The progress of urbanization and the upgrade of the consumption structure will continue to boost the automobile consumption. The stable growth of demand in the automobile market lays a solid foundation for aluminum application.

2012 212

Daimler first automotive company to test UBQ’s climate-positive thermoplastic material in auto parts

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Daimler announced a trial and development partnership with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials to explore the use of UBQ’s climate-positive material in the production of automobile parts.

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NEVS and Phantom Auto collaborating on autonomous vehicles

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Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer NEVS is using Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology to ensure safe deployment of electric autonomous vehicles. NEVS (formerly Saab Automobile) and Phantom Auto, the leading provider of teleoperation safety technology for autonomous vehicles (AVs), are collaborating to ensure the optimally safe and efficient deployment of NEVS’ electric AVs throughout the world.

2018 150

Toray and Daimler to Jointly Develop CFRP Automobile Parts for Mercedes-Benz Models

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has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Daimler AG to develop automobile parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). The two companies plan to promote the joint development of diverse CFRP automobile components by utilizing High Cycle Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), a CFRP molding process technology developed by Toray. Toray Industries, Inc.

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BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. GAC R&D Center) introduced three co-developed electric concept cars at Auto Guangzhou 2018, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. Car sharing and electrification are highly important developments in the world’s largest auto market. Exterior auto body paints co-developed by BASF and GAC R&D Center underline a unique personality for each concept vehicle.

2018 186

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

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The new report, Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing , examines a set of nine environmental, economic, and social resources: capital use, water use, and waste generated as well as emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and volatile organic compounds; further, the number of employees and the number of work accidents are taken into account. Fiat Auto, and to a certain extent Mitsubishi, posted consistently negative Sustainable Value.

Larry Burns: Holistic approach required to achieve transformational change of transportation and the automobile; the power of “And”

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Larry Burns, former head of GM R&D and strategic planning and currently Professor of Engineering Practice and the University of Michigan and Director, Sustainable Mobility at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, used his presentation at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (EIS) in Washington to call for a holistic approach to the transformational change required for the transportation sector in general and the automobile in particular.

2012 188

New 2017 Jeep Compass unveiled, replaces old Compass and Patriot too

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It was unveiled at the Goiana, Pernambuco, plant in Brazil—where it will be built—ahead of a more formal debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Los Angeles Auto Show Brazil Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will replace both the current Compass small crossover and the related Patriot.

2016 115

Audi unveils e-tron GT concept at LA Auto Show; production version in about 2 years

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Audi is presenting the battery-electric e-tron GT concept four-door coupé as a show car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The technology for this automobile was developed in close collaboration with Porsche. A volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years. The e-tron GT is Audi’s third electric vehicle, following the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019.

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Honda to unveil new China market SUV concept at Auto Shanghai

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a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, plans to stage the world premiere of an all-new concept model as well as other new Honda models at Auto Shanghai 2015 (The 16th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, press days: April 20-21, 2015, public days: April 22-29, 2015). Jointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.,

2015 188

Fiat Group and Guangzhou Automobile Group Creating JV for Chinese Market

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Fiat Group and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. the 50/50 joint venture between Fiat Auto and Koç Holding. The agreement was signed in Rome by Zhang Fangyou, Chairman of GAC Group, and Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Group, in the presence of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Jintao, and the Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW ID 3, FCA emissions boost Tesla: Today's Car News

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self-driving cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Android Auto BMW iNext Volkswagen IDElectric cars are starting to roll out from German automakers. Volkswagen gave a name to its new electric hatchback, and started taking orders. And Mercedes-Benz rolled the first electric EQC SUV off its assembly line in Germany. Details emerged of Fiat Chrysler's deal with Tesla to share emissions credits. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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

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These VPPAs will enable Honda to fully offset the remaining carbon-intensive grid-supplied electricity being used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations, and will help the company meet its voluntary carbon reduction goal.

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2017 Jeep Compass launched in LA, new small SUV for growing Jeep lineup

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Despite some grumbling from fans, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) division has embraced crossovers with car-like features as it aims to fill every conceivable utility-vehicle niche. Debuting at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Jeep Compass. Los Angeles Auto Show Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Jeeps are no longer exclusively classic SUVs (and actually haven't been for a while now).

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Qoros Auto contracts with AAM for electric drive technology

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Qoros Auto Co., joint venture between Chery Automobile Co., and Israel Corporation and headquartered in Shanghai ( earlier post ), has awarded AAM (American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.) a driveline systems contract for e-AAM technology to be applied on a future model year Qoros vehicle. This vehicle will be produced in China for both the Chinese and European automotive markets.

2013 212

Ford holding auto app developer conference; hackathon with LA data

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Ford is inviting developers interested in creating innovative apps, that enhance or redefine the automobile’s role in an overall connected life, to join the global Ford Dev team for a comprehensive review of the AppLink technology. Major technology companies host annual developer conferences, but this is the first time an auto manufacturer has hosted such an event.

2014 193

Dongfeng Nissan unveils VIWA EV concept at Auto Shanghai 2013

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At Auto Shanghai 2013, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV), the passenger vehicle business unit of Nissan’s joint venture in China, unveiled VIWA, a new electric vehicle concept, under the VENUCIA brand. VENUCIA unveiled its first-ever mass-produced EV, the e30, at the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition last November, Ren Yong, deputy managing director of DFL-PV, said.

2013 193

BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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In addition to the two automobile production locations, BBA also runs an engine plant, which includes a battery factory for the electrified BMW brand vehicles produced locally in Shenyang. This is the first battery factory operated by a premium automobile manufacturer in China. BMW presented the BMW Concept iX3 at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing earlier this year.

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LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

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China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. Earlier post.) The LeSEE electric concept features an advanced autopilot and driver assistance systems, intelligent inductive charging and car sharing capabilities.

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NSF director to highlight critical role of basic research in transportation technology at Washington Auto Show

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova will participate in MobilityTalks International, a public policy forum hosted by the Washington Auto Show on 24 January. Córdova, accompanied by an NSF-funded self-driving Cadillac SRX, will highlight the essential role federal, basic, research funding plays in current and future automobile-related innovations. The Washington Auto Show opens at the Walter E.

2017 150

Ford to explore new 50:50 electric vehicle JV in China with Zotye Auto

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Ford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., The potential to launch a new line of all-electric vehicles in the world’s largest auto market is an exciting next step for Ford in China. Zotye Auto is a pioneer in the Chinese all-electric vehicle segment and was one of the first automakers to produce all-electric passenger vehicles in the country. —Jin ZheYong, chairman and president, Anhui Zotye Automobile Co.,

2017 150

BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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In addition to the two automobile production locations, BBA also runs an engine plant, which includes a battery factory for the electrified BMW brand vehicles produced locally in Shenyang. This is the first battery factory operated by a premium automobile manufacturer in China. BMW presented the BMW Concept iX3 at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing earlier this year.

2018 150

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.

2018 186

China Auto Ownership Expected to Exceed 200M in 2020

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Estimated automobile ownership in China will exceed 200 million by 2020, causing serious energy security and environmental issues, according to Wang Fuchang, director of the Department of Equipment Industry under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Popularizing energy-efficient automobiles aims to reduce fuel consumption quickly and considerably. People’s Daily.

2010 198

Chinas Auto Subsidy Boosts Domestic Auto Spending by US$3B in 1H2010

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China’s subsidy to encourage the replacement of older, higher-emitting vehicles boosted domestic auto spending by 20.5 In a bid to accelerate the elimination of high-emissions and polluting vehicles and stimulate automobile consumption, the government rolled out the “old car for new” subsidy last June—encouraging people to replace their old cars. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said that Chinese auto sales rose 47.67% year on year to 9.02 Xinhua.

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China BAK to supply high-power Li-ion batteries to Brilliance Auto Group for testing

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will supply high-power Li-ion batteries to Brilliance Auto Group, one of the largest state-owned automobile manufacturers in China. Under this arrangement, China BAK will deliver a sample order of five lithium-ion high-power battery units to Brilliance Auto by July 2012. Brilliance Auto will utilize the high-power battery units to power its electric cars to test the performance and reliability of the battery cells. China BAK Battery, Inc.

2012 193

Next-generation Fiat 500 Confirmed As Electric Only, Old Model Will Stick Around

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Honda unveils new CR-V Hybrid SUV at Auto Shanghai 2017

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Honda staged the world premiere of the new CR-V Hybrid at Auto Shanghai 2017. The CR-V Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in China in the second half of 2017 from Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., The CR-V Hybrid is equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system ( earlier post ). Moreover, the CR-V Hybrid comes loaded with a full complement of features including the Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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March Auto Sales in China Up 55.8% to Record High

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Automobile sales in China in March jumped up 55.8% year-on-year to a record 1,735,100 units, according to figures from the Automobile Association, the Ministry of Information Industry cited by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). For the first quarter of CY 2010, automobile sales rose 71.9% January 2010 auto sales also set a record monthly high, with sales doubling to more than 1.66

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BYD debuts E-SEED GT concept car, Song Pro SUV and e Series at 2019 Shanghai Auto Show

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BYD debuted its E-SEED GT concept car and Song Pro SUV alongside its all-new e-series models at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. The company also showcased its latest Dynasty series of vehicles, which were recently unveiled at the company’s spring product launch in Beijing.

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Colorado Mandates Electric Vehicle Sales, State Dealers Association Angry

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Mitsubishi Rayon acquires majority of carbon fiber reinforced plastics company Wethje; targeting auto industry

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MRC) recently executed a share sales and purchase agreement by which it will acquire 51% of Wethje Holding GmbH , a German company engaged in manufacturing of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) parts for automobile applications, from Wethje parent Cross Industries AG. MRC aims to strengthen and expand the carbon fiber intermediate materials business for automobile applications in Europe. Mitsubishi Rayon Co.