India to Move Forward With Fuel Economy Standards

Green Car Congress

The government of India will implement automotive fuel economy standards. The norms will be developed on the basis of mileage that petrol and diesel vehicles give, sources in the road transport and highway ministry told TOI. Times of India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) will formulate the norms and notify them under the Energy Conservation Act while the surface transport ministry will ensure the implementation.

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KPMG survey finds global auto execs expect ICE dominance for some time; ICE downsizing and PHEVs to receive greatest investment over next 5 years; mobility-as-a-service in cities

Green Car Congress

Global auto executives have cooled a bit on the prospects for e-mobility, with a majority of automakers from both developed and emerging markets believing that internal combustion engines (ICE) will remain the dominant powertrain for some time, according to the 14 th Annual Global Automotive Executive Survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the US audit, tax and advisory firm. 83% of auto execs from the Americas predict that online activity will increase for both dealerships and intermediaries.

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Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India 

Electric Vehicles India

The company was Romeo Power’s co-founder and former SpaceX Porter Harris and international auto industry veteran Pankaj Dubey which aims to provide electric vehicle and clean energy products to global markets. Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India .

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Electric Car Watch #1: Electric Car Disruption will destroy ICE Car Market | ? ?

Plug In India

For our EV advocacy, which will benefit Indian cities and the Indian economy in the long run, we have received abuse and personal attacks. If you encounter such people or articles, all you need to do is point them to the numbers and trends in the auto market.

Range Rover with improved fuel economy heading to UK

Green Cars News

Following its worldwide launch at the New York International Auto Show, the new 2010 Range Rover, including the 2010 Range Rover Sport and Discovery 4, will head to the UK as part of the London Motorexpo event.

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EPHA: Coronavirus threat greater for polluted cities; clean air returning to cities in lockdown

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Governments should have tackled chronic air pollution long ago, but have prioritized the economy over health by going soft on the auto industry. Those living in polluted cities are more at risk from COVID-19, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) warned today.

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India to introduce new fuel efficiency standards

Green Car Congress

India plans to introduce new fuel efficiency standards; the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards will give auto manufacturers time until 2015 to increase fuel economy from the current average of 14.1 for petrol cars and from 15.5 Hindustan Times. km/liter (33.2 mpg US, 7.1 L/100km) of gasoline to 17.3 km/liter (40.7 mpg US, 5.8 L/100km). With it, cars will have one to five star labels depending on their fuel efficiency.

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Maruti's anti EV & anti India policy : Keep selling pollution cars

Plug In India

You would like to tell them that Petrol, Diesel, CNG cars are the best for India? Car companies like Maruti offer petrol cars costing more than 12 lakh Rupees. Just consider this, an average petrol car consumes around 10,000 liters of oil in its lifetime. This delay EV movement is one big giant scam from all the major Auto manufacturers.

Audi using supplementary port fuel injection to address particulates from gasoline direct injection

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The 2.0-liter EA888 Gen3 engine featured in Audi’s all-road shooting brake plug-in hybrid concept unveiled at the North American International Auto Show this week ( earlier post ) features—as does its production ilk—a dual injection system that combines direct injection with indirect injection into the intake manifold. Athanasios Mamakos, Christos Dardiotis, and Giorgio Martini (2012) “ Assessment of particle number limits for petrol vehicles ” (JRC report).

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Ford Rolls Out New Powertrain Lineup for Europe

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Ford has also updated its Duratorq TDCi diesel engines for 2010 to deliver even higher efficiency, with improved performance, fuel economy and refinement. Ford’s range of TDCi diesel models features dedicated, ultra-high-efficiency ECOnetic derivatives, which feature an optimized specification for the best fuel economy and lowest possible CO 2 emissions. For 2010, Ford is launching an updated Focus ECOnetic, which can be specified with Ford’s first Auto-Start-Stop System in Europe.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

Hybrid SUV Blog

While many others agreed (including executives at several auto makers) it is unlikely that higher taxes would be a popular approach to reducing our dependence on oil. In a recent Wall Street Journal article Bob Lutz (General Motors Vice Chairman) stated that GM will continue to build hybrids due to more stringent federal fuel economy standards even though the company most likely will always lose money on hybrids. how much do you pay for gas/petrol?

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BMW focuses on efficient dynamics

Green Cars News

As part of the event, the company presented the capabilities of its Aerodynamic Test Centre and Aerolab, along with a new 3.0litre petrol unit that combines turbo-charging, direct fuel injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve management. According to the company, optimised aerodynamics have a direct impact on a car’s fuel economy with a reduction of air drag by 10 per cent offering a fuel consumption reduction of around 2.5 Where does the future lie for BMW?

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New BMW 3 Series includes a new 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo, 8-speed automatic and start-stop; ActiveHybrid 3 model in 2012

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Both the manual and the automatic models are equipped with the Auto Start-Stop function for further savings. The new-generation BMW 3 Series Sedan features the BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine of its predecessor, which has been refined for even greater fuel economy and lower emissions with no reduction in power output. The upcoming new BMW 320i will be the second model to be powered by a member of the new-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine family.

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Hybrid SUV | Two Year Anniversary

Hybrid SUV Blog

Since then we’ve slowly added another dollar to what we pay for petrol and who knows where we are going from here. And while the price of gas continues to be the biggest factor in determining all hybrid car sales, the economy and current recession would have to rank a close second. It has been exciting to review and test drive the new hybrids that have transitioned from mere rumors, to concept vehicles, to auto shows, and finally to dealer showrooms.

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Will China win the electric car race? The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Those were the words of Henry Li, head of Build Your Dreams (BYD) Auto’s export and trade division, as he spoke about the staggering growth of his company which launched one of China’s first electric saloon cars earlier this year. Though China is clearly way behind the US and Japan in terms of producing petrol powered cars, it hopes to get a jump start on the opposition by skipping this technology and focusing on electrics.

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Mazda 3 2.0 Sport i-stop road test

Green Cars News

A 2.0-litre petrol engine with 148bhp in a small hatch should make for a decently swift driving experience. The addition of i-stop to this model should help, but the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions is not enough to help out here, even if we prefer the six-speed manual to the auto ’box. There’s also the combined economy of 41.5mpg that is reasonable for a petrol but still way off what we’d like to see from a stop-start model.

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Toyota extend iQ range

Green Cars News

Equipped with Toyota’s new Multidrive CVT system, fuel economy is just as good, while emissions rise slightly to 120g/km, but remain within Band B. The iQ range is famed as currently the greenest mass-produced petrol cars. Toyota has extended its iQ range for the first time since its launch with the introduction to the line-up of a 1.33-litre engine.

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Has the cash for clunkers scheme failed? The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Though the scheme proved so popular that the initial $1billion set aside for it ran out last month, auto sales only rose by 2.4 per cent in July suggesting that American consumers are still nervous about their jobs and the economy. It is our belief that the bar could have been set higher and that the rewards for replacing an old vehicle with a truly green car would have been more fitting than simply replacing it with a vehicle that offers marginally better fuel economy.

An interview with Riversimple

Green Cars News

I certainly believe that in future there will be a much more complex mix of powertrains and fuels; hydrogen will never be as dominant as petrol, and fuel cells never as dominant as combustion engines. A: This is comparing the total energy consumed, based on the calorific equivalent energy content (Lower Heating Value or LHV) of the hydrogen compared to the volume of petrol consumed in a car running on petrol that uses the same amount of energy.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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?", 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., Auto-week ) 5/10/07 "Toyota Motor Corp.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Skip to Content Massively explains Warhammer Online to the dedicated WoW player Autoblog AOL Autos Green Daily Gadling Engadget AutoblogGreen Autoblog Green Web Images Video News Local More → x Jobs Mapquest Movies Music Personals Shopping Travel Yellow Pages Send us a tip Contact us Advertise Corrections/Problems? The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

But after interviewing Ford’s Nancy Gioia at the recent Detroit Auto show, I’m now unsure of both the timescales involved, or how much the power and auto companies are behind it as a fundamental concept. February 17, 2009 9:52 am Link Wireless transmission of electrical energy needs to be funded for effective liberty from petrol based fuel products to occur. That will solve these problems, not big government, big auto or big energy.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

" President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way. based technology will actually achieve any economy in production. It was a Manufacturing Failure, as GM NEVER planned to build the car in Volume, so No Economies of Scale were ever achieved. If no one wants your car (because people think it sucks), then no one will buy it, regardless of how good the fuel economy may or may not be. We need an economy electric car that we an afford, not that nonsense.

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