India to Move Forward With Fuel Economy Standards

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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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Range Rover with improved fuel economy heading to UK

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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. The Freelander 2 TD4_e will also make its way to the Motorexpo - it is Land Rover’s most fuel efficient vehicle to date.

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India to introduce new fuel efficiency standards

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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 With it, cars will have one to five star labels depending on their fuel efficiency. The draft fuel efficiency standard based on CAFE will be notified in May, a Road Transport ministry official told HT. for petrol cars and from 15.5

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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. New higher-pressure common-rail fuel injection systems with advanced multi-hole injectors. The more efficient combustion system enables these engines to meet Euro 5 emissions standards, while at the same time delivering reduced fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. Tags: Diesel Engines Europe Fuel Efficiency

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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. GDI technology provides fuel efficiency benefits from charge air cooling, more facile turbocharging, and the downsizing that these permit.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. Low gas prices encourage less fuel efficient vehicles. how much do you pay for gas/petrol?

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BMW focuses on efficient dynamics

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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. These figures are significantly below the average for all vehicles registered in the country and represent a 16 per cent decrease in fuel consumption and CO2 ratings from 2006 to 2008. Where does the future lie for BMW?

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Toyota extend iQ range

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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

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With payments of up to $4,500 for motorists willing to swap their ageing gas guzzling vehicles for more fuel efficient ones, it seemed like a ‘can’t lose’ scheme with consumers getting cheaper cars, the automotive industry enjoying more sales and the environment boosted by a reduction in harmful emissions. 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

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?", Has shown some concept fuel-cell PHEVs. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Blue Concept PHEV Van with diesel or hydrogen fuel cells and rooftop photovoltaic.

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

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" President Obamas auto task force doesnt see it that way. It says the Volt is too little, too lateand too expensive to save the beleaguered automaker, and it recently chastised GM for pumping so much money into the Volt instead of developing more fuel-efficient gasoline cars. GM is developing more fuel-efficient vehicles. billion in Department of Energy loans to develop new fuel-efficient vehicles, including the Volt. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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