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Volkswagen Group to invest more than €9.8 billion in China by 2015; efficient products and production

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The Volkswagen Group, through its two Chinese joint ventures, will be investing more than €9.8 The seven new plants will set new standards for sustainable automobile production. The new paint shops which are planned alone will use 70% less energy and 90% less water as a result of the introduction of highly innovative dry paint mist separation processes. 88% of the waste and packaging material from the production process is recycled.

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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 BMW Group and Toyota are consistent industry leaders, creating extremely positive Sustainable Value over the entire review period—i.e., The authors note that other leading manufacturers including Porsche, KIA or Chinese manufacturers are still not producing sufficient sustainability performance data.). Findings of the report include: Toyota and the BMW Group are industry leaders. Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing (2009).

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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.

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

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We should have built more Nuclear power plants and created a nuclear waste recycling program. The federal government cant hand out money to a company thats telling them that itll lose money on a $40, 000 automobile that more than half the populace couldnt afford if the economy was in good shape! Commendation, absolutely, but GM needs to make sure their company continues on to make sure that money doesnt just go to waste. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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