Japanese automobile industry establishes joint Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

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Eight Japanese automakers and one automobile research institute—Suzuki Motor; Daihatsu Motor; Toyota Motor; Nissan Motor; Fuji Heavy Industries; Honda R&D; Mazda Moto; Mitsubishi Motors; and Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)—have jointly established the Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines ( AICE ). million, including a subsidy granted from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the fiscal year started 1 April 2014.

Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and LG Chem launch global competition to invest in EV and battery start-ups

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Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and LG Chem are jointly sponsoring the “EV & Battery Challenge” (EVBC), a global competition to identify up to 10 EV and battery start-ups for potential investment and collaboration. With the automobile industry’s increased focus on development of more eco-friendly vehicles, specifically EVs, the demand for high-performance, high-efficiency batteries is greater than ever before.

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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.

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DLR and Wuppertal publish comprehensive global analysis of e-mobility technologies, outlook and lifecycle assessments

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At the moment, the automobile industry in Japan and the United States is pioneering the development of marketable vehicle models; they also produce the highest-selling models on the market. The availability of rare earth elements varies greatly; while some are available on the global market from various sources, others are highly dependent on just a few source countries, China in particular.

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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicle technology is basically mature, the government said, and is headed toward initial industrialization. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. Developing the industrial system.

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Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles?

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The first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. Through the turn of the current century, the U.S. new-vehicle market was the world's largest, and General Motors was for decades the world's largest car company. Neither of those is still the. China government plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation new energy vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors and the Thai Government to start joint study for fleet testing of i-MiEV; MMC adding third plant in Thailand for global small car production

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Meanwhile, the Thai government will move forward with its Electric Vehicle Project, creating an integrated organization with related ministries and government agencies under the direction of the Ministry of Industry (MOI). It will produce the “global small” 1.0-1.2L Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and the government of Thailand agreed to start joint study for fleet testing of electric vehicles (EV).

Two largest US automotive trade associations merge: Alliance for Automotive Innovation

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Global Automakers and The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers—the two largest automotive industry trade associations in the US—merged to form a new association leveraging the expansive history of both organizations while creating a single, unified industry voice. The organization will be the acknowledged automotive industry resource and will focus its advocacy work on creating a safe and transformative path for the industry’s growth.

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GM’s Volt Program = $700m

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owned by a major automaker to produce an electric car,” says Jon Lauckner, vice president of global product planning. The state has the highest US unemployment rate at 15.2%, largely a result of the depressed automobile industry that has resulted in thousands of layoffs in the past 18 months. GM to invest $700m in Volt rechargeable electric car. By Richard Kessler for Recharge News.

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Johnson Controls begins production of batteries for Start-Stop vehicles in China

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The global Start-Stop market for new vehicles could reach 49 million annually by 2020. In addition, the company debuted its 12V Lithium-ion battery for Advanced Start-Stop vehicles at the 16 th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition going on this week. The company’s commitment to growing its business in China is evidenced by its building of a second global headquarters in Shanghai, which will open in 2017.

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OnStar expanding to Brazil in Chevy Cruze

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OnStar, with more than 7 million customers in North America and China and 19 years of experience, is the leading global provider of connected safety and security solutions, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology in the automobile industry. GM OnStar will launch its Emergency, Security, Navigation, Diagnostics and Connectivity services in Brazil on the Chevrolet Cruze later this year.

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Thomson Reuters analysis finds automotive new propulsion technology patent activities surge 6-fold in 5 years

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An analysis of the global automobile industry’s recent patent activity by the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has found a massive commitment from carmakers and their suppliers to new propulsion technology. Patent data from 2009 through July 2014 show that activity in propulsion technology grew from fewer than 2,000 patents to nearly 12,000: more than any other technology area in the automotive industry.

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Volkswagen sets sights on electric record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with further-developed ID. R

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A comparatively narrow track—13 miles long, with no fewer than 75 corners, and regularly climbing or descending through the Eifel forests—the Nordschleife, which was opened in 1927, is one of a kind and continues to serve as an outstanding test environment for the automobile industry. The FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), a global touring car series, also visits the track in the Eifel Mountains. Following its record-breaking run at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Volkswagen’s ID.

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Toyota to launch two new plug-in hybrid models in China; Corolla and Levin

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On the eve of the 2016 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, Toyota announced that it will launch plug-in hybrid versions of the Corolla and Levin—two mass-market models, both of which have conventional hybrid variants—in China during 2018. Levin Hybrid (left) and Corolla Hybrid (right) introduced at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in 2015.

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Toyota licenses its GRAS-Di DNA analysis technology to Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Eurofins Genomics, and GeneBay

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GeneBay noted that it is common industry knowledge that it is necessary to acquire a large amount of DNA and data, which was a hurdle for spreading the technology and applying it. We expect it to be widely used in agriculture and livestock, and many other industries. It is expected that GRAS-Di can be applied to general selective breeding, not only in agriculture, but for wide-ranging development in areas including the livestock, forestry, and fishery industries.

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New high-temperature ceramic capacitor could reduce cooling needs in power electronics for hybrids and EVs

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Hybrid and electric vehicles rely on high efficiency power conversion and management, with automotive power electronics representing an emerging £40-billion (US$61-billion) global market, NPL noted. Industrial electronics need to be able to perform in the harsh environments in which they operate.

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Johnson Controls to supply AGM batteries to Chery Jaguar Land Rover in China; introducing 48V micro hybrid system

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Separately, the company will debut to the China market its 48-volt Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module ( earlier post ) at the 15 th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2013). Johnson Controls estimates the global Start-Stop market for new vehicles, powered by AGM batteries, could reach 35 million annually by 2017. To support this growth, it is investing $520 million globally to increase production in the US, Europe and China.

BAIC BJEV opens Silicon Valley EV research center, planning another for Europe

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BAIC said that the Silicon Valley R&D center will also become an important part of BJEV’s eventual globalization plans. BJEV ranks sixth globally in terms of pure EV sales. BJEV plans to bring a complete lineup of alternative energy automobiles to market. China-based automaker BAIC has opened its first overseas research and development center, the BAIC EV R&D Center in Silicon Valley, California. Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.,

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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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Toshiba to supply inverters for Fords HEVs and PHEVs from 2012

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As the automobile industry moves toward a new generation of environmentally friendly vehicles, including HEV, PHEV and electric vehicles (EV), Toshiba is promoting advances in essential automotive technologies, from dedicated on-board control systems to batteries and Intelligent Traffic Systems. Toshiba estimates that the global market for inverters for such vehicles will grow from ¥180 billion (US$2.25

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Toyota launches e-Palette autonomous electric concept and mobility system

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Toyota President Akio Toyoda also announced the e-Palette Alliance, which will leverage Toyota’s Global Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to develop advanced vehicle and related mobility services for business applications. The automobile industry is clearly amidst its most dramatic period of change as technologies like electrification, connected and automated driving are making significant progress.

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Continental in strategic agreements with NIO on EVs, Baidu on autonomous driving

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Continental has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NIO, a global electric vehicle startup. By joining hands with Continental, we are striving to upgrade intelligence in the automobile industry and develop a new ecosystem of intelligent mobility and automated driving, thus empowering existing industries and new ones.

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Nidec to Acquire Emerson Electric Co. Motors & Controls Business

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Nidec believes that EMC’s large industrial motors, medium-size central air conditioning motors, related motion control technologies and the developing main motors for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicles, will not only expand Nidec’s current product portfolio, but also contribute to further stabilizing volatility in its profitability.

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Changan Acquires AVIC Units to Become 3rd Largest Automaker in China

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The state parent of China’s Chang’an Automobile Group is taking over five vehicle units of the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) to create the third-largest automaker in China. China Ordnance Equipment Group, Chang’an’s parent, will transfer a stake in Chang’an Auto to AVIC in exchange for AVIC’s ownership share of minivan maker Harbin Hafei Automobile Industry Group, Changhe Automobile, engine maker Dongan Power, Changhe Suzuki and Dongan Mitsubishi.

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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In a new study, KPMG International has identified 10 “megaforces” that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades. The analysis examines how these global forces may impact business and industry; calculates the environmental costs to business; and calls for business and policymakers to work more closely to mitigate future business risk and act on opportunities. Global food prices are predicted to rise 70 to 90 percent by 2030.

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WLTP and RDE tests for measuring emissions come into force in EU tomorrow

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A Global Technical Regulation (GTR) on WLTP was developed and finally adopted by UNECE’s World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations in March 2014, at the request of policy makers, the automobile industry and consumers. WLTP was developed with the aim of being used as a global test cycle across different world regions, so pollutant and CO 2 emissions as well as fuel consumption values would be comparable worldwide.

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Better Place, China Southern Grid sign strategic agreement on battery switching; Guangzhou accord to encourage production of EVs with switchable batteries

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CSG is the world’s eighth-largest utility, according to the Fortune Global 500. The Guangzhou accord calls for the municipal government to encourage local car manufacturers, such as Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group, to produce electric cars with switchable batteries. The companies will develop in phases the joint education center to host government and industry delegations and educate Chinese consumers about the benefits of going electric.

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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JAMA: Supporting Growth of Japan Plug-in Vehicle Fleet to 600,000 by 2020 Will Require Combination of Technical Breakthroughs, Market Innovations and the Elimination of Obstacles

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According to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), as of 2008, Japan had about 600,000 “next-generation” vehicles—including hybrids and electric vehicles—in service, representing 0.8% JAMA pointed out that more recently, the focus of the automobile industry on the energy and environmental challenges facing it have shifted from air pollution to challenges from global warming and energy shortages, which are considered the two most urgent issues.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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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?", By partnering with these two industries. The electrification of the automobile is inevitable." This is different from anything Ive ever seen in my 40 years in the automobile industry." ( Detroit Free Press ).

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DOE to award $68.5M for advanced vehicle technologies research

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The price of cobalt, a key element within an lithium-ion batteries (LiB) for stability, has nearly tripled over the past few years due to increased demand from the cell phone industry, a current materials shortage, and speculation for a future global shortage. Additionally, the amount of time spent by the automobile industry to validate that corrosion has been successfully mitigated is extensive, making the use of lightweight materials less attractive.

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“Energiewende” in a tank; Audi e-fuels targeting carbon-neutral driving with synthetic fuels from renewables, H2O and CO2; Swiss policy test case

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In June 2013, Audi commissioned a power-to-gas facility in the north German town of Werlte, thus becoming the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy sources. Global Bioenergies: e-gasoline. In May, Global Bioenergies presented the first batch of e-benzin to Audi by Global Bioenergies during a press conference. The pilot plant is also demonstrating that industrialization of liquid Audi e‑fuels is also possible.

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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., Findings of the report include: Toyota and the BMW Group are industry leaders. In other words, the authors note, these companies use these resources more efficiently than their industry peers. Economic crisis, energy crisis, climate crisis and recent global developments have affected the automobile industry like few other sectors.

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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VW Chief Executive Says Company Will Introduce EVs Based on the Up! New Small Family in 2013; Cautions Against Electro-Hype

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Winterkorn made the remarks during a presentation at the 17 th Handelsblatt-Jahrestagung in Munich on 3 July, during which he outlined VW’s approach to future mobility in the current context of the economic crisis, pessimism about the industry and technology potential. Winterkorn noted that the industry is experiencing its worst crisis in decades, with a collapse in the global market of 18% in the first half of this year. about 7% of global CO 2 emissions.

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Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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—Ted Klaus, Acura NSX Global Development Leader. Utilizing Global and local optimization routines, each casting and extrusion was analyzed for potential weight savings. Instead, engineers have applied an innovative new technology called “ablation” casting, an all-new material application and a world-first in the automobile industry.

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Exploring the adoption of EVs in the US, Europe and China; charging scenarios and infrastructure

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The automobile industry has said that without additional government subsidies they can only sell 600,000 electric cars by 2020 at best. The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) is a global, non-profit team of experts focused on the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the power and natural gas sectors.

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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. Professor Figge from Queen’s University Management School said: “Economic crisis, energy crisis, climate crisis and recent global developments have affected the automobile industry like few other sectors.

Frankfurt Motor Show goes green. The Green Piece

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Steeped in history, the International Motor Show, or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), held biennially in Frankfurt, Germany, is already regarded as the world’s largest motor show – and this year it may be more important than ever. With several of the world’s top motor shows having been cancelled due to the global economic crisis, Frankfurt has become the showcase for the hottest new concept vehicles from the world’s leading car manufacturers. The Green Piece.

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

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Lutz is a man given to hyperbole — called global warming "a crock of shit" — but in this case, hes right. 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! The big deal was that the oil industry saw real competition and persuaded GM to abandon the project and crush them all like cans.

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