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 ).

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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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. This progress includes advanced internal combustion engines; efficient transmissions; lightweight materials; and hybrid and other energy-saving technologies. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. Developing the industrial system. International cooperation.

2012 272

Air Liquide’s technology chosen for Daxing hydrogen station in Beijing, the world’s largest by refueling capacity

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The Daxing hydrogen station is part of the 200,000 square-meter Beijing International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone. China is scaling up several fuel cell vehicle projects in 5 priority provinces and 10 major cities, actively developing a low-carbon sustainable automobile industry.

NHTSA to propose new fuel economy standards soon; 8% increase per year for MY 2024-2026

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NHTSA’s proposal comes as the automobile industry is retooling future models in response to market demand for cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles. More robust fuel economy standards will encourage the industry to continue improving the fuel economy of cars powered by internal combustion engines as the transportation sector transitions to electrification, NHTSA said.

goEgoNetwork raises $2 million in seed funding for EV charging infrastructure 

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Bagla said, “EVs are not just about disrupting the internal combustion engine automobile industry but are part of the larger disruption in energy and transportation, which are witnessing a considerable shift towards green technology solutions.”.

Genesis premieres first EV model: Electrified G80

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Genesis officially introduced its first EV model, the Electrified G80, to the global market at the 2021 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021).

Tesla’s Elon Musk confirms increased investment, R&D efforts in China


“I believed data protection is not only an issue of one single company but should be a mutual effort for all industry players. Data is transferred overseas in very rare cases, such as for spare part orders, only after it is approved for transfer internationally.

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Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles 

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The development of internal combustion engine vehicles, especially automobiles, is one of the greatest achievements of modern technology. The automobile industry has made contributions to the growth of modern society by satisfying many of its needs for mobility in everyday life. .

CHAdeMO, China Electricity Council to co-develop next-gen ultra-fast EV charging standard; backward compatibility with CHAdeMO, GB/T

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The CHAdeMO protocol, a Direct Current fast charging standard recognized by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) ( earlier post ) and the most popular international standard with more than 18,500 charging points covering the EV market worldwide, set its specification at 500V and 125A when it was initially defined in 2009. CHAdeMO Association and the China Electricity Council (CEC) will jointly develop a next generation Ultra-Fast charging standard.

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

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New Energy Nexus, the international start-up support organization, will manage and facilitate the competition. 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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Liquid fuels to last “a number of decades”

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We may be inching closer towards electrification in the automobile industry but that doesn’t mean the writing is on the wall for liquid transportation fuels just yet. Tags: Green cars Latest news Dr Steven Koonin internal combustion engines Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory liquid fuels US Department of Energy vehicle fuels

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

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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. Johnson Controls is expanding its manufacturing operations in China by beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for Start-Stop vehicles to help automakers meet increasingly strict fuel economy and emission regulations.

2015 188

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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goEgoNetwork installed EV charging station in Himachal Pradesh

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We aim to compel the market to switch towards EVs while creating more job opportunities with the best professionals in this greenfield industry.”. goEgoNetwork installed EV charging station in Himachal Pradesh.

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.

2019 172

Delphi to showcase safety and connectivity technologies at CES

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Delphi Automotive PLC will showcase highly integrated active safety and connectivity technologies at the upcoming 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show. This is the new frontier in the automobile industry, and we’re uniquely positioned to lead the way. These technologies will be key building blocks to achieving fully automated driving. The fact is, automated driving is happening now and will continue to expand in capabilities and mainstream use in the very near future.

2013 181

BorgWarner China JV begins delivery of dual-clutch modules

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Introduced at the 15 th annual Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai) in April, the transmission improves shift quality, durability and reliability and debuts in the Roewe 550 midsize sedan in 2013. BorgWarner United Transmission Systems Co., Ltd.,

2013 186

History: Electric Cars: The Golden Age

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With the recent growth of the electric automobile industry , it’s no surprise that EVs are a hot topic of conversation. Since then, his invention sparked (pun intended) an electric automobile revolution that made other modes of transportation seem antiquated.

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

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He won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the ID. 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. Following its record-breaking run at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Volkswagen’s ID.

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Feature: Top 6 Reasons Why an EV Is the Right Choice

Clean Fleet Report

An electric car has no internal combustion engine burning fossil fuels. With more users gearing towards purchasing electric vehicles, a surge in demand has drastically hit the electric automobile industry. It’s Getting Easier To Go Electric.

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., Among all the products in the market, companies’ attention and Nidec’s particular focus are on the traction motor, one of the most important components to replace the existing internal-combustion engine. 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.

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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). Micro Hybrid systems have huge potential to support the automotive industry’s needs at a much lower cost than hybrid or electric vehicles, and therefore, offer a mass-production solution that can be leveraged across our customers’ fleets.

Electric vehicles sales, transportation & policy initiatives 

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The Indian market has now witnessed some decent growth in the EV industry in FY20-21. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is an apex national body representing all major vehicle & vehicular engine manufacturers in India.

The World’s Most Popular EVs Aren’t Cars, Trucks, or Motorcycles

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They're a way to potentially free up precious street space, provide alternatives to automobiles and reduce energy consumption and harmful emissions. Industry analysts expect that uptick in adoption to continue. When the U.S.

BMW to partner with Andretti Formula E; may lead to works involvement

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The commitments allow us to demonstrate our expertise in the areas of technology and integration on international platforms, including the world’s leading racing series for electric mobility and classic motorsport. In the last ten years, we have established a leading position in the automobile industry in this field with BMW i. As part of a new strategic realignment of its motosports activities, the BMW Group will partner with Andretti Formula E in the Formula E Championship.

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ZF introduces coPILOT system for next-gen ADAS powered by ZF ProAI and NVIDIA DRIVE; “Level 2+” system

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Just three months after ZF and NVIDIA announced that ZF ProAI is the first system to run NVIDIA’s DRIVE software, ZF coPILOT debuts at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. The top model, ZF ProAI RoboThink, features up to 600 trillion operations per second (600 teraOPS), making it the most powerful AI-enabled supercomputer currently available in the mobility industry.

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EIA: China promoting both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

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In its 12 th , and current, Five-Year Plan, the Chinese government also launched a new strategy to promote new energy vehicles (NEV; vehicles that are partially or fully powered by electricity) and to support its domestic automobile industry to mass-produce NEVs. Guangzhou offers 12,000 free plates allocated by lottery, and Beijing offers electric vehicles an exemption from the vehicle license lottery, which prospective owners of gasoline-fueled automobiles are required to enter.

2014 193

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

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At the same time, it places German activities in the field of electromobility within an international context. The study found that activities of international car manufacturers in the field of electrified vehicle concepts (XEV) worldwide increased significantly for the first time from 2006 and especially from 2009 onwards. Annual number of internationally presented electrified vehicles.

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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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Among other things, this will include further optimization of the efficiency of internal combustion engines as well as the introduction of alternative powertrain technology. The seven new plants will set new standards for sustainable automobile production. Foshan features the first membrane bioreactor in the Chinese automobile industry; 100% of treated wastewater is reused as industrial water.

2013 193

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

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The first vehicle to arise from this partnership is estimated to be completed in time for debut at the 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. 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.,

2015 195

Dutch companies form European Thermoplastic Automotive Composites consortium

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These companies, each in their own area of expertise, play a leading role in the production and processing of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites, and have established a track record in the aerospace industry. The automotive industry is showing greatly increased interest in the industrial applications of light materials. In an eTAC context this collaboration will take on a more structural form and content, in order to speed up industrial solutions.

2012 198

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. The World Forum is now considering the incorporation of RDE testing within its international regulatory framework. Two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans will come into force in the EU tomorrow.

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Hybrid cellular nanosheets show promise as basis for high performance anodes for Li-ion batteries

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The development of next-generation energy-storage devices is of primary importance to meet the challenges in the electronics and automobile industries in the near future. The considerable volume changes of the active materials from lithiation and delithiation lead to the mechanical deformation, causing the high internal resistance and low cycle stability. Researchers in S.

2015 205

Study shows 99% of used lead-based vehicle batteries in the EU are collected and recycled

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The study was commissioned by EUROBAT, representing Europe’s automotive battery industry; the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA); the automobile manufacturers’ associations of Japan (JAMA) and South Korea (KAMA); and the International Lead Association (ILA).

2014 193

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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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. Better Place has conducted extensive research and testing on its battery-switch technology combined with managed charging, which takes into account the attributes and needs of the electric grid as the electric-car industry grows rapidly in China.

2011 248

Story of TESLA Motors: Beginning, Fight, Survival, and Success

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Would it be wrong if I said that the history of the automobile industry has been divided into two parts, before Tesla and after Tesla , some might argue that I understand?

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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. Sector analysis: Automobiles.

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Evonik debuts at Auto Shanghai 2011; focus on technologies for lower-carbon vehicles

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For the first time at the event, Evonik Industries will demonstrate a wide range of applications for cars at the 14 th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2011) from April 21 to 28 in Shanghai, China. The theme of Auto Shanghai 2011, “Innovation for Tomorrow”, reflects that low-carbon, green economy and sustainable development will become trends of the Chinese automotive industry.

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Renault presents the 235 mpg EOLAB prototype; plug-in “Z.E. Hybrid”; targeting production

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EOLAB forms part of the “fuel consumption of 2 litres/100 km for all” plan introduced within the framework of France’s New Industrial Plan. To achieve this, Renault collaborated with French automotive industry partners such as car glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain, seat supplier Faurecia, tire company Michelin and Continental (brake system). Renault said that EOLAB breaks new ground in the automobile industry by using magnesium sheeting. EOLAB. Click to enlarge.

2014 295

Siemens presents three-point plan for implementing cost-efficient energy transition in Germany

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In May, the International Energy Agency released a review of German energy policies that commended the country for its commitment to developing a low-carbon energy system over the long term, but emphasized that further policy measures are necessary if the Energiewende is to maintain a balance between sustainability, affordability and competitiveness. “ High electricity rates are burdening private households and industry alike and threatening Germany’s competitiveness, the company noted.

2013 207

University of Michigan Report Finds Focus on Fuel Economy Would Be Very Profitable for Detroit 3; Says Rapid, Wide-Reaching Change in Business Models Required for Turnaround

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A new report released by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute ( UMTRI ) analyzes critical choices faced by automakers and finds that broad, deep, fast change is necessary for success in the context of the worst financial crisis in the history of the domestic automobile industry. Modeling the impact of increased fuel economy standards, the study finds that an industry-wide mandated increase in fuel economy of 30% to 50% (35 miles per gallon to 40.4

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