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 ).

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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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. Hyundai, Honda and—to a certain extent—Nissan and Suzuki, generally create positive Sustainable Value as well.

Volkswagen Joins Model Fuels Consortium II

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Increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions have become the driving forces in the automobile industry. Current members of the Consortium include ConocoPhillips, l’Institut Français du Pétrol (IFP), Mazda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Saudi Aramco, Suzuki, Toyota and VW. Volkswagen has joined the Model Fuels Consortium II (MFC-II) ( earlier post )—the first German automaker to do so.

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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.

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

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