Study of Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing Finds Mixed Performance for Most OEMs, BMW and Toyota as the Clear Leaders

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Sustainable Value Margin—the ratio of Sustainable Value to sales—for each of the evaluated manufacturers. The ranking of the 17 manufacturers based on the Sustainable Value Margin. Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing (2009).

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers comments on proposed MY2017-2025 LDV CAFE/GHG regulations

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has filed comments in response to the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Technical Assessment Report (TAR) for MY2017-2025 light-duty vehicle fuel economy/greenhouse gas regulations released last month by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ( earlier post ).

Obama urged to create Electric Fuel Task Force

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The calls are being made by organisations representing car manufacturers, electric utility companies and the electric drive industry, including: the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM); the Association of International [.]. President Barack Obama is being urged to create a National Electric Fuel Task Force to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles and their infrastructure.

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New data: European automakers winning emissions battle

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According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Pocket Guide, European manufacturers have made significant advancements towards reducing the environmental impact of vehicle production [.]. Green cars Latest news ACEA environmental impact European Automobile Manufacturers Association green cars

European organisations settle on electric car plug system

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The Union of the Electricity Industry (EURELECTRIC), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have agreed on the Type 2/Type 2 Combo inlet/connector for electric vehicles, [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric car chargers electric cars European Automobile Manufacturers Association green cars

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European carmakers welcome CARS21 recommendations

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A new CARS21 report has outlined methods to strengthen the automobile industry across Europe with a firm emphasis on establishing a streamlined regulatory framework and reducing fuel consumption and emissions (see CARS21 report). President of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, Sergio [.]. Green cars Latest news CARS21 European Automobile Manufacturers Association green cars Sergio Marchionne

European car market slumps in 2011

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Though the automobile market may have come a long way since the dark days of 2007-2008, it seems that it has yet to fully rebound. According to figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, in the first 11months of the year, a total of 12,157,119 new registrations were recorded in the EU – that’s down [.]. Cars Green cars Latest news car sales Europe European Automobile Manufacturers Association European car sales

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New car registrations slump across Europe

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Cars Latest news car registrations Europe European Automobile Manufacturers Association new car salesFebruary was not a good month for the car industry in Europe – as new car registrations slumped across the board. In total, there were 888,878 new car registrations across the European Union during the month – down 9.7 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. Indeed according to the European [.].

New car sales surge continues in China

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Figures released by the Automobile Association, the Ministry of Information Industry and cited by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed that production in the country also rose by 57.7 [.]. Tags: Latest news Automobile Association China China Association of Automobile Manufacturers China car sales Ministry of Information Industry new car sales The automotive boom in China shows no signs of losing momentum as sales leapt by 55.8

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News in brief: Green car goals need Government support

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That’s the verdict of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association chairman Satoshi Aoki on the goal of increasing sales to 20-50 per cent of the overall domestic total by 2020. Tags: Green cars Honda Latest news green car goals Honda Motor Company hybrid car goals Hybrid cars JAMA japan Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Government support and incentives will be needed if Japan is to meet its targets in boosting the sales of hybrid and other low carbon vehicles.

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European manufacturers agree to plug-in grid specifications

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The move towards charging vehicles safely from the electric grid has advanced after Europe’s automobile manufacturers agreed to a first phase of joint specifications. The agreement only covers one- and three-phrase AC charging in the short- and medium-term and reflects the needs of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. It is expected that further agreements will [.].

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China wants auto industry to focus on energy saving

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Small cars increase market share in Europe

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That’s the verdict after figures were released by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) showing that the market share of smaller cars in Europe had risen from about 38.8 Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news ACEA European Automobile Manufacturers Association small car market share small cars The European automotive industry is… getting smaller.

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China makes new energy vehicles the priority

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How Japan can reach its plug-in vehicle goal

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As Japan aims to take its plug-in vehicle sales to 600,000 a year by 2020, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has outlined the steps that will need to be taken to reach this goal. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news electric vehicles hybrid vehicles JAMA Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Japan Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry plug-in vehicles

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It is good to be small as auto market stumbles

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In the first quarter of the year, production fell to just 3.4million vehicles according to new statistics from the Economic Report from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news European Automobiles Manufacturers Association European car production small cars

Vehicle sales on the rise in China

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This means that sales topped the one million unit mark for the fifth month in a row, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news ChangAn Auto Company China China Association of Automobile Manufacturers China vehicle sales Chinese car companies The automotive market may be struggling worldwide but there’s no stopping the push for motoring in China.

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Are car buying attitudes changing?

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The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) conducted a survey that focused on the “entry generation&# of vehicle buyers and reports that fewer young people today have strong feelings about car ownership. Tags: Green cars Green credentials Latest news car buying attitudes JAMA Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association

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New government in Italy plans 1 million electric cars by 2022, could cost $10B

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Last year, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Italy has been an electric-car backwater in Europe, but a new populist government has dramatic plans to change that. According to a Bloomberg report, the new Five Star government elected in March is calling for incentives to put 1 million electric cars on Italy's roads by 2022. Europe Italy

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Carmaker lobbyist urges fuel-economy deal that keeps CAFE requirements

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group that represents automakers building cars in the U.S., Automakers have united behind a somewhat surprising position: reviews of corporate average fuel economy rules should not involve scrapping the current standards. has asked the Trump administration to solidify a deal that keeps higher. Politics EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

What White House faces if it tries to roll back fuel-economy standards

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The day after his election, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers sent him a letter asking that corporate average fuel economy. Donald Trump won the U.S. Electoral College and swept into the White House on a varied platform that included significant promises to cut regulation and reduce government involvement in a wide variety of spheres. emissions Politics government EPA Fuel Economy regulation Donald Trump

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Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of Audi e-tron

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Audi is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative ( ASI ). Audi is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).

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First car using Nidec’s E-Axle traction motor system unveiled

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Although the traction motor system will be launched in the Chinese market first, Nidec plans to make the product available to European automobile manufacturers as well in the near future.

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Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time

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Just days after the November election, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers wrote President-Elect Trump to ask that he reverse the decision on emissions standards made by the. Lobbyists for the world's automakers continue to ask the new presidential administration to revisit an EPA decision to finalize emissions standards through 2025.

Automaker lobbyist group predicts doom, gloom over CAFE

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At the recent CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, representative of both the EPA and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) debated over. emissions CAFE Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and auto-industry lobbyists are now sparring over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022-2025.

EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

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Automaker CEOs and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers had asked President Donald Trump. It looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for vehicle-emission rules it finalized in January, more than a year ahead of schedule. emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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The purpose of the campaign is to demonstrate to automobile manufacturers that there is a market for flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid vehicles. Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In

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Fiat calls for your future transport ideas

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Fiat is calling on motoring enthusiasts to share their ideas for the future of sustainable transport as part of the ‘Our Future Mobility’ project created by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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Rolling into the Rotunda

Plug In Partners

The National Plug-in Partner Campaign , in which EESI is a founding member, will help demonstrate to automobile manufacturers that a market for flexible-fuel Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) exists today.

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China Buys More Cars, But U.S. Trounces It In Plug-In Cars

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The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers released production data for 2013 China represents a huge, and growing, market for new car sales. But when it comes to choosing greener cars, the country lags far behind the U.S., with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales lower than those of many individual states, let alone the whole country.

BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, Audi & Porsche JV for up to 350 kW CCS ultra-fast charging network along major highways in Europe

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As automobile manufacturer, we actively shape our future, not only by developing all-electrically powered vehicles but by building up the necessary infrastructure as well. The automobile manufacturers intend to make substantial investments to create the network, underscoring each company’s belief in the future of electric mobility.

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2014 Nissan Versa Note Tops Subcompact Gas Mileage; Clever Aero, Light Weight

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As automobile manufacturers strive for greater fuel efficiency, it''s the low-hanging fruit proving most effective for immediate gains. That''s why Nissan''s new 2014 Versa Note--replacing the old 2012 Versa hatchback--has improved by a full 5 mpg on the old car''s combined economy. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note achieves EPA gas mileage figures of 31 mpg

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle registrations in Europe up 28.8% in first quarter

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In the first quarter of 2015, total alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) registrations in the EU significantly increased (+28.8 %), totaling 144,421, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA).

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Auto Lobby Deals a New Card

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Changing of the guard at the auto makers' industry group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM). Former Democratic Congressman Dave McCurdy takes his lobbying skills from Electronics to Autos.

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Honda to unveil new China market SUV concept at Auto Shanghai

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a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, plans to stage the world premiere of an all-new concept model as well as other new Honda models at Auto Shanghai 2015 (The 16th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, press days: April 20-21, 2015, public days: April 22-29, 2015). Jointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.,

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Next EPA Fight: Automakers Vs Oil Refiners Over Clean Fuels

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That's the message coming from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, working with the EPA to tighten pollution rules for gasoline, reducing the proportion of sulfur from 30 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm. It's not just how efficiently you burn it--it's the stuff you're burning, too.

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda jointly to support hydrogen station infrastructure development

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Specific measures to be undertaken by the three manufacturers will be determined at a later date. The three automobile manufacturers hope to both popularize FCVs and ensure that it will be easy to refuel them. The three automobile manufacturers will give careful consideration to concrete initiatives, such as underwriting a portion of the expenses involved in the operation of hydrogen stations. Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., and Honda Motor Co.,

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Kia

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Where we stand: December 2010 The second largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, Kia has been taking significant steps forward in recent months as it bids to be among the frontrunners in the green car race. Manufacturer Spotlight Kia manufacturersThe Paris Motor Show 2010 was particularly important for the company as it took the opportunity to unveil a [.].

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Audi fielding Formula E factory team in December in Hong Kong; first German manufacturer in Formula E

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Audi will be the first German automobile manufacturer to race in the electric series. At the moment, the freedom in Formula E granted to all manufacturers is limited to the motor, transmission, the respective suspension components and to software.

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SsangYong to unveil diesel mild hybrid SUV concept at Geneva Show

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SsangYong Motor is the fourth largest South Korea-based automobile manufacturer, and specializes in SUVs. M&M), India’s leading manufacturer of utility vehicles, acquired a majority stake in SsangYong Motor Company, which was in Court Receivership at the time.

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Taiwanese Automaker Introduces Electric MPV

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LUXGEN, an automobile brand established by Taiwan’s Yulon Group, is a full automobile manufacturer and a dedicated integrator of automotive and smart IT technology. Taiwan-based LUXGEN has introduced a battery-electric MPV, the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+. Working with AC Propulsion (ACP), LUXGEN developed the core technologies for the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+ including the 180 kW (240 hp) and 265 N·m (196 lb-ft) torque AC induction motor. Components of the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+. Click to enlarge.

Bring Back the EV1 Press Conference

Revenge of the Electric Car

Mr Holden had the following words for the loyal supporters of the EV1 : “I want to thank the EV1 family for their support and encouragement for me to continue the fight to hold General Motors and other auto manufacturers’ feet to the fire. As you know, today I strongly urge Congress to withhold any bailout funds from the auto industry, unless and until the industry agrees to mass-produce fuel efficiency automobiles; electric cars.

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A123 Systems opens largest lithium ion automotive battery plant in North America

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Today A123 Systems, developer and manufacturer of their Nanophosphate lithium batteries, announced the grand opening of their manufacturing plant in Livonia Michigan. The plant will have a 600 megawatt-hour per year production capacity, and being located in a Detroit suburb makes it conveniently close to a major center of automobile manufacturing in the U.S.