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

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

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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 ).

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).

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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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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).

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.

Volkswagen and Mobileye partner on autonomous driving; REM in VWs in 2018

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A much more important aspect is that the agreement provides a framework for industry-wide cooperation between automobile manufacturers to jointly produce the map contents that are needed for autonomous driving. The agreement merges the data of different automobile manufacturers worldwide to create a single high-definition world map, creating a de facto industry-wide standard, Volkswagen said.

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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.

Eberspaecher starting production of Gen 3 PTC heater for hybrids and EVs; 30% higher performance density, lighter weight

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The heaters will be fitted in models from various European automobile manufacturers. The heaters will be fitted in models from various European automobile manufacturers.

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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.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Lotus

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Where we stand: March, 2012 Think green cars and chances are that Lotus will be one of the last automobile manufacturers you think of. After all, the British carmaker, now owned by Malaysian car manufacturer Proton, is famous for being the name behind so many sports and racing cars having produced some of the most [.]. Lotus Engineering Manufacturer Spotlight

Mercedes-Benz to begin equipping top models with CO2 air conditioning systems starting in 2017; adapting other models for R1234yf

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Mercedes-Benz has drafted corresponding standards together with all German automobile manufacturers and numerous suppliers in the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). It is the first automobile manufacturer to award not only development contracts but also to place production orders for CO2 air conditioning systems and their components.

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Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted to Ricardo a royalty-bearing technology license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers.

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Production and sales of plug-ins boomed in China in 2014

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The production and sales of plug-in vehicles in China boomed last year, according to statistics from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Total production reached 78,499 units, 3.5 times the number in 2013. Among the total, 48,605 units were battery electric vehicles (BEV) (62%) and 29,894 units were plug-in hybrids (PHEV) (38%)—2.4 times and 8.1 times the numbers of 2013. As for the sales, the total volume reached 74,763 units, 3.2 times from a year earlier.

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.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation enter strategic cooperation, focused on new energy vehicles

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Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM) is the third biggest Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Dongfeng has formed several strategic long term partnerships with other international major car manufacturers including AB Volvo and as a 14% shareholder of PSA. In 2012 DFM acquired 70% of T engineering, a Trollhättan based engineering company and a spin off from Saab Automobile Powertrain, as their first R&D center overseas.

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VULOG Carsharing Technologies passes 10-million trip milestone; 3,000 cars

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This allows any actor in the mobility sphere to position themselves strategically in the market, whether that be automobile manufacturers, car rental companies, transportation operators, tech companies, etc, VULOG said.

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 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

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

Small cars lead production slump in Japan

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Data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association has reported that automobile production in Japan dropped by 6.7 Cars Latest news Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Japan automobile production Japan car production Japan mini cars Japan small carsper cent year on year in November to 802,009 units. According to the statistics, passenger car production suffered a steep drop of 8.2 per cent to 689,808 units led by a 30.3

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 [.].

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.

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

Automaker Alliance Resumes Fear-Based Fuel Economy Ads

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Just 24 hours after pulling a series of radio ads designed to alarm the public about upcoming fuel economy rules, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers resumed airing the radio spots on Friday morning. A spokeswoman for the AAM confirmed that the ads would run in an unspecified number of states, specifically those with “many auto jobs or

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.

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 [.].

Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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At the same time, it will introduce a new approach to automobile manufacturing which requires consideration of electrification beyond the concept of a “platform.”. He said that Honda will establish a structure where development teams at the spot can concentrate on creating automobiles and focus on the development of one whole vehicle as one product under a consistent concept. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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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

China makes new energy vehicles the priority

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China wants auto industry to focus on energy saving

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CCID Consulting estimates upsurge in aluminum for automobile bodies in China if technical breakthroughs in alloy performance and application technology are made

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China-based and -focused CCID Consulting estimates that the China passenger vehicle market will need at least 1.802 million tons of aluminum sheets annually, assuming that aluminum replaces 15% of the steel used in automobile manufacturing by 2015. The progress of urbanization and the upgrade of the consumption structure will continue to boost the automobile consumption. The stable growth of demand in the automobile market lays a solid foundation for aluminum application.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Volvo

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Where we stand: February 2011 The Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo has endured a turbulent time in recent years having been sold by the Ford Motor Company to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in 2010 (see article). Volvo c30 car DRIVe electric hybrid Manufacturing Spotlight plug-in

Québec moves forward with a zero-emission vehicle standard

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The bill gives the Government of Québec the powers it needs to require car manufacturers to sell a minimum of zero-emission vehicles through a tradable credit system. The target will be calculated by applying a percentage to the total number of light vehicles each manufacturer sells in Québec. The credit requirement will therefore vary from one manufacturer to another.

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Panasonic and Tesla expand supply agreement for Li-ion cells; nearly 2 billion through 2017

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In its quarterly report filed in August 2013 with the SEC, Tesla noted that: Our business is dependent on the continued supply of battery cells for our vehicles’ battery packs as well as for the battery packs we produce for other automobile manufacturers. Any disruption in the supply of battery cells from such vendors could disrupt production of Model S and of the battery packs we produce for other automobile manufacturers until such time as a different supplier is fully qualified.

Honda to build wind farm to cover 100% of electricity needs of Brazil plant

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HAB), the Honda automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, will build a wind farm in the city of Xangri-lá in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil—approximately 1,000 km (621 miles) south of HAB’s automobile production plant in Sumaré, São Paulo. Equipped with nine wind power turbine units, the wind farm is expected to generate approximately 85,000 MWh of electricity per year, equivalent to HAB’s annual electricity needs for automobile production.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Skoda

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Where we stand: December, 2011 Perhaps there is no greater proof of how quickly times can change in the motoring industry than with Czech automobile manufacturer, Skoda. During the 1980s it was manufacturing cars that conceptually dated back to the 1960s and its dated image made it the punch-line to more than its fair share [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight Skoda environmental Manufacturing Spotlight new performance

Mitsubishi Electric develops smallest, lightest motor controller unit for automotive power steering

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed what it says is the world’s smallest and lightest motor controller unit for electric power steering in automobiles. Forty percent of new automobiles manufactured worldwide now incorporate electric power steering, which can improve fuel economy by three to five percent compared to those using hydraulic steering.

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.