Tata Motors commits almost $50M to UK National Automotive Innovation Campus

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Tata Motors Limited, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, has confirmed its long term commitment to advanced research and development in the UK through the participation of its subsidiary, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), in the UK’s National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC). Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands.

European consortium launches 4-year, $80M L3Pilot research project to test Level 3, 4 autonomous driving in 11 countries

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Thirteen European automobile manufacturers, suppliers, research institutes and universities, and small and mid-sized companies will operate 100 vehicles with 1,000 drivers under real conditions and in a wide range of applications.

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Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. The bill phases in a requirement that, by fiscal 2026, 50% of light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles.

2018 73

Diesel market share in Europe drops below 50%; offset by increased gasoline engine sales; implications for climate targets

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of new car registrations in the first half of 2017, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Alternative powertrains will undoubtedly play an increasing role in the transport mix, and all European manufacturers are investing heavily in them.

2017 78

Euro 6 regs in full effect; ACEA launches clean diesel campaign in support of technology-neutral policies

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ACEA’s members are BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford of Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel Group, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group.

2015 106

ZF opens passenger car transmission plant in the US; emphasis on 9-speed automatics

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Manufacturing 8-speed automatics at Gray Court. We are very confident that in addition to our current customers, Land Rover and Chrysler, other automotive manufacturers will join in and benefit from the advantages of our 9-speed automatic transmission.

2013 109

Schaeffler highlights latest version of UniAir electrohydraulic valve control at Vienna

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The latest generation of UniAir also now allows vehicles in the upper-class automobile market to operate more economically and with lower emissions.

2017 88

ACEA study finds cost still strong deterrent for EV uptake across Europe; calls for “realistic” targets recognizing affordability

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A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that the affordability of electric cars remains a strong deterrent for customers across the EU, along with lack of infrastructure and lack of investment in infrastructure.

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European automakers and fuel suppliers argue for diesel as they call on policy makers to accelerate fleet renewal

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The letter from the Presidents of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA, currently headed by Carlos Ghosn); the Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC); the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA); and FuelsEurope, representing the European Petroleum Refining Industry, was sent to representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament and Council.

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ACEA says that without improved conditions, unlikely full potential of e-mobility will be met; need for standards, coordinated approach to incentives, R&D support; 2–8% market penetration for next decade

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is warning that under current conditions, it is unlikely that the full potential of e-mobility will be met. ACEA now forecasts the future market penetration of ECVs to be in the range of 2–8% for the next decade, with significant differences among manufacturers depending on their individual strategies. Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group.

2013 83

Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors Ltd. to explore strategic alliance for joint development projects; ŠKODA to lead

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The goal of the strategic alliance is to bundle the expertise of both car manufacturers with a view to jointly developing vehicle components and possibly also vehicle concepts. Our aim with the envisaged strategic partnership with Tata Motors is to lay the foundations in the Group and the brands that will enable us to offer customer-oriented mobility solutions in the emerging, fast-growing automobile markets, as elsewhere. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2017 60

European auto industry proposes further 20% cut in passenger car CO2 by 2030 from 2021; conditional on EV uptake and infrastructure; no ZEV mandate

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) outlined the industry’s proposal for a pathway to future CO 2 reductions: a 20% CO 2 reduction for passenger cars by 2030, compared to 2021. A midpoint will then be derived from the translated manufacturer-specific WLTP targets for 2021.

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Automakers Support Obama Administrations Development of National Program for Reducing Carbon Emissions and Fuel Consumption

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The US auto industry, via the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, is lining up to support a new national, harmonized program to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption that President Obama will announce on Tuesday, 19 May. The National Program is intended to give automakers sufficient lead-time to incorporate technology as part of existing vehicle design schedules, so manufacturers would not have to incur added costs from redesigning all their models at one time.

2009 69

EUCAR calls for targeted support for automotive initiatives in €80B Horizon 2020 program; targeting €5B budget

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ICT is also an essential tool for other areas of automotive R&I, including manufacturing, processes and simulation, with each of these applications representing an important initiative in its own right. An initiative in advanced materials and manufacturing applications in the automotive sector for the development of efficiency and safety technologies and for supporting the competitiveness of the industry and the affordability of products for consumers.

2012 83

European automakers define recommendations to standardize charging of plug-in vehicles; 2017 for harmonized application

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The European automobile manufacturers, though ACEA, the automobile manufacturers’ trade association, have defined a comprehensive set of recommendations to standardize the charging of electrically-chargeable vehicles. As soon as approved by the relevant standardisation bodies, vehicle manufacturers will start integrating the uniform application in their production cycles.

2011 71

NHTSA Sets MY 2011 CAFE Standards; Estimates Industry-Wide 27.3 mpg

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Each vehicle manufacturer’s required level of CAFE is based on target levels of average fuel economy set for vehicles of different sizes (as defined by footprint) and on the distribution of that manufacturer’s vehicles among those sizes. The target for each footprint is the same for all manufacturers, regardless of differences in their overall fleet mix. In addition, per EISA, each manufacturer’s domestic passenger fleet is required in MY 2011 to achieve 27.5

2009 75

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. Manufactures will provide at least one cable with Type 2 plug (Mode 3) or standard domestic plug (Mode 2) to connect to infrastructure. Ivan Hodac, Secretary-General of ACEA, the automobile industry’s trade association in Brussels.

2010 71