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. A survey of the sustainability performance of 17 of the world’s leading automakers has found a mixed pattern when it comes to the sustainability performance of most of the car manufacturers. The ranking of the 17 manufacturers based on the Sustainable Value Margin. Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing (2009).

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Power Generation Wind

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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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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

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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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Manufacturer Spotlight: Subaru

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The automobile manufacturing division of Fuji Heavy [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight Subaru G4e Hybrid Tourer Manufacturing Spotlight R1e StellaWhere we stand: August, 2011 Internationally renowned for its boxer engine which became a hallmark of the Volkswagen Beetle and the Porsche 911, Japanese carmaker Subaru has now made the engine a hallmark of all of its own vehicles while also offering turbocharged versions of their passenger cars.

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

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations. When complete, the new paint shop will be the most energy-efficient paint line in Honda’s US automobile production network. Auto body painting can account for upward of 60% of an automobile plant’s total energy use. Based on Honda research, the new MAP Line 1 paint shop will be the highest-volume application of dry booth automobile painting technology in North America.

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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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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

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Borgward to build manufacturing facility in Bremen; all-electric-drive Borgward BX7 first model; Industry 4.0

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The company also plans to manufacture electric and plug-in-hybrid versions of the BX5 series and other models. Construction of the new manufacturing facility is scheduled to begin in early 2017. From the start, Borgward’s Bremen plant will base the technological aspects of its manufacturing system, processes, and equipment on the Industry 4.0 Borgward plans to create an SKD manufacturing facility with a production capacity of up to 10,000 vehicles per year.

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European truck manufacturers call for action to prevent aftermarket manipulation of NOx emissions controls

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In the wake of a report by the German television station ZDF identifying widespread aftermarket manipulation of NO x emissions control technologies on trucks, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling for government action to preclude such manipulation. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly condemns the advertising, sale and use of any aftermarket device that can be used by truck operators to turn off emission control systems.

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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

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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DOE HPC4Mfg program funds 13 projects to advance US manufacturing; welding, Li-S batteries among projects

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A US Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance US manufacturing has funded 13 new industry projects for a total of $3.8 Among the projects selected are one by GM and EPRI of California to improve welding techniques for automobile manufacturing and power plant builds in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Batteries High Performance Computing Li-Sulfur Manufacturing Weight reduction

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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

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Global truck manufacturers call for progress in regulatory harmonization to aid reductions in fuel consumption

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The world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty commercial trucks and engines called for further progress in regulatory harmonisation and closer cooperation among European, North American, and Japanese regulators in order to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption associated with on-road freight transport. Heavy-duty engine and vehicle manufacturers are making clear progress in exhaust emission reductions and fuel efficiency improvements with sustained efforts.

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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 [.].

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. The competitiveness in Formula E between manufacturers, teams and drivers is enormous.

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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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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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Passenger car registrations in Europe rise in September for the first time this year

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In September 2020, the EU passenger car market registered the first increase of the year, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA).

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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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European and Chinese Auto Manufacturers Groups Sign Cooperation Agreement

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’s Association (ACEA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) in Beijing. This cooperation agreement will allow both sides to exchange information on automotive industry trends in China and Europe and, particularly in China, to work more systematically on a coordinated approach regarding regulatory developments of common concern.

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CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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In recent years, as vehicle electrification has accelerated worldwide, the company has won recognition from many automobile manufacturers both in China and overseas. Batteries China Vehicle ManufacturersChina-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries.

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Audi and TU Dresden to cooperate on joint research in areas such as lightweight construction and manufacturing technology

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Under the roof of the “Ingolstadt Institute of the Technical University of Dresden” (INI.TUD), the two partners will carry out joint research in areas such as lightweight construction and manufacturing technology. In addition to physicists, electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, psychologists and transport scientists will work together on topics relating to automobile manufacturing.

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California, 6 automakers finalize bilateral Clean Car Framework agreements

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Each of the automobile manufacturers that have finalized Framework agreements have made additional and individual commitments to expedite the transition to zero-emission vehicles. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Fuel Efficiency Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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MINI realigning model range with emphasis on electromobility; crossover & premium compact segments; and China

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The British premium automobile manufacturer MINI is realigning its model range, with a focus on drivetrain technologies, vehicle segments and services of the future. Based on a new vehicle architecture, developed from the ground up for pure e-mobility, battery-electric vehicles will be produced in China from 2023, in cooperation with the local manufacturer Great Wall Motor. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Automakers try to wave Colorado off a California-style EV mandate

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According to a Reuters report, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group for the auto industry, met with Colorado Governor Jared Polis last month to lobby him to adopt a voluntary EV program instead. After Colorado jumped on board California's Zero Emissions ship in January, automakers apparently weren't happy.

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UCLA team devises method to weld previously unweldable aluminum alloy AA 7075; potential for wider use in automobiles

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Developed in the 1940s, AA 7075 long held promise for use in automobile manufacturing, except for one key obstacle. By comparison, an aluminum alloy known as AA 6061 that is widely used in aircraft and automobile parts, has a tensile strength of 186 megapascals in welded joints.) But the alloy’s resistance to welding, specifically, to the type of welding used in automobile manufacturing, has prevented it from being widely adopted.

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Hydro-Québec partnering with Mercedes-Benz on development of solid-state battery technologies

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Hydro-Québec developed a first-generation solid-state battery in the 1990s and has continued its R&D to improve both efficiency and manufacturing methods. Our association will allow us to test new materials quickly in field conditions, and so accelerate the development cycle and respond to the concerns of automobile manufacturers. Batteries Solid-state Vehicle Manufacturers

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European, Japanese, and North American heavy-duty engine and vehicle manufacturers call for harmonized global approach to improve fuel efficiency

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Leading manufacturers of heavy-duty commercial trucks and engines called for a harmonized global approach and cooperation in efforts to improve fuel efficiency, with increased cooperation among European, Japanese and American regulators as a necessary key element. One key to that effort is working to harmonize vehicle and fuel requirements across governments and regions so that manufacturers can achieve economies of scale and work towards uniform specifications and requirements.

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Toshiba to Supply Electric Drive Motors to Ford Staring in 2012; Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in US

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Toshiba Corporation will expand manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas for production of the high-performance drive motors for HEV, PHEV and EV applications. The production will be Toshiba’s first overseas manufacturing base for automotive propulsion motors, which are currently produced in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Ford Motor Company has awarded Toshiba a major contract to supply electric drive motors for hybrid and plug-in hybrid 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

BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

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The company leads the way as the first automobile manufacturer to establish concrete CO 2 targets for its supply chain, which comprises around 12,000 tier 1 partners worldwide who supply material and components for vehicles, as well as additional suppliers providing production equipment or tools.

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Euro manufacturers agree standard for electric cars

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A joint specification for electric cars to connect to the grid has been agreed by the European vehicle manufacturers. The agreement drawn up European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) means that the relevant EU standardisations bodies will be able to make rapid progress to defining a common interface between the electric infrastructure and electric vehicles throughout [.].

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 ). With the Performance Standard certification, the ASI confirms that Audi meets the ASI requirements for industrial users of aluminum and sustainably designs and manufactures the aluminum components of the battery housing of the Audi e-tron. Aluminum is an increasingly important material in an automobile but is also very energy-intensive in production.

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5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China

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BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has become the first automobile manufacturer to enable full 5G wireless coverage at all its plants. With this development, BBA becomes the first automobile manufacturer to use 5G technology in automotive development and production. Effective application of 5G technology in these areas has the potential to transform automobile production and boost productivity. Manufacturing

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