Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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The low-emission vehicle (LEV) standard requires vehicle manufacturers to deliver passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs that produce lower greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants for sale in Minnesota. The rule only applies to new light- and medium-duty vehicles for sale in Minnesota.

Renault Trucks creates Used Parts Factory

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For example, used trucks are remanufactured according to strict industrial processes at the Used Trucks Factory, vehicles are updated with the latest technologies in the reconditioning center in Lyon, and there are also used special-series models for sale.

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Delaware adopting California’s ZEV regulations

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The regulations mandate that a certain percentage of the vehicles delivered for sale in a state are ZEV vehicles. Manufacturers receive credits for each delivered vehicle based on the type of vehicle, range and other factors. Each year, manufacturers must meet a ZEV credit amount that is based on average annual sales. In states already in the program, the automobile industry has successfully met the required percentage.

Audi shows new A6 e-tron concept electric vehicle in Shanghai

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For the first time the presentation of AUDI AG at Auto Shanghai 2021 is taking place with two partners at a shared trade-fair stand. The first series-manufactured automobiles for the Chinese market are scheduled to come off the production line from 2024 onwards in Changchun.

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Honda targeting 100% BEV & FCEV sales in N America by 2040; new e:Architecture EVs coming in second half of this decade

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Honda last week announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs) to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.

BMW to Supply Saab with 1.6L Gasoline Engines

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Saab Automobile and BMW announced an agreement for the supply of engines to be used in a new Saab model series. Participating in the signing were Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab Automobile Chairman Victor Muller and Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing. —Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson.

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ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

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In Germany, testing by ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club eV) has found that all the Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles that have been measured on the road to date meet much stricter requirements nitrogen oxides (NO x ) than required by the EU. In the test, the cars were not only significantly below the tolerance value of 168 mg/km for diesel cars, which is applied in the road test (RDE method), but also below the current Euro 6 WLTC limit of 80 mg/km.

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TVS subsidiary Ki Mobility forays into EV by launching EV service platform 

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Ki Mobility Solutions a part of TVS Automobile Solutions has announced the launch of a comprehensive digital mobility service platform for electric vehicles. Ki Mobility Solution is a new subsidiary of TVS Automobile Solutions established in November in 2020.

Anjie Wireless licenses WiTricity technology for China EV market

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Under the terms of the agreement, Anjie Wireless will license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology and industry-leading designs to develop and commercialize highly efficient wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for sale to leading carmaker brands in the China market. Making vehicle charging a convenient, seamless and efficient process is a priority for accelerating EV adoption (in China and abroad), and a critical component of autonomous vehicle deployment.

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Toyota Mirai FCV wins at the e-Rally Monte-Carlo

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Organized by the Monaco Automobile Club from 12-16 October between Fontainebleau and Monaco, the e-Rally Monte-Carlo is a regularity rally compliant with FIA regulations and restricted to “zero-emission” cars. The Toyota Mirai is currently available for sale in seven European countries: Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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Toyota launches stamping-type plating machine that significantly reduces environmental impact and transforms plating process

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The technology is used in the plating process for forming copper, nickel, and other metal coatings on substrates in the process of manufacturing electronic parts.

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Audi delivers more than 50,000 cars in China in one month for the first time; 3x US sales

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Audi achieved new record figures in the Chinese market in the first half of the year, increasing unit sales in China including Hong Kong and Macau by 17.8% to 268,666 automobiles. In June, the company for the first time passed the mark of 50,000 deliveries in one month (50,756, up 14.1% In comparison, Audi reported June 2014 sales in the US of 16,867 vehicles, a 23.1% improvement that stands as the brand’s 42nd consecutive month of record monthly sales in this market.

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Audi switches to power output designations on its models; kW-based performance levels for all power types

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Audi is adopting a standardized nomenclature for the power output designations of its worldwide range of automobiles. The new designations stand for the specific power output and apply both to cars with combustion engines and to e-tron models with hybrid and electric drives. The reference value for the new model designations is the power output of the individual model in kilowatts (kW).

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EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% Examples of incentives include the following: California offers rebates of up to $2,500 for EVs and $1,500 for PHEVs. sales and use tax. Maryland offers a tax credit of $125 for each kilowatthour of battery capacity of an EV, up to $3,000.

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Audi & FAW sign strategic growth plan for China; focus on electrification and digitalization; 5 more e-tron models

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Audi AG and FAW Group have crafted a strategic growth plan for China. Audi will significantly expand its model portfolio locally produced at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified automobiles. With a new dedicated company for mobility and digital services, the two partners want to advance their joint commitment in this expanding premium business segment. China is the leading market worldwide for electric mobility.

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Tesla Model Y pre-production may start at Gigafactory Texas this week (Photos)

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Recent pictures by drone operator Joe Tegtmeyer reveal just how prepared Gigafactory Texas is for Model Y test production. Model Y pre-production will help train Giga Texas’ employees for full-scale production. . These are test cars for calibration and training and not for sale.

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Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd. Although TKM has been manufacturing vehicles for sale in India since 1999, exports of the Etios will mark Toyota’s first vehicle exports from India. In line with its Global Vision released in March of this year, TMC is positioning emerging markets as a priority and is aiming to increase sales in those markets.

Audi 1Q 2014 China sales up 21.1% to 124,520 units; “2nd home market”

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—Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Sales and Marketing. Audi posted 47,636 sales in March, with the locally produced Audi Q3 going to 5,511 customers. The China-specific long-wheelbase versions of the Audi A6 and A4 saw sales of 14,002 units (up 15.4%) and 10,004 units (up 16.9%). With sales of 25,364 units, the Audi Q5 was the bestselling premium SUV in China (up 8.6%). Unit sales of imported Audi automobiles rose by 21.7%

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Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd. Although TKM has been manufacturing vehicles for sale in India since 1999, exports of the Etios will mark Toyota’s first vehicle exports from India. In line with its Global Vision released in March of this year, TMC is positioning emerging markets as a priority and is aiming to increase sales in those markets.

Toyota and Nishitetsu begin full-scale operation of multi-modal mobility service “my route” in Fukuoka City and Kitakyushu City

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Nishitetsu) have begin full-scale operation of the Toyota-developed multi-modal mobility service “my route” for smartphones. In Kitakyushu City, a One-day Pass provided by Nishitetsu Bus Kitakyushu will also be offered for sale.

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CARB Approves THINK City as Type II ZEV

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The approval paves the way for THINK to sell the all-electric THINK City in California, 12 other states and the District of Columbia that have adopted California’s ZEV requirements. CARB certification is critical for fleet sales, not just in California, but in the other CARB states as well. These states make up more than 35 percent of the automobile market in the US and represent a significant share of the fleet market.

Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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For current models with third-generation V6 TDI engines, there were no findings at all after the latest technical analyses, which included the new full-size category comprising the Audi A8, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi A6 and A6 Avant as well as the new Audi Q8. For me, our focus is unquestionably on our customers. —Abraham Schot, interim CEO and Audi AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing.

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Study finds testing the technology the strongest initial motivation for fleet managers adopting EVs

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As such, the theory regarding fleet manager EV adoption should be updated now that the automobiles are available for sale and revealed consumer behavior (empirical data) can be analyzed. Data for this study came from eleven 30–60 min semi-structured interviews and three project reports. In addition to the motivations for EV adoption noted above, the study also found organization-specific issues that influenced fleet manager decisions regarding EV adoption.

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Suzuki reports fuel economy testing irregularities in Japan but says no need to amend values

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Suzuki announcement that it has found “some discrepancies” between the automobile emission and fuel efficiency testing methodology it has used in Japan and the requirements from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Suzuki reviewed the measuring process of driving resistance of all 16 models currently available for sale in Japan. Suzuki does not anticipate any impact on forecasts for the consolidated operating results at the moment.

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Report: Chrysler to Show Prototype Electric Fiat 500 at Detroit Auto Show

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No decision has been made whether the car will be offered for sale in the US, according to the report. More recently, in April 2009, Swedish automobile adaptation company Autoadapt AB said it intends to produce a limited number of electric Fiat 500s, powered by a choice of three different capacity lithium iron phosphate battery packs, power electronics and drive from another Swedish company, Alelion.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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Our goal is to play a decisive role in shaping the transformation of the automobile. He was appointed Board Member for Engineering at Bentley in 2003 before taking over as Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry in 2012. Mauer studied vehicle design and began his career at Mercedes-Benz in 1986, holding various functions until 2000, including design responsibility for the A-Class, SLK and SL models as well as Smart design.

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Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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For current models with third-generation V6 TDI engines, there were no findings at all after the latest technical analyses, which included the new full-size category comprising the Audi A8, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi A6 and A6 Avant as well as the new Audi Q8. For me, our focus is unquestionably on our customers. —Abraham Schot, interim CEO and Audi AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing.

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Volkswagen Group expands presence in Russia with agreements with GAZ

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The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group have extended their manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and ŠKODA models in Russia until 2025. TDI engines for GAZ light commercial vehicles, opening up new business opportunities in international markets. Additionally, Volkswagen Truck & Bus signed a letter of intent with GAZ Group which will enable the companies to identify the possibilities for a long-term strategic partnership.

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Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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A new study by a team from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that car dealerships pose a significant barrier to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale due to a perceived lack of business case viability in relation to gasoline and diesel vehicles. The team concluded that policy and business strategies that address barriers at the point of sale are needed to accelerate EV adoption. Behavior Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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News: 2023 Fisker Ocean Introduced

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It will have the ability to directly recharge other electric vehicles, send power back into the grid, and act as a backup power source for a home. It’s going to make this an exciting time for consumers wanting to go electric. Swimming with the Big Boys.

2017 sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles top 50,000 units

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The BMW Group now has a total of nine electrified automobiles on the market: sales of these vehicles totalled 50,711 in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 74.8% The BMW i3 is the best-selling compact battery-electric vehicle in the Premium Segment worldwide since 2014, with the sales curve showing a clear upward trend. The group also reported its best July sales, with sales in the month totalling 180,726, a 0.4%

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Ford Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police standards, fleet inclusion to be determined

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E all-electric vehicle became the first EV to pass the rigorous testing standards set by the Michigan State Police to have a vehicle be considered for inclusion in its fleet. Graphics on vehicle not available for sale.

IHS: average age of vehicles on the road in US steady at 11.4 years; scrappage rate declining

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In addition, new vehicle registrations outpaced scrappage by more than 24% for the first time in a decade, according to the analysis. We attribute this to a number of factors, including the economy and the increasing quality of today’s automobiles. This rate of growth is slowing as compared to the last five years due to the substantial increase in new vehicle sales. The combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. remained steady at 11.4

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Audi’s European sales up 6% in November; A3 e-tron PHEV sales “extremely encouraging”

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Audi sales increased globally 1% in November to 147,750 deliveries. In Europe, Audi increased sales by 6% to around 62,300 units, despite the model changeover for its bestseller, the Audi A4, and in spite of the background of the Volkswagen Group emissions issue. In light of extraordinary effects in China and the model phase-out for the first-generation Q7 in the United States, we are satisfied with our sales performance in November. to 181,803 automobiles.

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DOE closes $465million loan to Tesla

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The electrification of the automobile has taken another step forward after the US Department of Energy closed a $465million loan with Tesla Motors to construct a manufacturing facility in southern California. The facility will assemble electric vehicle battery packs, electric motors and other vehicle control equipment both for Tesla’s own vehicles and for sale to other [.].

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Audi’s new 3.0L diesel; ready for 48V mild hybrid system

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TDI diesel engine for the European market. In the new Audi A5 and Q5 models, the V6 diesel outputs 210 kW (286 hp) as well as 620 N·m (457lb-ft) of torque (this engine version is not yet for sale. The strict lightweight concept from Audi used for the crankshaft, the cylinder heads and the cylinder crankcase increases efficiency. As only a software update will be installed, the time required for the work on the cars will be about 30 minutes.

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Report suggests that not following good eco-driving practices can lead to a reduction in on-road fuel economy of up to about 45% in total

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The types of vehicles consumers select has by far the most dominant impact on on-road fuel economy—the best vehicle currently available for sale in the US is nine times more fuel efficient than the worst vehicle. Average on-road fuel economy in the US for all vehicles in 2008 was 17.4

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DOE Closes $465M Loan to Tesla Motors

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for construction of a manufacturing facility in southern California on the Model S electric sedan and a power-train manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California. The Palo Alto facility will assemble electric vehicle battery packs, electric motors, and related electric vehicle control equipment, both for Tesla’s own electric vehicles and for sale to other automobile manufacturers. In September 2009, DOE signed its first loan agreement for $5.9

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Honda unveils 10th generation 2016 Civic Sedan; two new engines, including Honda’s first turbo in US

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Honda unveiled the new 10th-generation 2016 Civic Sedan, slated for sale in the US this fall. The Civic Sedan is the first in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that will include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a 5-door hatchback and the first-ever Civic Type-R model for the market, constituting the most diverse lineup in Civic's 43-year history.

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BMW Group and Toyota agree to mid-to-long-term research collaboration in next-generation Li-ion batteries; BMW to supply 1.6L and 2.0L diesel engines to Toyota Europe

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The engines will be installed in certain Toyota-produced vehicles planned for sale in the European market. The battery technology that we will develop with BMW will be the core technology for both reducing and replacing petroleum fuel. We at Toyota are already using lithium-ion batteries in hybrids and plug-in hybrids, but it is necessary for us to further improve these lithium-ion batteries.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

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The hard numbers for the Top 10 EV sellers for the first eight months of 2021 are as follows: Tesla Model Y 105,445. This list is subjective and weighted toward functionality with an emphasis on fun, but also factors in sales numbers. Leading for a Decade, Now Profitably.

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NHTSA proposes updating electrical safety requirements for fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles; alignment with int’l standards

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The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking ( NPRM ) to update electrical safety requirements for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and mild hybrid vehicles. The NPRM proposes adding an optional method for post-crash electrical safety into the standard, FMVSS No. By issuance of the NPRM, NHTSA is initiating the process for considering adoption of GTR Nº 13.

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Honda Begins Production of Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicles at Indiana Plant

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It is the only natural gas powered passenger car available for sale in all 50 states, and is eligible for a $4,000 federal tax credit as a qualified alternative fuel vehicle. Producing the GX on the same assembly line with other vehicles required the addition of unique production processes, including fuel tank sub-assembly and installation, and a fueling center for compressed natural gas.

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