Innoviz solid-state lidar selected by Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co. for autonomous truck project at Chinese port

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Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, announced cooperation with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co. Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co.

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UQM Technologies Receives Order for 50+ Electric Drive Systems from International Automobile Company

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has received an initial order for more than fifty PowerPhase electric propulsion systems as part of the fleet build and vehicle development activities of an established international automobile manufacturer. We have been in discussion with and under evaluation by this new customer for over six months and have satisfied their demanding requirements for system performance, safety, quality, availability and price. UQM Technologies , Inc.

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TU Dresden study on external costs of automotive transportation in Europe calls for internalization of the high external costs; raising user prices to change behavior

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Among their other conclusions, the authors suggested that the frequent claim “that cars cover all their internal and external costs” cannot be sustained. The authors also suggested that economic price settings and regulatory measures, framework settings and (land use) planning measures need at least as much political attention as technology. The discussion about greenhouse gas reductions in transport is primarily left to automobile technology experts.

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GM Webchat with Chris Borroni-Bird on Reinventing the Automobile, Friday 2pm EDT

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EDT, with Christopher Borroni-Bird, GM’s Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts and co-author of the book Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21 st Century. The book focuses on four principles that can transform the automobile: Base the underlying design principles on electric-drive and wireless communications rather than the internal combustion engine and stand-alone operation. Chris Borroni-Bird, Reinventing the Automobile.

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB acquires assets of Saab Automobile to create new EV company; first model based on 9-3 due year-end 2013/2014

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)—an international consortium formed by Chinese, Japanese and Swedish stakeholders—and the Receivers of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estate ( earlier post) signed a purchase agreement covering the main assets of Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB. The price for the assets has not been disclosed.

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Saab Automobile enters agreement with Hawtai Motor Group on strategic partnership

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and Saab Automobile AB (Saab Automobile) have signed an agreement with Hawtai Motor Group Company Limited (Hawtai). The remaining €30 million will be in the form of a convertible loan agreement in the amount of €30 million with a 6-month maturity, an interest rate of 7% per annum and a conversion price of €4.88 —Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker and Chairman of Saab Automobile. Spyker Cars N.V.

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Zigbee Alliance and SAE International collaborate on Zigbee Smart Energy for plug-in vehicles

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The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, and SAE International are collaborating on ZigBee Smart Energy standard development. ZigBee Smart Energy is a home area network (HAN) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) application layer utility industry standard that focuses on communications related to efficiency, usage, price, and messaging.

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All you need to know about lithium miners & battery producers 

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The internal combustion engine is a mature technology that’s being superseded by battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Many major automobile manufacturers like GM and Ford are investing billions to electrify their model in the next 10 to 15 years. Global lithium market price.

i-MiEV wins Environment Special Grand Prize

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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been awarded the ‘Environment Special Grand Prize’ at the 25th International Automobile Festival held in Paris on February 4, 2010. Tags: Mitsubishi electric car environmental European i miev International Automobile Festival price

MIT study finds materials risk exposure increases significantly with vehicle electrification

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Modern automobiles are built with more than 2,000 different compounds comprising 76 different elements. The team analyzed part-level data of material use for seven current year models, ranging from internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) to plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), all provided by Ford. The researchers devised a metric of vulnerability, referred to as exposure, which captures economic importance and susceptibility to price changes.

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National Research Council Study Finds That Available Technologies Can Result in Significant Fuel Savings for Passenger Vehicles Over the Next 15 Years, But at Higher Purchase Prices for Consumers

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The committee’s estimates are based on a variety of factors including recent reports from regulatory agencies and other sources; component cost estimates from suppliers; discussions with experts; and comparisons of prices and fuel consumption of similar vehicles. As a result, automobile manufacturers are able to create packages of technologies that can meet cost and effectiveness targets in small, incremental steps.

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Honda bringing Insight and Fit Hybrid to market in China; prepping for local production

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At the 10 th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, Honda announced it was introducing the Insight and the Fit Hybrid to the China market, in addition to the CR-Z, which was launched in July. In order to offer its hybrid models to Chinese customers at more affordable prices, Honda will begin preparation for local production of hybrid models in China in 2014.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid

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That event was meant to show that the new company, a combination of the old Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with Europe’s Peugeot Citroën, had the plans to electrify its model line that FCA conspicuously lacked. Much of that may have been due to very attractive pricing offered by Stellantis.

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Rolls-Royce eras in an all-electric plan by 2030, unveils Spectre EV

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Rolls-Royce has a rich 115-year history of building iconic, legendary, and luxury automobiles to the select few who are willing to pay the massive price tag that comes along with them.

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Toyota to develop hybrid vehicles with two Chinese partners

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The Nikkei reports that Toyota plans to develop hybrid vehicles with two Chinese automakers; Toyota made the announcement at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Toyota will collaborate with the R&D divisions of its passenger-car joint ventures with China FAW Group and Guangzhou Automobile Group to seek to make hybrids that can handle various road conditions and suit the preferred riding comfort of local consumers.

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Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

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At every price point and with multiple powertrains, we can put more people in cleaner automobiles across North America to have the greatest near-term impact on total carbon emissions. Toyota shared highlights of new internal research evaluating the environmental impact and cost of ownership between a PHEV and a BEV. Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) plans to debut three new electrified models—two BEVs and a PHEV—in the US market this year.

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Feature: Top 6 Reasons Why an EV Is the Right Choice

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One of the reasons behind the drastic increase in sales was the more affordable price range of the Tesla Model 3, a best-seller in the U.S., Constant price fluctuations power the fuel market. An electric car has no internal combustion engine burning fossil fuels.

NADA forecasts light-duty vehicle sales of 16.94M in US in 2015; 56% trucks and SUVs

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Low gasoline prices and pent-up consumer demand will combine to drive new car and light truck sales to an estimated 16.94 million in 2015, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. NADA represents more than 16,200 new-car dealerships both domestic and international franchises. The split among the segments this year is expected to be 44% cars and 56% light trucks and SUVs because of lower gasoline prices, increased job growth and an improving housing market.

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Norway leads the world in moving to EVs

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As a result, you can get a much better EV, at any price, compared to price-competitive gas cars. The dotted line shows the trend for these registrations month by month since January 2017 (the y-axis shows the number of registered cars with internal combustion engines).Source:

MAHLE to acquire Spanish electronics specialist Nagares to bolster position in vehicle electronics

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The purchase price will not be disclosed. Its customers include numerous international automobile manufacturers. MAHLE plans to take over Spanish electronics specialist Nagares SA. The transaction is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

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Stellantis to invest more than €30B in electrification and software through 2025

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presented a comprehensive electrification strategy that delivers class-leading vehicles for the company’s brands, while leveraging in-house expertise, partnerships and joint ventures to deliver advanced technology at affordable prices. Stellantis brands include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, MOPAR, Opel, Peugeot, RAM, Vauxhall, Free2Move and Leasys. In Paris, Stellantis N.V.

Does Osama Bin Laden Keep Pakistan From The Tatas It Wants?

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Despite a bumpy start, including some early examples of spontaneous combustion, the tiny Tata Nano is starting to fulfill the promise of bringing a four-wheeled automobile to India's masses at the world's lowest price. A Pakistani conglomerate, known as the International Multi Group of Companies

Deloitte suggests Gen Y’s embrace of hybrid vehicles may be auto market’s tipping point

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Gen Y’s strong affinity for hybrid vehicles could make it the “ generation that leads us away from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles ,” reports Craig Giffi, vice chairman and automotive practice leader at Deloitte LLP, after seeing the results of Deloitte’s annual survey of consumers and what they want in an automobile. Most notably, fuel efficiency: 89% of Gen Y consumers are considering buying a vehicle that gets better mileage, especially true when gasoline prices rise above $2.75

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Oxea launches new phthalate-free plasticizer as C8/C10 trimellitate replacement

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In modern automobiles, stringent demands are placed on internal cables. This results in continuously increasing prices and unreliable availability for the corresponding plasticizer. Oxea is expanding its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of Oxsoft L9 (linear trinonyltrimellitate).

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BMW presents solar carport concept for i models

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The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. The glass-on-glass solar modules of the carport are supported by exclusively designed bamboo and carbon elements that authentically reflect the hallmark lines and surface sculpting of the BMW i automobiles.

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Global NCAP calls for universal application of minimum vehicle safety standards in all world markets by 2020

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Millions of new cars sold in middle and low income countries fail to meet the UN’s basic safety standards for front and side impacts, according to international automotive safety watchdog Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). With about 48% of all traffic fatalities being vehicle occupants, it is therefore essential to improve automobile safety, especially in rapidly motorizing regions, so as so to avoid a growing global burden of road injury, Global NCAP argues.

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Hyundai Motor to accelerate transition into smart mobility solution provider

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With HTWO, Hyundai Motor is stepping up efforts for the development of a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system that can be applied to various forms of mobility such as UAM, automobiles, vessels and trains. Not only will the next-generation fuel cell system be available for many different mobility products and services, it will deliver enhanced performance and durability at an affordable price in a lighter architecture with enhanced energy density.

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Volkswagen Group invested €11.5B (US$12.9B) in R&D in 2014; ongoing focus on electromobility and digitalization of vehicles

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Speaking on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show, Prof. It may come as a surprise for you, but I highly welcome the interest of Apple, Google and others in the automobile. Winterkorn introduced Future Tracks at the Geneva Show in 2014, saying that over the next few years, the automotive industry will face one of the greatest upheavals since the invention of the automobile. The CO 2 limits apply irrespective of fuel prices. The Volkswagen Group invested €11.5

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Story of TESLA Motors: Beginning, Fight, Survival, and Success

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Would it be wrong if I said that the history of the automobile industry has been divided into two parts, before Tesla and after Tesla , some might argue that I understand? Model 3 is the company’s first car aimed at the general public, with a price tag under $70,000.

IHS forecasts 11% rise in China automotive semiconductor market in 2014 due to safety and navigation features

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China continues to be a place of rising automobile production and shipments. The replacement of midrange and high-end cars this year will drive the China chip market for automobiles. But while the aftermarket is projected to slow down, OEM-related navigation will enjoy rapid growth in the years ahead as prices decline in branded systems. Click to enlarge.

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ICCT study details differences in fiscal policies to support uptake of EVs across 11 major markets

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has published a new white paper detailing the differences in the fiscal policies used to support electric vehicle sales across eleven major auto markets. Norway has the highest share of electric automobile sales (BEV and PHEV combined) at about 6% of all passenger cars sold in 2013.

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Forecast: Indias car sales to surpass 2.6M units; more affordable small cars and new demand

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A Business Monitor International (BMI) report forecasts that car sales in India will surpass 2.6 While rising raw material costs, which have led many carmakers to hike prices, provide a downside risk to the BMI forecast, Vishnu Mathur, director general of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) notes that the number of month’ salary required to buy a car is falling.

2010 181

IBM and NXP report first results of connected vehicle pilot in Dutch city of Eindhoven

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In an earlier six-month road pricing trial conducted by the city, IBM and NXP, advanced road pricing technology was successfully used to incentivize drivers to change their driving behavior, reduce road congestion and contribute to a greener environment. Seventy percent of drivers changed their behavior to avoid rush-hour travel when presented with the right incentives, demonstrating that road pricing systems can have a positive effect on driving habits and help alleviate traffic.

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Bob Lutz Joins Transonic Combustions Board of Directors

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For the foreseeable future, the internal combustion engine will remain the dominant propulsion system for automobiles and there is still a lot of room to improve its efficiency. Customers and manufacturers want better fuel economy, lower emissions and a great vehicle experience all at an attractive price. Bob Lutz, newly retired as vice chairman of General Motors, has joined the board of directors of Transonic Combustion, Inc.,

2010 181

KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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In a new study, KPMG International has identified 10 “megaforces” that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades. For this report, KMPG analyzed more than two dozen forecasts from international agencies, global think-tanks, national agencies and noted futurists in an attempt to identify those changes likely to have the greatest impacts on business. Global food prices are predicted to rise 70 to 90 percent by 2030.

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EIA: China promoting both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

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In its 12 th , and current, Five-Year Plan, the Chinese government also launched a new strategy to promote new energy vehicles (NEV; vehicles that are partially or fully powered by electricity) and to support its domestic automobile industry to mass-produce NEVs. The Shenzhen government offers one of the highest subsidies for electric vehicles in the country—120,000 yuan ($19,400) per passenger vehicle—reducing the price of such vehicles by more than half.

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Renault Introduces Kangoo Express ZE Electric LCV at 20,000

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At the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Renault is premiering the definitive version of Kangoo Express ZE (Zero Emission), the first all-electric van developed and built by a vehicle manufacturer. Kangoo Express ZE will be sold in Europe at a price of €20,000 (US$26,800) excluding VAT, prior to any tax incentive that might be deductible. Kangoo Express ZE. Click to enlarge.

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

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Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have expanded their 2011 supply agreement so that Panasonic will now supply nearly 2 billion automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla through 31 December 2017 at long-term preferential prices. 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.

2013 195

Alaska EV company seeking crowd-funding for low-volume production AWD electric roadster

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Ethos Electric Vehicles, a small, Alaska-based company building custom electric motorcycles and automobiles, has launched a $100,000 crowd-funding campaign for reworking an existing internal combustion engine kit car—the Graber Cars’ La Bala —into a low-volume production, all-wheel drive (AWD) electric roadster. Target pricing is $48,000 for the base AWD unit, $60,000 for a deluxe version, and $28,000 for a two-wheel drive unit.

2015 223

ASG life-cycle study finds aluminum Ford F-150 “Best Full-size Truck of 2015” from environmental and economic perspective

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cost premium diesel demands at the pump over gasoline (average US price as of 12 January 2015, EIA) eliminates the financial benefits one would expect to gain with the 1 mpg fuel economy advantage that the EcoDiesel promises, according to ASG. ASG’s class distinctions are data-driven and strictly adhere to the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 40 Section 600.315.08, 1 July 2013) Classes of Comparable Automobiles.

2015 223

Tesla stock spikes on China delivery figures, then cools down for no reason

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However, the increase in price was short-lived, as the stock dropped back down to the $600 level after opening at $623.01, despite no negative news being reported regarding Tesla this morning.

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Volkswagen Golf family named “2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year”

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Motor Trend ’s Car of the Year program is open to any all-new or substantially upgraded 2015 automobile. Value—competitive price and equipment levels, measured against those of vehicles in the same market segment. Indeed, it’s tough to distinguish the e-Golf visually from its internal-combustion counterparts, inside or out.

2014 234

Potsdam/TUB/BMW report says cap-and-trade instrument for road transport fuels combined with vehicle efficiency metrics is the most promising policy approach to reduce transport GHG

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A cap-and-price scheme with a target quantity and corresponding price can alleviate rebound effects and perverse incentives of fuel efficiency and low-carbon fuel standards. The study, “Car Industry, Road Transport and an International Emission Trading Scheme” (CITIES), combined an empirical and systematic perspective on road transport GHG emission regulation, first identifying carbon intensity, energy intensity and travel demand as major emission drivers.

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