Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Previously, Gevo and its partners have focused on specialty markets such as marinas and off-road engines. Gevo’s planned core markets. Gevo, Inc.

Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

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Next-Battery , a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd.

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Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles?

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The first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. new-vehicle market was the world's largest, and General Motors was for decades the world's largest car company. Through the turn of the current century, the U.S. Neither of those is still the. China government plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation new energy vehicles

Ankai Automobile Developing Plug-in Hybrid Bus for US Market

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The state-owned Chinese vehicle maker Ankai Automobile Co. is developing a plug-in hybrid electric bus for the US market. Ankai is China’s third-largest bus company; it has partnered since 1993 with Daimler Buses, producing Setra brand buses under license for the Chinese market. Global Atlanta. Ankai is working with Efficient Drivetrains Inc. EDI) in Palo Alto, CA to develop the plug-in hybrid’s drive train.

Lux: carbon fiber to go mainstream in automobiles by 2025

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Advances already underway in fiber, resin and composite part production will lead to a $6 billion market for automotive CFRPs in 2020, more than double Lux’s earlier projection. CFRP developers will have to continue the pace of innovation to overcome the high cost that has so far limited the material to less price-sensitive markets like aerospace and sporting goods.

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

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Finance General Motors Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock Market Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles, let alone sell more than 100,000 and garner praise from both customers and the media—as the electric-car startup has done. Now the Silicon Valley automaker can claim.

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Fiat Group Automobiles, Chrysler Group International and GAC Group to Produce Jeep vehicles in China for Chinese market

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Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., Chrysler Group International LLC and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Under the agreement, the joint venture, GAC Fiat, will begin localized production of three new Jeep vehicles for the Chinese market, expanding the portfolio of Jeep sport-utility vehicles (SUV) currently available to Chinese consumers as imports. China continues to be the largest Jeep market outside of the US, with nearly 60,000 Jeep vehicles sold in 2013.

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Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

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Fleet will also oversee the establishment of a new International Markets business unit, which will initially comprise Ford’s existing Asia Pacific businesses outside of China and other markets globally—the subject of a future announcement. The moves are designed to accelerate Ford’s return to profitable growth in China, the world’s largest vehicle market and a key pillar of Ford’s global strategy. Prior to this position, Chen served as CEO, Chery Automobile, Ltd.

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Geely officially discloses new global B-segment automobile modular architecture: BMA; new BMA-based SUV to launch this year

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Automobile modular architectures—for example, TNGA of Toyota, and MQB, MLB and MEB of the Volkswagen Group—hav become a major trend in the auto industry. Modular technology has become an important criterion for evaluating whether an automobile company is combining global R&D technology and market layout with a cost-effective manufacturing approach.

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Saab Automobile AB files for voluntary reorganization, Saab Automobile Parts AB And Overseas Subsidiaries Excluded

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Swedish Automobile N.V. Swan) announced that Saab Automobile AB and its subsidiaries Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB (collectively Saab Automobile) filed for voluntary reorganization today with the District Court in Vänersborg, Sweden. As part of the reorganization filing, the court-appointed administrator will apply for the Swedish state’s wage guarantee scheme to allow wage payments to all Saab Automobile employees to be made.

Japanese automobile industry establishes joint Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

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Through these initiatives, AICE will strive to realize the practical use of advanced technologies toward promoting the market introduction of higher-performance, more fuel-efficient and cleaner internal combustion engines.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. IVECO leads the European alternative fuels vehicle market, holding the largest market share for alternative fuel vehicles currently on the road with a running park of more than 16,000 vehicles, including 5,800 dedicated to public transport.

2012 SUV Market Update

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SUV Market Remains Strong. One factor for this market turnabout could be the economy. million travelers from Southern California would take overnight trips of at least 50 miles over the three-day weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

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Advanced Battery Technologies to supply Li-ion batteries for 20K Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile electric cars

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Advanced Battery Technologies signed a strategic partnership agreement with Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile Co., Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile specializes in research and development, design and manufacture of its Supercar-branded electric sports cars. Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile’s new energy project is authorized by the China Development and Reform Commission.

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BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. These components are being delivered to all automobile and engine plants of the BMW Group production network.

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Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. Automobile tire rubber in general consists of approximately 40?60% Tires that were manufactured prior to this date are not covered by these threshold values and may still be sold on the market.

Saab Automobile and Spyker enter into MOU with Pang Da Automobile on distribution/manufacturing partnership for China and equity participation

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Spyker) announced that it and Saab Automobile AB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pang Da Automobile Trade Co., Ltd (Pang Da), China’s largest publicly traded automobile distributor with more than 1100 dealerships nationwide. Saab Automobile will have up to 50% in the MJV, with Pang Da and a to-be-selected manufacturing partner owning the remaining shares.

ZF and start-up Levant Power partnering on first fully active, regenerative suspension for automobiles

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The objective is to develop the world’s first fully active and regenerative suspension, make it ready for volume production and introduce it to the market. Continuous Damping Control (CDC) has been winning over vehicle manufacturers since its market launch in 1994 and is still doing so with its fourth generation. The first fully active and regenerative suspension is based on a pioneering electrohydraulic functional unit fitted to the exterior of the damper. Photo: ZF.

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. China is pushing toward an all-electric vehicle future, and officials predict that a complete ban on gas-powered automobiles will happen by 2040.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles joining BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye in developing global autonomous driving platform; Level 4/5 by 2021

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BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing a world-leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform for global deployment. The development partners intend to leverage each other’s individual strengths, capabilities and resources to enhance the platform’s technology, increase development efficiency and reduce time to market.

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Fiat Group and Guangzhou Automobile Group Creating JV for Chinese Market

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Fiat Group and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. GAC Group) signed a Framework Agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture for the production of cars and engines for the Chinese market. The Fiat Linea was first manufactured in the joint venture’s Bursa plant in Turkey (at an annual production of 60,000 units) and marketed in a number of European and non-European countries starting in the second half of 2007.

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Faurecia gaining market momentum with hemp-based biomaterial NAFILean

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NAFILean can be used in traditional injection machines and stands as a unique market solution from Faurecia. One difference with previous attempts to introduce biomaterials into automobiles is the added value Faurecia brings.

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2012 SUV Market Update

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SUV Market Remains Strong. One factor for this market turnabout could be the economy. million travelers from Southern California would take overnight trips of at least 50 miles over the three-day weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

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MIRA to Support New Guangzhou Automobile Vehicle Program

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Guangzhou Automobile Co. Through a combined GAC/MIRA team of engineers, this engineering programme will help GAC to deliver its new passenger car—the first to carry GAC’s own brand—to the market. Ltd (GAC) and MIRA have signed a contract for MIRA to provide support on a new vehicle programme for GAC.

Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., Chrysler Group International LLC and GAC Group sign framework agreement to expand cooperation in China

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Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., According to the framework agreement, the joint venture between GAC , Fiat and Chrysler Group International, which currently manufactures Fiat Viaggio and distributes imported models such as the Fiat 500, Freemont and Bravo in China, will expand its operations to allow the localisation in the coming years of more models from the Fiat portfolio to be introduced in the Chinese market. GAC Fiat Automobiles Co.,

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STMicroelectronics and Great Wall Motor establish joint development laboratory for new-generation automobiles

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The automotive electronics market is seeing rapid growth. STMicroelectronics, a leading global semiconductor provider and supplier of automotive electronics, and Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM), China’s leading SUV and pickup manufacturer and privately owned enterprise, have formed a strategic partnership and established a joint development laboratory at GWM’s Technical Center.

Guangqi Honda unveils new compact sedan at the 2010 China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition

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Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., an automobile production and sales joint venture of Honda in China, announced the new S1 compact sedan model of its original automobile brand, “Li Nian” (English brand name: Everus) at its press conference at the 2010 China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition. Targeting the younger generation in China, Li Nian S1 will be available in the market from the spring of 2011 through the current Guangqi Honda sales channel.

2010 68

ICCT: European cities driving diesel out of the market

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Diesel car registrations are down in Europe: March 2017 saw a 5-year low in France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, which together make up almost 60% of the European new car market.

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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. Marketing and sales will be global, with an initial focus on China, projected to be the largest and most important EV market.

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Lux forecasts global driver assist market to grow to $102B market by 2030

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In terms of technology that will be introduced, cars using lidar sensors will hit the road in 2018, although lidar will be a small portion of the overall opportunity in the automotive market, growing to $2.5

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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.

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 partnership with Hawtai allows Saab Automobile on the one hand to continue executing its business plan since we secured the required mid-term financing subject to meeting certain conditions, whilst on the other hand it allows Saab Automobile to enter the Chinese car market and establish a technology partnership with a strong Chinese manufacturer.

Scotiabank forecasts 4% growth in global auto market in 2015 to 74M units, led by China

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In its latest Global Auto Report , Scotiabank forecasts record global car sales in 2015, with the total market advancing 4% over 2014, reaching more than 74 million units. Calendar-year 2015 is also likely to set all-time highs for the North American auto market, the report said.

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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.

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Saab Automobile divests transmission engineering to new company owned by consortium led by Fouriertransform

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Saab Automobile has transferred its transmissions development work to a new company wholly owned by a consortium led by the Swedish state-backed venture capital investor Fouriertransform. The new company, called VICURA and to be formally established on 1 January, will be staffed by more than 50 former Saab Automobile Powertrain engineers and will develop transmission systems for the international automotive industry, including Saab Automobile.

Saab Automobile Selling 9-3, 9-5 and Powertrain Technology and Tooling to Beijing Automotive

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Saab Automobile AB has closed on the sale to Beijing Automotive Industry Holdings Co. —Jan Åke Jonsson, Managing Director of Saab Automobile. BAIC) to explore growth opportunities in the Chinese and international markets for the products of SAAB Automobile and BAIC. Ltd (BAIC) of certain Saab 9-3, current 9-5 and powertrain technology and tooling. Saab will assist BAIC to integrate this technology into future BAIC vehicles.

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Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile Company agree on terms for proposed joint venture company in China

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Chery Automobile Company Ltd have reached agreement on a proposed joint venture in China. In 2005, sales in China accounted for 1% of combined Jaguar and Land Rover sales; China is now JLR’s third-largest market and is still growing.

Saab Automobile and AAM Form Joint Venture to Develop Electric All-Wheel Drive and Electric and Hybrid Driveline Systems

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Saab Automobile and American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) have formed a jointly-owned company for the engineering, development and marketing of electric all-wheel drive systems, as well as electric and hybrid driveline systems. e-AAM will develop and market an electric all-wheel drive system in a full service package. The new company will also market its expertise and advanced products to other car manufacturers on a global basis.

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Pollution Probe and CAA Publish Comprehensive Primer on Automobile Fuel Efficiency and Emissions

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Canada-based environmental NGO Pollution Probe has released a comprehensive Primer on Automobile Fuel Efficiency and Emissions , produced in partnership with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). More than just a technical challenge, solving the emissions dilemma for light-duty vehicles requires an understanding of the business of manufacturing, the automotive wholesale and retail market, consumer perceptions and behaviour, as well as transportation infrastructure.

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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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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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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan: 33 miles of range, 84 MPGe EPA ratings

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It is also the first mass-market plug-in vehicle sold by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in all 50 states of the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a somewhat deceptive—or perhaps incomplete—name. It is in fact a plug-in hybrid, making it the first minivan equipped with that type of powertrain to go into production.

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BMW Digital Charging Service optimizes charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market

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Pilot markets for the new service are Germany and the Netherlands in early 2017, subsequently more countries will follow. In selected markets, BMW i cooperates with innovative energy providers, so that customers are even able to receive cost reimbursements.

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