India to Move Forward With Fuel Economy Standards

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The government of India will implement automotive fuel economy standards. The norms will be developed on the basis of mileage that petrol and diesel vehicles give, sources in the road transport and highway ministry told TOI. Times of India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) will formulate the norms and notify them under the Energy Conservation Act while the surface transport ministry will ensure the implementation.

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Ford Rolls Out New Powertrain Lineup for Europe

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Ford has also updated its Duratorq TDCi diesel engines for 2010 to deliver even higher efficiency, with improved performance, fuel economy and refinement. New higher-pressure common-rail fuel injection systems with advanced multi-hole injectors. The more efficient combustion system enables these engines to meet Euro 5 emissions standards, while at the same time delivering reduced fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. Tags: Diesel Engines Europe Fuel Efficiency

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New Gasoline Direct Injection Engines in Mercedes-Benz CL- and S-Class Vehicles Cut Fuel Consumption By Up to 24%, Increase Output by Up to 12.5%

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Central to this enhanced efficiency is the newly developed BlueDIRECT technology with third-generation spray-guided gasoline direct injection in combination with a standard-fit start/stop function and the new the friction-optimized 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic transmission featuring new torque converter technology. Despite substantial extra power, the Mercedes developers were able to cut the combined fuel consumption of the S 500 BlueEFFICIENCY noticeably.

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Kia Motors launches hybrid electric vehicle

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The hybrid system comprises of a converter, inverter, 180V lithium-ion polymer battery and an electric motor. The hybrid Forte has some impressive credentials that are sure to catch the eye of car buyers eager to lower their fuel consumption and do their bit for the environment. It has fuel economy of 42mpg with petrol equivalent fuel economy at 51mpg.

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Downsized 5.5L V8 Biturbo in S 63 AMG Delivers 25% Fuel Savings Compared to Predecessor; Stop-Start is Standard

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mpg US) (NEDC combined consumption, provisional figure)—a fuel savings of 25% compared to the current S63 AMG. An intelligently designed power transfer plays a major part in this: the unique AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission combines dynamism with economy, and includes a new stop-start function in the “Controlled Efficiency” driving mode. “For the first time we have combined spray-guided direct petrol injection with turbocharging.

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Volkswagen Group introducing Modular Transverse Matrix this year; new engine families, lighter weight construction, powertrain flexibility

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Fuel consumption values of the EA211 engines were reduced by 8 to 10%, in part due to reduced internal friction, lower weight and optimized thermal management; in conjunction with the new ACT cylinder deactivation system, the savings potential can be as much as 20%. At low and medium load, two of the cylinders are shut off, which reduces fuel consumption in the EU driving cycle by 0.4 NO x storage catalytic converter or selective catalytic reduction system (SCR).

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. Low gas prices encourage less fuel efficient vehicles. World Gas Prices By Country (converted to U.S.

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Audi to debut three vehicles at Frankfurt

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TFSI: Part of Audi’s philosophy in addressing efficiency is downsizing and so it’s no surprise to see a new turbocharged petrol direct injection 1.2 Both versions can reach 118mph and have an average fuel economy of 42.8mpg while emitting 127g/km of carbon dioxide (CO2). It injects AdBlue upstream of a DeNOx converter with NOx catalytically reduced. Fuel consumption averages 35mpg while it can reach a top speed of 155mph and move from 0-62mph in 6.2

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Hyundai-Kia takes hybrid programme forward

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Soo-Jin Hong of the company’s research and development planning team stated that a CVT was needed because of its infinite number of gear ratios that would allow the company to optimise fuel consumption according to the driving conditions. According to Hyundai-Kia statistics, the CVT contributes around a seven per cent fuel efficiency gain compared to standard four speed automatics, which in turn allows for a smoother shift feel.

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New BMW 3 Series includes a new 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo, 8-speed automatic and start-stop; ActiveHybrid 3 model in 2012

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BMW is applying a range of technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. On the most-efficient end of the scale, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition, with peak output of 120 kW/163 hp, offers average fuel consumption in the EU driving cycle of 4.1 The automatic, which can be combined with any engine, can achieve lower fuel consumption and emissions than with the manual unit. Average fuel consumption of the BMW 328i in the EU test cycle is 6.4

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Will the future be green for Chrysler?

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Fiat has now brought two of its greenest - and most impressive - innovations to Chrysler in the form of the Fiat 500 and the Multi-Air, a new engine technology that boosts fuel economy by at least 10 per cent. It will be available in four versions - the standard hatchback, a 500CC convertible, a station wagon and a sporty 500 Abarth from Fiat’s racing partner. It’s fair to say that Chrysler has taken more than its fair share of hits in recent months.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Fisker $80,000 Karma series luxury 50-mile range series PHEV, S Sunset convertible version.Partnering with Quantum Technologies. Has shown some concept fuel-cell PHEVs. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Several aftermarket companies and organizations have converted hundreds of Priuses -- see Where PHEVs Are.) losing sales to fuel-efficient cars from Toyota Motor Corp.,

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