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Large corporations, manufacturers stick with climate pledges despite Trump

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The new U.S. president, Donald Trump, is working to eradicate every Obama policy to limit the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. Having variously called the science behind climate change a "Chinese plot" to hurt the U.S. and referred to it using an expletive for bovine excrement, this shouldn't come as a surprise. He pledged to do. emissions Politics EPA energy policy greenhouse gas climate change Donald Trump

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Nissan CEO Ghosn: Climate Change Must Be Corporate Humanitarian Cause

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There are many reasons that automakers sell electric cars. Cars that plug in to travel on batteries charged from the electric grid respond to perceived customer demand for more-efficient transportation, and they help companies comply with tightening global emissions standards. But the need to curtail climate change is at the root of many of these

Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement.


Battelle/Concurrent Technologies Corporation technology positioning paper: Improving Li-ion battery safety without decreasing energy density

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introduction: The following technology positioning paper is a joint effort by a team from Battelle and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). Battelle Memorial Institute and Concurrent Technologies Corporation. The paper outlines the technology landscape and the opportunities that exist in the area of improved Li-ion battery safety.

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Audi releases first Corporate Responsibility report

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Not the first name you think of when it comes to environmental efforts, but German brand Audi has released its first Corporate Responsibility report to show its commitment to minimising its impact.

Interview with Volvo’s Selwyn Cooper, National Corporate Operations Manager

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Volvo might be a small firm, but the Swedish brand has consistently taken a bold and innovative stance in the development of alternative fuel vehicles and new, more efficient vehicle technologies in recent years.

Siemens and Volvo Car Corporation launch electric mobility partnership

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Volvo Car Corporation and Siemens intend to jointly advance the technical development of electric cars through an extensive strategic cooperation. —Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO at Volvo Car Corporation.

Bosch, GS Yuasa, and Mitsubishi Corporation to set up JV for next generation lithium-ion batteries

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and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to work together on the next generation of high-performance lithium-ion batteries. Bosch intends to hold a 50% stake in the joint venture, with GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi Corporation each holding 25%. Mitsubishi Corporation will contribute its worldwide marketing network and expertise as a global integrated business enterprise. Robert Bosch GmbH and the Japanese companies GS Yuasa International Ltd.

Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number?

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emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpAmong his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. He met on two consecutive days with Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, in fact. Fields was part of a group of manufacturing executives who met with the president separately the day.

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Nissan FY 2014 global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 22.6% compared to FY 2005

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made progress in reducing CO 2 emissions and improving sustainability in its global corporate activities in fiscal year 2014 while simultaneously increasing vehicle production and plant energy efficiency. cut in CO 2 when compared to fiscal year 2005, thus achieving its goal to reduce CO 2 emissions from corporate activities by 20% during that period. Nissan is utilizing a number of proven forms of sustainable energy generation to help minimize its corporate carbon footprint.

Diesels Still Needed For Truck Fuel Economy Despite VW Scandal: Advocate

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pickup VW CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Truck Volkswagen diesel scandalAllen Schaeffer probably doesn't have the easiest job these days. He's executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel, and technology. With the Volkswagen diesel-emission scandal soon to enter its sixth month with no signs of resolution, Green.

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How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

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All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. DOE EcoCAR Challenge Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

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emissions government CAFE Fuel Economy transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyJust days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in place. Last week, executives of 18 automakers sent.

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EPA: 2025 target of 54.5 mpg may not be met; SUVs, trucks, cheap gas to blame

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Rather than hitting the projected 54.5-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy—which translates to about 38 mpg on new-car window. emissions EPA NHTSA CARB CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyA pair of U.S. federal agencies said yesterday that while automakers had complied with the first five years of stricter fuel-efficiency laws, the industry seemed unlikely to meet 2025 targets for improving gas mileage.

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Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

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emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpLast week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks.

Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

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Corporate Average Fuel. Windshield CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyGorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning could help carmakers further reduce weight, as they look to increase fuel efficiency. Even small gains could be beneficial in the context of U.S.

Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economyemissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. mpg by 2025. That's equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker. DON'T MISS: Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline.

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How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

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What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and what's important to know about them? EPA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyAs automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. The CAFE rules have many layers and facets—far too many to put into a single story that won't take an afternoon to.

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EPA to reopen emission-rule review; how important is this step?

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emissions EPA climate change CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpTomorrow is expected to be the day when President Donald Trump announces the EPA will reopen the comment period for the vehicle emissions standards it finalized in the waning days of the Obama Administration. The event will likely be accompanied by predictable language: Trump will be “highlighting the need to eliminate burdensome regulations.

2017 17

Start-stop systems to be standard on all GM vehicles by 2020

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General Motors stop/start CAFE Fuel Economy start-stop system Corporate Average Fuel EconomyGeneral Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. Start-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save fuel—are already available on numerous models from multiple manufacturers. But GM reportedly plans to offer start-stop on at least one powertrain in every model it makes by 2020.

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Ceres, Tellus launch global initiative for a standardized, comprehensive corporate sustainability rating

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The initiative will be modeled on a Ceres/Tellus-launched program, the Global Reporting Initiative, that is now used by 2,000 companies worldwide for corporate reporting on environmental, social and economic performance.

Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

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CAFE Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Corporate Average Fuel EconomyAmericans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Data collected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) has increased consistently over the past 18 months. In August--the most recent month with available data--277.3 billion miles were.

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EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

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emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpIt looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for vehicle-emission rules it finalized in January, more than a year ahead of schedule. Automaker CEOs and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers had asked President Donald Trump.

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SAKOR Technologies provides valve spring tester to SAIC Motor Corporation

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a developer and manufacturer of automated test instrumentation systems for a wide range of applications, has supplied a valve spring test system to SAIC Motor Corporation in China. SAKOR Technologies, Inc.,

Bosch, Cooper Standard, Honeywell, Hyundai Mobis, Lear Corporation, LG Electronics and NXP Semiconductors join Auto-ISAC for cybersecurity

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Bosch, Cooper Standard, Honeywell, Hyundai Mobis, Lear Corporation, LG Electronics and NXP Semiconductors have joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) as original equipment supplier members. Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in August 2015 to establish a global information sharing community to promote vehicle cybersecurity.

Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

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emissions EPA jobs CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpJust days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change, delay, or dispense with an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission standards through 2025. Now executives of 18 automakers have sent a second letter, asking the same thing—and echoing a statement by Ford CEO Mark Fields.

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Carmakers asked to extend CAFE comment period; EPA said no

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Automakers want to modify, delay, or extend the current corporate average fuel economy standards for 2022 through 2025 vehicles; regulators don't. EPA NHTSA CARB CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel EconomyIt's probably the battle that will do most to determine the carbon emission from new U.S. vehicles over the next decade.

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N.E. Chemcat Corporation licenses Brookhaven Lab electrocatalyst technology for fuel cells in electric vehicles

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Additional funding came from the Toyota Motor Corporation.

Buying an electric car can increase fuel use allowed by CAFE rules

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Professors Jeremy Michalek, Ines Azevedo, and Alan Jenn studied Corporate Average Fuel Economy policies and greenhouse emissions. emissions CAFE plug-in cars regulation Corporate Average Fuel EconomyResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University say incentives to sell alternative-fuel vehicle in federal laws could potentially create a short-term rise in fuel consumption and emissions from major automakers' new vehicles.

Some Cars Today Already Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Standards: Did You Know?

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With a midterm review coming up to look at progress on meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations so far, you can expect some gloom and doom from automakers. CAFE Fuel Economy regulation EPA Ratings Corporate Average Fuel EconomyStill, industry consensus says the second half of the standards, for model years 2018 to 2025, won't change in a major way. The overall fleet average for 2025 will likely remain at.

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Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economympg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to that. The latest estimates put the average fuel economy of new cars closer to 25 mpg. That sounds like a lot of ground to cover in a decade--but in fact, carmakers don't.

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Ignore politicians: lower fuel-economy rules don't create jobs, analyst says

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jobs CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyA common refrain among critics of current and future fuel-economy standards is that the need to comply with them produces job cuts in the auto industry. It's a theme picked up by President Donald Trump during a much-publicized visit to Detroit last week. In the hometown of the Big Three U.S. automakers, Trump discussed plans to end what he termed.

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Three big automaker myths about CAFE: busted by Consumers Union

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The recent release of a "Technical Assessment Report" on automakers' efforts to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards has kicked off a debate over whether those standards should be lowered. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe report indicated that carmakers might fall slightly short of the goal of an average 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) for.

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EPA keeps car-emission rules to 2025; what happens under Trump?

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The EPA's carbon limits correspond exactly to NHTSA standards for corporate average fuel economy, and the EPA decision was widely (if incorrectly) reported to be about. emissions EPA NHTSA CAFE carbon dioxide Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpTwo days ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a ruling that existing limits on tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place.

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Volvo Car Corporation, Ericsson and partners in plug-in vehicle smart on-board charging research project

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Volvo Car Corporation, Ericsson, the utility company Göteborg Energi and the Viktoria Institute are collaborating in the research project ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure) to develop a concept for using intelligent infrastructure for the smart on-board charging of plug-in vehicles. —Lennart Stegland, Vice President Electric Propulsion Systems, Volvo Car Corporation.

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Ford Patent For 11-Speed Automatic: Transmission Wars Escalate

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Green Automatic CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Fuel Economy Nine-speed automatic Transmission eight-speed automatic Time was that the most gears you could get in an automatic transmission was three or four. Then came five- and six-speed automatics, which are now pretty much the standard (along with increasingly prevalent continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs). But the transmission wars have continued to escalate. DON''T MISS: Auto Industry Doing Fine In.

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Will CAFE standards have to be relaxed starting in 2021?

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Last month, regulators released a "Technical Assessment Report" on how well automakers have done thus far in meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. emissions CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe report indicated that carmakers might fall short of the goal of an average 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) for vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2025. It found that.

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Carmakers howl about CAFE rules, but regularly beat them; why?

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would maintain current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022 to 2025. emissions EPA CAFE Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThis week, the U.S. The decision was praised by environmental groups, but likely won't receive as warm a reception from the industry. CAFE standards are up for a midterm review, and auto-industry lobbyists spent.

Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

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Politics CAFE Fuel Economy taxes Gas Tax transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyIt's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no matter what the end purposes. Any politician who does so will be punished by voters. DON'T MISS: Low Gas Price An Opportunity For Higher Gas Tax? Not A Chance Two recent articles.

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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation partner to develop and market new CNG tank technology for natural gas vehicles

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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation will collaborate in designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in all sectors of the United States transportation market. Chesapeake has pledged an initial $10 million toward design and certification services, market development support and a commitment to use the new tanks for its corporate fleet conversion to CNG.

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