Daimler AG Board approves Project Future corporate restructure; goes to shareholders in 2019

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The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Daimler AG has approved a new corporate structure for Daimler AG. Following approval by the Board of Management and Supervisory Board the corporation can now move into the implementation phase of what it calls “PROJECT FUTURE”.

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Head of EPA ignores environmental groups, meets only with corporations

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Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has had a very busy schedule since being confirmed to lead the agency set up to protect America's air, water, and land from pollution. Unlike his predecessors, Pruitt—a climate-science denier and aggressive advocate of fossil fuels—has largely ignored environmental groups and. Politics EPA United States climate change regulation Donald Trump

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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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Skeleton Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation Europe sign agreement to distribute graphene-based ultracapacitors

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Skeleton Technologies signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe with the aim of providing energy storage solutions for the rapidly growing hybrid electric and electric vehicle industry. — Hidenori Eto, GM of Warsaw office of Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited. We are excited to announce the agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe, it was a natural fit from the start.

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Audi releases DEKRA-certified corporate carbon footprint

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The Audi Group has calculated its corporate carbon footprint and is the first premium automobile manufacturer to be certified according to the international standard ISO 14064. As the DEKRA experts confirm, the corporate carbon footprint of the Audi Group worldwide amounts to 57 million tons of CO 2 equivalent (CO 2 e) each year. The calculated corporate carbon footprint includes all of the Audi Group’s greenhouse-gas emissions over the entire lifecycle of the models.

CompactGTL forms partnership with Fluor Corporation

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CompactGTL works with partners including Sumitomo Corporation and SBM Offshore to integrate the technology into their operations, adding value to the NPV of oilfields in remote or deepwater locations.

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.

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Volvo Car Corporation signs MoU on strategic partnership with China Development Bank Corporation

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Volvo Car Corporation and China Development Bank Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership. Under the intent of the MoU, the parties will evaluate a possible cooperation related to China Development Bank’s financing of certain Volvo Car Corporation research and development programs in the area of efficient energy technology, as well as production facilities in China. —Stefan Jacoby, CEO & President of Volvo Car Corporation.

Volvo Car Corporation’s pedestrian airbag

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Volvo Car Corporation’s Pedestrian Airbag Technology—applied for the first time in the new V40—relies on seven sensors embedded in the front of the car which transmit signals to a control unit. —Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety, Volvo Car Corporation. Two years ago, Volvo Car Corporation launched Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake.

Corporate cachet: Climbing the company car ladder

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The company car. It’s a very British concept, and still a hugely popular one. Around half of all new cars in the UK end up in fleets. In fact, a recen. Ford Bentley Audi BMW Mercedes-Benz Top 5

Enel, Nissan and IIT launch pilot corporate EV car charging project with V2G chargers

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Enel Energia, Nissan Italia and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are partnering in a pilot corporate electric car sharing project with V2G chargers at the IIT headquarters in Genoa. The columns installed at the IIT will, for the moment, work uni-directionally for recharging and will be the subject of a pilot development project with IIT, pending the definition of the regulatory framework for V2G in Italy.

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alpha-En Corporation and Argonne partner on Li metal anodes for EV batteries; $750K award from DOE

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alpha-En Corporation, a company that has developed a patent-pending process to produce high-purity thin-film lithium metal anodes and associated products sustainably, will receive an award of $750,000 from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transition Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

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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

City of London Corporation bans diesel vehicle purchases for its business

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Some models of vehicle, such as tractors, which the Corporation uses on its green spaces like Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest, do not have a non-diesel alternative. Since 2009, the City Corporation has achieved a vehicle emissions reduction of more than 40% NO x and more than 50% PM 10 due to a reduction in its fleet size and the purchase of newer and cleaner vehicles. The City of London Corporation’s remit goes beyond City borders.

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Tesla Motors Reaches Corporate Profitability

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Electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors said it achieved overall corporate profitability in July with approximately $1 million of earnings on revenue of $20 million. Profitability arose primarily from improved gross margin on the Roadster 2, the second iteration of Tesla’s award-winning sports car, the company said. Tesla shipped a record 109 vehicles in July and enjoyed a surge in new Roadster purchases.

ABN AMRO bank new partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program for biojet fuel

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The ABN AMRO bank has become the 12 th partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program. Corporations participating in the KLM program pay a surcharge that covers the price difference between sustainable biofuel and conventional aviation fuel. Consequently, the participating corporations reduce CO 2 emissions resulting from their business travel, but also contribute to the further development of the biofuel market.

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GM Fleet to offer new AT&T connected car data plans for business customers; data pooling, unlimited data and corporate billing

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GM Fleet to offer new AT&T connected car data plans for business customers; data pooling, unlimited data and corporate billing. General Motors Fleet and AT&T announced that starting this summer, customers with GM Fleet corporate accounts will be able to activate OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots in millions of cars, trucks and crossovers with the ability to share unlimited data and receive simplified invoices with centralized billing.

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WiTricity Corporation, IHI Corporation, and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation partner to develop easily deployable wireless charging systems for PEVs

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WiTricity Corporation (WiTricity), IHI Corporation (IHI) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will join forces to research and develop easily deployable electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging systems readily compatible with electric grids.

China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

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Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has announced formal Board approval of a 1400-million TWD (US$46 million) capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.

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Growing Corporate Power Counters Climate-Change Action, So Reframe Debate, Book Suggests

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It''s no secret that environmental demands and regulations pose an inconvenience for large corporations--but what if the problem is more fundamental than that? Beyond corporations worried about profits, could the global economic system itself be the main obstacle to the world collectively addressing climate change? DON''T MISS: Will Biofuels Growth

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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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.

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FMC Corporation to triple lithium hydroxide capacity to serve the growing EV market

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FMC Corporation plans to increase its production capacity of lithium hydroxide by a total of 20,000 metric tons per year, effectively tripling its production. In response to the rapid growth of electric vehicle sales, and strong demand for FMC's battery grade lithium hydroxide, FMC will execute a three-phased capacity expansion over the next several years. Phase one is expected to be commissioned and on line in mid 2017, while phase two planning is underway.

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Novozymes acquiring industrial enzyme business from Canadian Iogen Corporation

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Novozymes is acquiring Iogen Bio-Products, the industrial enzyme business of Ottawa-based Iogen Corporation for C$67.5 Novozymes acquires all of Iogen Corporation’s industrial enzyme business. The acquisition does not include the purchase of assets that relate to Iogen Corporation’s bioenergy process technologies. Closing of the acquisition is anticipated late February 2013, awaiting finalization of corporate formalities.

Gevo to supply Musket Corporation with bio-isobutanol for gasoline blending; marine and off-road markets

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has entered into an agreement with Musket Corporation to supply bio-isobutanol for blending with gasoline. Gevo, Inc. Musket is a national fuel distributor under the umbrella of the Love’s Family of Companies. Initial target markets are expected to include the marine and off-road markets in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The supply program is expected to begin with railcar quantities of isobutanol (a railcar holds approximately 28-29 thousand gallons).

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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.

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.

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.

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Electric bikes, plug-in sales update, self-driving Tesla perpsective, corporate carbon plans vs Trump: Today's Car News

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Today, we have an update on our monthly electric-car sales report, then some perspective on those numbers, surprising news from Buick, and a shock for Tesla fans. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric cars get generous national and state incentives in many places, but perhaps electric bikes deserve them too. While the Trump. Today in Car News

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and Japan Delivery System Corporation Develop EV Charging System for Apartment Buildings in Japan

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Japan Delivery System Corporation (JDS) have jointly developed an electric vehicle (EV) charging system for apartment complexes. Over view of the i-CHARGER system. Click to enlarge.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to supply global compact sedan to Chrysler de Mexico

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Chrysler de Mexico (CdM) announced a five-year agreement in which MMC will supply its global compact sedan to CdM, to be sold in Mexico starting November 2014. This new contract reaffirms the strong relationship that Chrysler de Mexico has built with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation since 2003 when we began distributing Mitsubishi vehicles in our country, which have garnered great acceptance in the Mexican market.

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Mazda Delivers First Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corporation

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Mazda Motor Corporation delivered the first Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corporation, an energy development company based in Japan. Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid (Iwatani Corporation version).

Volvo Car Corporation introducing new entry-level diesel

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Volvo Car Corporation is extending its diesel offerings in Europe with a new entry-level 5-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo diesel for the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70 and S80 models. The engine, which has an output of 136 hp (101 kW) and maximum torque at 350 N·m (258 lb-ft), will be badged D3. The engine is available both with a manual and an automatic gearbox. All variants except the XC60 D3 with automatic gearbox have start/stop.

Volvo Car Corporation developing flywheel kinetic energy recovery system; considering broad application

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Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) has received a grant of 6.57 The flywheel that Volvo Car Corporation will use in its current test car is made of carbon fibre, weighs about 6 kg, and has a diameter of 20 centimeters. Flywheel KERS component details. Click to enlarge.

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AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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AT&T recently deployed its 8,000 th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, achieving a major milestone in the company’s overall 10-year, $565-million commitment to add approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to its fleet by end of year 2018.

Corporate cachet: Climbing the company car ladder

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The company car. It’s a very British concept, and still a hugely popular one. Around half of all new cars in the UK end up in fleets. In fact, a recen. Ford Bentley Audi BMW Mercedes-Benz Top 5

City of London Corporation impressed by Nissan’s electric van

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Nissan’s fully electric van – the e-NV200 – has completed a week long trial with the City of London Corporation.

Four new corporate partners join DOE National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Four new corporate partners—Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia—are joining the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Clean Fleets Partnership, a broad public-private partnership that assists the nation’s largest fleet operators in reducing the amount of gasoline and diesel they use nationwide.

Siemens and Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation launch hybrid-drive bus partnership

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Vietnam and Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation (Vinamotor) entered a cooperation agreement to apply Siemens Elfa hybrid drive technology for city buses in Vietnam. Siemens Ltd. A prototype of the Elfa will be built in 2012. Siemens will supply all necessary components and provide technical support, while Vinamotor will prepare the platform and manufacture remaining parts of the bus for operational readiness.

Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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emissions Corporate Average Fuel EconomyPresident Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would be more dangerous on American roadways. The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially.

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