Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companies in the world. Nikola Corporation and General Motors Co.

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US reaches $1.5B settlement with Daimler AG over emissions cheating in Mercedes-Benz diesels; civil penalty of $875M

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Under the proposed settlement, lodged with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, Daimler will recall and repair the emissions systems in Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles sold in the United States between 2009 and 2016 and pay $875 million in civil penalties and roughly $70.3 Vehicle manufacturers are required by the Clean Air Act and federal regulations to apply for and receive a certificate of conformity from EPA before selling a new model year vehicle in the United States.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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The introduction of the one-ton pickup with seating for up to 5 people will make Mercedes-Benz the first premium manufacturer to account for the changing customer requirements in the global segment of mid-size pickups. Daimler AG will make investments in the high nine figures (euro) in the new model series by the time of the market launch. The key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe.

2016 81

Daimler reaches agreements in principle to settle regulatory ($1.5B) and civil ($700M) proceedings in the US regarding diesel emissions

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Daimler AG and its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) have reached an agreement in principle with US authorities to settle civil and environmental claims regarding emission control systems of approximately 250,000 diesel passenger cars and vans in the United States. With the proposed settlements, the company takes an important step towards legal certainty with respect to various diesel proceedings in the United States.

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GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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As a result, GM Defense can deliver an ISV with world class manufacturing efficiencies, ease of maintenance and a well-established global supply chain. Duramax turbo-diesel engine, and six-speed automatic transmission. Diesel Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Porsche officially drops diesel for future models

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On Sunday, Porsche AG announced that it will in the future no longer offer diesel-powered models. Demand for diesel models, on the other hand, is dropping. In 2017, the diesel share of worldwide Porsches was 12%. Porsche has not had a diesel in its portfolio since February of this year. Due to this change in conditions, the company has decided to no longer offer diesel propulsion in future. Porsche is not demonizing diesel.

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Punch Group acquires GM propulsion engineering center in Turin; global center of excellence for diesel

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Since 2005, Turin has served as a global center of excellence for diesel propulsion systems and electronics for GM. The GM Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Turin, Italy was the project leader for the US Chevrolet Cruze diesel and was the engineering center responsible for the engineering for the majority of the millions of small-displacement GM diesel engines sold throughout the world. Diesel Engines Europe Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% By contrast, demand for diesel and gasoline vehicles tumbled dramatically, although gasoline-powered cars still account for more than half of the EU market, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Gasoline and diesel cars. of the total EU car market.

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% share during the same period last year, according to figures from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). This represents a market share of 29.4%, down from 32% in 2019.

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ICCT: European cities driving diesel out of the market

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According to a recent analysis of European diesel sales by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), European cities are setting the tone in the diesel debate. Specifically, policy announcements from major cities have raised doubts about being unable to drive a diesel in important urban areas. This is creating doubt about the resale value of diesel cars and curbing consumers’ appetite for diesel technology, the ICCT analysts said.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month. Registrations fell in all 27 markets, but with varying severity. Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month.

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Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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South Australian manufacturer Hydrogen Direct Injection’s ( HYDI ) systems have been in various stages of development and testing since 2013 but are now on the verge of commercialization following encouraging testing results from the University of South Australia. The independent testing on a generator showed the unit reduced diesel consumption in the range of 5–13%, lowered diesel particulate matter emissions by 25–80% and removed 7–25% of carbon monoxide.

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Bosch overview of global diesel markets; optimistic about US, China

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Bosch, a leading supplier of technology for diesel engines, recently provided an overview of trends it sees in the diesel engine marketplace globally. In addition to the ongoing strength in the European market and India (the second-largest diesel market after Europe, Bosch sees potential strength in North America and China. Because diesel vehicles already account for a high share of the European market, opportunities for growth are correspondingly moderate.

2013 86

UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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to 223,421 units, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). as ongoing confusion over low emission zones and diesel, the removal of key ultra low emission vehicle incentives and an overall decline in buyer confidence affected the market. of the market. respectively, but this was not enough to offset the continuing decline of diesel, which fell for the 27 th month in a row (-20.5%).

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DOE awards $1.87M to 7 projects to advance high performance computing in manufacturing

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million to seven projects to advance innovation in US manufacturing through high performance computing. Part of DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program ( earlier post ), the seven new public private partnerships will enable greater collaboration between DOE national labs and the US manufacturing industry. Project will be co-funded by the Vehicle Technology Office and the Advanced Manufacturing Office.

2018 60

Amyris enters contract manufacturing agreement with Tate Lyle for farnesene; precursor for renewable diesel and chemicals

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One possible products, farnesene, can be a diesel precursor. has entered into a contract manufacturing agreement with Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, Inc., Amyris modifies farnesene to become Amyris renewable diesel.

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Sakor Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and electric vehicle testing equipment to Indian automotive manufacturers

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, has begun supplying a variety of systems for hybrid and electric vehicle testing and high voltage battery testing and simulation to Indian automotive manufacturers and regulatory agencies. SAJ is a designer and manufacturer of eddy current and hydraulic dynamometers for engine, vehicle, and transmission test rigs and customized special test rigs. SAKOR Technologies Inc.,

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Diesel market share in Europe drops below 50%; offset by increased gasoline engine sales; implications for climate targets

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Diesel’s market share in the EU-15 fell from 50.2% of new car registrations in the first half of 2017, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). In absolute numbers, 152,323 fewer diesel cars were sold. For the first time since 2009, gasoline vehicles have overtaken diesel to become the most sold car type in the EU-15. Diesel Europe Hybridsto 46.3%

2017 60

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing. Super Store Industries is the first dairy manufacturer in the U.S. Orange EV trucks cost less in fuel, maintenance, and other diesel-related costs, and when operated in California, can generate a significant additional income stream.

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GM begins market positioning for Cruze Diesel in 2013; small displacement diesels to “fill an important niche”

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turbodiesel engine on Cruze—one of the top-selling gasoline-powered cars in the US in 2011 and General Motors’ best-selling model globally—will establish Chevrolet as the only domestic automaker offering an American-manufactured diesel-powered compact car with a European-American developed engine. Diesel car sales, which account for 3% of US sales today, are trending up, having jumped 35% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

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Volkswagen Group to expand EV production worldwide to 16 sites by end of 2022; partnerships with battery manufacturers

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To ensure adequate battery capacity, partnerships with battery manufacturers for Europe and China have already been agreed. When “Roadmap E” was launched last fall, Volkswagen announced plans to build up to three million electric vehicles annually by 2025 and market 80 new electric Group models. Modern diesel drives were part of the solution, not part of the problem, he stressed—also with regard to climate change.

2018 77

Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Voltabox AG secured a long-term framework contract with e-troFit GmbH as the preferred supplier of high-performance battery systems for e-troFit’s conversion solutions for diesel buses. Voltabox has 8 years of experience in battery development for the public transport market segment.

2020 96

CAF to acquire Polish bus manufacturer Solaris; focus on urban electromobility

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CAF’s investment in Solaris confirms our commitment to the vision of profitable growth and opens new strategic markets to CAF. Solaris’ main markets are Poland, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and the Baltics. Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-duty Market Background Urban mobilityRailway industry company CAF has entered into an agreement to acquire Solaris Bus & Coach, a global supplier of conventional and electric buses with presence in over 700 cities in 32 countries.

2018 76

4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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In the last quarter of 2019, EU demand for diesel cars further decreased , dropping to 29.5% of new-car registrations, according to data from ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. of the EU market, while electrically?chargeable

2020 93

Eberspächer introducing diesel fuel-cell APU at IAA; planned market introduction in US in 2017

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Basic elements and operating principle of the diesel fuel-cell APU. At the upcoming IAA in Hanover, automotive supplier Eberspächer is presenting a fuel-cell APU (auxiliary power unit) for commercial trucks that converts diesel efficiently to electricity and thereby supplies the required power to all on-board consumer components such as the air-conditioning system or the refrigerator units. Diesel Fuel Cells Heavy-duty

2014 76

Daimler Trucks unveils Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell concept truck, previews long-haul battery-electric truck; electrification strategy

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Due to the use of liquid instead of gaseous hydrogen with its higher energy density, the vehicle’s performance is planned to equal that of a comparable conventional diesel truck. Within a modular system, the eDrive can be tailored to suit the market, segment and vehicle type.

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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

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Fiat Chrysler will phase out diesel engines in its passenger cars sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market by 2021, according to company executives presenting at FCA Capital Markets day in Balocco, Italy. The company, however, will still offer diesel in its light commercial vehicles across its brands. More specifically, the EMEA region will see the end of diesel, and will gain 8 PHEVs and 5 mHEVS.

2018 73

Sakor: Hybrid and EV powertrain testing is key to reaping efficiency benefits

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Over the past decade, most transportation markets, from automotive, to military, aircraft, and even space systems have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is important to conduct driveline and component testing during design and manufacturing that is specially adapted to the particular nature of hybrid and electric vehicles.

2020 68

BMW defends diesel while pushing electrification

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With BMW i, the BMW Group was the first German manufacturer to make a clear commitment to electromobility, notes BMW AG Management Board Chairman Harald Krüger. Nonetheless, says Krüger, “ Future mobility will definitely depend on state-of-the-art diesels as well, because environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change. ”. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Vehicle Manufacturers

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CAF to acquire Polish bus manufacturer Solaris; focus on urban electromobility

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CAF’s investment in Solaris confirms our commitment to the vision of profitable growth and opens new strategic markets to CAF. Solaris’ main markets are Poland, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and the Baltics. Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-duty Market Background Urban mobilityRailway industry company CAF has entered into an agreement to acquire Solaris Bus & Coach, a global supplier of conventional and electric buses with presence in over 700 cities in 32 countries.

2018 60

GlobalData: China to replace US as diesel generator set market leader by 2020

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China is set to overtake the US as the global diesel generator set (genset) market leader, increasing its share from 26% in 2013 to 33% by 2020, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. China and India each face a considerable gap between their power supply and demand, creating attractive markets for diesel genset manufacturers.

2014 79

Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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Daimler launches diesel plan; expands recall to >3M units, accelerating next-gen diesel launch

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The Daimler Board of Management has approved a comprehensive plan for diesel engines consisting of a substantial expansion of the current service action for vehicles in customers’ hands as well as a rapid market launch of the completely new OM 654 diesel engine family ( earlier post ). The public debate about diesel engines is creating uncertainty—especially for our customers. The exhaust gas from the turbocharger is sent first to a diesel oxidation catalyst.

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FCA US reaches settlements on diesel emissions at estimated cost of $800M

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FCA US has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with US federal and state agencies as well as private class actions to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements. Customs and Border Protection to pay approximately $400 million in civil penalties to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performed enhanced screening on diesel vehicles sold by all manufacturers.

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ICCT working paper highlights benefits of current and emerging light-duty diesel technology; “promising pathway for compliance”

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), one of the organizations at the root of uncovering the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal ( earlier post ), has published a new analysis of developments and trends in advanced diesel engine technology. The ICCT team—John German and Aaron Isenstadt—concluded that diesels have and will retain two significant advantages over gasoline engines: significantly better fuel economy and cargo hauling and towing ability.

2017 69

JATO Dynamics: in decline of Euro new car market, electrified vehicles increase share to almost 13%

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The decline of the European new car market has continued throughout February. As of 29 February, JATO data has shown that the impact of COVID-19 had yet to hit the European automotive market. The increase of more than 80% came at the expense of diesel and gasoline cars which saw significantly fewer registrations. So far this year, electrified vehicles have been the only lifeline for manufacturers operating in Europe.

2020 64

Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

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After successfully completing a test sequence, the plant is now qualified for participating in the electricity balancing market. By passing this test, the Audi e‑gas plant has been qualified for participation in the electricity balancing market that is organized by the grid operator. The increased operating time resulting from participating in the balancing market should have a positive effect. Biomethane Power-to-Gas Smart Grid Vehicle Manufacturers

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Hino Trucks introduces new Class 4, 5 diesel and diesel hybrid electric trucks for North American market

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The new Hino COE diesel and diesel hybrid for the North American market. Hino Trucks is introducing new Class 4 and Class 5 cab over engine (COE) diesel and diesel electric hybrid models specifically designed for the North American market.

2011 102

Mazda rotary range-extended EV and diesel engine both coming, but no US hybrids for now

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Mazda is in a tough spot right now with regulators and in finding its place across many global markets. Part of the issue is that Mazda is considered an Intermediate-size manufacturer and subject to. Diesel Wankel rotary engine SKYACTIV Range ExtendingA look under the hood of Mazda’s future includes a patchwork of “what if” possibilities and a series of juggled timelines.

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Toyota Motor to consolidate development and production of diesel engines under TICO; manual transmissions under Aisin Seiki; brake systems under Advics

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Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will consolidate their joint diesel engine development and production under the control of TICO. The purpose of this decision is to strengthen the competitiveness of both companies by bringing the development and production of diesel engines under one roof and enabling more efficient allocation of resources. Diesels. Current TICO light-duty diesels.

2014 81

Nikola receive order for 2,500 battery-electric waste trucks from Republic Services; fully integrated chassis and body from Nikola

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The refuse market is one of the most stable markets in the industry and provides long-term shareholder value. The Nikola Tre powertrain is ideal for the refuse market as it shares and uses the same batteries, controls, inverters and e-axle. The powertrain software will be limited to 1,000 HP and is expected to outperform current diesel and natural gas competitors. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 76

Some Volkswagen strategists see battery-electric, diesel cost lines crossing by 2023-2025; TRANSFORM 2025+

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In a conversation with Green Car Congress at AutoMobility LA last week, Dr. Matthias Erb, Executive Vice President of the NA Engineering and Planning Center, Volkswagen Group of America, said that, as a result of those pressures, some strategists in the Volkswagen Group project that the cost lines between battery-electric vehicles and diesel will cross within the coming decade. As a result, we see a cost line crossing between battery-electric vehicles and diesels.

2016 84

Mercedes-Benz eActros electric trucks moving to Rotterdam and The Hague

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—Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The eActros is in no way inferior to a conventional diesel truck in terms of availability and performance in urban traffic, on highways or on overland routes. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Heavy-duty Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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