Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford Motor Company is mapping out a strategy to address the requirements for personal mobility in the context of the megatrend of increasing global urbanization, both in mature economies as well as in emerging markets. The Ford chairman had already begun talking about the future of urban personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach. Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge.

Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

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Ford envisions a future of intelligent vehicles and a smart transportation system that will tie all modes of travel into a single network and payment system. Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. Bill Ford began talking about the future of personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion last year at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach.


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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. The hubs connect to other vehicles, including personal vehicles, which serve as “spokes” and are used for travel to nearby areas.

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Ford launches app developer challenge to improve consumer understanding of personal fuel efficiency

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Ford launched a $50,000 challenge for software developers to write innovative apps to help consumers better understand and improve their personal fuel efficiency. Participants will have access to Ford’s OpenXC connectivity research platform as a sandbox to create and test their ideas for the Personalized Fuel Efficiency Apps Challenge. Consumers are looking for help when it comes to understanding their own fuel economy performance.

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Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

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The Premier of Québec François Legault, and the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Laval region, Benoit Charette, unveiled the 2030 Green Economy Plan (PEV 2030) and its first 2021-2026 implementation plan, with an envelope of $6.7 Québec’s first green hydrogen and bioenergy strategy will be presented in 2021 and will aim to position Québec as a leader for the future.

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SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum: China’s focus on NEVs may have profound impact on future of transportation

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The details of that specific situation may result in an electric vehicle parc somewhat different than in Western countries, other speakers noted, and may indeed—given the obvious scale of the China market—herald a major transformation in transportation, including the type and role of personal vehicles, others suggested. They believe that the future belongs to the use and integration of technologies that are cost-effective and mature and gradually making progress for the future.

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GM Unveils EN-V Concepts for Future Urban Mobility

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It is an evolution from the platform of the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A.) The three EN-V models unveiled in Shanghai represent three different characteristics that emphasize the nature of future transportation: Jiao (Pride), Miao (Magic) and Xiao (Laugh). Shanghai is expected to become one of the epicenters for the establishment of personal mobility solutions for the future, according to GM. The Jiao EN-V model. Click to enlarge.

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EC JRC report explores future of road transport; moving away from system centered on private car ownership

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The Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, has released a report exploring the future of road transport, given the advent of automated, connected, low-carbon and shared mobility. Improvements in governance and the development of innovative mobility solutions will be crucial to ensure that the future of transport is cleaner, safer and more equitable than its car-centerd present.

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends” ( earlier post ) has, in its past editions since its inception in 1975, treated alternative fuel vehicles—electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles—separately from gasoline and diesel vehicles, with the vast majority of its analysis limited to gasoline and diesel vehicles only.

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Study finds that increased vehicle travel and decreased occupancy have undercut the impact of improving fuel economy over last 40 years

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A new study by Dr. Michael Sivak, Director, Sustainable Worldwide Transportation, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), has found that from 1970-2010, an increase in vehicle distance travelled in the US, coupled with a decrease in the number of occupants in the vehicles, combined to undercut the impact of advances in vehicle fuel economy during that period. persons), the occupant distance travelled increased by 84% (from 3.182 to 5.867 trillion km).

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Mercedes-Benz presents autonomous Future Truck 2025 research vehicle; “Highway Pilot”

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Future Truck 2025 in Magdeburg, Germany. Daimler Trucks demonstrated the vehicle on a trip along a section of the A14 autobahn near the city of Magdeburg, in which the Future Truck drove itself under realistic driving conditions. Mercedes-Benz will unveil the complete study of the Future Truck 2025 at the International Commercial Vehicle Show (IAA) in September. The Future Truck 2025 with “Highway Pilot” is based on the Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years; average carbon dioxide emissions are also at a record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013. Adjusted fuel economy distribution by model year. Fuel economy. MY 2013 adjusted fuel economy is 24.1

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US PIRG report finds reduced driving and rates of car commuting in most populous US urbanized areas

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Rather, the economies of urbanized areas with the largest declines in driving appear to have been less affected by the recession according to unemployment, income and poverty indicators. The Millennial generation, which will constitute the largest share of future travelers, is leading these trends. Officials at all levels should revisit transportation plans to ensure that they reflect recent declines in driving and new understandings of the future demand for travel.

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EPA annual report on CO2, fuel economy and technology trends finds 2012 heading for all-time best; rapid adoption of new technologies

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Adjusted CO 2 emissions and adjusted fuel economy, MY 1975-2011. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report summarizing key trends in carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy, and CO 2 - and fuel economy-related technology for gasoline- and diesel-fueled personal vehicles sold in the United States, from model years (MY) 1975 through 2012. Consumers have an increasing number of high fuel economy/low CO 2 vehicle choices.

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Canada Minister of Natural Resources emphasizes key role of oil sands in the country’s energy future

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Speaking at the at the University of Toronto’s Hart House Alumni Dinner Series, Canada Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, emphasized the pivotal role that Canada’s oil sands will continue to play in the country’s energy future. He also focused on the importance of the fundamentals in Canada’s approach to economic prosperity: lowering personal and corporate tax rates, paying down debt, containing expenditures, reducing red tape, and promoting free trade and innovation.

Toyota introduces 7th generation Camry for 2012 with improved fuel economy and performance across all models; ~39% jump in EPA city cycle fuel economy for the hybrid

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The 2012 Camry again offers three powertrain choices, all of which have been enhanced for 2012 to provide better fuel economy and more responsive performance: a revised 2.5L, 4-cylinder gasoline engine; an enhanced 3.5-liter V6; and a highly revised version of the Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain for the Camry Hybrid, including a new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (the new 2AR-FXE, a variant of the Camry 2AR-FE 2.5L). 2012 Camry Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Tips: 3 Ways to Boost Your Vehicle’s MPG

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We’ll explore three ways your behavior can boost your mpg, and how counterproductive behaving badly can be, from affecting your car’s future to impacting your car insurance. There are a lot of fuel economy myths out there. Even a Fuel-Efficient Car Can Do Better.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

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The 500e remains one of our favorite city cars as it manages to carry through the Italian charm and personality found in the company’s gas models. Our focus is on vehicles that offer the best fuel economy in their class. 2021 Is Here: Here Are the Top 10 Electric Car Companies.

Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system

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The term Ha:mo is being given to TMC-developed systems that seek to provide user-, town-, and community-friendly transport support through the effective use of public transportation in combination with motor vehicles and other forms of personal mobility. Provision of park-and-ride facility information (such as parking space availability) when personal vehicle use is included in a search. Ha:mo Ride EV-sharing station. Click to enlarge.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Volkswagen Performance Sedans

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It handles great and is a peek into Volkswagen’s performance future. The fuel economy for the manual and automatic is 26 mpg city/37 highway/30 combined. The top line of the handling differences between the two come down to personal preference.

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AlixPartners study finds post-crisis auto industry facing new set of challenges; sales projected below historical levels for foreseeable future

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Meanwhile, according to an AlixPartners survey of 1,000 Americans regarding their views of the US economy and their personal economic situations, 83% said they had delayed or planned to wait at least a year to buy a vehicle. The study also finds that the bulk of future sales growth globally has likely permanently switched to emerging markets.

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The Growing List of EVmatch Partners

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At EVmatch, we’re on a mission to build a clean energy future together with industry-aligned partners. Eight years, hundreds of products and several Tesla’s later, they still listen to help solve issues and personalize your car. Charged Future.

Cadillac upgrades XT5 and XT6 in China with 48V Mild Hybrid System

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Cadillac is upgrading the XT5 and XT6 SUV lineups in China with a 48V mild hybrid system for improved fuel economy and better driving performance. While cruising, the system recycles energy from the engine and stores it for future acceleration.

United to buy 15 supersonic aircraft from Boom; option for 35 more; optimized for 100% SAF

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Among the many future potential routes for United are Newark to London in just three and a half hours, Newark to Frankfurt in four hours and San Francisco to Tokyo in just six hours.

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AA Backs North East’s Electric Future

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The group will provide high-profile locations for charging points, along with vision and technical advice and vital promotional work and leadership for the North East, as the region moves towards a low-carbon economy. One North East will install 750 charging points over the course of 2010 and 2011 to provide future electric vehicle owners with the comfort that infrastructure exists in the region to charge them.

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Hydro-Québec launches a pilot project with Autobus Groupe Séguin to support the electrification of school buses

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Hydro-Québec hopes the pilot project will give various suppliers the opportunity to develop their expertise for future projects. The electrification of transportation is a key element of the Plan for a Green Economy, with the objective that electric buses represent 65% of all school buses in circulation in Québec by 2030.

Jaguar and Land Rover to offer pure electric models across all nameplates by 2030

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Central to Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine plan is the electrification of both Land Rover and Jaguar brands on separate architectures with two clear, unique personalities. Key to establishing different personalities for the two brands is the new architecture strategy. It will deliver electrified internal combustion engines (ICE) and full electric variants as the company evolves its product line-up in the future.

Study finds rates of LDV fuel consumption in US peaked in 2004; indications of peak motorization

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In a follow-up study to his earlier analysis of trends of light-duty vehicle registration and distance driven in the US ( earlier post ), Dr. Michael Sivak of The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) finds that fuel consumption rates—per person, per driver, and per household—are declining, as are ownership and driving. Fuel consumed per person. In 1984, the average amount of fuel consumed per person was 400 gallons.

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Hyundai Motor Strategy 2025 lays out transition into smart mobility solution provider

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Hyundai Motor Company announced a new roadmap—Strategy 2025—intended to secure its position as a frontrunner in the future mobility industry. The Smart Mobility Service business will provide personalized contents and services on the devices to help secure a broader customer base.

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Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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Fuel economy (on the WLTP combined cycle) is up to 147 mpg US. This system allows you to select the firmness of the suspension to tailor the car’s dynamics to the road surface or your personal preference. It is the first modern Volvo to be sold without a diesel engine, signalling the company’s industry-leading commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

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Study forecasts even with modest warming, global energy demand to increase by mid-century

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In this new study, the authors did a global analysis using temperature projections from 21 climate models, and population and economy projections for five socioeconomic scenarios. The largest changes in demand are due to electricity needed for cooling, and occur in the industry and service sectors of the economy. the manner in which countries’ energy consumption patterns change under different scenarios of future increases in population and income.

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IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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The region faces months of rolling disruption as the conjoined health and economic crises play out across economies. A key variable will be to what extent the remote working patterns established in the response period will become entrenched in the future.

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ExxonMobil: diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by 2020

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The relative shift away from motor gasoline to diesel is driven by improving light-duty vehicle fuel economy and the growth in commercial transportation activity. By contrast, gasoline demand will be relatively flat, despite the doubling of the global personal vehicle fleet over the Outlook period from more than 800 million vehicles to more than 1.6 Sources for fuel economy gains in light-duty vehicles.

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EIA projects nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050, led by growth in Asia

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This long-term trend of Asian energy consumption to support growing economies strongly influences the extraction, refining, and transport of oil, natural gas, and other fuels. EIA does not intend that the IEO2019 Reference is the most probable prediction of the future, but rather it is a baseline for estimating the effects of policy or technology changes. More developed OECD and developing non-OECD economies have vastly different growth profiles for electricity consumption.

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C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings, food, transport, clothing, electronics, appliances, aviation

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The new research, The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C However, the C40 network represents one-quarter of the global economy, and 85% of the emissions associated with goods and services consumed within their boundaries are imported from elsewhere. This would allow a reduction in new items of clothing to as low as 3 per person, per year, and reduce waste, costs, and impact.

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Cumulative PEV sales in California at 8.6% of 5M 2030 goal; BEVs at 4.4%

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A new report from the California Center for Jobs & The Economy indicates that. Counter to previous expectations that Model 3 would finally represent a break-through in BEV prices that would open up electric vehicles to a wider market, current deliveries are at a price point that keeps this model in the near luxury category, limiting its future ability to appeal to a wider segment of the market.

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What is the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) Scheme?

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Therefore, if you intend to venture into selling motor vehicles of any kind in the UK, it is best to specialise in selling EVs as it is the future. As you probably know the automotive manufacture and retail sector is one of the UK economy’s key pillars.

Electric Car Watch #2: Volkswagen- Global market leader in electric vehicles?

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In this week’s episode we will talk about Volkswagen’s dramatic shift and rapid acceleration towards an electric car future. Personally, I think Herbert Diess is an intelligent guy. Essentially, VW will be part of the battery circular economy.

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Is it the Right Time to Buy an Electric Car?

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We have been telling you the benefits and advantages of electric vehicles and the positive impact they are going to make on our economy and environment. Service centres and service personals are easy to find to repair a gasoline car.

Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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Once registered, a user will be able to compete against themselves, a friend (celebrity in future releases), as a team (future release), and insurance companies (future releases) in energy and safe driver challenges. Fuel Economy Coach: based on actual vehicle data, road conditions, traffic, and personal driving habits, this app will not only show a driver’s fuel efficiency, but will tell hime or her how good or bad it is based on real world conditions.

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ExxonMobil predicts peak in light-duty vehicle liquid fuels ~2030, but ongoing role for oil in the mix

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As personal mobility increases, average new-car fuel economy (including SUVs and light trucks) will improve as well, rising from about 30 miles per gallon (7.83 Although personal mobility demands continue to increase, higher efficiency and more electric vehicles lead to a peak and decline in light-duty vehicle energy demand. Rising incomes will increase demand for personal mobility in the form of cars and motorcycles, the report projects.

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UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

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Those policy options, when combined, could lead to a zero-carbon transportation system by 2045, while also improving equity, health and the economy. The UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy coordinated the report’s policy management, and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change led the study’s equity and environmental justice research. Bringing about a zero-carbon transportation future will be challenging, but not impossible, the report states.

NHTSA hosting vehicle mass-size-safety workshop for input into forming CAFE regs

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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting a workshop today and tomorrow on issues related to fuel economy, vehicle mass reduction and the effects of vehicle mass and size on vehicle safety. NHTSA researchers, along with other government researchers, auto manufacturers and supplier representatives, and other experts, will present latest findings on these questions, solicit public feedback, and discuss future projects.

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