Mazda and Isuzu enter pick-up truck collaboration agreement

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Mazda Motor Corporation and Isuzu Motors Limited have reached a basic agreement on next-generation pick-up truck collaboration, under which Isuzu will produce next-generation pick-up trucks for Mazda, based on Isuzu’s pick-up truck model, for sale worldwide, with the exception of North America. Mazda and Isuzu have developed a collaborative relationship for more than 10 years, with Isuzu producing for Mazda trucks for the Japanese market.

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Mazda gets California approval for CX-5 diesel

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In response to our story earlier this month about why Mazda's promised diesel engine for the CX-5 still hasn't made it to the U.S. market, reader sent in evidence that the diesel has just been certified for sale (PDF) in California starting Apr. While that doesn't guarantee that Mazda will. Dedicated Green Car Reports readers keep us going.

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Mazda to produce sub-compact Toyota vehicle for NA market at new plant in Mexico

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) announced that Mazda’s new plant in Mexico, currently under construction, will produce a Toyota-brand vehicle for sale mainly in North America. Total annual production capacity of the new Mazda plant is 140,000 units. Through the agreement, TMC aims to strengthen its North American vehicle lineup, while Mazda aims to increase production efficiency and contribute to its profitability.

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2014 MAZDA6 to be Mazda’s next Skyactiv technology-based vehicle

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Following last month’s launch of the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5, the 2014 Mazda6 will be the second of Mazda’s next-generation vehicles to receive the full suite of Skyactiv Technologies ( earlier post ), and is expected to be released for sale during the first quarter of 2013. For North America, the 2014 Mazda6 will feature a SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine and be available with two transmissions, the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 shows 32% improvement in EPA-estimated fuel economy over predecessor; SKYACTIV-G 2.5 turbo

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Mazda North American Operations released EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for its all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9. Certified at an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/25 mpg combined, when equipped with front-wheel drive, the 2016 CX-9 achieves best-in-class (MY 2016 midsize, three-row, non-hybrid crossover SUVs for sale in the US) city and combined fuel economy ratings and class-leading highway fuel economy. Mazda engineers achieved a compression ratio 10.5:1,

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AutoAlliance Thailand Inaugurates New Mazda-Ford Passenger Car Plant

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Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company inaugurated their new joint venture manufacturing passenger car plant at AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT). The new plant will produce the Mazda2 and Ford Fiesta compact cars for sale in Thailand and export throughout the Asia-Pacific region. AAT already exports Mazda and Ford pickup trucks to more than 130 markets around the world.

Mazda and Ford JV to Invest $350M to Build Next Generation Compact Pickup Truck in Thailand

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Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company’s joint venture, AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co. AAT), will invest US$350 million in its pickup truck plant to support the production of Mazda and Ford’s next generation pickup trucks. The US$350 million investment in AAT reinforces Mazda and Ford’s long-term joint commitment to Thailand. The investment will support facility upgrades and supplier tooling for the production of the compact pickup trucks.

2014 Mazda6 Sedan: 31 MPG Combined (Or So), But Not For Sale

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In olden days, new models for the following year came out in September. The latest example is the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 sedan, of which several hundred already sit in Mazda showrooms across the country. Now, they're all over the calendar. Its highly efficient 184-hp SkyActiv 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine will likely return a combined EPA rating

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NHTSA 2020 update on AEB installation by 20 automakers finds rapid progress

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Ten manufacturers—Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo—are already installing AEB in all new passenger vehicles, three years ahead of schedule.

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California passes 1M mark for cumulative sales of electric vehicles: BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs

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of total California auto sales in 2021. The CEC updates its Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) sales figures quarterly by analyzing DMV data. Specifically, cumulative sales through the end of 2021 were: 663,014 BEV (62.9%). For sales in 2021 only, the shares were: 183,933 BEV (73.5%). From CEC New ZEV Sales dashboard. However, the same report finds that California is still falling behind Europe where EV sales exceeded 20%.

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2021 US EV Sales Scoreboard: RAV4 Prime and Mustang Mach-E Are The Top-Selling Non-Tesla EVs

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Among electric vehicles from automakers that report specific sales numbers for their EV models, the Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV was tops in the US in 2021 with 27,3707 units sold. What is a surprise to us, was the rebound in sales of the Prius Prime, which was up 128% YOY.

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JATO: Euro car market drops 7.9% in June; SUV demand slows; Tesla posts highest market share gain

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It was the biggest monthly drop so far in 2019, as only four out of the 27 markets included in JATO’s analysis posted growth but counted for a marginal 2.6% In June 2019, diesel car registrations fell by 21% and made up 31% of the total market, while demand for electrified vehicles increased by 20%. However, the latter’s growth is still not strong enough to enable them to become a big player on the market, as they still account for just 7.5% Europe Sales

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Nissan leads with transfer of California ZEV credits out for year ending 30 Sep 2014

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Mercedes-Benz was the leading automaker for acquiring ZEV credits (transfer in), followed by Honda. Under ZEV accounting, credits earned are multiplied by the g/mile NMOG fleet average requirement for the appropriate model year. Large volume manufacturers for the 2013 model year included the big six: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan and Toyota. IVMs in 2013 were BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Volkswagen.

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Tesla leads with transfer of ZEV credits for year ending 30 Sep 2013

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Intermediate manufacturers under the ZEV regulation are BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Volkswagen. delivered for sale in California. There are also other automakers generating credits that do not have ZEV requirements because of the level of their sales; they can, as does Tesla, sell these credits to others. GM was the leading automaker for acquiring ZEV credits (transfer in), followed by Chrysler.

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Ford Launches New Fiesta in China

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The sedan and the five-door Fiesta hatchback are both built at the Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Company manufacturing facility in Nanjing. Pre-sale demand for the car in China has exceeded Ford’s expectations, with several thousand Chinese consumers placing orders ahead of the official launch. Production of the new Fiesta for China began at the Nanjing plant on 15 January 15. Fiestas built in Cologne are also on sale now in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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California ARB considering modifications to ZEV regs to provide more flexibility for intermediate volume manufacturers

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct a public hearing on 23 October to consider amendments to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulation that would modify the requirements for intermediate volume manufacturers (IVMs) selling into the state to allow them more time to come into the advanced technology vehicle market. The ZEV Regulation previously defined an IVM as any manufacturer with California sales between 4,501 and 60,000 new light- and medium-duty vehicles.

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EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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Manufacturer-specific technology adoption over time for key technologies. Final values for MY 2013 will be published in next year’s report. Light trucks (pickups, minivans/vans, and truck SUVs), accounted for 36% of all light-duty vehicle production in MY 2012, the second lowest level since 1993. Change in Adjusted fuel economy, weight, and horsepower for MY 1975-2013. mpg, while Mazda had the second largest increase of 2.1

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California ARB mods to ZEV regulations for IVMs would result in ~1.9% drop in total ZEV/TZEV units 2018-2025; no impact on air quality requirements

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Early in September, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced it would consider in a 23-24 October meeting amendments to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulation that would modify the requirements for intermediate volume manufacturers (IVMs) selling into the state to allow them more time to come into the market. For MY 2026 and following, the reduced compliance obligation goes away.). The global revenue test is only available to IVMs for the 2018 through 2020 model years.

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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My Gasgoo Sign in | Join Now | Help Automotive News A Leading Portal for China Auto Industry Make it my homepage Favorite Contact Us Home China News Global News Commentary Interview Blog Data Suppliers Gallery Thursday, April 23, 2009 Home » Automotive News » Commentary » News detail Email This Story Welcome to our registration page. Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, which is expected to sell for $40,000 when it goes on sales in the U.S. | ?? |

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Weve kept the summary table below generally up-to-date for passenger PHEVs, but not for BEVs, motorcycles or larger vehicles like buses and trucks. 1,000 pre-orders for small production runs in 2009 and 2010starting 4th quarter 2009. See Chevy Volt for latest.

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