India to Move Forward With Fuel Economy Standards

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The government of India will implement automotive fuel economy standards. The norms will be developed on the basis of mileage that petrol and diesel vehicles give, sources in the road transport and highway ministry told TOI. Times of India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) will formulate the norms and notify them under the Energy Conservation Act while the surface transport ministry will ensure the implementation.

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Fuel economy standards to hit fuel tax

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There may be one negative knock-on effect of improving the fuel economy standards of our vehicles: fuel tax revenues could slump massively. According to a report by the Congressional Budget Office (logo, pictured), fuel economy standards proposed for 2017-2025 would cut revenues from petrol tax by 21 per cent in 2040. Green cars Green credentials Latest news Congressional Budget Office fuel consumption fuel economy fuel tax green cars

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Restyled VW Scirocco makes debut at Geneva; up to 19% better fuel economy

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The restyled Volkswagen Scirocco will debut in Geneva, featuring a new range of engines that offer up to 276 hp yet also promise fuel efficiency improvements of up to 19%. The Scirocco offers a choice of six new turbocharged direct-injection gasoline and diesel engines, all of which meet EU6 emissions standards and return between 57.4 The previous 2.0-liter TSI 210 PS (207 hp) has been replaced with a 220 PS (217 hp) unit that is also 19% more fuel efficient.

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India to introduce new fuel efficiency standards

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India plans to introduce new fuel efficiency standards; the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards will give auto manufacturers time until 2015 to increase fuel economy from the current average of 14.1 With it, cars will have one to five star labels depending on their fuel efficiency. The draft fuel efficiency standard based on CAFE will be notified in May, a Road Transport ministry official told HT. Hindustan Times.

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Downsized 5.5L V8 Biturbo in S 63 AMG Delivers 25% Fuel Savings Compared to Predecessor; Stop-Start is Standard

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mpg US) (NEDC combined consumption, provisional figure)—a fuel savings of 25% compared to the current S63 AMG. An intelligently designed power transfer plays a major part in this: the unique AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission combines dynamism with economy, and includes a new stop-start function in the “Controlled Efficiency” driving mode. “For the first time we have combined spray-guided direct petrol injection with turbocharging.

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What is the difference between BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs?

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BEVs are better for the planet , emitting 80% less Co2 than an equivalent petrol vehicle in New Zealand. An ICEV is a vehicle that is powered by regular internal combustion engines; think of your typical ‘car’ that is filled up with petrol or diesel.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Plug-in SUV saves money, comes at a cost

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It shares an all-new platform with the purely petrol Outlander version. Under the PHEV’s bonnet there’s a 2.4-litre combustion petrol engine allied with twin electric motors, a 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack and all-wheel-drive.

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Camry in Europe features new 2.0L engine with VVT-iW for both Atkinson and Otto cycles; 13% lower fuel consumption

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The 2014 Camry in Europe is benefitting from a new, Euro V-compliant, 4-cylinder, 1,998 cc, 16v, DOHC petrol engine mated to a 6-speed Multi-mode automatic transmission which replaces the existing 2.0-liter unit and its 4-speed automatic transmission. mpg US), fuel consumption is a substantial 13% less than that of the outgoing engine. VVT-iW features standard VVT-i on the exhaust valves and VVT-iW on the intake side. The 2.5-liter unit offers fuel consumption of 7.8

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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Two separate reports highlight the ongoing improvement in vehicle technologies and the growing trend toward consumers purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles in the US and in Europe. MPG: A Progress Report on Achievability ”—of the response of consumers and automakers as both begin to experience the effects of the newly adopted federal fuel economy standard. Europe Fuel Efficiency Market Background Policy

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Honeywell Expects Turbocharged Engine Segment to Double by 2015

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Tightening fuel economy and emissions standards worldwide, coupled with consumer demand for affordable, more fuel efficient vehicles, have automakers looking increasingly to turbocharging, which can deliver up to 20% better fuel economy on gas vehicles, and up to 40% better fuel economy on diesel vehicles, with no compromise on performance and at a significant cost discount to hybrid and electric vehicles.

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University College Dublin Study finds Prius IV hybrids drive >60% of the time in zero-emissions mode under Irish conditions

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With the exception of GPS information, all measurements, including fuel consumption, were obtained directly from the standard Toyota sensors and on- board computer systems. Other key findings of the study: An average fuel consumption of 4.92 The fuel consumption figure, and the computed CO 2 figure, are in close agreement with the newly introduced world-wide harmonized light vehicle test (WLTP) figures for the Toyota Prius IV vehicle that have been published by Toyota.

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Recent on-road real-world emission testing in India highlights disparity between cycles, gasoline and diesel

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Red dotted lines represent the corresponding Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) NO x emission standard according to vehicle type: 0.08 NO x aftertreatment included three-way catalyst (TWC) for the petrol car, and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for both diesel cars. Real driving emissions during PEMS testing showed a substantial increase compared to MIDC emission standard values. Fuel economy was 20 to 25% lower under RDE for all 3 vehicles when compared to type-approval values.

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EV myths busted: Are electric vehicles actually good for the environment?

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With the introduction of the Clean Car Discount in 2022, the skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel across the country and the increasing number of electric vehicles available in New Zealand, we are seeing more EVs on our roads than ever before.

Ford Rolls Out New Powertrain Lineup for Europe

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Ford has also updated its Duratorq TDCi diesel engines for 2010 to deliver even higher efficiency, with improved performance, fuel economy and refinement. New higher-pressure common-rail fuel injection systems with advanced multi-hole injectors. The more efficient combustion system enables these engines to meet Euro 5 emissions standards, while at the same time delivering reduced fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. The 1.6L EcoBoost gasoline engine.

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Drive Electric Submission on the Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document

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Many leading markets and car manufacturers have committed to effectively phasing out fossil fuel powered light vehicles. Do you support the target to reduce the emissions intensity of transport fuel by 15 per cent by 2035, and the associated actions? .

EV myths busted: Are electric vehicles actually good for the environment?

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With the introduction of the Clean Car Discount in 2022, the skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel across the country and the increasing number of electric vehicles available in New Zealand, we are seeing more EVs on our roads than ever before.

Audi using supplementary port fuel injection to address particulates from gasoline direct injection

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In part-load operation, the indirect injection supplements direct gasoline injection to improve fuel economy and to reduce the output of particulates from the engine. The EU has set a standard for 6 × 10 12 number/km limits between 2014 and 2017, tightening to 6 × 10 11 number/km. GDI technology provides fuel efficiency benefits from charge air cooling, more facile turbocharging, and the downsizing that these permit. Elements of the dual injection system.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the US will offer new 4-cylinder diesel; new 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine in other markets

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Mercedes-Benz has introduced the updated 2014 E-Class Sedan and Wagon, featuring an array of new driver assistance systems in addition to new fuel efficient engines. Both the E-Class sedan and wagon offer a range of gasoline and diesel engines, all coming with the ECO start/stop system as standard equipment. If the driver shifts up or down manually, the transmission independently switches back to the fuel-efficient automatic shift mode after a pre-determined period of time elapses.

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Toyota reduces fuel consumption and emissions across the new Auris range; 13% average reduction in CO2 compared to predecessors; gasoline, diesel and hybrid

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Aerodynamic improvements, weight savings and engine enhancements have reduced fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions across the range. The new Auris’ powertrain line-up, which now features a choice of an improved full hybrid or two gasoline and two diesel engines offering the performance- and economy-enhancing benefits of Toyota Optimal Drive. Fuel consumption is 5.4 When equipped with the manual transmission, the unit returns a combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.9

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OECD paper presents and analyzes policies and programs to foster market growth of green cars

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While alternative fuel vehicles can potentially provide an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and threats to air quality and human health; enhancing the energy security of countries; and providing governments with new sources of economic growth and competitiveness, there are a number of specific barriers retarding the development of the market, according to a detailed policy paper newly published by the OECD as part of its “Green Growth” series.

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New Gasoline Direct Injection Engines in Mercedes-Benz CL- and S-Class Vehicles Cut Fuel Consumption By Up to 24%, Increase Output by Up to 12.5%

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Central to this enhanced efficiency is the newly developed BlueDIRECT technology with third-generation spray-guided gasoline direct injection in combination with a standard-fit start/stop function and the new the friction-optimized 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic transmission featuring new torque converter technology. Despite substantial extra power, the Mercedes developers were able to cut the combined fuel consumption of the S 500 BlueEFFICIENCY noticeably.

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Volkswagen Group introducing Modular Transverse Matrix this year; new engine families, lighter weight construction, powertrain flexibility

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The Modular Transverse Matrix standardizes many vehicle component parameters across brands and vehicle classes. In addition to standardizing conventional internal combustion engines, the MQB also enables an identical mounting position for all current alternative drive concepts without limitations, from natural gas and hybrid versions to the pure electric drive. At low and medium load, two of the cylinders are shut off, which reduces fuel consumption in the EU driving cycle by 0.4

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Could E85 be a cheaper alternative to diesel?

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At the 2009 SAE World Congress, a Ford study revealed that a separate E85 direct injection boosting system combined with a petroleum port fuel injection makes an engine more efficient in its use of petroleum - and can be viewed as a more cost effective alternative to diesel. The idea behind E85 boosting is that ethanol suppresses knock due to the large cooling effect it has on the air-fuel mixture when it is directly injected into the cylinder.

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Hyundai launches Elantra hybrid

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The vehicle has some impressive environmental credentials - it emits 90 per cent fewer emissions than its equivalent standard petrol powered Elantra and qualifies as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle as it emits just 99g/km of carbon dioxide (CO2). Its fuel economy rating is 42mpg with a petrol equivalent economy of 51mpg.

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Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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For the mobility of the future, we are deliberately not committing ourselves to one solitary form of drive system, but to a coexistence of efficient and clean petrol engines, diesels, plug-in hybrids, battery and hydrogen drive systems. This allows fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology. The as-standard particulate filter is the only part of the exhaust system that is under the floor. Particulate filter for gasoline engines as standard.

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Audi to debut three vehicles at Frankfurt

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TFSI: Part of Audi’s philosophy in addressing efficiency is downsizing and so it’s no surprise to see a new turbocharged petrol direct injection 1.2 Both versions can reach 118mph and have an average fuel economy of 42.8mpg while emitting 127g/km of carbon dioxide (CO2). It complies with the emission limits of the EU’s Euro 6 standard that is expected to come to law in 2014.

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New BMW 3 Series includes a new 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo, 8-speed automatic and start-stop; ActiveHybrid 3 model in 2012

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BMW is applying a range of technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. On the most-efficient end of the scale, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition, with peak output of 120 kW/163 hp, offers average fuel consumption in the EU driving cycle of 4.1 Power is delivered to the rear wheels either via a standard-fitted six-speed manual transmission or, optionally, via an eight-speed automatic. Average fuel consumption of the BMW 328i in the EU test cycle is 6.4

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Hyundai-Kia takes hybrid programme forward

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Soo-Jin Hong of the company’s research and development planning team stated that a CVT was needed because of its infinite number of gear ratios that would allow the company to optimise fuel consumption according to the driving conditions. According to Hyundai-Kia statistics, the CVT contributes around a seven per cent fuel efficiency gain compared to standard four speed automatics, which in turn allows for a smoother shift feel.

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The next-generation Toyota Prius

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The Hybrid Synergy Drive (2004 International Engine of the Year, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Green Engine of the Year) has been comprehensively revised and improved, with more than 90 per cent of its components redesigned to create a lighter, more compact system, with a focus on increased power, further reductions in real-world fuel consumption and improved cold weather operation. Prius easily exceeds the Euro 5 emissions standards, producing 89g/km of CO2.

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Researchers look into plug-in hybrid fuel consumption

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Now, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, along with researchers from both the Idaho National Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory, are developing and testing a method that will predict the real-world fuel and electricity consumption of these vehicles. Plug-in hybrids need different rules to conventional vehicles because they run on both petrol and electricity.

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Will the future be green for Chrysler?

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Fiat has now brought two of its greenest - and most impressive - innovations to Chrysler in the form of the Fiat 500 and the Multi-Air, a new engine technology that boosts fuel economy by at least 10 per cent. It will be available in four versions - the standard hatchback, a 500CC convertible, a station wagon and a sporty 500 Abarth from Fiat’s racing partner. It’s fair to say that Chrysler has taken more than its fair share of hits in recent months.

Toyota extend iQ range

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Equipped with Toyota’s new Multidrive CVT system, fuel economy is just as good, while emissions rise slightly to 120g/km, but remain within Band B. The iQ range is famed as currently the greenest mass-produced petrol cars. Toyota has extended its iQ range for the first time since its launch with the introduction to the line-up of a 1.33-litre engine.

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The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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Confirming future increases in fuel duty. The new fuel economy label which confirms the new VED rates will be available for download from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) website [link]. From April 2010 the new 13 bands will be further separated out to strengthen the environmental message and first-year rates of VED* will be introduced to further persuade new vehicle purchasers to choose lower emitting, more fuel efficient cars. Company Car Fuel Benefit.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Has shown some concept fuel-cell PHEVs. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Honda Sees PHEVs as having "unnecessary fuel engine and fuel tank;" promises all-electrics "assuming we can come up with a really high-performing battery that we are working on currently." Blue Concept PHEV Van with diesel or hydrogen fuel cells and rooftop photovoltaic.

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