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% Gasoline and diesel cars. Diesel now holds a market share of 29.9% (down from 33.2% of the total EU car market.

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DOE: gasoline direct injection engine technology showing very rapid adoption; 48.5% market share after 9 years

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Gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology has seen very rapid adoption in the US since its first significant use, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). market share. Engines Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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Gasoline direct injection was the most widely adopted emerging fuel saving technology in 2018: 51%

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Manufacturers have been adopting technologies that improve the efficiency of light-duty vehicles and allow them to achieve greater fuel economy. Eight of the largest manufacturers installed GDI in more than 75% of the vehicles they produced, with several near or at 100%.

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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Japan's third-largest automaker is considering the move as consumers are increasingly switching to fuel-efficient cars due to high gasoline prices, spokesman Mitsuru Yonekawa said, declining to give further details. Tags: manufacturers

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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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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). This drop was offset by an increase in the sale of gasoline engined vehicles.

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Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “

2019 138

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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Corning hits 1-million-unit milestone with gasoline particulate filter production

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Corning Incorporated’s Environmental Technologies business reached a significant production milestone at its Kaiserslautern, Germany manufacturing facility with the production of its 1 millionth Corning DuraTrap GC gasoline particulate filter (GPF) for automotive emissions control.

2018 88

National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses use of isobutanol in marine fuel market

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol. The research and subsequent resolution to move forward formally with butanol as an industry-wide biofuel alternative comes as the industry focuses on addressing the congressionally-mandated Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requiring 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel to be blended into the gasoline supply by 2022.

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. Initial target markets are expected to include the marine and off-road markets in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. and isobutanol-blended gasoline becomes more established at retail outlets, Musket expects to expand its purchase quantities. Later, Musket also anticipates expanding distribution into its core Oklahoma market. Gevo, Inc.

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

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of new-car registrations, according to data from ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Gasoline cars accounted for 57.3% of the EU market, while electrically?chargeable powered vehicles (APV) combined held a market share of 13.2%.

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R?sselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency gasoline engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall). Market-introduction will begin in 2022. The new generation of engines is designated for use in all Groupe PSA brands in China, Europe and North America, meeting the future emission standards of these markets.

2018 69

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start gasoline-engined Yaris export to North America in 2013

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As of May 2013, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) will start building its successful Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. This investment is required to build the car to the specific requirements of the new market, including the installation of a North American specific 1.5-liter gasoline engine, automatic transmission, differences in the rear bumper, as well as other items linked to specific local regulations.

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.

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PSA Group outlines powertrain production strategy: gasoline PHEVs, EVs and next-gen diesel and gasoline engines

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As part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan ( earlier post ), PSA Group will focus on diversifying its offerings with plug-in hybrid gasoline systems and next-generation electric powertrains. At the same time, the Group will continue to develop next-generation internal combustion engines, both gasoline and diesel. Electric (Battery) Engines Europe Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins

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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.

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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.

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Ethanol production in Germany fell 12.88% last year from 2018; market share of E10 up 1 percentage point

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The German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) has published the 2019 market data for the production and consumption of certified sustainable bioethanol. In a fuel market that increased again slightly in 2019 with gasoline sales of 18.0

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Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

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At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil the Volvo XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept. To make the plug-in technology viable for buyers in the US and China, Volvo notes , it needs to feature a gasoline engine.

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Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

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More than 2 million employees in the sector worked with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2018, up 1.4% The “Gasoline and Diesel Motor Vehicles” category excludes freight transport. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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BMW Dadong plant closing in on standard production of iX3 EV

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The BMW Group will release the new BMW iX3 EV ( earlier post )onto the market by the end of 2020. The testing required for homologation of the new BMW iX3 has now been successfully completed and the results submitted to the regulatory authorities in key automotive markets.

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Volkswagen Zwickau car factory now producing only electric models

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The last model with a combustion engine—a seventh-generation Golf R Estate with 2.0-liter gasoline engine—left the assembly line on Friday at the Zwickau car factory. The market launch of the ID.3 In addition to the Zwickau vehicle plant, Volkswagen Sachsen has two other locations in Saxony: The Chemnitz engine plant produces, among other things, modern direct gasoline injectors. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

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GM India to Manufacture 1.0L Diesel and 1.2L Gasoline Beat Engines at Talegaon Plant

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GM India will manufacture the 1.0-liter diesel for the Beat small car at its Talegaon manufacturing facility near Pune. The auto major will also manufacture its 1.2-litre gasoline engine from the same facility, which will be introduced at the end of this year, [General Motors India Vice-President (Sales, Marketing & Services) Ankush Arora] said. This manufacturing plant at Talegaon has a capacity to produce 1,60,000 engines. “By

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Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. galons US), the largest batch yet produced—of synthetic Audi e-gasoline for initial engine tests. Audi “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) is essentially a liquid isooctane. Since 2013, the brand with the four rings has been offering renewable Audi e-gas on the market.

2018 73

Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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The researchers assessed the gaseous, particulate, and genotoxic pollutants from two current technology gasoline direct injection vehicles when tested in their original configuration and with a catalyzed gasoline particulate filter (GPF).

2018 113

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

Motiv Power Systems electric EPIC chassis to be assembled by Detroit Custom Chassis alongside gasoline-powered Ford F-59 chassis

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With the scale we are focused on achieving in order to meet market demand, this represents a significant step forward for Motiv. Electric (Battery) ManufacturingMotiv Power Systems (Motiv), the leading provider of all-electric medium-duty fleet chassis, announced a commitment from Detroit Custom Chassis LLC (DCC) to install Motiv’s all-electric EPIC chassis on the base Ford F-59 platform, which is assembled by its affiliate Detroit Chassis Plant (DCP), both owned by Spectra.

2019 73

Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3D printing for car manufacturing

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Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering research and development (ER&D) firm Altran.

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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has made significant investment in hydrogen and fuel cell research and development (R&D) over the last decade, helping to cut fuel cell cost in half and enabling the commercialization of fuel cells for several early market applications.

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UMTRI study finds US diesel vehicles generally have lower total cost of ownership than gasoline vehicles

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Diesel vehicles generally saved owners between $2,000 to $6,000 in total ownership costs during a three to five year period when compared to similar gasoline vehicles, according to data compiled by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Diesel Market Background

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CARB staff proposing amendments to Fill Pipes specs for gasoline-fueled cars

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing amendments to the Fill Pipes Specifications to help ensure new motor vehicle fill pipes continue to be compatible and to form a good seal with Phase II recovery nozzles that are certified for use at California gasoline stations, thereby reducing overpressure. Problematic interfacing between gasoline dispensing facility (GDF) nozzles and some newer vehicle fill pipes cause excess air ingestion at the nozzle.

2018 76

CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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The federal subsidy significantly favors larger battery packs to a stronger degree than their potential for additional gasoline savings. If the purpose of existing federal PHEV subsidies is to reduce gasoline consumption, this implies that the policy subsidizes 4 kWh battery PHEVs at ~$1.25

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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To derive the emissions figure, T&E said that it made a number of assumptions for their calculations: The average gasoline lifetime driving distance of 175,000 km (108,740 miles) is taken as the starting point. T&E used the latest real-world fuel consumption figures for diesel and gasoline: 6.3

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EPA’s annual automotive trends report shows slight increase in fuel economy from MY2017 to MY2018

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The report found that over the last five years, 11 of the 14 largest manufacturers improved both estimated real-world CO 2 emissions and fuel economy of their new vehicle fleets. Tesla improved fuel economy (as measured in miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent, or mpge).

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Study finds behavior-influencing policies remain critical for mass market success of low-carbon vehicles

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Yet, despite ambitious pledges and investments by governments and automakers, it is by no means clear that these vehicles will ultimately reach mass-market consumers.

2018 106

Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. Compared with other gasoline engines, the intake valves of the 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion in global markets.

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BMW Group plans > €30B on future-oriented technologies up to 2025; all-electric 7 Series model coming

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The BMW Group is already today a leading manufacturer and supplier of electrified vehicles and is currently in the process of expanding its range significantly. The growing proportion of electrified vehicles is also driving up manufacturing costs.

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Ford CEO Unveils New Figo for India Market and Export Sales, New Manufacturing Plant in China with Changan

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Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally revealed the new Ford Figo, the anticipated new car to be produced in India and targeted at the India and export market. The new Ford Figo will be manufactured at Ford’s expanded integrated manufacturing facility near Chennai, which is undergoing a $500 million transformation to become a regional center of excellence for Ford small car production. Tags: China Fuel Efficiency India Vehicle Manufacturers The Ford Figo.

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Efficient Drivetrains develops PHEV SUV for Asian market

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EDI’s PHEV SUV is capable of driving more than 800 km (497 miles) on a single tank of gasoline, compared to the less than 600-km (373-mile) range of a standard vehicle of the same class. The company is also in discussions with several auto manufacturers for incremental development projects.

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First sales of isobutanol-blended gasoline at marina pumps

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announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first US marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump. Gevo is now working to strategically roll out its marine fuel blend to marinas on other lakes including Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake, as the company ramps up isobutanol sales to marine, outdoor equipment and off-road vehicle markets. Gevo, Inc.

2015 73

German automotive companies launch “clean-diesel” marketing campaign in US

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Six German automotive companies—passenger car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen, and the supplier Bosch— launched their first joint campaign for diesels in the US. they will argue for the advantages of modern diesel passenger car technology over gasoline engines in terms of cleanliness, consumption and performance. The new vehicle market share of light-duty diesels in the US is quite low (2.6%) compared with a diesel share of 55% in Western Europe.

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Gulf MARINE fuel with isobutanol meets new biofuel recommendations from National Marine Manufacturers Association

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Gulf Racing Fuels announced that its Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol ( earlier post ) is one of the first fuels on the market to comply with the recent biofuel recommendations issued last week by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). ratio to gasoline. allowed for on-road gasoline.

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