Very cheap, low-range electric cars key for China, India: Nissan CEO Ghosn

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Discussing plans for India and China. China India Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Renault-NissanCarlos Ghosn, who runs automakers Nissan and Renault, is one of the few auto executives who'll regularly take questions from a roomful of more than 100 journalists. At last week's New York Auto Show, many of the questions concerned plans by the Renault Nissan Alliance for more and higher-volume electric cars.

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India's ambitious goal: all electric vehicles on roads by 2030

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emissions India energy policy plug-in cars transportation policySeveral countries have committed to putting more electric cars on their roads in the near future as a way to reduce air pollution and combat climate change. But what if one country—and a very large one at that—decided to make every car on its roads electric inside of 15 years? That's the incredibly ambitious goal now being proposed by.

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India, EU ratify Paris climate agreement: takes effect next month

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The tipping point was reached when India and the 28 members of the European Union ratified. Europe emissions India EU climate change air pollutionLast December, representatives form 195 countries met in Paris to negotiate an agreement to address climate change on a global scale. Almost a year later, enough countries have now formally ratified that agreement in order that it can officially take effect.

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India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

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emissions China government India climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policyChina made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline engines. While Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K. have adopted different timetables for various versions of such a ban, China is both the world's most populous.

Electric cars about to be profitable, says India's Mahindra

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India Mahindra plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) revaThe market for electric cars continues to grow, but vehicles powered by fossil fuels remain dominant across the globe. Many analysts believe electric cars will reach price parity with vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines sometime within the next decade. Indian maker Mahindra, however, says its own small, limited-range electric cars are.

Intelligent Energy announces US$1.8B deal for ~27K telecom towers in India; fuel cell power for ~70%; landmark in fuel cell deployment

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Essential Energy , a subsidiary of Intelligent Energy in India, will assume the power management for the towers—a figure equivalent to 50% of the UK’s telecom towers and 13% of the US’. This deal sets a significant precedent for shaping India’s energy future.

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Ford gives India an EcoBoost

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The emerging automotive market of India is to receive an environmentally friendly lift – with Ford bringing its global EcoBoost powertrain technology to the country for the first time. Ford Green cars Latest news ecoboost ecoboost engine Ford EcoBoost Ford EcoSport indiaIt will debut a new three cylinder, 1.0litre EcoBoost engine in the all-new Ford EcoSport. Despite a small capacity the engine delivers performance comparable to that [.].

India's Mahindra To Build Electric Two-Wheeler In Michigan

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A little slice of India will soon be moving into Michigan, with the announcement that Mahindra will produce an electric two-wheeler at a factory in Ann Arbor. India''s Mahindra Group is investing in a 37,000 square-foot facility to produce the GenZe electric scooter. A small step-through scooter with a large storage box above the rear wheel, GenZe

Tuk-Tuk turns to hydrogen fuel in India

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A new affordable hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, based on the classic Tuk Tuk design, has been unveiled at the Auto Expo Motor Show in India this week.

India plans new fuel efficiency standards

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India has set its sights on new fuel efficiency standards with the introduction of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that give manufacturers until 2015 to increase fuel economy to an average of 40.7mpg. Green cars Latest news CAFE standard fuel economy fuel economy standards india

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India's new four-door Mahindra Reva e2o electric car to be exported

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India Mahindra neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars revaIndian automaker Mahindra is little known in the U.S., but it is one of the larger players in its home market. Mahindra's Indian-market lineup is mostly made up of trucks and SUVs, but it also sells the tiny Reva e2o electric car. It recently unveiled a new four-door hatchback version, called the e2o Plus, that will be sold alongside the existing.

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1.0-liter EcoBoost engine for India to debut in new Ford EcoSport

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Ford is bringing its global EcoBoost powertrain technology to India for the first time with the debut of the 3-cylinder, 1.0L The new EcoSport will be produced at flexible assembly plants in Brazil, India, and other markets to be announced at a later time. Engines India

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Greaves and Pinnacle partner to launch opposed-piston gasoline/CNG lean burn engine for 3-wheelers

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Greaves Cotton Limited, one of the leading engineering companies in India with core competencies in diesel and gasoline engines, farm equipment and gensets, and Pinnacle Engines, the developer of a high compression ratio, four-stroke, spark-ignited (SI), opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture engine ( earlier post ), announced a technology partnership for the launch of a novel opposed-piston gasoline/CNG lean burn BSVI-compliant engine for 3-wheelers in India.

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Ford becomes first carmaker to report on emissions in India

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India has the worst air pollution problem in the entire world, and one of the key sources of its problem is the growing number of vehicles on its roads.

Mahindra Reva e2o: Living With India's Most Modern Electric Car

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In India though, electric car sales are much smaller--despite a population of over 1.2 In just three years or so, the number of plug-in cars on U.S. roads has gone from just a few thousand to over 160,000 units, with over a dozen different models available to consumers. billion. And just one single electric car model is on sale right now to Indian

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Gasoline demand rises in U.S., China, and India; more growth expected

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Green Gasoline India fuel consumption oil supply and demandGasoline prices, which fell below $2 a gallon in many parts of the United States over the winter, have been slowly rising again. And given the supply-and-demand equations in the global oil industry, that means that demand has risen as supplies have stayed steady or fallen. So even though Saudi Arabia has refused to constrain its production to.

Is This Tata The Smallest Roadworthy Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle In The World?

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The company known for the tiny Nano--as well as its for its stewardship of Jaguar Land Rover--unveiled a fuel-cell version of its Magic Iris microvan at AutoExpo India. Tata hydrogen India hydrogen fuel cellIndian automaker Tata Motors may have built the world's smallest roadworthy hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The Tata Magic Iris Ziva is based on a small commercial vehicle that--like.

Indian capital to cancel registrations of diesel cars 10 years or older, immediately

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India's top environmental court is taking aggressive action to curb air pollution in the country's capital city. DON'T MISS: India's ambitious. emissions India transportation policyNew Delhi authorities were ordered by the courts on Monday to cancel the registrations of diesel cars produced 10 or more years ago. The order from the New Green Tribunal (NGT) takes effect immediately.

News in brief: Suzuki to boost low emission engines in India

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Small vehicle specialist Suzuki will soon increase its engine output capacity in India, according to a report in the Nikkei. Tags: Green cars Latest news Suzuki india low emission engines small cars small vehicles The company will put out more than 1.25million units a year – an increase of around 30 per cent – after investing around 10billion yen to install a production line capable of churning out 300,000 units [.].

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Electric shuttle bus launched for US, China and India

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If you live in the USA, China or India then you could soon be travelling on a very different type of bus, after Colorado-based American Electric Vehicles (AEV) developed a 6.3m electric shuttle bus. The vehicle, which can carry 18 passengers, has been launched with these primary markets in mind having just completed efficiency testing [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news AEV AEV shuttle bus American Electric Vehicles Compact Power Dr Dan Rivers electric buses electric shuttle buses

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

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India Germany Norway New car sales plug-in cars The Netherlands transportation policyPlug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries. Multiple countries have announced plans to end the sale of new internal-combustion cars as a way to cut carbon emissions. DON'T.

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IH2 biomass to drop-in fuels technology demonstration plant to be built in India

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Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd (SIMPL) will proceed with the installation of a 5 tonne/day IH2 technology demonstration plant on the site of SIMPL’s new Technology Centre in Bangalore, India. SIMPL will build, operate and own the demonstration scale IH2 plant. IH2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermo-chemical process which converts a broad range of forestry/agricultural residues and municipal wastes directly into renewable hydrocarbon transportation fuels and/or blend stocks.

India to become third largest automotive market

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Having already surpassed France, the UK and Italy and establishing itself as the sixth largest automotive market in the world, India is now expected to become the third largest by 2020. That’s the prediction of a special report entitled “India Automotive 2020: The Next Giant from Asia” released by JD Power and Associates. Cars Green cars Latest news automotive market india Indian automotive market JD Power and Associates

Is The 2015 Honda Fit Sedan India's Just-Launched Honda City?

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Yesterday, Honda Cars India unveiled the latest version of the Honda City, a subcompact sedan sold in developing We know what the all-new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback will look like; that car was unveiled in Japan last July, and then went on sale in September there. But have we now seen what the sedan model of the 2015 Fit will look like as well?

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Berkeley Lab study finds hybrids more fuel efficient in India, China than in US

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Improvement in fuel consumption in India of a hybrid vehicle over a conventional vehicle. They found that driving a hybrid would achieve fuel savings of about 47 to 48% over a conventional car in India and about 53 to 55% in China. India study. EVs in India.

J.D. Power study pegs India as 3rd largest vehicle market by 2020; small car focus

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India surpassed France, the United Kingdom and Italy to become the sixth-largest automotive market in the world in 2010, and it is expected to become one of the three largest automotive markets in the world by 2020, according to a special report titled “India Automotive 2020: The Next Giant from Asia,” released by J.D. million light vehicles (passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles) were sold in India in 2010, up from just 700,000 light vehicles sold in 2000.

IH2 technology licensed to India-based SunLight Fuels; liquid hydrocarbon fuels from bagasse

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Sunlight Fuels Private Limited (Sunlight Fuels), headquartered in New Delhi, India, has entered into a second-stage Front End Loading (FEL-2) license agreement for IH 2 (Integrated Hydropyrolysis and Hydroconversion) technology with a Singapore-based affiliate of CRI Catalyst Company LP (CRI), a global catalyst technology company of the Shell Group. The Sunlight Fuels agreement is the first IH 2 FEL-2 license granted in India for a commercial-scale plant.

Tiny SUVs Shown By Chevy, VW, Honda At India Auto Expo

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At the 2014 India Auto Expo in New Delhi, automakers debuted a crop of concept models with sport-utility vehicle styling and packaging--if not genuine off-road all-wheel-drive abilities--in even smaller vehicle segments than we''ve seen so far. Automotive fashion plates now have a new trend to follow: very small SUVs.

New Clean-Ish Diesel For World's Oldest Production Car (In India)

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But the Ambassador--fondly known as the "Amby"--is both India''s de facto taxi cab and the oldest production car in the world. You''ve likely never heard of a Hindustan Ambassador--and unless you''re an old British-car geek, you''ve certainly never seen a Morris Oxford Series III. Now it''s been fitted with a new, cleaner diesel engine to allow it to

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UMD-led study finds China’s SO2 emissions down 75% since 2007, India’s up 50%; India may now be the top SO2 emitter

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Although China and India remain the world’s largest consumers of coal, a new University of Maryland-led study found that China’s sulfur dioxide emissions fell by 75% since 2007, while India’s emissions increased by 50%. China Coal Emissions India Policy Regulations

Transocean sets world water-depth drilling record in 10,385 feet of water off India

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announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig of 10,385 feet (3,165 meters) of water while working for ONGC off the East coast of India. This surpasses Transocean’s prior world record of 10,194 feet (3,107 meters) of water set by the KG1’s sister rig, Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 in 2011 while working for Reliance in India. Transocean Ltd.

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Australia CSIRO and India CSIR launch A$6M partnership on dimethyl ether

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Australia’s CSIRO and its equivalent in India, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR ), have launched a three-year, A$6-million (US$5.6-million) collaboration focused on improving processes involved in the production of dimethyl ether (DME), a clean-burning synthetic liquid fuel. The project is being jointly funded by the Australian and Indian governments, through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund ( AISRF ) as one of the latest Grand Challenge winners.

Researchers find magnetite nanoparticles similar to those from traffic pollution in brain; possible link with Alzheimer’s

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India study. Separately, a team from Argentina and India had reported earlier this year on the magnetic properties of air-suspended particles in 38 cities from south India. Rajkumar (2016) “Magnetic properties of air suspended particles in thirty eight cities from south India,” Atmospheric Pollution Research , Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 626-637 doi: 10.1016/j.apr.2016.02.008. Emissions Engines Europe Health India Latin America

Daimler says goodbye to Tata Motors

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Tags: Latest news Mercedes Tata Daimler Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Daimler shares in Tata india Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz India Tata Motors

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Indian Government Adds Electric-Car Purchase Incentives To Boost Sales

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Now, India is trying to do just that with a national. India incentives Mahindra plug-in cars reva transportation policyGovernment incentives have been vital to electric-car adoption in the many countries that have enacted them so far. Offering cash or tax reductions for buying electric cars, or offering perks like parking or carpool lane access, can go along away toward getting hesitant buyers over the hump.

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Air Products India wins contract for solar-powered hydrogen fueling station

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Air Products has been awarded a contract with India’s University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) to build the country’s first solar-powered renewable hydrogen fueling station. UPES is executing this project in collaboration with Indian Oil and it is entirely funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Government of India. Once complete, the UPES project will mark the third Air Products hydrogen fueling station operating in India.

Toyota and Suzuki partnering on EVs in India

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Additionally, Toyota and Suzuki intend to conduct a comprehensive study of activities for the widespread acceptance and popular use of EVs in India. Under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is endeavoring to rapidly promote an automotive transition to EVs.

VTT-led project to develop enzymes found in India’s wildfire-prone areas for biorefineries; IndZyme

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Micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone rainforests of India are an potential resources for biochemical production, as they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire. The unique culture collection of IndZyme partner VINSTROM (India) containing fungi isolated from fire-prone forests will be used as a source for enzyme screening. The project is part of the EU’s Inno Indigo program, which aims to increase research cooperation between Europe and India.

India inaugurates first solar-powered H2 fueling station; power-to-gas

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India’s first solar-powered hydrogen fueling station, supplied by Air Products was inaugurated recently at an event with chief guest Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, in conjunction with Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Minister of New and Renewable Energy. The project was also implemented by India’s University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) and funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Government of India.

India adopts National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020; 6-7M electrified vehicles by 2020, total investment up to $4.1B

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India’s National Council for Electric Mobility (NCEM) has adopted the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020), which is the mission document for National Mission for Electric Mobility (NMEM). The NEMMP 2020 lays the vision, sets the targets and provides the roadmap for achieving significant penetration of electric vehicles (including hybrids) in India by 2020. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hybrids India Policy