Toyota and Suzuki to start discussing joint projects for technological development, vehicle production, and market development; India and Africa

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) agreed to start discussing new joint projects in the fields of technological development, vehicle production, and market development. After having concluded a memorandum of understanding toward business partnership on 6 February 2017 ( earlier post ), Toyota and Suzuki have been pursuing concrete forms of cooperation and have announced the mutual supply of vehicles for the Indian market ( earlier post ) and other joint efforts.

Hyundai Motor Group invests $300M in India’s largest mobility service provider Ola

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Hyundai Motor Group and India-based Ola—one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms— announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will make their biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider. Hyundai will proactively respond to market changes and persistently innovate to deliver greater value to our customers. India Mobility services

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UQM Technologies receives initial order from Ashok Leyland for 51 electric drivetrains for transit bus applications; entry into India market

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announced its first purchase order from Ashok Leyland, a major India commercial vehicle manufacturer. The purchase order is for 51 UQM PowerPhase eDT systems to be shipped during 2018 for a demonstration program for electric transit buses in India. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty India

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Mahindra and Ford to explore strategic cooperation to drive profitable growth in India and other emerging markets

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Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have agreed to explore a strategic alliance designed to leverage the benefits of Ford’s global reach and expertise and Mahindra’s scale in India and successful operating model. Distribution within India; improving Ford’s reach within India. Global emerging markets; improving Mahindra’s reach outside of India. —Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president of Global Markets.

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

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Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the automaker doesn't currently sell cars. India Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications. The JV will focus on e-transport, on stationary energy storage systems and speciality storage markets. Batteries India

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Hyundai Motor expands mobility service in India through strategic investment in Revv

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Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with - , India’s fastest growing self-drive car-sharing company, to develop an innovative car-sharing service and conduct creative marketing activities in India. The strategic investment and partnership will enable both Hyundai Motor and Revv to build competency and the technology necessary for leading the future mobility market in India—an evolving market showing exponential growth, expanding from USD 900 million in 2016 to USD 1.5

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EIA: India’s steel industry dominated by electric-based processes; intensive coal use for DRI

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India is the third-largest steel producer in the world after China and Japan, having surpassed other large steel-making countries such as the United States, Russia, and South Korea over the previous decade, according to the World Steel Association. Coal India Manufacturing Materials

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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

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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.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01

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

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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. India Mahindra neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars revaIndian automaker Mahindra is little known in the U.S., It recently unveiled a new four-door hatchback version, called the e2o Plus, that will be sold alongside the existing.

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GM reveals electric car production number in 2010.in India

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Reva has been selling small EVs in India and England for the past few years. According to a report in the Business Standard of India, GM plans to sell 4000 electric Sparks in India in 2010.

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Toyota to sell electric cars in China, use Suzuki EVs in India, from 2020: report

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Mostly, that shift is due to China and India—two major auto markets that call for phasing out the internal-combustion. China India Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toyota made its future battery-electric car project public this past April after an "agonizing" decision to depart from its sole focus on a future powered by hydrogen fuel cells as its sole zero-emission vehicle technology.

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Suzuki to partner with Proton in Malaysia; new 2-cylinder 0.8L diesel for compacts in India

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This engine will be installed on the Celerio, a compact car produced and distributed in India, for launch in India. To meet the need for diesel engine variants in the Indian market, Suzuki has developed the in-house 2-cylinder 793 cm 3 E08A diesel engine.

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.

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Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso to form JV to produce automotive Li-ion battery packs in India

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Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, and Denso Corporation have reached basic agreement on establishing a joint venture company for production of automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India, and signed the agreement. The battery pack manufacturing joint venture by the three companies will provide a stable supply of lithium-ion battery packs in India. Batteries Hybrids India Regulations

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Aemetis upgrades India biodiesel plant

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an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company based in California, has upgraded its 50 million gallon per year capacity biodiesel and refined glycerin production facility in Kakinada, India to produce high-quality distilled biodiesel. The Aemetis plant was built in 2008 to produce biodiesel and refined glycerin using large volumes of lower-cost, non-food by-products from the edible oil industry as feedstock to supply the biofuel, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets.

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China's Air Pollution Is Bad, But India's Is Far, Far Worse

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Maybe it's the high-profile coverage of Beijing's smog-choked air, or the fact that China is now the world's largest new-car market, but either way the country is a poster child for pollution. emissions China India air pollutionDiscuss countries with the worst air pollution, and China typically rises to the top of the list like smoke from a chimney.

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Toyota and Suzuki partnering on EVs in India

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Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on moving forward in considering a cooperative structure for introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market in around 2020. Specifically, Suzuki will produce EVs for the Indian market and will supply some to Toyota, while Toyota is to provide technical support. Under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is endeavoring to rapidly promote an automotive transition to EVs.

General Motors India And REVA Form Partnership To Develop Electric Vehicles for Indian Market

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General Motors India and Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop electric vehicles for the Indian market. Karl Slym, President and Managing Director, GM India. Tags: Electric (Battery) India

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JBM Auto to launch 9-, 12-meter electric buses at Auto Expo 2018 in India

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JBM Auto will launch its EcoLife 9- and 12-meter electric buses at the Auto Expo 2018 in February in India. JBM will begin exporting the buses in 2018-19 to right-hand drive markets in Commonwealth countries.

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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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Tata Motors, Westport Fuel Systems in development and supply agreement; natural gas solutions to meet upcoming India BS-VI emissions standards

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BS-VI standards, which are equivalent to Euro-VI standards, are two steps ahead of the BS-IV standards currently in effect due to a heightened concern on India’s air quality levels. India is one of the world’s largest commercial vehicles markets. According to NGV Global statistics, India currently has more than 3 million natural gas powered vehicles, up 69% since last year, with over 1,200 compressed natural gas fueling stations. India Natural Gas

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GM India Launches Chevrolet Beat; Global Mini Car to Be Introduced in 150 Markets

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GM India launched the Chevrolet Beat, the next offering from the 300 series after the Cruze, at a ceremony in India presided over by its President & Managing Director, Karl Slym. Based on GM’s global mini-vehicle architecture, the Beat will be launched in more than 150 markets around the world including those in Europe and North America, where it will be sold as the Spark. The Beat in India comes in three trim levels of 1.2, Tags: Fuel Efficiency India

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Renault sets sights on success in India

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The Indian car market is growing in importance, and now Renault has set its sights on success in the area. It has announced the official market launch of the Renault Fluence as the first stage in a five-product introduction scheduled through to the end of 2012. Green cars Latest news Renault india Indian car market Renault Fluence Renault India

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India reveals plans for electric cars

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It is developing quickly as a key automotive market, so it’s no surprise that India is also looking to lead the way with electric mobility. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Tata electric cars green cars india Tata NanoThe country’s National Council for Electric Mobility has adopted the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 outlining its targets and roadmap for achieving a significant penetration of electric vehicles (including [.].

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Honda 1.5L diesel Amaze launched in India

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Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) recently launched the Honda Amaze for the Indian market, marking Honda’s entry into the diesel segment there. India is the first country to launch the Amaze with Honda’s latest i-DTEC diesel engine technology.

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Start-up AEV developing battery-electric shuttle buses for China, India and US markets

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electric shuttle bus, with its primary markets intended to be China, India and the US. We looked at all the opportunities, and which part of the market is ready for EVs today. We zeroed in on electric shuttles for the fleet market for two main reasons.

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LanzaTech and India’s Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research developing novel waste CO2 to fuels process

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This unique application of LanzaTech’s gas fermentation technology is intended to enable a new supply of biofuels, creating economic growth and reducing CO 2 emissions across India. Algae Algal Fuels Bio-hydrocarbons India CO 2 to acetic acid fermentation. Source: LanzaTech.

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Ford EcoSport Small SUV To Arrive In U.S. For 2017 From India?

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The Indian-made Ford EcoSport is sold in foreign markets, but so far not in North America. India Crossovers Fuel Economy Ford EcoSportFord hasn't jumped on the small crossover-utility bandwagon for the U.S. yet, although it does have a model that fits that description. Could that be about to change? DON'T MISS: Ford EcoSport Compact Crossover: Forbidden Fruit First Drive (Dec 2013) Ford is.

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Toyota and Suzuki lay out details of collaboration

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Additionally, Toyota will contribute widely spread hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technologies in India through local procurement of HEV systems, engines, and batteries. Suzuki will supply two compact vehicles built on Suzuki platforms (Ciaz and Ertiga) to Toyota in India. Suzuki will also supply India-produced vehicles (Baleno, Vitara Brezza, Ciaz, Ertiga) to Toyota, targeting the African market. Engines Hybrids India Vehicle Manufacturers

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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 [.].

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IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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Over the next three years, gains from the United States alone will cover 80% of the world’s demand growth, with Canada, Brazil and Norway—all IEA members—able to cover the rest, according to Oil 2018 , the IEA’s five-year market analysis and forecast. Market Background Oil

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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 It will eventually be sold in nearly 100 markets worldwide. The EcoSport is the second of eight products slated to be launched in India by mid-decade.

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Aemetis wins $6M biodiesel supply contract with India Government oil companies

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announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has won a $6-million first contract to supply biodiesel to the India government-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) in a public tender process. The total diesel market in India is approximately 25 billion gallons per year, of which less than 250 million gallons per year of biodiesel is currently blended. Aemetis, Inc.

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BASF Catalysts doubles production capacity for mobile emissions catalysts in India

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BASF Catalysts India Private Limited inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site in India. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chennai and is the culmination of a three-year expansion project, which has doubled the company’s catalyst manufacturing capacity in India.

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DENSO expanding its business in India

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Japan-based DENSO Corporation will exhibit for the first time at the 11 th Auto Expo 2012, in New Delhi, India, from 5-11 Jan 2012 as part of an effort to expand its business in the country. DENSO started operations in India in 1984. The company employs more than 2,300 people in India. We regard India as one of the most important market with high growth potential, and we are expanding our business in the country.

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Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd. Although TKM has been manufacturing vehicles for sale in India since 1999, exports of the Etios will mark Toyota’s first vehicle exports from India. In line with its Global Vision released in March of this year, TMC is positioning emerging markets as a priority and is aiming to increase sales in those markets.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd. Although TKM has been manufacturing vehicles for sale in India since 1999, exports of the Etios will mark Toyota’s first vehicle exports from India. In line with its Global Vision released in March of this year, TMC is positioning emerging markets as a priority and is aiming to increase sales in those markets.

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. Ford said that Mulally’s visit for the reveal underscores the strategic importance of India in Ford’s future plans. Ford Figo is designed and engineered to compete in India’s small car segment, which accounts for more than 70% of the new vehicle market. The Ford Figo. Click to enlarge.

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More than 50% of repeat car buyers in India are moving up-market to larger or more expensive vehicles

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More than one-half of repeat car buyers in India select a model that is either larger or more expensive than the model they previously purchased, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2011 India Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The study finds that the premium compact car segment gains the most from this migration, as one-third of the repeat car buyers who move up-market select a model in this segment.

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Ford takes OpenXC research platform global, engaging local developers for market-specific connected vehicle apps in India

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At the NASSCOM India Leadership Summit, Ford is demonstrating the OpenXC research platform and the potential of open-source application development for the automobile with the first third-party mobile app created with the OpenXC toolkit. OpenXC architecture. Click to enlarge.

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