Oak Ridge Lab, Hyundai Motor collaborating through new R&D agreement

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Hyundai Motor Company and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement intended to strengthen the automaker’s US research and development portfolio. The MOU is an expression of intent and does not create a legally binding obligation, nor does it commit funds from either party. Hyundai Motor Company and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp.

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Paice files complaint against VW Group with ITC alleging hybrid patent infringement

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In December 2015, Paice reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp, ending its legal action against those companies. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, and Ford. When the companies were unable to reach a licensing agreement on subsequent patents, Paice was forced to pursue legal action in 2014.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Broadly, Navigant expects expansion in both the higher end of the market (thereby putting competitive pressure on Tesla Motors), as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Saab, and Volvo introduce their first plug-in cars. More mainstream models will come from Kia, Mahindra, Škoda, and Volkswagen.

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Consumer Reports calls on automakers to drop support for rollback of federal gas mileage standards

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Consumer Reports sent letters and a consumer petition to the leaders of General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi, calling on the companies to drop their legal attack against America’s Clean Air Act, and instead support Clean Car standards that help drivers save money on fuel and reduce air pollution.

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