Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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General Motors and Honda today signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance.

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Trillium completes construction of largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America

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Trillium has completed construction of the largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America.

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Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California.

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Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand. Enel X holds the leading position in demand response programmes globally, with more than 6 GW of demand response capacity currently managed and assigned in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Toronto now has the largest fleet of electric buses in North America on the road with arrival of third new electric bus model

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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is now operating the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. The milestone comes as the TTC’s third new electric bus model is now road ready and starting to go into service. Our government’s investment in the TTC’s electric bus pilot program is a sign of our commitment to made-in-Canada clean technology and an important step toward our target of 5,000 electric buses in Canada’s fleets over the next five years.

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Audi opens Automated Driving Development R&D office in Silicon Valley; ADAS specifically for North America

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Audi has opened its new Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office in San Jose to create Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) specifically for the North American market. Given the rapid advancement of driver assistance technologies in North America, it’s important to be part of the latest breakthroughs, work with leading edge of technology startups and attract the top talent. —Frank Grosshauser, senior director, ADAS, Audi of America.

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Jaguar delivers first I-Pace electric crossover in North America

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Jaguar confirmed its first retail delivery of the I-Pace electric crossover Monday, a few weeks ahead of the company’s early November target for retail sales. The I-Pace isn’t late, but a vehicle like it has been a long time coming. It’s the first of what we can rightfully call a rival to the Tesla Model S fastback sedan and

Daimler and BMW call it quits on car-sharing in North America

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With an announcement Wednesday, one of the biggest longtime players—the newly unified Share Now, from Daimler AG and the BMW Group, announced that it’s withdrawing completely from North America and cutting more of its.

Volvo Trucks to begin selling all-electric trucks in North America in 2020

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As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. —Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America.

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Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

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The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact segment, but the Note has always been more of a car for European and Asian markets. There, it does fairly well, in part due to a higher-quality interior than the one fitted to. Japan subcompact Nissan Rogue Hybrid

GM North America recalls year-to-date: 15,809,846

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GM released a running total of its recalls in the US and in North America for the first and second quarters of 2014: 13,791,211 vehicles in the US, with a North American total of 15,809,846. Click to enlarge. Brief

FEV North America, Inc. opening office in Silicon Valley

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FEV North America, Inc. Zelasko will report to Joachim Wolschendorf, executive vice president and CSO of FEV North America, Inc. Additional staff will come from FEV's North American headquarters in Auburn Hills combined, as necessary, with locally-sourced staffing. FEV) has established an office in Sunnyvale, California, citing a thriving automotive electronics industry on the West Coast, as well as overwhelming customer demands.

Volvo Trucks North America teams up with Perceptive Automata and DHE to explore human behavior prediction for the trucking industry

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Recently Volvo Trucks North America, along with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable Highway Express (DHE), showcased a collaborative innovation project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation.

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Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network for its EV customers; Greenlots led buildout

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Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network—the FordPass Charging Network—with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs—more than any other automotive manufacturer. In collaboration with Electrify America, the FordPass Charging Network will provide access to DC fast chargers.

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Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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Mitsubishi staged the North American debut of its Concept GC-PHEV (“Grand Cruiser”)—a next-generation full-size crossover plug-in hybrid. Concept GC-PHEV. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) The Concept GC-PHEV features a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gasoline engine paired with a high-output electric motor; 12 kWh lithium-ion battery; 8-speed automatic transmission; and Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced full-time Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive.

Daimler Trucks North America unveils two Freightliner electric vehicle models and Electric Innovation Fleet

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The announcement comes as Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) explores proprietary solutions to meet the most promising target applications for electrified commercial vehicles, with the goal of starting production in 2021. With the largest dealer and service network in North America, we will offer unparalleled access to factory-trained technicians, parts and support.

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Daimler Trucks North America collaborates with AT&T and Microsoft on new connectivity solutions for HD trucks

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced new collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft Corporation with the goal of delivering further enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services. Our collaboration with technology leaders such as AT&T and Microsoft further enhance our ability to provide connectivity solutions to our customers in North America.

Schaeffler brings thermal management to North America

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It’s already in production in Europe – and now Shaeffler is bringing its advanced thermal management system (pictured) to North America. Green cars Latest news green cars North America Schaeffler thermal managementThe module involves proactive management of the hybrid component, as well as the engine, transmission and battery temperature: and is said to improve fuel economy by as much as four per cent. So how [.].

Toyota North America forming “Connected Technologies” group to advance in-car user experience

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Toyota Motor North America is forming a new group focused on delivering industry-leading user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Hicks will continue in his two current roles, as both CIO of Toyota Motor North America and as the CEO of Toyota Connected North America, while adding this new responsibility.

Zipcar to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

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plans to expand the company’s Zipvan cargo van service across North America. Zipcar is launching the Zipvan service in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon today, and will roll out the service to its remaining metro markets in North America over the next 12 months. Car-sharing network Zipcar, Inc.

Mahindra Automotive North America opens new HQ and manufacturing facility in Metro Detroit

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As a strong indication of its growing presence in North America, Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) has opened a new North American HQ and manufacturing operation in the Detroit area—the first such new OEM facility in Southeast Michigan in more than 25 years.

Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

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If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry among that group even today. The car in question is. Frankfurt Auto Show minicar Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Volkswagen Group picks SK Innovation as supplier of battery cells for MEB-based EVs in North America

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SKI will supply the batteries for North America and a share of the batteries for the production of Volkswagen Group full-electric vehicles in Europe. In addition, SKI will cover the Group’s demand on the North American market from 2022. The Volkswagen Group has selected South Korea-based battery manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) as the fourth major supplier of battery cells for electric vehicles based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB).

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Lexus NX compact utility arrives in North America

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Lexus has introduced the new Lexus NX compact utility, first unveiled in Beijing ( earlier post ) to North America. 2015 Lexus NX 300h. Click to enlarge. The 2015 Lexus NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid with 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings to six—the most among luxury brands.

Think North America Vice Chairman Canny resigning

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Think North America Vice Chairman Richard Canny is resigning his position with the electric car maker effective at the end of the month. Canny transitioned to vice chairman of the company’s North American operations from CEO of Think Global SA in September 2010. plant in Elkhart, Indiana; started output for the North American market; and announced plans to open new product development and engineering facilities in Oslo. Automotive News Europe.

BYD unveils North America’s largest electric bus factory; capacity for up to 1,500 vehicles annually

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BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California—North America’s largest. By the end of 2017, BYD will have delivered 70 all-electric trucks to 15 customers in North America, with orders for more than 140 trucks to-date.

Porsche Cars North America says it was “surprised” to receive EPA NOV on emissions

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On Monday, the US EPA issued a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., EPA also issued the NOV to Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America (PCNA). earlier post ) In response, Porsche Cars North America issued a response saying it was “ surprised to learn this information. ”. Porsche Cars North America will cooperate fully with all relevant authorities.

Ford to offer new 5-cylinder 3.2L diesel in Transit van in North America next year

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Ford’s 5-cylinder, 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel will be Ford’s second in North America. The new diesel engine, Ford’s second in North America, has already been applied in the global Ford Ranger truck sold in world markets (3.2 The new Power Stroke Diesel will be the only five-cylinder diesel engine available in a commercial van in North America. Click to enlarge.

Linde North America buying 20 more LNG-fueled trucks

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Linde North America is marking an intensifying commitment to liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the purchase of 20 more LNG-fueled trucks. The trucks, expected to be deployed later this year, will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of more than 700 trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America.

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Mickey Body in High Point, North Carolina, upfitted the vehicles with side-load beverage bays. The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,

North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energy

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

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Now it appears that some of those models will be built in North America, according to Volkswagen Group of. As it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will introduce 30 electric models across multiple brands by 2025, in fact. Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico Puebla VW Group plug-in cars Tennessee

IHS Markit identifies 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in short-cycle opportunities outside North America

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New energy research from business information provider IHS Markit has identified more than five billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) in numerous smaller, previously bypassed, or underperforming reservoirs outside North America that offer oil and gas operators a shorter-cycle path to production than new, frontier projects in undeveloped areas.

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IHS: 9% of solar PV systems in North America will have attached storage in 2018

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IHS forecasts that 9% of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in North America will include attached storage in 2018. The North American residential market for PV systems with attached storage will be limited, as the only real incentive for homeowners to install these systems is to provide back up for power blackouts. Led by commercial systems, IHS expects 700 megawatts (MW) of PV systems with energy storage will be installed by 2018, compared to just 30 MW in 2014.

Daimler Trucks North America delivers 1,000th natural gas truck

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the delivery of its 1,000 th natural gas truck and is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone. Holly, North Carolina. Holly, North Carolina. DTNA turned over the key to the natural gas truck, the first Freightliner 114SD compressed natural gas (CNG) truck with a Cummins Westport ISL G engine, to customer Ryder System, Inc.

Novelis increases prices for automotive and specialty aluminum sheet products in North America

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Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced price increases on its North American Automotive and Specialty aluminum sheet products for all new orders effective immediately. To support the rapidly growing automotive market demand, Novelis remains committed as the industry leader in announced capacity investments in North America, Europe and Asia. —Marco Palmieri, Senior Vice President, Novelis and President, Novelis North America.

Porsche Cars North America stops selling Cayenne diesels until further notice

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NOV) on 3.0-liter diesels ( earlier post ), Porsche Cars North America, Inc. In view of the unexpected US EPA notice of violation. decided to discontinue sales of model year 2014 through 2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel vehicles until further notice.

Nouveau Monde signs LOI with Shinzoom to market Li-ion anode material in North America

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The purpose of the proposed collaboration is to participate actively in the growing North American Li-Ion battery anode material market. The JV will exclusively market Shinzoom’s anode materials to lithium battery manufacturers in North America. Canada-based Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. NMG) has signed a non-binding letter of intent with China-based Hunan Zhongke Shinzoom Co. Shinzoom), a lithium-ion battery anode producer and developer.

EIA: world petroleum use sets record high in 2012 despite declines in North America and Europe

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million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2012, as declining consumption in North America and Europe was more than outpaced by growth in Asia and other regions, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2009, Asia surpassed North America as the world’s largest petroleum-consuming region as consumption rebounded from its 2008 decline. North America.

LG Chem launches range of residential Li-ion battery systems in North America

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a global leader in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of award-winning residential battery systems in the North American market. The launch follows successful completion of UL certification and represents LG Chem’s initial foray into the North American residential market. LG Chem’s North American residential battery range offers AC- and DC-coupled solutions with capacities up to 9.8 LG Chem Ltd.,

Tesla Motors: Three New Stores Opening In North America

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No sooner has Tesla announced a new "gallery" in the heart of oil country, than the Palo Alto-based electric car company has now revealed plans for three more retail stores in North America. The stores are part of the preparation for the upcoming 2012 Tesla Model S sedan that's due to go on sale next year. The first store to open this weekend

New 2014 Toyota Corolla brings Valvematic, new CVT to North America; up to >40 mpg highway

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The Corolla’s new LE Eco trim level is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine with Valvematic—a further development of VVT-i—a valve train technology which appears for the first time in North America with Corolla. As the first pulley-style CVT product offered by Toyota in North America, the engineering effort prioritized making the new CVTi-S’ operation and power application more appealing and familiar to North American drivers. 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco.

Berkeley TSRC study quantifies VMT and GHG benefits of car2go car-sharing in North America

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car2go NA is currently the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America. Since UC Berkeley first conducted its previous multi-city carsharing survey in 2008, many innovative mobility options have launched—including one-way carsharing—and this new study specifically analyzes the impact of one-way carsharing in North America. There are currently four forms of carsharing in North America, the study notes: Roundtrip.