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. EV sales reached 345,000 units in 2018 in the US, up 80% from 2017. Annual passenger EV sales are expected to increase to 10 million in 2025, 28 million in 2030, and 56 million by 2040.

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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 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.

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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

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. Ford’s all-new 2014 Transit full-size van, which goes on sale late next year, will be offered with a new 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel.

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. There are currently four forms of carsharing in North America, the study notes: Roundtrip. Roundtrip carsharing has been operating in North America for more than 20 years.

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. decided to discontinue sales of model year 2014 through 2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel vehicles until further notice. In view of the unexpected US EPA notice of violation.

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.

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.

Tesla likely Q1 US PEV leader with 4,750+ sales in North America; Nissan surges with LEAF in March in US

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With the US sales numbers for the first quarter of 2013 in, Tesla appears to be the leading seller of plug-in vehicles for that period, with more than 4,750 units of the model S sold in North America. Tesla doesn’t break out sales by country at this time, so there are no US-specific figures from the company.). GM posted sales of 4,244 Volt extended range electric vehicles in the US in the second quarter, representing an 8.4%

Ford to offer 1L EcoBoost in 2014 Fiesta in North America

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The new 2014 Ford Fiesta on sale next year will be the first vehicle available in the United States with Ford’s 3-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost (direct injection plus turbocharging) engine. EcoBoost. Click to enlarge.

Daimler Buses North America Crests 3,000 Hybrid Bus Sales Mark

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Sales for Daimler Buses North America’s Orion VII diesel-electric series hybrid bus have surpassed 3,000 units—more than any other manufacturer in the world. More than 2,200 units are already in service, with an additional 850 firm orders in backlog from cities such as New York City, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa and Puerto Rico.

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

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Building the Yaris for customers across North America will represent an additional investment of €8 million at TMMF. 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. Only gasoline versions of Yaris will be exported to North America.

Honda opens CNG fueling station on Marysville campus; 1st public CNG fueling station located on Honda property in North America

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The CNG station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the first public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America. —Dana McBrien, Associate Chief Advisor - North America Logistics for Honda. Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 39,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion.

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Ford introduces new Transit family in North America; emphasis on improved fuel economy in commercial vehicle segment

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Ford unveiled the full new 2014 Transit family of commercial vehicles for North America, comprising the full-size Transit, the Transit Connect Van, and the Transit Connect Wagon (shown earlier, earlier post ). Highlights of the full-size Transit. Click to enlarge.

Hitachi High-Tech and AWP form JV for manufacture and sales of LNG transport tanks in North America

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HTAW) to operate a manufacturing and sales business in North America for tank containers for transporting LNG and related products. The North American natural gas market has seen prices driven down by an increase in production volume triggered by shale gas. HTAW will focus its operations mainly on regional energy supply companies and major logistics companies in the US and Canada, targeting net sales of ¥12.0

City of Windsor, Ontario first in North America to deploy BYD electric buses

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One of our primary goals was to position Windsor among the first cities in North America to pioneer the efficient use of electric buses within its public transit authority and to establish Windsor as a hub for the development, manufacture and commercialization of energy products including electric buses. The City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 10 BYD 40-foot electric buses for City transit services in 2012.

Nissan Leases First Fuel Cell Vehicle in North America

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Nissan North America, Inc. Nissan, which began development of fuel cell vehicle technology in 1996, has previously used FCVs in demonstration fleets in Japan and in California through the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), but this is Nissan’s first commercial FCV lease in North America. The X-TRAIL FCV is being used by the bottler for sales calls and public events in the Sacramento area in promotion of its Coca-Cola Zero soft drink. The Coca-Cola FCV.

Pike Research forecasts clean diesels to represent more than 12% of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2018; outpacing hybrids in North America

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Annual clean diesel ldv sales by region, world markets: 2012-2018. A new report from Pike Research finds that rising fuel prices and stronger fuel economy regulations will stimulate increasing demand for clean diesel vehicles in markets around the world, and forecasts sales of these vehicles will increase from 9.1 of all LDV sales by the end of that period. The overall LDV market in the United States grew by just 10% and hybrid vehicle sales actually dipped slightly.

GreenTech Automotive plans to build electric car for sale in North America

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GreenTech Automotive, a start-up company in the electric car manufacturing space, is teaming up with JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automaker. The two companies announced on Monday a plan to start manufacturing a five-passenger electric car at

Toyota to introduce FCV fuel cell concept in North America at CES in January

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., will stage the North American debut of the FCV Concept, a sedan-based hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, on 6 January at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Toyota FCV Concept made its global premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in November. The reveal will also introduce the fuel cell test mule, which logged thousands of miles during rigorous quality and durability testing on US roadways.

Tesla sold 5,150 Model S units in North America in Q2; non-GAAP profit $26M, GAAP loss $31M

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Tesla Motors reported strong sales results for the second quarter, posting 5,150 units of the battery-electric Model S in North America, along with a significant improvement in automotive non-GAAP gross margin. Tesla introduced its lease-sale hybrid financing product for the Model S through one of the company’s specified banking partners at the beginning of Q2. Electric (Battery) Sales

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon to debut in Geneva; not for North America

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The station wagon complements the Cruze sedan and hatchback, which together have combined sales of more than 1 million vehicles globally since launch in 2009. The new station wagon is not planned for sale in North America. The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon, the third variant of Chevrolet’s most-popular car, will make its global premiere at the 82 nd International Geneva Motor Show in March.

Daimler Trucks North America and Walmart develop hybrid-electric Class 8 Cascadia; enter long-term advanced engineering partnership

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Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) and Walmart have collaborated to build the first hybrid electric Freightliner Cascadia. —Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. Hybrid electric Cascadia.

Chevrolet confirms diesel variant for Cruze in North America in 2013

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Chevrolet confirmed it will add a diesel variant to the Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013. Additional details on the Cruze diesel for North American markets will be released at a later date. Cruze recorded a total of 24,896 sales in the United States in June, the fifth consecutive month sales have exceeded 20,000. Diesel versions of the Cruze are currently being sold in Europe.

Performance variant of Holden Commodore coming to North America as Chevrolet SS

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Australia-based Holden confirmed that the Commodore will return to North America in late 2013 as the new Chevrolet SS performance sedan. The car will be the first Chevy rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the US in 17 years. We were responsible for the design and engineering of the Chevrolet Camaro, VE Commodore was sold as the Pontiac G8 and we are currently exporting the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle—so we understand the needs of the North American market.

Ford to offer 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6 in Transit Commercial Van for North America

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Ford will offer the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the all-new Transit commercial van debuting in North America in 2013 as a replacement for the E-Series wagon and van. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 available in the Ford F-150 had a successful year in 2011, exceeding 100,000 sales in less than one year on the market. EcoBoost-equipped F-150s now account for more than 40% of F-150 retail sales.

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

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Europe North America China Japan sales plug-in cars PollsHow, where, when, and to what degree electric cars will increase their share of the world's billion-plus vehicle fleet is a topic of much debate these days. Combined with autonomy, connectivity, and sharing, the growing electrification of personal vehicles is a major transition for carmakers old and new. Now, with governments increasingly focused.

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ITOCHU and InSpec ally to offer services to build rechargeable battery production plants in North America; Japanese battery manufacturing equipment

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Japan-based ITOCHU Corporation, its wholly owned US industrial machinery sales company, TEXMAC Inc., TEXMAC and InSpec entered into an alliance agreement on 31 October, and the companies will support both Japanese and North American manufacturers in constructing new plants in the future. InSpec has a track record of gaining large numbers of orders from raw materials manufacturers and battery manufacturers to construct plants in North America.

First 2013 Tesla Model S Delivered Outside North America--In Oslo

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Norway is Europe''s most electric car-friendly country, with strong sales for It''s been out in the U.S. for over a year now, but today marked the first delivery for a Telsa Model S on European soil. The first 2013 Tesla Model S delivered in Europe rolled out of a Tesla Store in Norwegian capital Oslo, according to the Tesla Motors twitter feed.

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Navigant forecasts 18.6% CAGR for plug-ins in North America to 2022; 2.4% new vehicle share in US

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Annual light duty PEV Sales, top 5 states, 2013-2022. In an update to its 2012 geographic breakdown of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in North America, Navigant Research now forecasts that overall sales of will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.6% Navigant Research forecasts that PEVs will reach 416,153 annual sales in the United States and 230,479 in Canada by 2022. of total Hawaii vehicle sales will be PEVs.

Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

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The trucks, expected to be on the road later this year, will account for 20% of Linde’s 2012 tractor purchases and will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of 700-plus trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America. In the 2010 financial year, it achieved sales of €12.9 Linde, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas fueling market, is purchasing 20 LNG-fueled trucks.

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Mazda to offer diesel Mazda6 in North America in second half of 2013; i-ELOOP and SCBS

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The 2014 Mazda6 sedan made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The first version, equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine, goes on sale in January. The SKYACTIV-D-equipped diesel version will follow in the second half of the year, making Mazda the first Asian manufacturer to offer a modern-technology clean-diesel engine in a non-commercial vehicle in North America.

Daimler Buses North America’s Orion VII Transit Bus Makes World Debut with SCR

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Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) unveiled the new-generation diesel Orion VII transit bus, now equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology, at the Bus & Paratransit Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Sales of the all-new Orion VII have already commenced in the US and DBNA has received the first orders for the vehicle.

Targray to distribute L&F Material NCM, LMO and LCO cathode materials in Europe and North America (AABC)

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for the distribution of its cathode materials in Europe and North America. It is currently the largest supplier of NMC to two of the three top cell makers in the world and ranks amongst the top three suppliers in the world based on combined sales volume of NMC and LCO. We’re very excited to bring these quality materials to the European and North American markets. Targray Technology International has entered into an agreement with L&F Material Co.

GreenTech Automotive plans to build electric car for sale in North America

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GreenTech Automotive, a start-up company in the electric car manufacturing space, is teaming up with JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automaker. The two companies announced on Monday a plan to start manufacturing a five-passenger electric car at

Ford to triple production capacity of electrified vehicles in North America by 2013; led by C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi

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Ford’s plan to invest in even more capacity for its five-passenger C-MAX electrified models for North America replaces an earlier plan of introducing the gasoline-engine-powered seven-passenger C-MAX multi-activity vehicle. This also marks the first time North American customers will have the choice of a dedicated body style for a range of Ford electrified vehicles.

Tanfield Establishing Joint Venture in North America for Production of Smith Electric Vehicles

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UK-based Tanfield Group, the parent of Smith Electric Vehicles, is forming a joint venture in North America with the newly-formed US-based Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEVUS). Tanfield will licence Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), brand and all existing sales and sales enquiries in North America to SEVUS, in exchange for a 49% equity stake in SEV US Corp and per-vehicle royalties.

Kinder Morgan to purchase El Paso for approximately $38B to form largest natural gas pipeline network and largest midstream energy enterprise in North America

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KMI) and El Paso Corporation on Sunday announced a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of EP in a transaction that will create the largest midstream and the fourth-largest energy company in North America with an enterprise value of approximately $94 billion and 80,000 miles of pipelines. We believe that natural gas is going to play an increasingly integral role in North America. Kinder Morgan, Inc.

VW Unveils New Jetta in New York; New Gasoline and Diesel Engines for North America and Europe

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VW had earlier previewed the new Jetta’s styling with the NCC coupe concept car shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Optimized for the new model are the 125 kW (170 PS / 168 hp) 2.5-liter gasoline engine and the top-end turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI with 147 kW (200 PS / 197 hp), which will power the Jetta GLI in North America starting in 2011. By 2018, Volkswagen of America wants to triple its annual sales volume to about 800,000 vehicles.

GlobalData: Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012

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Driving the drop in sales was the emergence in December 2019 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. This has created a knock-on effect for both vehicle sales and production, with dealerships devoid of customers and factories at a standstill with no one to operate them. Only 6.2

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IHS Markit: global auto sales to drop 22% this year

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IHS Markit cut its forecasts for global light vehicle sales and production as the impact COVID-19 impact has depressed demand. According the new analysis, global light vehicle sales are now forecast to be 69.6 The IHS Markit forecast for Greater China sales in 2020 sees volume at 21.4 The forecast is for Europe to see sales fall 24.6% North America is forecast to see sales drop 26.7% market sales forecast is 12.5

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