Ford and Zotye forming JV in China for EVs; Ford’s third JV in the country

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Zotye currently offers four models: the Z100 and Z360 sedans, and the T600 and T700 SUVs. Ford Motor Company and Zotye have agreed to establish Zotye Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., a new 50:50 joint venture that will offer a range of stylish and affordable all-electric vehicles for consumers in China under a new indigenous brand. The two companies had signed a memorandum of understanding back in August to explore the possibility of such a venture. Earlier post.).

Study Concludes That Class 8 Truck Fuel Consumption Could Be Reduced By Up to 50% By 2017 Using Existing and Emerging Technologies; Current Payback Requirements Could Forestall Implementation

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Once the baseline truck and engine was determined (Volvo D13 (2010 emissions), Kenworth T600, 10-speed manual transmission), two simulation models were used to allow the evaluation of various packages: GT-POWER for engine cycle simulation and RAPTOR to model the vehicle, including the transmission and driveline.