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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota aims to defy skeptics with its fuel cell technology

Jan. 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year and aims to defy those who are skeptical of the technology.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota aims for bulletproof fuel cell tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year, says Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for the company's U.S. arm.... Read More »

 

U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy rises to 24.8 mpg in 2013, study says

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the United States last year was nearly 25 mpg, up 1 mpg from 2012 and the highest for a full year since at least 2008, according to a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota wants a bulletproof fuel-cell entry

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Toyota is ready to take some flak when it plunges into mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles next year. Literally.... Read More »

 

GM mulls small diesel for pickups

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
General Motors is considering adding a small-displacement diesel engine to its Chevrolet and GMC 1500 pickups to boost fuel economy.... Read More »

 

LEAN MUSCLE

EPA: Today's fuel-efficient vehicles can still pull their weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A recent report by the EPA shows that cars were just about as powerful and heavy as ever in the 2013 model year, the first year of the federal corporate average fuel economy standards that double to a nominal average of 54.5 mpg in the 2025 model year.... Read More »

 

Toyota gears up for more fuel-cell vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Toyota's engineers have been so successful reducing the cost of the company's new fuel-cell powered FCV sedan that the U.S.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Ford, GM take opposite routes to engine fuel economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are using radically different strategies to raise the fuel economy of their thirstiest vehicles: trucks and performance cars. Ford, with its EcoBoost turbocharging technology, makes a small engine act big. GM, with its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system, makes a big engine act small.... Read More »

 

Toyota gears up for more fuel-cell vehicles, will add stations

6:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Toyota's engineers have been so successful reducing the cost of the company's new fuel-cell powered FCV sedan that the operation in the United States has asked headquarters to boost their initial allotment.... Read More »

 

Mazda pins improved mpg on Skyactiv 2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Mazda has ambitious plans for a generation of engines debuting around 2020 that would achieve 30 percent better fuel economy than the current line of Skyactiv engines the company has only just begun rolling out.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Diesel struggles to clear air on dirty reputation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
When it comes to fuel economy and tailpipe emissions, today's diesel vehicles are as eco-friendly as their gasoline-fueled counterparts, and often more so. This is real progress. Unlike "clean coal," "clean diesel" is more than a marketing phrase.... Read More »

 

Post-holiday push to drive December U.S. sales higher

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
U.S. auto sales are projected to increase as much as 5 percent in December, according to several analysts’ forecasts, with most of the purchases taking place in the week after Christmas. The forecasts call for light-vehicle sales of about 1.4 million vehicles this month, which would result in full-year sales of more than 15.6 million units. That would represent an 8 percent jump from the 14.5 million vehicles sold in 2012.... Read More »

 

GREEN CARS

Toyota targets 5,000 to 10,000 fuel cell sales a year

Dec. 11, 2013 15:15 CET
Toyota is confident that fuel cell vehicles will be price competitive against other zero-emission cars before 2030, a top executive told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

France's Air Liquide plans for long-term growth in hydrogen-powered cars

Dec. 10, 2013 10:04 CET
France's Air Liquide is expanding its business building filling stations for hydrogen-powered cars as it predicts growing demand for fuel-cell vehicles.... Read More »

 

Bosch sees big opportunity for lithium ion batteries

Dec. 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa aim to sell a lithium ion battery by 2020 that slashes production costs in half and delivers twice the energy density of today's batteries.... Read More »

 

Nissan tests new Leaf battery recipe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan believes it can create a longer-lasting battery pack for its electric Leaf next year by altering the recipe used to create the component. The proposed change in chemical composition, which is still under review at the automaker, should make the lithium ion battery more resilient to hot-weather aging, says Billy Hayes, vice president for Nissan's global electric vehicle business.... Read More »

 

Renewable fuel backers try to change EPA's mind at hearing

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Supporters of the renewable fuels industry turned out en masse on Thursday, desperate for the federal government to change course after last month announcing a plan to lower the amount of biofuels that must be added to the fuel supply in 2014.... Read More »

 

Average new-vehicle mileage rises to 24.8 mpg

11:24 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in the United States during November rose 0.1 mpg from October, to 24.8 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.... Read More »

 

Bosch sees big opportunity for lithium ion batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa Corp. aim to sell a lithium ion battery by 2020 that slashes production costs in half and delivers twice the energy density of today's batteries.... Read More »

 

New gasoline engines emit 1,000 times more particles than predecessors, study says

Nov. 28, 2013 11:49 CET
New gasoline direct-injection engines emit about 1,000 times more particles, including carcinogens, than previous-generation gasoline units and 10 times more than diesels, Germany's TUEV Nord vehicle researchers said in a study.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Fuel cell nearing leap from lab to highway

2:42 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles are moving slowly out of the science project phase and onto the roads of the real world. Now the struggle shifts from making the technology reliable to bringing down the price. And the United States needs nationwide distribution of hydrogen fuel.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda touts hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle

10:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Honda has high hopes for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and its advanced technology to reduce tailpipe emissions, although the Japanese carmaker concedes consumers may take a few years to warm to the concept.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda fuel cell concept boasts extended range

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Honda's successor to the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will have a range of 300 miles and its fuel cell stack will be housed in the engine compartment. Honda introduced its styling concept for the 2015 production vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show as the mid-sized FCEV Concept.... Read More »

 

Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel but burns gasoline.... Read More »

 

As spotlight dims on plug-ins, new focus to spur hydrogen, diesel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
With sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Obama's goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel.... Read More »

 

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