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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EU rules up pressure on car design, Opel exec says

June 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams told the Automotive News Europe Congress that car designers are facing increasing pressure to meet the demands of tougher EU rules on CO2 and pedestrian protection....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Gov't interference clouding outlook for automakers, says UBS exec

June 5, 2014 08:56 CET
The outlook for the global auto industry is fairly bright, but government interference is clouding the picture in Europe and China, Philippe Houchois, UBS Head of European Automotive Research, told the Automotive News Europe Congress....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for June

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's plan catch industry leaders Toyota, VW and GM....
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8 states push to get 3.3 million ZEVs on road by 2025

8:06 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
Eight states, including California and New York, announced today major incentives to place a cumulative 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025....
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BMW projects China will become No. 1 EV market by 2019

8:29 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
BMW Group predicts China will become the world's biggest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the national government promotes cleaner light vehicles to reduce chronic pollution....
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BMW sees China as No. 1 EV market by 2019

May 28, 2014 14:29 CET
BMW Group predicts China will become the world's largest market for electric vehicles as more charging infrastructure is built and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution....
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Diesels blamed for London's big increase in harmful nitrogen dioxide

May 28, 2014 11:33 CET
Levels of the harmful air pollutant nitrogen dioxide in London are the highest in Europe as more motorists choose to drive diesels in the UK....
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U.S. seeks to fund Alcoa's bet on automotive aluminum

9:00 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2014
The United States Department of Energy has proposed lending money to Alcoa to expand aluminum production at a Tennessee factory, setting the stage for the first loan to a supplier under a dormant $25 billion fund....
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Fiat, BMW, others may miss Europe's 2021 CO2 target, study says

May 27, 2014 21:11 CET
Fiat and BMW may miss the EU's tougher CO2 target that takes effect in 2021, according to a study, which said that Honda, Hyundai, Mazda and Suzuki also could struggle to cut pollution in time to avoid fines....
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Bill to ease dealers' emissions paperwork sails through Congress

11:26 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
Federal legislation favored by auto dealers as a way to reduce paperwork cleared its final congressional hurdle on Thursday when the Senate passed the bill without a roll-call vote and sent it to President Obama....
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GM says stop-start will come standard on Impala's base engine

4:45 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2014
General Motors is making stop-start technology standard on the 2015 Chevrolet Impala's base 2.5-liter engine, boosting the sedan's fuel economy by 5 percent....
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Japanese automakers team up on engine r&d to take on Europeans

May 20, 2014 12:54 CET
Japanese carmakers are collaborating in engine research with the aim of better competing against their European rivals in fuel-saving technologies....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

JLR taps Schaeffler's fuel-saving system, sources say

May 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will become the second customer after Fiat Chrysler for Schaeffler's fuel-saving UniAir electrohydraulic variable valve lift system, sources told Automotive News Europe....
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VW Group design boss fears CO2 rules will overcomplicate exteriors

May 6, 2014 06:01 CET
VW Group design boss Walter de Silva has been waging a 15-year battle against vehicles with unnecessary exterior graphics and now his push for purity could face its biggest challenge yet: tougher global CO2 emission rules....
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Conti can afford another big acquisition, CFO says

May 6, 2014 12:49 CET
Partsmaker Continental would be able to fund another multi-billion-euro acquisition in the next 18 months to spur growth, its finance chief said today....
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Fuel economy report shows cruisers, stragglers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
It has been two years since the Obama administration put the finishing touches on rules requiring cars and light trucks to average 54.5 mpg by the 2025 model year....
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Test loopholes take gloss off Europe's cleaner cars

April 30, 2014 15:41 CET
New cars sold in the EU last year emitted 4 percent less carbon dioxide than those sold in 2012, the European environment agency reported, although environmental campaigners said the improvement was exaggerated....
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Dealers say Italy's EV incentives are flawed

April 30, 2014 11:44 CET
Italian dealers association Federauto says the country's plan to offer a government subsidy of up to 5,000 euros to buyers of electric vehicles is a waste of money because the scheme is flawed....
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EPA finds automakers 'off to good start' on cutting emissions

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2014
Automakers beat government goals for the first year of President Barack Obama's new fuel economy standards, with only Jaguar Land Rover lacking enough EPA-issued credits to cover its obligations through the 2012 model year, according to an analysis the agency released today....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Renault aims to be Europe's 2nd-largest brand by 2017

April 9, 2014 06:15 CET
Renault aims to be Europe's No. 2 brand by unit sales after Volkswagen, the automaker's Europe boss, Stefan Mueller, told Automotive News Europe....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why Volvo CEO believes his automaker is better off than rivals in China

April 8, 2014 06:15 CET
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says his company's relationship with owner Zhejiang Geely Holding gives it a big advantage over rivals in China....
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Tesla cars to get fewer green credits as California tweaks rules

8:22 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2014
Tesla Motors, which had its first profitable quarter last year aided by sales of California environmental credits, is to receive fewer for each Model S sold as the state modifies its zero-emission vehicle program....
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Toyota’s North America chief seeks fuel cell sedan supply boost

11:48 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
Toyota's North American boss Jim Lentz, preparing to sell Camry-sized hydrogen sedans next year, said he’s “bullish” about advances in the company’s fuel cell system and wants more supply of the Japan-built cars in the United States....
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Energy Dept. dangles low-interest financing for suppliers

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
The department of energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds....
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BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations....
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