Environmental Issues

E-Golf marks VW's flexible product path

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2014
Volkswagen's e-Golf has all the makings of a "compliance car" -- a vehicle whose sole purpose is to satisfy clean-air regulations in California and other states mandating the sale of zero-emission vehicles....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why fuel economy faces law of diminishing returns

3:02 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
In economics, it's known as the law of diminishing returns, the shrinking benefit you get when you pour ever-increasing resources toward achieving a singular goal. The DOE showed a good mathematical example of the principle today with a graphic it released about the consumer benefits of fuel economy....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW CEO sees billion-euro challenge to meet EU's CO2 target

July 8, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer says the cost to meet tougher EU CO2 limits due in 2021 will cost the carmaker billions of euros, but he's confident that a new engine family will allow the automaker to achieve the target....
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Ford bumps Toyota as world's greenest brand, survey shows

1:37 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
Ford displaced Toyota as the world's greenest brand in a new ranking of consumer perceptions of companies' environmental behavior....
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GM to build 2 solar arrays in Michigan

1:01 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
General Motors will add two solar energy arrays in Michigan, increasing the company’s total in the United States to nine....
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Ferrari plans 20% CO2 cut by 2021

June 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari wants to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while simultaneously boosting performance. To do this the supercar maker will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, a top executive said....
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Nissan wants e-NV200 to win sales from diesels

June 20, 2014 09:57 CET
Nissan wants fleet managers in Europe to turn away from diesel-powered delivery vans in favor of its new battery-powered e-NV200....
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DAVE GUILFORD

Despite Ford's apology, recent mpg downgrades are troubling

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
When Ford lowered window-sticker mpg ratings for six vehicles last week, it was refreshingly forthright. But, frankly, there's a troubling undercurrent in recent mpg downgrades....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Europe's automakers face new CO2 emissions headache

June 16, 2014 06:01 CET
European automakers, already battered by the region's economic downturn, face a fresh financial headache if the European Union implements, as planned, a new way of testing CO2 emissions from cars starting in 2017....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

State programs help cut pollution

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Keith Crain's June 9 column, "States meddle in car sales again," misses the vital role states can play in spurring innovation to help clean up our cars and save drivers money at the pump....
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GABE NELSON

How electric vehicles could get cleaner without doing a thing

3:45 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
If the EPA’s proposed emissions rules withstand legal challenges, electric utilities will need to accelerate a switch from coal to natural gas, nuclear power and renewable energy sources. As a result, the average EV on roads in the United States will get significantly cleaner -- without any extra effort by the auto industry....
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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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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