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  • India: Delphi-TVS aims to double revenues in 3 years

    Delphi-TVS, a joint venture between Delphi and T.V. Sundram Iyengar & Sons, India (TVS), has said it will double revenues to about Rs10bn (US$217m) over the next three years, according to a Hindu Business Line report. “In the current fiscal, 2009-10, we are expecting revenues of about Rs5bn. We are…

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  • South Korea: LG Chem wins Eaton battery contract

    Korean supplier LG Chem has secured a four-year contract to provide lithium-ion batteries to Eaton, reports Korea Times. The batteries will be used for hybrid electric commercial vehicles and deliveries are scheduled to begin in November. In order to fulfil the order, LG Chem intends to expand capacity at its…

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  • US: DEF availability on target, say suppliers

    Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), the urea solution required by diesel-engined vehicles equipped with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) control of NOx emissions, is now available from 2,800 locations across the US and Canada, according to the North American SCR Stakeholders Group. It asserts that the fluid (known in Europe as AdBlue)

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  • US: Coda Automotive raises further US$25m

    Coda Automotive, a unit of Miles Electric Vehicles, has raised US$25m from private investment manager Aeris Capital AG to develop an all-electric sedan for sale in 2010, reports Bloomberg. The capitalisation for Coda now totals US$74m. Niall Davis, a principal of Aeris Capital, will join Coda’s board. Coda chief executive…

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  • US: Chevy unveils wireless smartphone application

    Chevrolet’s upcoming Volt extended range hybrid will offer a new wireless smartphone application from OnStar that allows owners to use a Blackberry, Apple iPhone or Motorola Droid to remotely control and monitor certain vehicle functions, such as setting the charge time or unlocking the doors. The Volt is scheduled to

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    US: GM to launch battery production at Brownstown

    General Motors will hold a ceremony tomorrow (7 January) to mark the start of lithium-ion battery production at the Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant in Brownstown Township, Michigan. GM chairman and chief executive Ed Whitacre, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will attend. The batteries will

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    US: TH!NK confirms plans for Indiana plant

    Norwegian electric vehicle manufacturer TH!NK has confirmed plans to build its City model at a new plant in Elkhart County in the US state of Indiana. US sales of the City electric vehicle will begin later this year. Reuters reported back in November 2009 that the company had decided to

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  • UK: Ricardo appoints new chief tech officer

    Ricardo has appointed Neville Jackson to the newly created post of chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO). Jackson joined Ricardo 27 years ago and has since held a number of posts in the areas of innovation and technology development. In his new role as CTIO, Jackson will foster relationships with…

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  • India: Reva plans four overseas EV ventures

    Indian EV manufacturer Reva Electric Car Company plans to establish four overseas vehicle manufacturing ventures that may be profitable building as few as 5,000 cars a year. Interviewed by Bloomberg in New Delhi, Chetan Kumaar Maini, the company’s deputy chairman and chief technology officer, says: “Break-even could happen in 5,000

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    Volvo’s each-way bet on NG-diesel bi-fuelling

    Volvo Trucks has in recent months, rather surprisingly, reached agreement with two different North American proprietary engine converters, enabling its diesels to run on natural gas. Clean Air Power (CAP) of San Diego, California and Westport Innovations of Vancouver, Canada have established separate links with Volvo. The two converters use

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  • India: Bosch to invest Rs20bn between 2010 & 2012

    Between 2010 and 2012, Bosch will invest Rs20bn (US$432.98m) in its Indian operations. Of this total, nearly a quarter will go towards strengthening Bosch Automotive Group’s research and development capabilities in India. Between 2005 and 2009, the automotive components manufacturer invested a total of Rs21bn in India, which went towards…

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  • India: GKN Driveline to invest Rs2.5bn over two years

    Automotive components manufacturer GKN Driveline has announced its investment plans for India over the next two years. The company’s plans call for a total investment of around Rs2.5bn (US$54.13m) in this timeframe, a report carried by a local newspaper says. Of this, the company will invest Rs1bn in the next…

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  • US: New president for Ricardo, Inc

    Ricardo Inc, the US unit of UK engineering company Ricardo plc, welcomed a new president on 1 January when Kent Niederhofer officially assumed the role. In his new role, Niederhofer will report directly to Ricardo plc chief executive Dave Shemmans. The supplier explains that this new appointment follows a wide-ranging

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