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Kia takes its first EV out of Korea

Kia Soul EV

The zero emissions Kia Soul EV is the OEM’s first EV to be marketed outside of Korea. Production of the battery electric Soul has now begun at its Gwangju factory in Korea, where annual output is set for 5,000 units initially.

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GM continues to back stop/start

The use of stop/start technology to reduce fuel consumption is becoming increasingly common, and Navigant Research recently predicted that worldwide sales of vehicles with stop/start technology will grow from 8.8 million in 2013 to 55.4 million in 2022. Chevrolet recently announced that from 2015, stop/start technology will be standard on ...

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Suppliers moving to carbon-neutral engine oils

Like OEMs in the automotive industry, suppliers in the oil industry have also been trying to do their bit in reducing CO2. Castrol Professional has recently announced that its products have become the world’s first certified carbon dioxide neutral engine oils. John Ward-Zinski, Global Brand Director for Castrol Professional, told ...

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The fuel cells are coming

This is the first year commercially-available fuel cell vehicles will be seen on roads, with the Hyundai Tucson fuel cell now available to lease in California. The first keys were recently handed over by Tustin Hyundai’s Principal Dealer, John Patterson.

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Liquid Air potential in the UK

Peter Dearman - the inventive mind behind liquid air

Liquid air is now widely recognised as a zero-emissions transport fuel with promising potential. The idea was developed by British inventor Peter Dearman in his garage-turned-workshop in Hertfordshire. The technology is now gaining traction and the first on-vehicle tests are expected to take place this summer.

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EVs to take off in 2021, says IDTechEx

Tesla Model S

EVs have always been stuck in the shadow of the more convenient hybrid, but Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx, said that by 2021, pure electric vehicles will take off, as by this point they will probably be more affordable, have a range of 480km/300miles, and a battery life of 15 ...

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Who is dominating the Asian alternative fuel scene?

Propel biodiesel close-up

Government support, increasingly high populations driving end markets, and strong self-imposed mandates are some of the reasons India and China are dominating Asia’s alternative fuel markets. Lux Research recently released its ‘Planning for the Long-Term in Asia Pacific Alternative Fuel Markets’ report. For the analysis, Lux considered production capacity, end ...

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Mats Deleryd, Senior Vice President Quality, Safety & Environmental Care, Volvo Group, confirmed for Automotive World Megatrends Europe 2014

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Mats Deleryd, Senior Vice President Quality, Safety & Environmental Care, Volvo Group, has been confirmed as a speaker at Automotive World Megatrends Europe 14, taking place on September 10-11, 2014. After his PhD in “Total Quality Management” at Luleå University of Technology in 1998, Deleryd joined Adtranz, a multinational train-company, owned by ...

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