Electric Mobility News Releases

  • Volvo Buses to introduce hybrid articulated bus

    Volvo Buses will now strengthen its model program with a new articulated bus with hybrid technology. The Volvo 7900 Articulated Hybrid bus will have capacity for 154 passengers and up to 30% lower fuel consumption than the current diesel model. “Many European cities have requested buses that combine high capacity…

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  • Fuel saving in focus when Volvo Buses meets Euro 6 norms

    Volvo Buses has implemented a significant upgrade of its entire product program. The results are buses with lower fuel consumption, lower climate impact and lower emissions. The first new buses will be delivered to customers in the summer. The biggest change is the introduction of three completely new diesel engines…

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  • SAE International CRP1234-4 Analysis of R-1234yf Nears Completion

    The SAE International Cooperative Research Project (CRP1234-4) team, formed last year to perform an updated engineering safety analysis of R-1234yf refrigerant, met during the SAE World Congress in Detroit. The team includes European, North American and Asian OEMs including Chrysler/Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, PSA,…

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  • BASF to introduce new FWC™ four-way conversion catalyst at 34th International Vienna Motor Symposium

    BASF introduces its innovative FWC™ four-way conversion catalyst for gasoline engines at the International Vienna Motor Symposium, being held April 25-26, 2013, in Vienna, Austria. The single-component FWC technology can remove PM (Particulate Matter), as well as CO (Carbon Monoxide), HC (Hydrocarbons) and NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) from gasoline-engine exhaust, helping…

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  • Tesla Motors Announces Date for First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

    Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced today that it will post its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, after market close on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. At that time, Tesla will issue a brief advisory release via Marketwire containing a link to the first quarter 2013…

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  • Volvo Car Group boosts development of electrified cars

    Charging in 1.5 hours with unique fast charger and a more powerful motor From 0-70 km/h in 5.9 seconds and a full recharge in only 1.5 hours – the first electric cars emerging from the strategic partnership of Volvo Cars and Siemens deliver on Volvo’s commitment to electrification by enhancing…

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  • Volvo’s electric hybrid as reliable as a diesel truck

    Since the launch of the Volvo FE Hybrid about 50 trucks have been delivered to customers throughout Europe. Their responses are highly positive. The truck is both economical and reliable. Christina Eriksson, business manager for alternative drivelines, has encountered nothing but enthusiasm on her visits to customers. “It’s been amazing!…

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  • Ford announces multi-million pound investment at Bridgend

    Ford has confirmed a £24 million investment programme at its high-tech Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce a new fuel-efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. The announcement includes Welsh government support of £12 million and will see employment at Ford Bridgend rise to 2,300 this year – the most in…

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  • Long-term CO2 targets must be ambitious and scientifically-founded, not ‘political’- ACEA

    The European automobile industry fully supports the pathway to achieving the EU’s long-term climate goals for 2050, and is committed to continue reducing CO2 levels from its vehicles. “En route to 2050, it is clear that further ambitious targets will need to be set,” stated Ivan Hodac, Secretary General of…

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  • SAE International Launches First Hands-On Advanced HEV Diagnostic Credential

    In an unprecedented move to establish a new industry standard for the automotive service sector, SAE International announces the launch of the first hands-on credential for hybrid and electric vehicle diagnostics. The credential, entitled “SAE International Advanced HEV Diagnostics Certificate of Competency”, focuses on the operation and diagnosing of Hybrid…

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  • Nissan, New York City Launch LEAF Electric Vehicle Taxi Pilot

    To celebrate Earth Day, Nissan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the world’s best-selling electric car, Nissan LEAF. This pilot program, which puts six LEAF taxis into service beginning this spring, will help Nissan, the city, the taxi industry and…

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  • Internal-combustion engines drive drop in carbon emissions – RAC Foundation

    Sales of electric cars are set to fall far short of official expectations.   The Committee on Climate Change has previously said it would be “feasible and desirable“, to have up to 1.7 million fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2020.   But most industry analysts…

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  • Hyundai Motor Enhances commitment To A Cleaner Future By Joining London Hydrogen Partnership

    Hyundai will contribute to the development of a hydrogen economy in London Signing with Deputy London Mayor takes place at Greater London Authority Hyundai is first manufacturer to begin assembly-line production of zero-emission fuel cell vehicles ix35 Fuel Cell to demonstrate real-world benefits of fuel cell technology Hyundai Motor Company…

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