Propulsion

  • Germany: MAN Group secures €300m R&D loan

    MAN Group has concluded a €300m (US$436m) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The funding will be used towards research into more fuel efficient and cleaner engines for trucks and buses. The loan is part of a programme to stimulate investment in eco-friendly automotive transport. Over the next…

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  • India: Industry seeks postponement of BS IV deadline

    The Indian automotive industry has sought more time from the government for the implementation of Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) emissions standards in the country. In this regard, the industry has asked the government to postpone these norms, which are scheduled to come into effect in 11 Indian cities from

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  • US: Cummins receives EPA OK for new SCR engines

    Cummins has announced it has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 Heavy-duty big-bore ISX15 and MidRange ISB6.7, ISC8.3 and ISL9 engines. Certification of these engines means that the Cummins 2010 engine line-up for on-highway applications meets the near zero emissions levels required for all engines

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  • US: Ford debuts new powertrain technologies

    Ford has unveiled its new 2-litre DOHC I-4 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) and direct injection (DI) as part of the preview of the new Focus model at the 2010 NAIAS in Detroit. The new engine is designed to deliver an estimated 155hp and 145 ft lb

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  • North America: Amminex plans new facility

    Amminex of Copenhagen is putting in place plans to supply its North America customers with ASDS, an ammonia storage and delivery system that provides efficient removal of NOx gases from diesel engine exhausts. The new manufacturing facility will compliment a unit the company will establish in Europe to source its

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    France: Peugeot outlines new brand strategy

    Peugeot has outlined a new brand strategy, which it refers to as a new ‘Marque plan’, setting out a range of targets for 2015. Key goals include moving up three places in the world car market (from its current 10th spot), establishing Peugeot as the ‘benchmark for style’ and becoming

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  • Norway: Volvo receives order for 12 hybrid buses

    Norwegian bus operator Nettbuss has ordered 12 parallel hybrid buses from Volvo for service in Norway, making it the first company in the Nordic region to implement the hybrid technology commercially, according to Volvo. The OEM’s hybrid buses boast improved fuel economy of up to 30%. Of the total 12…

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    US: GM confirms Cadillac Converj production

    General Motors’ chairman Bob Lutz has confirmed that the OEM intends to build a version of the Cadillac Converj extended range hybrid sometime in 2013 or later, reports Reuters, citing comments from Lutz made at an event organized by the Society of Automotive Analysts in Detroit. Last November, the Detroit

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  • US: Panasonic to supply battery cells for Tesla

    Tesla has chosen Panasonic to supply it with nickel-based lithium-ion battery cells for battery packs used in its electric vehicles and the two companies will collaborate to build more affordable and efficient lithium nickel batteries. “Being selected by Tesla to provide cells for their current and next- generation EV battery…

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  • Germany: A-Class E-Cell production starts in October

    Daimler has confirmed that it will begin production of an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in October 2010. Production of the electric A-Class, to be badged A-Class E-Cell, will be limited to 500 units, which will be available for lease to selected customers for four years or 60,000km. The

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  • US: Polaris enters LSV market with electric model

    Polaris Defense has entered the low-speed vehicle market with the introduction of its electric Low Speed Vehicle (LSV), the Polaris EV LSV, targeted at military on- and off-road use. The vehicle is based on the Polaris Ranger EV platform and is the company’s first off-road electric vehicle. The vehicle is…

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  • Denmark: Geely prepares to launch Nanoq EV in Europe

    A joint venture between Geely and Danish company Lynx Cars is preparing to launch an electric version of the Geely Panda in Europe in spring 2010, with sales in Asia, the Middle East and the US expected to follow. The small hatchback will be sold in Europe and the US…

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  • UK: Carlutti to head Tesla’s European operations

    Tesla Motors has appointed Cristiano Carlutti as the vice president of the company’s European sales and operations. Carlutti, a former Fiat executive, takes on his new responsibilities as of this week. Carlutti, who joined Fiat in 1995, most recently served at the vice president level with responsibility for its strategy…

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