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What next for the fuel cell car?

What next for the fuel cell car?

For decades, fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have been ‘ten years away’, but key launches in 2014 and 2015 could see these vehicles begin to make a commercial impact on in the industry. As emissions regulations tighten, OEMs need to ensure their zero emission vehicle offerings do more than just tick ...

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2020 Vision: a first look at GHG 20 for US M/HD trucks

2020 Vision - A first look at GHG 20 for US M-HD trucking

In February 2014, the Obama Administration required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to propose and finalise a rule that will usher in the second phase of medium and heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards. The EPA and NHTSA have until March 2015 to ...

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Engine Plant Database – 2013 Edition

Engine Plant Database - 2013 Edition

Automotive World’s “Engine Plant Database – 2013 Edition” contains production data for light and heavy vehicle engines in 2012. Delivered in an Excel file, the data focuses on engines for on-highway applications, excluding agriculture, construction, marine, gen-sets, etc. The plant locations refer to the commonly-used descriptions, but may be described ...

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Natural gas for medium/heavy CV applications

There will be around 18 million natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on the world’s roads by the end of 2013, according to industry estimates. NGVs have been popular in developing countries with good supplies of natural gas because it is considerably less expensive than liquid petroleum fuels. Now, lower cost and ...

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The outlook for the light vehicle ICE

Automotive World Briefing: The outlook for the light vehicle ICE

With powertrain electrification and alternative fuels enjoying much publicity but so far making very small inroads into the new light vehicle market, it is clear that the internal combustion engine (ICE) will be the dominant transportation power source for the foreseeable future. This Automotive World Briefing provides a brief review ...

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Technology Roadmap: Battery Electric Vehicles

Battery Electric Vehicles - Technology Roadmap to 2020

Automotive World’s Technology Roadmap: Battery electric vehicles investigates the key issues facing OEMs, suppliers and infrastructure providers as they assess the potential for pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs). With two years of sales of the first pure BEVs of the modern era now behind us, the automotive industry is taking ...

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