If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now

Automotive Suppliers to Feds: Keep Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Standards

Major automotive suppliers say national fuel economy and emissions standards are important for long-term business plans and investments — and don’t want to see the feds weaken the vehicle rules, according to an industry survey commissioned by clean transit technology nonprofit Calstart. The survey comes as federal agencies undertake a … Read more »

Dow Names Lightweighting Technology Sustainability ‘Breakthrough’

Dow Names Lightweighting Technology Sustainability ‘Breakthrough’

Dow has named Betamate Structural Adhesives its third “Breakthrough to World Challenges,” meeting a milestone set by the company as part of its 2015 sustainability goals. Betamate Structural Adhesives are used to bond the body structure of automobiles during assembly. Betamate technology is being used by OEMS to lightweight vehicles … Read more »

Ford logo

Ford Plans Hybrid to Rival Prius

Ford plans to release a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 to compete against the Toyota Prius and help the Detroit automaker meet federal mileage standards, according to media reports. The Ford hybrid, beginning as a 2019 model-year car, could eventually be offered with several different body styles and different versions … Read more »

More Than Half of New US Cars Get 23 MPG

For the first time ever, over 50 percent of the current year’s US vehicles get more than 23 miles per gallon, according to the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). After categorizing 1,099 2014 passenger vehicle models into 10 different mpg rating categories, CFA concludes that 2014 is a historic year … Read more »

Roadmap to Create Lighter Vehicles Released

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division released an updated roadmap to help automakers and their suppliers enhance fuel efficiency in vehicles by using more plastics and composites to reduce vehicle weight. Plastics and polymer composites offer extraordinary opportunities for lightweighting, according to the ACC. Plastic carbon-fiber-reinforced composites are 50 percent … Read more »

Honeywell Plans $300M Climate-Friendly Coolant Plant

Honeywell Plans $300M Climate-Friendly Coolant Plant

Honeywell plans to invest about $300 million to increase production capacity for HFO-1234yf, a low-global-warming refrigerant for cars, including building a commercial manufacturing plant in Louisiana for the air conditioning refrigerant. HFO-1234yf has a global-warming potential (GWP) of less than 1. This GWP is 99.9 percent lower than that of … Read more »

Obama Administration Delays Gas Mileage Rule

The new US gas mileage standards for cars, which were supposed to be released Aug. 15, have been delayed. A spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told Bloomberg that the regulation is still being reviewed and should be completed “soon.” The final rule will require car makers … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: EPA Rule Upheld, EU Aviation Law, UK Renewable Subsidies

A federal appeals court upheld the EPA’s 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standards, which limit nitrogen dioxide emissions near major roadways. The 100 parts-per-billion limit is intended to reduce smog, updating a Clean Air standard from 1971. The American Petroleum Institute led opposition to the rule and had sued to … Read more »