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Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks

Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks

In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week rolling back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, several automakers are responding with prepared statements and calls to reporters. US auto industry experts are also weighing in what to expect next.

Tesla Plans to Sink $5 Billion into Shanghai Factory to Boost Chinese EV Sales

Tesla Plans to Sink $5 Billion into Shanghai Factory to Boost Chinese EV Sales

The trade war between China and the US is making it more imperative than ever for Tesla to establish production in that country, according to Industry Week; China is the world’s largest market for electric cars, and the company has plans to sink $5 billion into its factory near Shanghai, … Read more »

Multinationals Join Large-Scale Push for Zero Emission Vehicles

Multinationals Join Large-Scale Push for Zero Emission Vehicles

The Climate Group launched a new initiative this week called Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge that unites the global purchasing power of businesses, cities, states, regions, and NGOs for electric and other non-fossil-fuel vehicles. Multinationals including Unilever, LeasePlan, and Metro AG have already accepted the challenge.

Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Cobalt, a chemical element crucial for making lithium-ion batteries, continues to be mined using child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the DRC producing two-thirds of the world’s cobalt and demand expected to increase, companies are struggling to clean up their supply chains, CNN reported. “Dealers at markets … Read more »

FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits from New Fuel Technologies: Q&A with Mitch Jackson

FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits from New Fuel Technologies: Q&A with Mitch Jackson

Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale. Over the past decade, FedEx … Read more »

CDP: Low-Carbon Economy Presents Automakers with Big Opportunities

CDP: Low-Carbon Economy Presents Automakers with Big Opportunities

A CDP report published today analyzed 16 of the world’s largest publicly-listed automotive companies that responded to an extensive questionnaire last year. The report identified best and lowest performing automakers as well as major opportunities emerging while the industry enters a low-carbon transition. The report, called “Driving Disruption,” assessed companies … Read more »

Clean Fleets: Ford Electrifies Work Trucks, Carbon Fiber Subframe Improves Fuel Efficiency

Clean Fleets: Ford Electrifies Work Trucks, Carbon Fiber Subframe Improves Fuel Efficiency

Several new innovations, including a lightweight carbon fiber composite subframe, electrified work trucks and biofuel made from wastewater can help corporate fleets reduce emissions and meet fuel economy regulations.

Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Medium- and heavy-duty electric truck sales will see a boost from stricter emissions targets for commercial vehicles, according to Navigant Research. Meanwhile Ford rolls out new EVs and Home Depot says cutting emissions also generates revenue.

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