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Mitsubishi Cheats Fuel Efficiency Tests, VW Reaches Emissions Deal

Mitsubishi Motors said it cheated fuel efficiency tests, overstating fuel efficiency by 5 percent to 10 percent for a car produced in Japan. Company president Tetsuro Aikawa yesterday said the cheating affected 620,000 cars sold from 2013 through the present, adding that the mishandling of the test data was “intentional.” … Read more »

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Companies Pay $7 Billion in EPA Enforcement Actions

EPA enforcement actions in 2015 cost companies more than $7 billion, requiring them to invest in equipment to control pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement results. In fiscal year 2015, the EPA secured record-setting hazardous waste, Clean Air Act, and Superfund settlements. It also … Read more »

Daimler Leads Autonomous Vehicle Technology Market

Daimler Leads Autonomous Vehicle Technology Market

Daimler, Audi, BMW and General Motors are the best equipped to develop the autonomous vehicle market, according to a new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research. The report, Autonomous Vehicle OEMs, examines the strategy and execution of 18 original equipment manufacturers, including company profiles and rankings, to identify the companies’ relative strengths … Read more »

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Hyundai, Kia to Triple Range of Eco-Friendly Cars by 2020

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors announced plans to triple their number of fuel-efficient cars by 2020, Reuters reports. This will bring the total number of green cars in their lineup from seven to 22. By enhancing performance in all areas, the two automakers are looking to move from their … Read more »

Potential H2 Fueling Stations Identified in California

A number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting that a larger network of hydrogen fueling stations may soon be possible, according to a study by Sandia National Laboratories. Several car makers, including GM, Daimler, Hyundai-Kia, and Ford have been working to develop hydrogen fuel cell … Read more »

‘Greenest Automaker’ Hyundai-Kia Unseats Honda

‘Greenest Automaker’ Hyundai-Kia Unseats Honda

Hyundai-Kia wins the title of “greenest automaker,” unseating Honda, which came in second, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) latest Automaker Rankings report. Toyota, Nissan, and Volkswagen tied for third place. UCS says all eight of the best-selling automakers showed improvements in the 2014 rankings, which measure the … Read more »

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Toyota, Mercedes Join DOE Hydrogen Partnership

Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan are members of the Energy Department’s newly launched public-private partnership focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support transportation energy options including fuel cell electric vehicles. The new partnership, H2USA, brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries to coordinate research … Read more »

Toyota Joins London Hydrogen Partnership

Toyota has joined the London Hydrogen Partnership, making it the network’s first major automaker member. According to London deputy mayor Kit Malthouse, Toyota will work with the LHP to develop a roadmap for fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refueling stations. The public-private partnership aims to promote hydrogen and fuel cell … Read more »

DOE Study: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Advancing Rapidly

DOE Study: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Advancing Rapidly

A seven-year US Department of Energy demonstration project to evaluate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, which GM, Daimler, Hyundai-Kia, Ford, Shell, BP, Chevron, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. participated in, found rapid progress in driving ranges and durability of fuel cell stacks. The DOE in 2003 established interim, high-level technical … Read more »