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Mitsubishi Motors

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 »

bio-chemicals

Can Bio-Based Chemicals Improve Products’ Performance and Sustainability?

The global renewable chemicals market will reach $84.3 billion by 2020, up from $49 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 11.47 percent, according to a Research and Markets report. Driven largely by increasing environmental concerns, government support for environmentally responsible sources and processes, and technological innovations, market participants … 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 »

Mitsubishi Electric Builds $12M Technology Training Center

Mitsubishi Electric says its Thai-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Kang Yong Watana, has invested over 400 million baht ($12 million) in a new training center that will promote cooling technology education and advance other environmentally sustainable technologies for housing and commercial buildings, including air-conditioning, home-appliance and housing systems. The Advance & … Read more »

Mitsubishi Makes First Bioplastic Smartphone Screen

Mitsubishi Makes First Bioplastic Smartphone Screen

Sharp will use Mitsubishi Chemical’s bio-based plastic for its smartphone screen — a world’s first as bio-based engineering plastic has never been used on the front panel of any smartphone. Most front panels of smartphones are made of glass, and their susceptibility to cracking has been an ongoing problem. This … Read more »

‘Greenest’ and ‘Meanest’ Cars of 2015 Ranked

‘Greenest’ and ‘Meanest’ Cars of 2015 Ranked

For the second year in a row, Mercedes-Benz’s Smart ForTwo Electric Drive convertible coupe is the “greenest” car of the year while the Ram 2500 truck is the “meanest,” or least environmentally friendly, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual vehicle environmental ratings. ACEEE’s 18th annual ratings … Read more »

Mitsubishi Technology Enables Low-Cost Wastewater Recycling

Mitsubishi Technology Enables Low-Cost Wastewater Recycling

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a water treatment technology that enables industrial wastewater and sewage to be recycled on a low-cost basis. The company says the technology efficiently removes persistent organic substances in wastewater by using hydroxyl (OH) radicals generated through an electric discharge created at a gas/liquid interface. Mitsubishi Electric, … Read more »

Isuzu, Other Truck Manufacturers Call for Regulatory Cooperation

Isuzu and other global truck and engine manufacturers have called for regulatory harmonization and closer cooperation among European, North American, and Japanese regulators to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption associated with on-road freight transport. Meeting in Tokyo, the chief executives of more than 10 global truck and engine … Read more »

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Chemical Giants Publish Environmental Footprint Guide

Major chemical companies including AkzoNobel, BASF and Eastman Chemical, working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have published a guide to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders use more sustainable products. The guide, Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products, is the result of a collaboration between leading chemical … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Volvo, Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi, Greenlots, BMW

Volvo Trucks’ 2016 VN series highway tractors will offer greater fuel savings compared with previous generation models. Sculpting of airflow around the exterior and underneath the hood improves fuel efficiency by up to 3.5 percent, and Volvo’s new XE-Adaptive Gearing and Torque Management options can provide fuel efficiency improvements of … Read more »

Time Warner fleet

Green Fleet Roundup: Time Warner Cable, Wamart, Plug Power, Clean Energy Fuels

Time Warner Cable is joining the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleet Partnership to further reduce petroleum use and increase efficiencies within its fleet (pictured) of more than 20,000 service trucks and vehicles. TWC’s participation is part of the company’s “Go Green” initiative under which TWC is on … Read more »

mitsubishi silicon carbide inverter

Green Fleet Roundup: Mitsubishi, Opel, Shell, C.R. England

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced it has developed a prototype electric vehicle motor drive system with a built-in silicon-carbide inverter (pictured), which will allow manufacturers to develop EVs with more passenger space and greater energy efficiency. The company plans to commercialize its new EV motor system after it finishes developing technologies … Read more »