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Fuel Tool Provides Free Data for Commercial Fleet Planning, Fuel Purchasing

As commercial fleet owners struggle to cut fuel costs and reduce their fleet emissions to comply with stricter air pollution rules, they are faced with a myriad of decisions. These include determining which alternative fuels and efficiency technologies make the most sense, from a business and climate perspective. A free … Read more »

Paris

COP21 Roundup: Schneider Electric, Acciona, BMW, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Elon Musk

As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … 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 »

Which Carmakers Lead the Autonomous Vehicle Market?

Which Carmakers Lead the Autonomous Vehicle Market?

The no. 1 global vehicle manufacturers involved in the autonomous vehicle market, is Daimler, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Other OEMs classified as “leaders” in the grid are Audi, BMW and General Motors, respectively. Volvo, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan round out the top 10, and … Read more »

Intel, Denso Invest in Automated Truck Driving Technology

Peloton Technology, a developer of automated truck driving technology that the company says delivers advanced safety, fuel savings and analytics to trucking fleets, has closed a $16 million Series A investment round led by Denso International America, an automotive supplier of advanced technology, and Intel Capital, the global investment arm … Read more »

Volvo Beats Carbon Reduction Goal by 10M Tons

Volvo Beats Carbon Reduction Goal by 10M Tons

Volvo last year reduced the total lifetime CO2 emissions of its products by 40 million tons against a 2008 baseline, beating its goal by 10 million tons, according to the automaker’s 2014 sustainability report. The company also exceeded its target to reduce CO2 emissions from its production plants by 0.2 … Read more »

BASF engine cover

BASF Component Helps Automakers Meet Lightweighting, Safety Goals

BASF has developed a flexible polyurethane integral foam that can be used to produce lightweight engine coverings with one material in one process step. The so-called soft cover, made from Elastofoam I 4603, is manufactured by the Austrian company Polytec Car Styling and fitted as standard in various car models … Read more »

Manufacturers to EPA: Chemicals Can’t Be Included in New Rule

Automakers, aircraft manufacturers, chemical companies and other manufacturers have told the EPA that widely used chemicals — nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates — can’t be included in a proposed significant new use rule, Bloomberg reports. “Many of the NP and NPE Chemical Abstracts Service numbers listed in the proposed SNUR are … Read more »

Volvo

Volvo Drives Transport Carbon Cuts, Renews WWF Partnership

The Volvo Group is renewing its partnership with a new commitment to the World Wide Fund for the nonprofit’s Nature’s Climate Savers program. In addition to reducing emissions from products and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo says it will drive the development toward reducing CO2 emissions throughout … 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 »

Blu LNG fuel system

Blu Launches Lower-Cost LNG Fuel System

Blu. has released a new line of liquified natural gas fueling systems for Class 8 trucks called Blu. V2 LNG Fuel Delivery System. The company says the system eliminates one of the greatest barriers to LNG adoption: the cost. The 160 DGE twin-tank fuel system package has a list price … Read more »