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Category Archives: Automotive industry
Read the full story at GreenBiz. Honda Motor Co. will start evaluating all of its suppliers on their environmental aspects under the newest revision of its Green Purchasing Guidelines.
Read the full story in the Wall Street Journal. As the auto industry faces tougher fuel-economy standards, engineers are working on longer-term fixes for what ails today’s models: too much weight, inefficient engines, a troubled fuel source for gasoline-powered cars … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenBiz. Although it might be a stretch to say that something good has come of last summer’s tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new announcement this morning from General Motors showcases the … Continue reading
Seventy Mercedes-Benz Advanced Technology Vehicles will be Deployed on California Roadways — Twenty to Participate in DOE Technology Validation Project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will include twenty fuel cell vehicles from Mercedes-Benz as part of the Technology Validation project in the Fuel Cell Technologies Program. Mercedes-Benz has announced their intention to deploy 70 fuel cell vehicles by 2012, … Continue reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for model year 2011 vehicles. Choosing a more fuel efficient vehicle in … Continue reading
Read the full post at FastCoDesign. Going car shopping has never been more complicated for someone who wants to buy a fuel-efficient vehicle. New labels touting efficiency should help end the confusion when it comes to buying electric or hybrid … Continue reading
Ford Adds Soy Foam Seat Cushions to Ford Explorer; Expands Use of Eco-Friendly Material Across Lineup
Read the full story at Biobased News. The new 2011 Ford Explorer will offer more eco-friendly features including soy foam in seat cushions and seatbacks as well as at least a 25 percent increase in fuel economy over the current … Continue reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program has helped improve the energy efficiency of the auto manufacturing industry, which has cut fossil fuel use by 12 percent and reduced greenhouse gases by more than 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide, … Continue reading
Nissan North America hosted the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Industrial Technologies Program Save Energy Now LEADER Industrial Sustainability and Energy Management Showcase on April 9, 2010, to share Nissan’s industrial energy efficiency strategies and to provide a tour of … Continue reading
Vehicle Fuel Economy: NHTSA and EPA’s Partnership for Setting Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Improved Analysis and Should Be Maintained. GAO-10-336, February 25. http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-336 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10336high.pdf