Honda announces new strategy for electric vehicles in Europe

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Automaker unveils its promising new Electric Vision for Europe Honda plans to focus more heavily on clean transportation in the European market. According to Katsushi Inoue, Honda Motor Europe’s president and COO, the automaker has unveiled its “Electric Vision” for Europe. This initiative involves two-thirds of all vehicles sold by Honda in the market to feature electric powertrains. Honda intends to accomplish this endeavor by 2025. The automaker’s plan will leverage its considerable global research and development resources in order to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. Electric vehicles have…

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Consumer need may dictate the future of fuel cells in the transportation space

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ETI analysis highlights consumer needs Automakers may need to develop a greater understanding of consumer needs, according to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). Vehicles are becoming more environmentally friendly, with some producing no emissions at all. ETI expects that clean vehicles, particularly those powered by fuel cells, are unlikely to see any significant growth in market share in the short-term. As these vehicles become more efficient and less expensive, however, their long-term impact on the transportation market could be significant. Fuel cells may become commonplace in transportation beyond 2050 ETI…

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Honda speaks out on CAFE regulations concerning clean vehicles

Regulators will be reviewing CAFE standards soon A review of the United States’ Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations is coming up and automakers are offering their opinions on the matter. The CAFE regulations were introduced in 1975 and they work to improve the average fuel economy of various vehicles throughout the U.S. Many automakers support the regulations but these regulations may be falling short of supporting clean vehicles, such as those powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. Honda is one of the companies that believes that this is…

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Honda aims to bring new clean vehicles to the market in 2017

Honda is ready to take another step forward in the clean transportation space Honda was among the first major automakers to enter into the clean transportation space, but its initial efforts were wrought with many challenges. The automaker’s first hybrid vehicle, called the Insight, was not well received among consumers and its Civic Hybrid struggled with many technical issues that became very problematic for consumers. Other clean vehicles from Honda have fought to gain traction with consumers, but have largely failed to find the momentum they needed. Honda is now…

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Clean transportation market in Norway is growing

Clean vehicles are gaining more momentum throughout Norway Norway is becoming a leading market for clean vehicles. The country has been investing in making transportation more environmentally friendly in recent years. This effort is part of the country’s plan to reduce emissions and combat the potential impact of climate change. As a result, the number of clean vehicles available to drivers in Norway has skyrocketed. The growth of the clean transportation market is likely to continue growing in the coming years. Sale of clean vehicles has jumped over the past…

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Daimler set to embrace clean transportation more aggressively

Automaker announces plans to develop more clean vehicles in the coming years Automaker Daimler has revealed plans to transition toward clean transportation in the coming years. The company is growing more interested in clean vehicles. This is partly due to the economic promise that these vehicles represent. The German automaker intends to invest heavily in the development of new technology to power a series of vehicles that will produce no or very few emissions. Many of these vehicles are expected to be equipped with efficient battery systems. Company to invest…

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Hyundai is growing more ambitious in clean transportation

Hyundai plans to develop 26 clean vehicles through 2020 South Korean automaker Hyundai is growing more ambitious on clean transportation. The company has announced that it plans to have at least 26 clean vehicles in its portfolio by 2020.  Included will be six battery electrics and two fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai already has a fuel cell vehicle on offer and was among the first automakers to bring such a vehicle to the commercial market. Clean vehicles have become a priority for Hyundai, as the automaker intends to become more environmentally…

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The Netherlands may ban traditional vehicles to support clean transportation

European countries are beginning to fight climate change by focusing on the transportation sector Climate change is becoming a very concerning issue for Europe, and some countries are beginning to focus on the transportation space as a way to fight emissions. In Europe, vehicles account for 12% of the harmful emissions that are produced in the region. The Netherlands is considering a ban on the sale of traditional vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel, hoping that the ban would encourage the adoption of clean vehicles that produce no harmful emissions….

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Clean vehicles may soon dominate China’s car market

Emissions standards could force automakers to sell only clean vehicles in China China is one of the largest markets in the world for new vehicles, but automakers may soon be forced to abandon conventional models in order to comply with the country’s emissions regulations. Many of China’s largest cities have been choked with air pollution, which has been linked to serious health issues for many residents. In order to fight air pollution, the Chinese government is focusing more heavily on promoting clean transportation, which is creating pressure on automakers to…

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South Korea reveals plans to support clean transportation

Clean transportation is gaining more support from the South Korean government South Korea has revealed a new five-year plan that aims to dramatically increase the number of clean vehicles on the roads. The government intends to ensure that more electric vehicles and hybrids are made available to consumers throughout the country. The plan comes as a response to the growing scrutiny being placed on the auto industry, which is beginning to feel pressure to comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations that are being adopted by many of the world’s governments….

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Theft Risks for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Theft Risks for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles” to its database. The report has identified several different theft threats to hybrid and electric vehicles and their supporting technology in its latest research. Some of these are likely to occur from vehicle launch, whilst others are longer term. According to research, a new vehicle typically enjoys a period of around a year while thieves perfect new methods and theft of and from the vehicle begin to increase. Vehicle manufacturers need to start seriously considering the…

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Toyota has ambitious plans for hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker aims to sell more than 30,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2020 Japanese automaker Toyota plans to sell some 30,000 fuel cell vehicles throughout the world by 2020. The company also has ambitious plans for the future of its production vehicles, planning to eventually phase out its gasoline models over the coming decades. Toyota sees significant promise in fuel cell vehicles, partly because they produce no harmful emissions, but also because they are not lacking in performance when compared to more traditional vehicles that the automaker has made. Toyota is…

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A tire pressure gauge can help improve fuel economy of hybrid cars

There is more than one way for hybrid vehicle owners to get the best fuel economy. Car makers and government regulators can promise consumers that driving hybrid cars will help improve their fuel economy, but the reality is that if hybrid vehicle drivers want to get as many miles per gallon of fuel as they can out of their electric motor and gas engine vehicle, keep more money in their pocket, and be friendlier to the environment, it is primarily up to them to be more conscious of their driving…

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England to test road that could wirelessly charge electric cars

Future highways could have a special lane that recharges electric vehicle batteries while these green cars are on the move. In an effort to both help encourage more drivers to purchase electric cars and alleviate range anxiety – the term used to describe the fear electric and plug-in vehicle drivers have of running out of power while driving in the middle of nowhere – Britain is exploring a new way to charge these eco cars by equipping roads with a charging system technology. This would give drivers the ability to…

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Toyota finds success in the clean transportation market

Toyota has sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it has sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles throughout the world, making it one of the leading forces in the clean transportation space. Nearly 20 years ago, Toyota introduced its first hybrid concept car, the Prius, which had initially had a difficult time traveling more than 1,600 feet. Toyota’s hybrid technology has evolved quickly, however, and the Prius quickly became a staple of the clean transportation world. Prius had struggled to find traction, but…

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Toyota recalls over 600,000 of its hybrid cars worldwide

On Wednesday, Toyota said it would be recalling 625,000 of its hybrid vehicles, mostly its Prius v model. The Japanese motor company announced the global recall of its hybrid cars due to a software glitch that has the potential to, in rare cases, shut down the hybrid system while the car is in operation. In other words, the defect could bring the vehicle to a sudden stop while it is being driven. Although the cars have been recalled, no accidents or injuries have been reported. Toyota says that the problem…

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