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A study just released comparing actual window stickers to federal mpg regulations has found automakers are exceeding Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) goals. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, for model years 2012, 2013, and 2014, the trend has been a mild improvement over mandated results. The study’s authors Brandon Schoettle and […]

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has scored a perfect “100A” in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014. This is the second year in a row that it has been nominated as a CDP global leader. The company said this accomplishment recognizes Nissan for its eco-friendly corporate policies and transparent information disclosure about its environmental […]

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General Motors has been recognized for its green efforts. The company achieved, for the first time, perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. Featured in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, GM said it ranks among the world’s largest companies […]

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Nissan released its 2014 sustainability report highlighting how the company’s vision is enriching people’s lives. The company explained its report details efforts to create economic value and develop a sustainable society through business activities. Nissan said it is offering increased detail about its activities in the Sustainability Report 2014 for greater transparency. For the first […]

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Kia Motors announced that the brand’s global vehicle production was greener and more sustainable in 2013 than at any point in the brand’s history, despite growing sales and production levels around the world. The Korean automaker stated year-on-year global sales grew by 1.4 percent in 2013 to 2,746,643 units, yet an ongoing focus on improving […]

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Our headline could be answered several ways, but with regard to cars, the answer is “yes,” electricity is environmentally cleaner when energizing electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids compared to gasoline or diesel choices. This however really says a lot about the high efficiency of batteries driving electric motors, because as government and advocacy groups have […]

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A new J.D. Power study has revealed buyers choose EVs more for environmental reasons. The 2014 U.S. Avoider Study released yesterday also revealed 38 percent of those buying domestic vehicles cite the latest technology features as a reason for their purchase, compared with 33 percent of import vehicle buyers. Additionally, the study found domestic vehicle […]

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Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U.S. EPA ENERGY STA voluntary Challenge for Industry, bringing the company’s total to 63. According to GM, this represents more facilities than any organization worldwide. GM said the specific challenge – to cut energy intensity by 10 percent within five years – resulted in a collective avoidance […]

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More often revolutions start with a big bang but could it be the replacement for lithium-ion batteries is taking off with a relatively small but not insignificant pop? This appears to be the case for OXIS Energy of the UK, which has plans in motion to put its 30-percent more energy dense polymer lithium-sulfur (Li-S) […]

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Kia is planning a number of green initiatives in 2013 as part of its commitment to put the environment at the forefront of its business operations – a pledge which the company said has now been in force for a decade. The focus will not just be on lowering the fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions […]

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