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Volvo Car Group will be heating its Gent manufacturing plant with water from a nearby paper plant in order to reduce its emissions. Two Nordic region companies, Volvo Car Group and Stora Enso, a global paper products group, have joined forces to reduce carbon emissions at Volvo’s plant in Belgium by over 40 percent. The […]

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Green Automotive Company (GAC) announced last Thursday its core activity, Newport Coachworks, is expanding its production facility in Riverside, California. This growth, says the company, is being done in order to meet the increasing demand from customers for its shuttle buses. GAC said today all Newport Coachworks production activity is carried out in its 20,000-square-foot […]

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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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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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What is a “green car” anyway? Is this a contrived term? Well, no, not necessarily, but in cases it may be if it doesn’t do much for the environment, but many cars now do offer significant improvements. This therefore is a clue to a working definition of “green” however we are not stuck on verbiage. […]

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Frost & Sullivan put forward a good example of how policies and green cars go hand in hand, but also how neighboring countries can go different ways. The different green car policies across ASEAN create unique combinations of market “push” and “pull,” dramatically impacting demand patterns and opportunities for future growth, said Frost & Sullivan. […]

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Expect to see greener Volkswagen, SAIC and FAW vehicles on Chinese roads in the future. The Volkswagen Group announced March 31 it will be cooperating more closely with its Chinese joint venture partners SAIC Motor Co. and First Automotive Works (FAW) Group in the field of forward-looking technologies. Joint declarations to that effect were signed […]

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Ford’s 2014 Fusion Hybrid and Toyota’s 2014 Lexus RX Hybrid were recognized as the best cars for the money in the hybrid cars and hybrid SUV scategories. Interestingly, General Motors’ 2014 Chevrolet Volt won not in a green category, but in the upscale midsize cars category. At a time of the year when various automotive […]

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The 2014 Green Car Technology Award will be awarded at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. later today. The 2014 Green Car Technology Award is Green Car Journal’s creation rewarding green technology. Finalists are known and include a wide array of technologies from U.S., European, and Asian auto manufacturers. “Advanced technology plays an increasingly […]

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Ford strongly believes in the use of analytics to help green both its cars and its operations. Not too far from where factory workers assemble Ford cars and trucks, analytics experts in the company’s Research and Innovation Center are said to be building something entirely different but equally important: complex mathematical models to help Ford […]

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