UK car industry says failure to clinch Brexit deal could cost 55.4 billion pounds by 2025

November 24, 2020
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s car industry body on Tuesday called on Brexit negotiators to clinch a deal by the end of 2020, saying failure to do so could cost the sector 55.4 billion pounds in tariffs by 2025 and undercut its ability to develop the next generation of zero-emission vehicles.

Europe climate group calls for end to subsidies for plug-in hybrid cars

November 23, 2020
LONDON (Reuters) - Plug-in hybrid cars emit far more CO2 than advertised, according to tests commissioned by European campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E), which on Monday called on governments to end subsidies and tax breaks for such models.

Daimler, Geely mull China as production hub for hybrid powertrains

November 20, 2020
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler AG DAIGn.DE and Geely Holding on Friday said China could emerge as a manufacturing and export hub for hybrid powertrains jointly developed for Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars.

China plans 2035 gas car ban that doesn’t actually ban gas cars

October 27, 2020
China plans to require that all new cars sold after 2035 be eco-friendly “new energy vehicles” according to Nikkei Asia. The plans were announced in a future road map for new energy vehicles and will be regulated under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Toyota to provide China's GAC with hybrid system

October 20, 2020
TOKYO/NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor has decided to provide Guangzhou Automobile Group, a joint venture partner in China, with its gasoline-electric hybrid technology system, Nikkei has learned. This is the first time Toyota will offer its core hybrid technology to a foreign company.

Toyota to debut zero-emissions fuel cell truck in US by 2024

October 20, 2020
NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor and subsidiary Hino Motors will jointly develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck for the North American market under plans announced Monday. The new model will be based on Hino's XL Series and feature hydrogen fuel cell technology from Toyota. The two companies look to develop a prototype in the first half of 2021 and begin mass production by 2024.
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