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European Union launches battery cell alliance to compete with Asia

Battery cells are poised to become the most important component in future vehicles as the industry moves away from internal-combustion engines and toward battery-electric vehicles. With an increased demand for battery packs, battery cell production will be paramount, and the European Union plans to... read more

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Ferrari confirms 599 hybrid prototype in testing

Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce greenhouse gases, and more often than not the first sector they look at is the auto industry. The... read more March 4, 2009 by

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Toyota renting ships to store unsold cars

Strange times are on the car industry, perhaps none stranger than what's facing Toyota right now with its European inventory backlog. Short of storage space for cars that are... read more February 27, 2009 by

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European trademark filing reveals Nissan 370Z Roadster sketches

Europe's Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM) maintains a trademark database that helps to ensure a minimum of conflict and easy filing for claims. That... read more January 16, 2009 by

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Volvo launches research project to map driver behavior

As advanced as cars are becoming in terms of safety aids, nothing can make up for a skillful, attentive driver behind the wheel - yet, at least. Volvo has launched a research... read more December 19, 2008 by

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European Parliament agrees to looser CO2 rules

In September, a committee in the European Parliament proposed easing the carbon dioxide emissions rules previously set to phase in over the next several years, and today the... read more December 17, 2008 by

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European Commission proposes €5 billion aid package for auto industry

The European Commission has reportedly given its stamp of approval to a large aid package to help the struggling European economy, with at least €5 billion earmarked... read more November 27, 2008 by

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EU considering three year delay of 120g/km CO2 limit

The European Union is ready to abandon its long-established goal of cutting carbon dioxide limits for new vehicles to 120g/km by 2012. Under a proposal introduced during... read more November 3, 2008 by

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EU considering incentive program to scrap older cars

The European commission put forward a proposal on Wednesday to introduce a scheme to offer motorists incentives to scrap their old cars in order to boost sales of new... read more October 30, 2008 by

Nissan to pilot pedestrian collision avoidance system

Nissan to pilot pedestrian collision avoidance system

As the EU ramps up its Intelligent Car Initiative, more and more carmakers are coming forward with car-to-car communications systems and advanced collision avoidance systems... read more October 23, 2008 by

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EU announces plan for mandatory daytime running lights by 2011

The European Commission has announced plans to make it mandatory for all new cars to be fitted with daytime running lights (DRLs) as standard from 2011, and on trucks and... read more September 24, 2008 by


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