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New energy vehicle and car sharing keys to intelligent mobility

SHANGHAI – New energy vehicles and car sharing are the keys to intelligent mobility and create a cleaner and smarter transportation ecosystem, which is an opportunity for the auto industry to transform, according to Erik Jonnaert, secretary general of European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Jonnaert made the comments at the

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Iveco to participate in world’s first truck platooning challenge

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Italian commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco will participate in the world’s first cross-border initiative using semi-automated trucks in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, according to a company press release on April 5. The initiative, organized by The Netherlands as part of its ongoing Presidency of the Council of

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A determined government essential to vehicle electrificatio

SHANGHAI – Without a determined government, the electric vehicle industry would not exist. Battery driven cars cost more and perform worse than internal combustion cars. The marketplace has rejected EVs since the invention of the starter motor made it easy to use internal combustion engines at the beginning of the

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Government support crucial for new energy vehicles

SHANGHAI - Turning China's policy of support for new energy vehicles into concrete help for its automakers is the key to any rapid advancement of the industry. So far, success with electric vehicles, hybrids and fuel cell vehicles has been achieved mainly with demonstration projects, many of which had been

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Highlights from speakers

Speakers at the 2009 Presidents' Forum made interesting comments on a variety of issues involving new energy vehicle development and the China market. -- Editor Standardization is important Standardization has a key role to play in the adoption of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. "We need to go for standards

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