EPA, NHTSA issue One National Program Rule; EPA withdraws CA waiver for GHG and fuel economy

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final action entitled the “One National Program Rule,” which will enable the federal government to provide nationwide uniform fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for automobiles and light duty trucks. The action finalizes parts…

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Opel Grandland X Hybrid4

The Opel Grandland X Hybrid4 is the hybrid version of the Grandland X, a compact crossover than the German firm introduced in 2017 as a replacement for the Antara. It’s also the firm’s first hybrid vehicle. The Grandland X Hybrid4 features a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine and two electric motors. The total output almost hits…

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ICCT: aviation emissions increasing 70% faster than UN projections

A new International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) report finds that aviation emissions are increasing 70% faster than UN projections that already point to a tripling of CO2 by 2050. In other words, the climate challenge for aviation is worse than expected. The report was issued in advance of the UN Secretary-General Climate Summit starting…

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Drive System Design presents design methodology for accommodating future uncertainty in EV powertrain design: ePOP

UK-based automotive engineering specialist Drive System Design (DSD) will present a system-level approach for EV powertrain design in a paper at the 17th CTI China Symposium in Shanghai from 23-25 September. The paper will illustrate how, using the method developed at DSD, future EV powertrains can be better optimized and protected against uncertain global trends…

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