The Commision since 2008 has given EU countries more leeway to offer tax breaks, low-interest loans and grants for making and buying energy-efficient vehicles, but is concerned that member states are using these rights in conflicting ways....More
“I think you’ll see more cars using turbochargers,” one auto analyst says. “Other parts suppliers stand to benefit from upgrades to catalytic converters, so you’re talking about TRW, Honeywell and BorgWarner.”...More
The book is not closed on CAFE, either. The 54.5 mpg rule faces a midterm review around 2020, and the National Automobile Dealers Assn. will start laying ground this year to ensure the exam has teeth....More
The diminutive Damas minivans and Labo pickups, favored by Korea's small-business operators, have stood alone in holding the market niche for more than a decade. But new emissions requirements are making them too costly to build....More
The 48V subsystem mainly will assist energy recovery and stop/start functionality, but also will be available to boost torque and handle heavy electrical users such as electric power steering and rear-window defrosting....More
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