Daimler bonds with BYD for Chinese-market electric car

published: 2010-05-25 14:58
Daimler looks to be bolstering its presence in the electric vehicle sweepstakes with a newly announced deal with China's BYD to develop EVs for the booming Chinese market. According to Dieter Zetsche, Daimler chairman and head of ...  more

Toyota Stages Sustainable Mobility Seminar

published: 2010-05-25 14:54
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) stages the “2010 Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar” featuring presentations and panel discussions from global experts in energy, science and economics, exploring the future of mobility. “O...  more

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Demonstration Program Expands

published: 2010-05-25 14:50
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS) announced that more than 100 Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle – Advanced (FCHV-adv) vehicles will be placed in a nationwide demonstration program over the next three years.  TMS and Toyota Motor ...  more

Ford Teams Up to Develop Wheat Straw-Reinforced Plastic

published: 2010-05-24 14:35
Ford Motor Company, working with academic researchers and one of its suppliers, is the first automaker to develop and use environmentally friendly wheat straw-reinforced plastic in a vehicle. The first application of the natural f...  more

Ford Intensifies Focus on Electrification Strategy

published: 2010-05-24 14:33
Ford Motor Company is intensifying its focus on global electrification with the creation of a new position to lead the planning and strategy for Ford's future electric vehicle portfolio. Nancy Gioia, formerly Ford's director of Su...  more

BYD Looks Beyond Evs to Home Energy Management

published: 2010-05-24 14:26
BYD Auto, one of China’s most ambitious electric-vehicle makers, just stretched its reach a bit further. Backed with $250 million from none other than Warren Buffett, the company was already prepping its all-electric E6 sedan for ...  more

Ford Fund Grant Gives Sustainability a Push Forward

published: 2010-05-21 15:22
For more than a century, Ford Motor Company has been known for its horsepower. Now the company is supporting an innovative new program based on pedal power. Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a $50,000 Ford College Community Chal...  more

BYD to Invest RMB 22.5b in 5GW Solar Base

published: 2010-05-21 15:18
Guangdong-based IT parts and automobile maker BYD Company Limited (1211.HK) plans to construct a 5GW solar cell project in Shaanxi province between 2009 and 2015 with total investment of RMB 22.5 billion, according to a document r...  more