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Trending: Auto, Mobility Giants Roll Out Ambitious New EV Initiatives
Trending: Auto, Mobility Giants Roll Out Ambitious New EV Initiatives

WALKING THE TALK - Air pollution has become a hot button issue for the UK ever since London surpassed its air pollution limits just five days into 2017, leading both the public and private sector to leap into action to reduce emissions.

Trade, Don’t Toss! Target’s Popular Car Seat Trade-in Program is Back
Trade, Don’t Toss! Target’s Popular Car Seat Trade-in Program is Back

PRESS RELEASE - Have an old car seat lying around? Whether it’s too small for your growing tot, too old or simply time for a new model, Target will gladly take it off your hands…again! After the popularity of our first car seat trade-in program this past April, we’re teaming up with our friends at TerraCycle to recycle your used car seats, just in time for National Baby Safety Month. We’re committed to ensuring that kids and babies have the right car seats that meet current safety standards and we’re always looking for ways to make recycling easy. So what better way to accomplish both, than with one stellar program?

Trending: Auto Industry Introduces Scrappage Schemes for Diesel Vehicles Across Europe, UK
Trending: Auto Industry Introduces Scrappage Schemes for Diesel Vehicles Across Europe, UK

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Scrappage schemes seem to be popping up almost daily as auto manufacturers across the UK and Europe ramp up efforts to drive polluting vehicles off the roads in anticipation of tightening governments regulations on air quality and emissions.

Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Built at an Energy-Efficient Plant
Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Built at an Energy-Efficient Plant

PRESS RELEASE - KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors’ Fairfax Assembly plant, home of the Chevrolet Malibu, earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S.

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Accenture Competitive Agility Index: Sustainability Could Unlock $1B for Auto, Industrial Companies
Accenture Competitive Agility Index: Sustainability Could Unlock $1B for Auto, Industrial Companies

NEW METRICS - Interdependent business strategies are better poised to compete in future markets than those that boast one-dimensional strategies, according to new Accenture research.

Trending: European Automakers Roll Out Retrofits to Drive Down Diesel Emissions
Trending: European Automakers Roll Out Retrofits to Drive Down Diesel Emissions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As the environmental impact of the internal combustion engine — particularly those powered by diesel fuel – begins to rear its ugly head, governments across the globe are cracking down on automakers to address critical air pollution problems, curb emissions and mitigate climate change.

Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols
Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols

PRESS RELEASE - BASF has now improved the process for manufacturing Lupranol® (polyether polyol) so that car components which are made of BASF polyurethane systems emit an average of 20 percent less aldehyde. This allows automotive suppliers, that manufacture e.g. acoustic parts, seats and steering wheels or back-foam instrument panels and doors, to meet the increasing requirements of car manufacturers and the law for lower emissions (VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds) in vehicle interiors. Following the process change at BASF’s Asian production sites at the beginning of 2017, the modification is now being made in Europe and will take place in the US plants during the course of this year. Alongside isocyanate, polyol is the starting product for polyurethane foam systems.

GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future
GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future

PRESS RELEASE - GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra and nonprofit leaders today introduced new, innovative programs designed to encourage young people to go into technology and engineering professions and improve teacher training in STEM-related subjects. Noting rapid technological advancements in electrified and self-driving vehicles, cybersecurity and connectivity, Barra said automakers’ futures depend on a deep and diverse pool of talented engineers. Nowhere is this more true than in computer science, where women and minorities make up only a fraction of working professionals. In the U.S., only 18 percent of computer science majors and 10 percent of information security professionals are women.

Volvo Shifts Gears, Says 'Sayonara' to Internal Combustion Engines
Volvo Shifts Gears, Says 'Sayonara' to Internal Combustion Engines

WALKING THE TALK - 2019 is slated to be a big year for Swedish automaker Volvo, which has announced that in two years’ time, it will no longer produce vehicles that only have internal combustion engines. Between 2019 and 2021, Volvo will launch five fully electric cars, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, the company’s performance car arm.

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Q&A: Science-Based Targets, Better Fuels Are Where the Rubber Meets the Road for UPS
Q&A: Science-Based Targets, Better Fuels Are Where the Rubber Meets the Road for UPS

CLEANTECH - As a global transportation and logistics company, UPS is all too familiar with the myriad of challenges greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pose to both the environment and the global economy. To reduce impacts and remain competitive in an ever-changing economic landscape, the company, since 2009, has been making moves to drive innovation and spur change within the shipping industry — including investing in alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles and renewable energies.

Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van
Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van

PRESS RELEASE - Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH and Ford-Werke GmbH are entering a partnership for the manufacturing of battery-electric delivery vehicles. After Deutsche Post has already left its mark in the smaller van segment with designing and producing the emission-free StreetScooter, both partners are now working on a larger vehicle type. The chassis of the Ford Transit provides the technical basis. It will be equipped with a battery-electric drive train and fitted with a special body construction according to Post respectively DHL Paket specifications.

As Cobalt Declines, Demand-Growth Rises by 500%
As Cobalt Declines, Demand-Growth Rises by 500%

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Circular initiatives may be on the rise, but an impending commodity crisis for cobalt indicates that we still haven’t learned our lesson as far as resource depletion is concerned. The ferromagnetic metal is primarily used in the preparation of magnetic, wear-resistant and high-performance alloys and is a critical component of batteries designed for electric vehicles, laptops, smartphones and a host of other electronics. And we’re running out.

Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report
Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT — General Motors’ sustainability approach enables the company to serve its customers and shareholders, increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk and improve the communities where it does business.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

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GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion
GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion

PRESS RELEASE - Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights.

Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy
Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy

PRESS RELEASE - Maven Gig provides access to your independent driving gigs, such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the initial vehicle offering with free charging at E

UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle
UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

PRESS RELEASE - US 05/02/17 Atlanta, GA   First-of-its-Kind, Zero Tailpipe Emissions, Class 6 Delivery Truck   Uses Fuel Cell to Energize Vehicle Propulsion System   Prototype to Start Street Testing Later This Year

Ford Reveals 5 Fleets for TfL PHEV Pilot, Launches Closed-Loop Aluminum Recycling System
Ford Reveals 5 Fleets for TfL PHEV Pilot, Launches Closed-Loop Aluminum Recycling System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford continues its push to be a global leader in electric vehicles and sustainability with two new announcements. Earlier this year, Ford announced a new multi-million-dollar pilot project in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) to reduce emissions and improve air quality in London through the use of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) transit custom vans that run solely on electric power. The automaker has now revealed the five fleets that will be participating in the program.

Toyota, BMW, Daimler Join Forces to Drive Sustainability in the Auto Industry
Toyota, BMW, Daimler Join Forces to Drive Sustainability in the Auto Industry

COLLABORATION - The auto industry continues to look towards a sustainable future with the development of a new partnership between 10 of the world’s biggest automakers.

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Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center
Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

PRESS RELEASE - Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community.

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