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View From The Bridge - November 2017

Emissions and homologation regulations are setting a moving target for OEMs, fuel and lubes producers to hit over the next few years. How will they respond?

Tags: electric vehicles, Europe, Lubricants, Shell, View from the Bridge

17th November, 2017        

Bumps in the road for EVs

It's not all smooth roads ahead for the future of Electric Vehicles, according to OATS' latest EV round-up

Tags: electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

12th November, 2017        

Mixed response to global all-electric announcements

The UK has followed France in setting 2040 as the date to go all electric and China is considering the same, but the oil industry remains unconcerned.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing, oil prices

11th September, 2017        

View From The Bridge - July 2017

Lubes specs, marketing and consumer education - along with the rise and rise of EVs - are the topics of discussion in the edition of the OATS Bulletin

Tags: API, automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

12th July, 2017        

Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, General Motors, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Tesla, Toyota, Volvo

6th July, 2017        

Toyota EV U-turn as VW launches China electric model

Japanese manufacturer accepts China pressure on EV development as VW announces new all-electric model.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

6th May, 2017        

Debate over future global demand for lubes, oil and fuel

There are differing views on how soon the demand for lubes, oil and fuel will peak.

Tags: electric vehicles, Lubes tech, Lubricants

2nd May, 2017        

Chinese Internet Companies target EV market

A number of Chinese internet service providers are setting up EV production plants.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Internet Marketing, electric vehicles, Internet marketing

22nd August, 2016        

Focus in China remains on green cars

NEV sales grow as automakers continue to expand their hybrid ranges

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

30th May, 2016        

EV subsidies may be distorting Chinese sales figures

Discrepancies in subsidies payments may be behind surging demand for electric cars

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

1st May, 2016        

Japanese car sales post modest growth

After years of slowing sales Japanese automakers are gaining ground in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Japan, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

29th February, 2016        

China NEV market gets boost in 2016

NEV adoption rises on massive government stimulus promise

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia

3rd January, 2016        

Chinese startup takes on Tesla

A Chinese billionaire is betting big on electric vehicles by building a plant in the US

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

30th November, 2015        

VW and Saab owner to build new China plants

In the midst of falling sales and rock bottom prices, carmakers are doubling down on Chinese production

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2015        

China carmakers invest heavily into NEVs

Domestic firms are betting big on electric vehicles as they seek to diversify their offerings

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

27th June, 2015        

Ultra-low emissions cars hit UK record

Ultra-low emission registrations are up 386% on the first quarter of 2014.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing

5th May, 2015        

EV sales to comprise 11% of total by 2020

KPMG sees electric vehicle sales picking up in China, but Tesla lags behind

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

23rd February, 2015        

Toyota evaluates SiC tech to improve electric powertrains.

Toyota will evaluate the performance of new power semi-conductors that use a silicon carbide (SiC) material, fitted to a Camry hybrid saloon prototype and a hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Japan, Lubes tech, Toyota

9th February, 2015        

Cautious optimism in the auto industry for 2015

2014 saw the EU's first positive annual sales result in the auto industry.

Tags: ACEA, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, OEM Equipment

9th February, 2015        

Obama signs Bipartisan Alternative Fuel Vehicle Bill

The NDAA 2015 bill now includes bi-fuel natural gas vehicles.

Tags: bio fuels, electric vehicles, N America, OEM Equipment

9th January, 2015        

China - an automotive accident waiting to happen?

Thatcham Research Future Vehicle Engineer, Andrew Hooker, examines the tensions for automakers in the Chinese market. In particular challenge of low-grade metals and lube recycling on the country's accident repair industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment, Lubricants, waste, white papers

24th December, 2014        

The automotive industry's first two-speed eAxle

The automotive industry's first two-speed eAxle will help to downsize eMotors and reduce weight and cost.

Tags: BMW, drivetrains, electric vehicles, Europe, OEM Equipment

10th November, 2014        

China’s EV charging network could see a major boost

Tesla, China Unicom and the government are all planning massive investments in EV infrastructure

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

18th September, 2014        

NEV sales jump tenfold in July

In response to generous government subsidies, neighbourhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid sales are soaring

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Japan, N America, OEM Equipment

20th August, 2014        

Carmakers eye up EV market in China

Foreign and domestic companies are ramping up investment in EVs after government drives

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Toyota

21st May, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, May 2014

China's economic growth has significant bonuses for the lubes and automotive industries but could be constrained by the challenges of pollution and emissions control. Domestic manufacturers could fail in the EV sector against overseas rivals.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, View from the Bridge

27th April, 2014        

China ramps up EV drive

The government is increasing incentives for carmakers and consumers in a bid to reduce pollution

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

13th April, 2014        

Elf brings customer-centric approach to China

French lubes brand introduces a tailored approach to consumer solutions

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing, Total

9th April, 2014        

Chinese automakers look to Africa for growth

Under increasing pressure in their domestic market, carmakers are looking further afield for sales

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

8th April, 2014        

Tesla hits Chinese market with $120,000 offering

Electric carmaker will market its first model in China, but consumers may not be ready

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

16th March, 2014        

BYD cars to sell in US by 2015

Chinese electric carmaker will enter the American market with four new models

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

15th January, 2014        

Beijing trio start-up e-bikes business for police

A group of entrepreneurs are hoping to provide police forces with sophisticated electric motorcycles

Tags: And finally, Bikes, China, China and finally, electric vehicles

14th January, 2014        

Could tech subsidies help lubes producers?

Beijing's tax incentives on overseas EV tech collaboration could also benefit lubes companies

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, electric vehicles, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

22nd December, 2013        

Vehicles can be more efficient using waste heat

Converting fuel into energy produces waste, which can then be used to make cars more efficient.

Tags: electric vehicles, Lubes tech, N America

6th December, 2013        

Manufacturers are making more alternative-fuel vehicles

The Frankfurt Auto Show has revealed automakers are bringing out more electric versions of existing vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment

11th October, 2013        

Vehicle research awarded $45M grant

US Energy Department has awarded $45M in grants for vehicle research.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Ford, Lubes tech, N America

9th September, 2013        

EV, plug-in hybrid sales surge 43% in first half

China's EV market receives a welcome boost

Tags: China, electric vehicles, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2013        

Speeding at 200+ mph - it's electric

Electric car speed record is smashed at more than 200 mph

Tags: And finally, electric vehicles

3rd July, 2013        

Geely forms EV JV with Detroit Electric

Chinese automaker looks to claim electric niche in US.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, innovation, North America, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volvo

22nd May, 2013        

Bosch and Volvo aim high for low emissions

Car and component companies reveal new electric technologies that make low emissions and high performance a reality.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Volvo

21st May, 2013        

China considers new policies to encourage EV purchasing

Failure to stimulate sales leads to governmental rethink on electric and hybrid policies

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

22nd March, 2013        

Lubricants and changes in the global auto industry

A paper from Roland Berger's Bill Downey published after the London ICIS Conference 2013 which examines how changes in the global auto industry will affect the lubricants sector.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Lubes news, white papers

13th March, 2013        

Wanxiang to acquire A123 systems

Chinese group beats US Johnson to bankrupt battery-maker's assets at auction.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, electric vehicles, North America, OEM and automotive

24th December, 2012        

Chinese companies push EVs, but is the market ready?

China's desire to encourage the use of Electric Vehicles may be too early for an unwilling market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st November, 2012        

Electric dream

Mercedes announces the world's most powerful electric supercar.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, electric vehicles

10th October, 2012        

Ricardo partnership helps cell technology

Ricardo set up a partnership to develop fuel cell power technology platforms for EVs.

Tags: CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, innovation

12th September, 2012        

BYD batteries not to blame for EV fatalities

Taxi crash deaths not caused by battery fire, says investigators.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, OEM and automotive

24th August, 2012        

Wanxiang's US battery investment raises IP issues

China's Wanxiang's planned investment in a US battery maker is good news for A123 Systems, but causes unease over IP.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America

22nd August, 2012        

Electric R8 sets new Nurburgring record

An electric Audi has set a new lap record at Germany's Nurburgring race circuit

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, motorsport

14th August, 2012        

New project aims to lower costs and rare metals for EVs

A UK-based joint project is set to develop the viability of low-cost electric motors for vehicles that reduce the need for expensive elements.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, innovation

9th July, 2012        

EU Electric motor market gains vehicle boost

European electric motor sales are likely to soar over the next five years according to a new report.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe

8th June, 2012        

China to promote EV sales

Electric vehicles set to overtake hybrids by 2:1 ratio

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd February, 2012        

Continental and SK aim at EV market

German and Korean joint venture set to provide power to global electric vehicles.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, innovation

23rd January, 2012        

Axeon develops new car battery technology

Battery specialists claim a significant improvement in range for EVs.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, innovation

6th October, 2011        

New EV charging standards likely

European auto makers are seeking to unify EV charging standards.

Tags: ACEA, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, Nissan

6th October, 2011        

Electric Rolls includes battery and gear innovations

An Electric Rolls Royce concept includes innovative battery and transmission technology.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, Inovation and environment

9th March, 2011        

Electric Superbike whips fuel jockeys!

The Swigz electric superbike made history with two podium finishes in its first day of racing against fuel racers.

Tags: And finally, electric vehicles, North America

17th January, 2011        

Electric superbike to take on fuel jockeys.

A new electric superbike is set to race against fuel-powered race bikes with serious intent.

Tags: And finally, electric vehicles, North America

22nd December, 2010        

Nissan Leaf Euro Car of the Year

Nissan's all-electric Leaf has taken a controversial win as 2011 Car of the Year.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe

20th December, 2010        

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