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.
Thatcham made an impact without making an impact as nearly 50 fleet and transport managers from all industry sectors joined their live Auto Braking and Driver Assistance demonstrations.
Volvo details its new heavy truck natural gas engine for the American market.
Aramco expands its Yanbu refinery; Shell and BP consolidate in Africa; Chevron contracts but expands in Sri Lanka; better news for Fuchs; Ford sells Volvo to China; Renault-Nissan join forces with Daimler; and Afton buys Polartech.
President Obama's efficiency and energy legislation gains mixed support, whilst carbon capture and storage causes heated debate. New wood dissolving methods could help biofuels and Volvo looks set for battery power.
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