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Eco-Design: Start Slow or 'Pedal to the Metal'?

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The recent announcement that Volvo will make only electrified cars starting in 2019 made Antea Group consultants think about a common client question: “Should we apply eco-design to a niche product to gain traction, or rapidly embed eco-design into all of our product lines?” Read our take on this topic  in our latest blog.

Chevrolet Bolt EV To Be Developed Through Strategic Partnership Between GM and LG

Engineers from GM and LG Electronics Partner on Critical Components
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DETROIT, Oct. 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ — General Motors set aside traditional vehicle development in selecting LG Electronics as its partner in developing the next generation Chevrolet Bolt EV (electric vehicle), which can travel more than 200 miles on a single electric charge.

Grenoble, “Smart City” from October with 'Citélib by Ha:mo', an Innovative 100% Electric Car-Sharing Scheme Connected to Public Transport

Summary: 
  • Urban transport of the future will become a reality in October in the French city of Grenoble thanks to a partnership between the City of Grenoble, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, EDF Group, Toyota and Citélib
  • 70 Toyota "i-ROAD" and "COMS" ultra-compact electric vehicles will be available in a car-sharing scheme, promoting interconnectivity between public and private electrified personal transport
  • Vehicles can be charged at around 30 charging stations managed by Sodetrel (EDF Group) and located close to public transport stops
  • Called "Citélib by Ha:Mo", this innovative service is ready for pre-registration by Grenoble commuters on www.citelib.com and will be operational for a three-year real-life test
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  • Urban transport of the future will become a reality in October in the French city of Grenoble thanks to a partnership between the City of Grenoble, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, EDF Group, Toyota and Citélib
  • 70 Toyota "i-ROAD" and "COMS" ultra-compact electric vehicles will be available in a car-sharing scheme, promoting interconnectivity between public and private electrified personal transport
  • Vehicles can be charged at around 30 charging stations managed by Sodetrel (EDF Group) and located close to public transport stops
  • Called "Citélib by Ha:Mo", this innovative service is ready for pre-registration by Grenoble commuters on www.citelib.com and will be operational for a three-year real-life test

SAP Moves Into Gear With Electric Car Initiative

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WALLDORF, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — SAP AG today announced that it will increase the portion of electric vehicles in its company car fleet to 20 percent. By 2020, the company aims to have one in five company cars run on electrically powered engines. The initiative was launched officially today at SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.

The Car Phone Was Just the Beginning

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By Susan Diegelman, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T

For over sixty years, engineers and automakers have been working on new and innovative ways to integrate communications technology into automobiles. Since the introduction of Bell System’s car phone in 1946, innovators have continued to pursue technological advancement in vehicles. Way back when, it began as a way to connect people to one another, but today we are connecting people to their cars, and soon we’ll be connecting cars to other cars as well as those cars to their surroundings.

Outerwall Employees Plug In To Reduce Environmental Impact

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In case you haven’t noticed, we like to keep it green at Outerwall. Our sustainability journey is a team effort. We’ve created a lot of great programs that support our long-term commitment to sustainability.   

2014 Fiat 500e Electrifies Road & Track Editors

Summary: 
  • Fiat 500e among Road & Track's "Best Cars of 2014"
  • Delivers "big fun," Road & Track editors say
  • Best-in-class single-charge range of 87 miles, with typical city range of 100+ miles and EPA city/highway fuel-economy rating of 116 MPGe
  • Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
  • Superior handling and unique "blended braking" braking system
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  • Fiat 500e among Road & Track's "Best Cars of 2014"
  • Delivers "big fun," Road & Track editors say
  • Best-in-class single-charge range of 87 miles, with typical city range of 100+ miles and EPA city/highway fuel-economy rating of 116 MPGe
  • Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
  • Superior handling and unique "blended braking" braking system

FIAT Brand's Fiat 500e 'Into the Green' Program Continues During Oscar Week

Summary: 
  • The Fiat 500e "Into the Green" program continues to work the red carpet promoting and raising awareness of the first fully electric FIAT 500 production vehicle
  • Fiat 500e "Into the Green" program benefits the Motion Picture and Television Fund 
Press Release
  • The Fiat 500e "Into the Green" program continues to work the red carpet promoting and raising awareness of the first fully electric FIAT 500 production vehicle
  • Fiat 500e "Into the Green" program benefits the Motion Picture and Television Fund 

The Electric Car Branding Trick Even Nissan's Leaf is Missing

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In the past ten years, environmentally friendly cars have become a fixture in advertising. First came the Prius. Then BMW claimed its electric batteries boost performance, great for boosting the entire BMW brand. Chevy Volt, an electric hybrid, hypes range, innovation and American values, trying to minimize its differences from traditional cars. Nissan Leaf touts its green credentials, scooping up the ultra-green market.

Fun Factors into Volt Purchase

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By Mike Robinson, Vice President of energy, environment and safety policy, GM

“Fun to drive.”

For a vehicle we’ve billed as being at the top of electric ingenuity, it’s the drivability that continues to impress our customers.

In the word cloud above, you can see exactly what our customers are telling us. The bigger the word, the greater the frequency.

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