#SUSTAINABILITY

Fuel Cells

MAN Fuels Up with Hydrogen

Truckmaker eyes fuel cell and hydrogen ICE applications

Materials & Lightweighting

Tire Recycling Has Become Less Circular

New applications needed to keep pace with growing volume

Regulations

Mercedes Plans “Brutal” Cuts in Powertrains

Mercedes to slash piston engine usage 70% by 2030

Electronics

F-150 Gets Digital Owner’s Manual

Everything you want to know at your touchscreen fingertips, while saving tons of paper 

Plastics

Roechling Touts New Bioplastic

Green material generates 90% fewer CO2 emissions than its petroleum-based counterparts

Sales

EV Sales Help Some OEMs Meet Europe’s CO2 Rules

Uneven results as carmakers race to slash greenhouse gas emissions

Hybrid

Inficon Touts Improved Battery Leak Testing

Tiny leaks can lead to explosive problems

Propulsion

Honda Dropping Out of Formula 1 to Focus on EVs

An existential move to what's most important: survival

Aluminum

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices

Interiors

JLR to Use Recycled Plastic in Car Interiors

Putting your feet down on CO2 savings

Hybrid

EV Battery Costs on Track to Hit Key Target by 2023

The goal is price parity between electrics and IC vehicles.

Production

Tesla Outlines Next-Gen Battery and Other Future Plans

Breakthrough battery tech and $25,000 EV teased, but Wall Street wasn’t impressed

Connectivity

Toyota Expands Woven Mobility Universe

$800 million VC arm will invest in “growth-stage” tech companies

Batteries

S. Korea Ramps Up “Green” Investments

Plan calls for more than 1.3 million EVs and fuel cell vehicles by 2025

Production

A New Way to Combat Climate Change: Rocks

Audi partners with Swiss startup on CO2 sequestration 

Quality

Porsche Takes High Roads to Clean—and Fun—Driving

Enhanced app helps drivers plan quality road trips

Business

Phillips 66 to Convert Oil Refinery to Renewable Fuels

800-million-gallon capacity would be largest green fuel capacity in the world

Business

Isn’t it Ioniq, Don’t You Think?

Hyundai launches EV sub-brand, starting with 2021 “5” crossover

Materials & Lightweighting

Sustainability Moon Shot

Greater cooperation called for to meet long-term goals

Infrastructure

GM and EVgo Make Massive EV Infrastructure Investment

Not only is GM increasing its electric vehicle portfolio, it is working with EVgo to build out charging infrastructure

Batteries

BMW Goes All In on Sustainability

Comprehensive plan targets 7 million electrified vehicles on the road by 2030

Marketing

GM Hires Outsider to Plot Innovation, Growth Strategies

Focus on connectivity, big data, customer relations and new business areas