We invite professionals from vehicle manufacturers (oems, car, 2 & 3 wheeler, commercial vehicles, and off highway), suppliers, universities, government & related organisations to take part by submitting a technical paper, or to simply attend. Reports of a German automaker cartel come on the heels of the Volkswagen clean diesel” scandal, which revealed that the company masked the fact that its vehicles emitted pollutants greatly exceeding legal limits through the use of defeat devices.” Minami Tamaki filed several lawsuits against Volkswagen alleging that the company cheated consumers and lied to the government.
Looking at deal count, Germany’s BMW was the most active automaker by a wide margin, with more than 30 disclosed investments since 2012, including 10 so far this year. The largest U.S. automaker by sales plans to move used vehicles into Houston, and expressed confidence it can reduce inventories to 850,000 or fewer vehicles by year end. Ford said it expects China’s market for all-electrics and hybrids to grow to annual sales of 6 million by 2025. Many in Congress accused the automakers of not operating competitively for years. Toyota earned an overall score of 71, placing 11th on the Consumer Reports list.
As the head of Automotive Remarketing Services, Silverstein launched a new venture for the automaker, through which the department provided remarketing services for customers outside of the automaker (now a part of the company’s vehicle remarketing division). General Motors, which has been at the top of the list of biggest automakers for most of the past seven decades, sold 4.7 million units in the period. German automaker Volkswagen earned an overall score of 64, good for 23rd on the list.
Well, according to one study — Supporting Analysis Regarding Test Procedure Flexibilities and Technology Deployment for Review of the Light Duty Vehicle CO2 Regulations — fully 34 per cent of all the improvements European automakers claimed in CO2 reduction between 2002 and 2010 may have been the result of the flexibilities — oh, let’s call them what they really are; outright cheating — allowed during the emissions tests.
Nissan ranked 22nd overall in Consumer Reports’ rankings, earning an overall score of 64. In road-test portion, the Japanese automaker scored a 69, and was good in both owner satisfaction and predicted reliability. South Korean automaker Hyundai placed 12th overall, earning a score of 70. The brand got a 73 on the road-test segment, with very good predicted reliability and good owner satisfaction rankings. Minami Tamaki is investigating media reports that German automakers BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Mercedes Benz conspired to limit competition and stunt automotive innovation. The automaker hopes to sell one million of the electric and hybrid cars by 2025.