emission norms – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:33:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.11 The Importance of Regulatory Standards in the Automotive Industry https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/importance-regulatory-standards-automotive-industry/ https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/importance-regulatory-standards-automotive-industry/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:27:41 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19452 One welcome trend in the automotive industry has been the imposition of more stringent regulatory norms, with regard to many aspects such as emissions, fuel efficiency, product safety, rolling resistance. From the consumer’s point of view, this is definitely a good trend, especially in light of the recent Volkswagen dieselgate scandal. For the automotive industry, […]

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One welcome trend in the automotive industry has been the imposition of more stringent regulatory norms, with regard to many aspects such as emissions, fuel efficiency, product safety, rolling resistance. From the consumer’s point of view, this is definitely a good trend, especially in light of the recent Volkswagen dieselgate scandal.

For the automotive industry, however, this is a definite challenge. Car manufacturers are now required by law to include safety features that earlier were optional extras provided to customers for a significant price. More rigorous fuel emissions standards mean that automotive manufacturers have to spend more on research and development to come up with cleaner, more environment friendly engines, lubricants and tires. More and more automotive manufacturers have joined the hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles bandwagon to ramp up their sustainability credentials.

With connected vehicle being the next big wave in automotive technology to enhance their appeal to the new generation of digital natives, the security and reliability of the software used in vehicles is another major area of concern.

Another major challenge for the automotive industry is that the regulations vary from market to market. For example, the norms in Europe differ from those in North America. While in the United States, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standard are the ones to followed with regard to fuel efficiency, in the case of the European market, Euro 6 emission norms have to be followed for light passengers and commercial vehicles.

Once automotive manufacturers, OEMS, tire manufacturers and other suppliers have come to grips with the regulatory standards, they will definitely be in a position to “futureproof” their latest technologies.

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Report Says Stricter Emission Norms to Boost Sales of Electric Cars https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/report-says-stricter-emission-norms-boost-sales-electric-cars/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/report-says-stricter-emission-norms-boost-sales-electric-cars/#respond Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:12:31 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19146 A new report from the global investment bank Morgan Stanley says that the implementation of stricter emission norms in countries across the globe will further boost the sales of electric cars. Many leading automotive manufacturers including BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford and General Motors have publicly declared their intention to focus more on environment friendly options […]

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A new report from the global investment bank Morgan Stanley says that the implementation of stricter emission norms in countries across the globe will further boost the sales of electric cars. Many leading automotive manufacturers including BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford and General Motors have publicly declared their intention to focus more on environment friendly options like electric cars and hybrids.

However, electric cars are, at the moment more expensive to develop and manufacture and this will definitely have an impact on the bottomline of car manufacturers.

According to the Morgan Stanley report, electric models will account for 10 to 15 percent of global new-car sales by 2025. In the long run, the increasing cos of making internal combustion models that comply with the strict environmental norms will give greater incentive to car manufacturers to devote more time and resources to the manufacture of electric cars.

Morgan Stanley analyst Harald Hendrikse said in the report that some of the roadblocks to large scale adoption of electric cars are the high cost of batteries, the small range of the batteries on a single charge and the high weight of the batteries. Even from the sustainability perspective, given their environmental impact and cost over their life, it is questionable whether there is significant difference when compared to conventional vehicles.

The Union of Concerned Scientists, however, in a recent life-cycle analysis of electric cars, found that U.S. electric cars have significantly lower overall carbon emissions than their gasoline counterparts with the current grid-electricity mix. Another positive development is that several new mass-market models, including the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt have a 200-mile range thus alleviating range anxiety.

Many manufacturers are joining the electric cars bandwagon. Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch an electric-car sub-brand called EQ. The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it will be developing 30 models including luxury electric models for the Porsche and Audi divisions by 2025. Eventually, it is expected that internal-combustion models will be phased out gradually.

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