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GM's global powertrain boss wants to lobby for global emissions rules unification in his role as the president of an international auto engineers society.


UK's Liberty Electric Cars, a subsidiary of Green Automotive Company and the same group that brought us the E-Range, has built a fully functional prototype of the odd-looking electric delivery van you see above, succinctly called Deliver. The EV looks futuristic – much more like a concept car than something you'd expect to see the milkman driving – but it has practical elements built in.


Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, has received the coveted 2011 FISITA medal for his achievements in "building a cross-cultural partnership and for his work in favor of sustainable mobility for all through a complete range of 100-percent electric vehicles." In a statement, Ghosn said:


Have you ever traveled around with a plug adapter for different wall sockets? The need for a car version of these adapters, albeit in a much larger scale, is what BMW's Klaus Draeger and Daimler's Thomas Weber discussed at the 2008 World Automotive Congress of FISITA, the international association of automotive engineers. Both said that the EV technology, vital if we want to curb CO2 emissions, could be so expensive that single automakers might not be able to cope with its cost. They also called


From October 22 to 27, the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (more commonly known by its French acronym, FISITA) will hold the 31st World Automotive Congress in Yokohama, Japan. The purpose of the event is to "promote the international exchange of information between automotive engineers, industry, government, academia, environmental and other relevant organizations."

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