Ford leaves joint venture for fuel cell cars nucellsys

Ford leaves joint venture for fuel cell cars nucellsys

Koln. June 2009 – ford sold its 50 percent share in the nucellsys joint venture, previously operated together with daimler, to the stuttgart-based group. The sale is already scheduled for 1.┬áMay is done, ford spokeswoman monika wagener told dpa thus confirming a report by the stuttgarter nachrichten from today (tuesday).

Nucellsys currently employs 204 people at its kirchheim-nabern location near stuttgart. The company’s history goes back to the 1990s: the cooperation between the then daimler-benz ag and the north american fuel cell specialist ballard power systems initially led to the formation of dbb fuel cell engines in 1997, ford joined the alliance in 1998, and today’s nucellsys gmbh was finally formed in 2005 with the shareholders ford and daimler.

Tighter budgets due to sales crisis

On the one hand, there are economic reasons for ford’s exit: although ford motor company, unlike its us competitors chrysler and gm, has so far escaped insolvency proceedings, the company is posting record losses as a result of the sales crisis in the usa. "We are continuing fuel cell research, but it is very long-term and we want to concentrate our resources more on more timely technologies", explained the spokeswoman for ford’s european research center. Electric drive, hybrid technology and improvements to the combustion engine all contributed to this.

Hyundai tucson: new mild hybrid

Hyundai tucson: new mild hybrid

Hyundai also converts the small diesel in the tucson to mild hybrid. The new electric part of the drive is identical to the one in the two-liter diesel we recently had here in the editorial office. A belt-driven 48-volt starter generator contributes a maximum of 12 kw and 55 nm of torque. The system output remains unchanged at 85 and 100 kw. The lithium-ion polymer battery has a capacity of 0.44 kwh. The aim here is not to drive purely electrically, but to support the combustion engine and reduce consumption by shifting the load point.

Not a subtle move

Like many other manufacturers, hyundai converts the wltp to the previous nedc. This is not a good move on the part of the industry, because the consumer continues to be led to believe that the values are lower than those determined in the new cycle. There are considerable differences between the two. In the converted nedc, hyundai promises 117 grams of co2 per kilometer for both diesels, compared with 132 grams previously. In wltp the differences are considerably smaller. For the 85 kw diesel, the reduction is from 157 to 149 grams, while for the 100 kw version it is now 157 instead of 165 grams of co2 per kilometer.

In liters per 100 kilometers, the wltp figures are now 5.6 (85 kw) and 5.9 liters (100 kw) instead of 5.9 and 6.2 previously. The figures extrapolated from the nedc sound friendlier, as consumption is said to have dropped from 5 to 4.4 liters. The saving is nevertheless quite manageable. That’s in line with what our january 2019 road trip revealed: even the two-liter diesel doesn’t get appreciably more economical with the mild hybrid add-on.

Ford wants to be one of the big players again

Ford ceo alan mulally leads a global company with 166,000 employees.166,000 employees, annual sales of $121 billion and a bottom-line profit of $6.6 billion. But above all: mulally has saved the colos from seemingly certain bankruptcy. Now he wants to bring ford back into the top league of automakers.

"Ford is a growing company in a growing global automotive market", mulally shouted to investors at their meeting in new york on tuesday, showing them where he wants to go: sales are to increase by a whopping 50 percent to around 8 million by 2015. Mulally wants to make gains above all in the emerging markets of asia, where ford is currently weak. This is a challenge to the leading trio of toyota, general motors and volkswagen. The three car giants sell a good proportion of their vehicles there.

Last year, ford sold 5.3 million cars, placing it in the middle of the industry. In the meantime, even the up-and-coming south korean team hyundai. Last year, the world leaders were uncatchably far away: toyota sold 8.42 million cars, general motors 8.39 million and volkswagen 7.14 million vehicles.

Bmw and daimler want service “park now” selling

BMW and Daimler want service'park now' verkaufen'park now' verkaufen

Daimler and bmw want the park app service "park now" from your joint company "your now" selling. The international tata, swedish provider easypark group, based in stockholm, has explained his intention to take over park now and thus implement his growth plans, the two automakers announced on tuesday.

Park now is a segment of mobilitating services that had merged daimler and bmw 2019 under the name of your now. This also includes carsharing and taxi services. Another service shows the loading net for electric cars and also allow the payment of charges.

Both with park now and easypark can find motorists via mobile app parking and pay. Both investigated in market coverage in europe and the usa ideal, threw it. To financial details have been arranged silent. The cartel keports must still approve.

Electric cars: loading in the germany network should not cost more than 44 cents – kwh

Electric cars: Loading in Germany network should not cost more than 44 cent kWh

Federal minister of transport andreas scheuer (csu) has toped the tender for the electro-car charging stations in the so-called germany network. Nationwide, 1000 fast-loading locations with several charging points should be created. Companies can be applied for the operation of the sites.

The minister emphasized, load must always be possible and everywhere in germany to be able to reach the next quick release in ten minutes. Only so it will succeed in inspiring people from a climate-friendly mobility and to move them to switch from the burner to an electric car.

An important factor is the price at the charging panels. "Therefore, at our tender, we have provided a breathing price cap of currently 44 cents per kwh below the diesel price", said scrub. The price model should be ensured, "that no harmful negative effects on the parallel developing market and users will find fair prices at the same time". The 44 cents per kwh were chosen from market economic and climate-political aspects.

Greenpeace pleads for blue badge

Greenpeace has called on the environment ministers of the countries to maintain the blue sticker for low-emission cars. This was the only way mayors could keep the dirtiest diesels out of town, greenpeace transport expert tobias austrup told the dpa. Although it would make sense to re-lubricate diesels in order to reduce the emission of harmful nitrogen oxides, it would "not be enough by a long shot. It was "shameful" that obviously some environment ministers were printing off the sticker.

A little over a year ago, the conference of environment ministers proposed the blue sticker, setting off a fierce debate. Transport minister alexander dobrindt (csu) was against it, the project is on ice. On friday (5. May 2017), the ministers plan to present demands on the subject of air pollution, among other things, in bad saarow in brandenburg. Working papers from the conference revealed that there is no agreement on the blue sticker.

Many cities are struggling with excessive nitrogen oxide levels caused by diesel exhaust fumes. Driving bans have been announced for stuttgart and hamburg. Most recently, federal environment minister barbara hendricks (spd) called for diesel engines to be retrofitted at the expense of car manufacturers in order to reduce pollutant emissions.

Ford becomes car-sharing provider and cooperates with deutsche bahn

The rapid growth in the number of users is attracting more and more car manufacturers in germany to the car-sharing business. Following in the footsteps of mercedes, bmw and vw, carmaker ford is now entering the sector and plans to be the first company in the industry to set up a nationwide network in germany. A cooperation agreement has been signed with deutsche bahn and ford dealers for a new platform called ford2go, the company announced in koln on friday, confirming a corresponding report by the newspaper the world. Ford2go to be launched in the second quarter of 2013 and gradually expanded.

Ford is taking a further step toward sustainable mobility, explained the head of ford’s plants, bernhard mattes. "We also see high growth potential for private and commercial customers". The koln-based carmaker’s retail partners are involved in the concept. They are to take care of customer service and provide the vehicles. In addition, with the launch of ford2go, owners of a customer card will in future have access not only to the vehicles of the dealers, but also to the cars of flinkster of deutsche bahn. The cooperation with ford has led to a steady increase in flinkster offers, explained rolf lubke, chairman of the management board of db rent gmbh, a subsidiary of deutsche bahn. The company is to develop an internet-based booking system and smartphone applications for the new car-sharing program.

Just on tuesday, the german car-sharing association presented its results for the past year. According to the report, just under half a million drivers used the car-sharing services. It had been the roughest increase with user numbers and with the vehicle offers. Many drivers had given up their cars and made use of the various car-sharing services on offer. In an international comparison, germany takes second place. According to the association, there are now numerous regional and local car-sharing providers on the market – and the trend is rising. The best-known providers include stadtmobil, cambio, stattauto munchen, but also the car-sharing brands of the major manufacturers car2go (mercedes), drivenow (bmw) and quicar (vw).

Environment minister: restoration on manufacturing costs

Parts of the cost of the recess of the exhaust hardware of aging diesel cars in the opinion of the federal environmental agency boss maria krautzberger (spd) are not flooded on the motorists. In the rheinische post the head of the authority turned today (8. August 2018) therefore against proposals to split expenditure on one third to diesel owners, state and manufacturers.

This had stimulated the schleswig-holstein transport minister bernd buchholz (fdp). "From the point of view of the federal environmental agency, the polluter pays principle," emphasized krautzberger. "And the costs for this should also be carried by the vehicle manufacturers, as they are responsible for the damage occurred."

Buchholz had the german press agency said he see "no basis for action for the restoration solely to build the auto industry". According to his opinion, a third of the costs on car owners, federal and economy can be mediated. After all, the owners of euro-4 or euro-5 diesel bought their vehicles in knowledge of the high nitrogen oxide values. "And they were significantly increasing the value of their vehicles through the restoration."

Newness kia stonic

Suv remain in the trend, but they become smaller – in any case, partly. Kia motors is convinced that in europe the sale of b-segment suv to 2020 will override the c-suv and then attract more than any tenth new to the smaller segment. With the b-segment crossover stonic aims at the autumn of this year in this area, in which models such as renault kadjar or audi q2 are already sold.

Kia’s new city gardening cars are self-confident colorful and thanks to the secondary paint in 20 different color combinations. The colors plays into the interior, which the customer can shape in a certain frame according to his taste. The infotainment system with the interfaces apple carplay and android auto is part of the standard equipment.

Four engines are available for the drive. The 1.6 liter coarse self-cord makes 110 hp and is supposed to begin with 4.2 liters to 100 kilometers. The three gasoline engines have 84, 99 and 120 hp. The strongest of them with one liter has the smallest capacity and with 5.0 liters to 100 kilometers also the lowest standard consumption. The 1.2 liter coarse four-cylinder with 84 hp gasoline generates according to nefz 5.2 liters, the 1.4 liter coarse 99 hp engine 5.5. Is switched manually in all four engine variants and the force is always forwarded to the front preview.