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Metal Casting Technologies : March 2009
Automobiles NewWorldOF THE - Combining direct injection gasoline engine with Variable Valve Event & Lift System (VEL) for V6 and V8 engines. ? Introduce a “three-litre car” with CO2 ? emission levels comparable to a hybrid vehicle with a target of 2010, starting in Japan. Development of new clean diesel engines for Europe, Japan, North America and China, including: - Launch Euro four emission standard two-litre diesel engine in first half of 2007, starting in Europe - Achieve the United States Tier2 BIN5 emissions standards - Achieve Post-New Long-Term exhaust emission regulations of Japan ? Continual development and introduction of bio-ethanol capable vehicles ? - All current Nissan gasoline engines are now capable to run on a blend of up to 10% bio- ethanol (E10) - Introduction of Armada FFV (E85) in the United States in 2007. This joins the Titan FFV (E85), which has been on sale since 2004 - Introduce 100% bio-ethanol fuel (E100)-ready model for the Brazilian market by 2009 ? Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) strategy: achieve one million sales of CVT-equipped vehicles by the end of FY2007. CVT’s emit up to 10% less CO2 than conventional automatic transmissions. Accelerate development of electric powerplant technologies to lower costs and increase performance: - Develop HEV with Nissan’s original hybrid system to be launched in Japan and the United States with a target of FY2010 - Introduce Nissan electric vehicle starting in Japan during the early part of the next decade - Accelerate development of plug-in hybrid technologies that can utilize grid power to recharge batteries in addition to the onboard charging system - Introduce next generation fuel cell vehicle into the United States and Japan in the early part of the next decade. Key technology focus on advanced Nissan fuel stack system - Preparation of a new company focused on the development, production and marketing of lithium-ion batteries. ¦ TECHNOLOGY FEATURE Solutions for Elemental Analysis Q8MAGELLAN High-End Vacuum Spectrometer Metal Analyzer Q4 TASMAN CCD-based G8 GALILEO ON/H Analyzer G4 ICARUS Carbon & Sulfur Analyzer Ensure reliable, quick and consistent analysis quality www.bruker-elemental.com think forward METAL Casting Technologies March 2009 35 ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS