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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

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It's been said that the only global carmaker Toyota is really worried about is Hyundai. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. Videos

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Jato Dynamics: global auto sales up 5.6% in 2016, SUVs continue to surge

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Global automotive industry sales rose 5.6% in 2016 to 84.24 —Felipe Munoz. compared to 2015. Japanese car sales decreased by 1.6% Brief

2017 45

Volvo Cars selects Aerovironment for its first custom global EV charging station

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AeroVironment announced its selection by Volvo Cars as the developer of Volvo Cars’ first custom global EV charging station. This is Volvo Cars’ third EV charging initiative, this time for a reliable global charging station. AeroVironment’s TurboCord Dual plug-in EV charger is also a Volvo Cars-preferred charging solution. Brief

2017 35

Clariant enters next phase with Global Bioenergies’ renewable isobutene for high-value application

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Triggered by the successful completion of a first series of tests of its renewable isobutene for a high-value application, Clariant has now ordered a larger batch of renewable isobutene from Global Bioenergies for a second phase of evaluation. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies. Brief

2017 34

GKN Driveline develops new lightweight propshaft for Audi Q5; more compact, lighter, more efficient; MLB Evo

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GKN Driveline created a new lightweight, high-speed propshaft joint for the all-new Audi Q5. Refinement of the driveline has also improved.

2017 53

13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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The Council is led by two Co-Chairs from different geographies and sectors, currently represented by Air Liquide and Toyota. trillion and 1.72

2017 35

MAN and Austria’s CNL partnering on medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks; trials this year, production 2018

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MAN also presented an all-electric prototype of a semitrailer tractor unit for urban distribution transport. Click to enlarge.

2017 46

NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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Estimates predict approximately 55-75 GW of global electricity will come from SMRs by 2035, equivalent to more than 1,000 NuScale Power Modules.

2017 57

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. But does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat? In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that.

2017 47

Why liquid hydrogen may make sense for airplanes, replacing jet fuel

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Aviation currently accounts for around 2 percent of global carbon emissions, and many analysts believe its share could triple by the middle of the century if projected growth in air travel occurs. If you want to find a major source of transportation-related emissions, just look up. emissions hydrogen alternative fuel vehicles aircraft

2017 43

Maxwell Technologies to acquire Nesscap Energy for $23M; strengthens position in automotive, industrial, wind

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The enhanced R&D team, along with a strengthened global sales channel, accelerates product, technology, and cost innovations into key markets.

2017 40

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

2017 53

GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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The system will initially feature on the Jeep Renegade built for the Chinese market by GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co.,

2017 46

California ARB moves forward with climate and air quality actions

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The Board also approved the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s comprehensive air quality plan. emissions by more than 20%. SLCPs. Nichols.

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Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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The plant is an example of Novelis’ long-term commitment and capability to supply product in Asia for auto manufacturers based in that region and globally. —Pierre Labat, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Global Automotive, Novelis. The NIO partnership marks Novelis’ first major commitment in the premium electric vehicle space.

2017 35

WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Ugarte (2017) “Pump-to-Wheels Methane Emissions from the Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector” Environmental Science & Technology. Click to enlarge.

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UC Berkeley EBI, Shell sign $25M partnership to fund new energy tech research

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The agreement is to spend up to $25 million over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology. —John Coates, director of the EBI and a Berkeley professor of microbiology. —Shell chief technology officer Yuri Sebregts. Brief

2017 35

Trump EPA ordered to remove climate science; gag order, grant freeze too

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Politics EPA global warming climate change science Donald TrumpFollowing the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

2017 33

Volkswagen Group returns to profitability with new record for sales revenue and operating result in 2016

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The Volkswagen Group expects the global economy to record slightly higher growth in 2017 than in the previous year. It expects trends in the passenger car markets in the individual regions to be mixed in 2017. Overall, growth in global demand for new vehicles will probably be slower than in the reporting period. in 2017.

2017 35

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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Global Trends in Renewable Energy, calls. High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

2017 47

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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will arrive in the European market at the end of 2017. —Ashwani Gupta - Global Head of Light Commercial Vehicle Business.

2017 46

IRENA, IEA study concludes meeting 2?C scenario possible with net positive economics

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The focus must be on the decarbonization of the global energy system as it accounts for almost two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions. IRENA.

2017 28

IFP Energies nouvelles launches DriveQuant start-up in the connected mobility sector

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It is likely to generate some US$350 billion dollars by 2020 according to the “The Connected Mobility Global Forecast 2016” study conducted by Ptolemus Consulting Group. On this basis, IFPEN researchers have been working on a global solution aimed at analyzing driving performance and supporting motorists. Brief

2017 35

Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Also on show were other pistons with rings, the outcome of the global strategic cooperation with Japan’s Riken Corporation. billion (US$2.8

2017 46

Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

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Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997. That total includes hybrids sold under Toyota's Lexus luxury brand, as well as sales of two plug-in hybrid models.

2017 21

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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Global emissions from the energy sector stood at 32.1 The data signal a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. —Dr.

2017 17

Schaeffler and Factory Berlin enter cooperation agreement

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As a partner, Schaeffler provides its experience from being a global technology company while also benefiting from the expertise of the participating startups. Schaeffler and the Factory Berlin startup campus have signed a cooperation agreement for an “innovation hub.” The focus here is on creating new digital services for customers. Brief

2017 41

GM and Honda announce executive leadership and board of directors for Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC

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Representing GM on the FCSM board of directors are: Charles Freese, Executive Director, Global Fuel Cell Business. General Motors and Honda announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC (FCSM). Haq most recently was director of GM Operational Excellence. Brief

2017 34

Honda introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017; Honda Riding Assist, NeuV concept w/ AI emotion engine

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Vehicles will create new value by autonomously providing services when not in use by their owners. Safe Swarm for cooperative vehicle operation.

2017 26

3M sells NMC cathode intellectual property to Umicore, will focus on Si anodes

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3M has entered into an agreement transferring its Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode intellectual property and related intellectual property licenses to Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group. Patents 6,660,432, 6,964,828, and 7,078,128, their corresponding global equivalents, and all related license agreements.

2017 41

Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe now leads the European market for cars with plugs. But Renault-Nissan's electric-vehicle dominance isn't limited to passenger cars.

2017 28

Chemical company INEOS to build “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader to replace Land Rover Defender

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Following the completion of a six-month feasibility study, global chemical company INEOS confirmed that it will go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. This is an amazing project for everyone involved. Brief

2017 35

Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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However, a global rollout of grid-integrated vehicles calls for common ground—a universal definition—so thousands of electric vehicles of all makes and regardless of their location will be able to provide electricity to the power grid according to the local grid needs. Electric vehicles can respond quickly to grid imbalances.

2017 32

POSCO begins lithium production for first time in Korea; domestic supply for Samsung, LG; investing $261M in anode materials by 2020

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POSCO plans to strengthen its position as a global lithium production base by establishing production systems with an annual production capacity of 40,000 tons of lithium at home and abroad, starting with the PosLX Plant at Gwangyang Works. Korea-based steel-maker POSCO has begun commercial production of lithium in Korea for the first time.

2017 35

CTA Foundation, IBM, Local Motors collaborate on accessible, self-driving vehicles

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At CES 2017, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation announced an alliance with IBM and Local Motors to help create the world’s most accessible, self-driving vehicle. Today, one billion people experience some form of disability; by 2050, people aged 60 and older will account for 22% of the global population. Brief

2017 35

GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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—Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain“. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

2017 36

Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

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Battery prices should continue to fall, and tougher global emissions standards may put increasing pressure on automakers to build larger numbers of electric cars. Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. But can automakers handle a sudden increase in.

2017 30

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

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Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? DON'T MISS: Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales. It's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. sales New car sales plug-in cars

2017 35

China axes 103 coal-fired power plants, citing smog, overcapacity

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emissions China global warming greenhouse gas climate change electric utilities air pollutionDuring negotiations for the Paris Climate Treaty signed last fall, a major concern among critics was whether the carbon emissions of China's sprawling and inefficient energy sector could be reined in. With China, the U.S.,

2017 24

Ballard signs $25M deal with Broad-Ocean for manufacture & sales of 30 and 85 kW fuel cell systems in China

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This transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by Q2 2017. Ballard Power Systems has signed a definitive agreement relating to technology transfer, licensing and supply arrangements with strategic partner Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., million in Ballard common shares, representing approximately 9.9%

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