Argonne releases 2016 version of GREET

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The Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Group announced 2016 release of the suite of GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation Model) models and associated documentation. electricity generation mix based on Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2016.

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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2016

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With 2017 models arriving in larger numbers, carmakers and dealers are eager to move inventory of leftover 2016 vehicles. We have several 2016 models this month that are about to be displaced, and are consequently heavily incentivized. It's once again time to survey the best deals on hybrid, electric, diesel, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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2016 Los Angeles Auto Show green-car preview

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The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway this week, and a few notable green cars are expected to debut there. The current popularity of crossover utility vehicles is evident in the numerous new or redesigned crossover models lined for the L.A. show. A smattering of other models will debut as well, but crossovers could very well represent the. Los Angeles Auto Show new cars

Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

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At the Paris Motor Show, Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche said that the strategic partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG is maturing as it enters its seventh year in 2016. The staffing and equipping of the plant started in May 2016 according to plan. Plant expansion was decided upon early in 2016 and is now being implemented.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2016

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As 2016 winds down, we have one last round of deals on green cars for the year. We also have the very first deals on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid—two high-anticipated models just now going on sale. And as usual, we've got other notable deals on electric-car and plug-in hybrid models as. car buying Plug-In Hybrids deals

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Wolfspeed wins 2016 R&D 100 Award for wide bandgap underhood inverter for HEVs/EVs

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Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products, won a 2016 R&D 100 Award for its high-temperature, wide-bandgap (WBG) underhood inverter for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone—a 2.4% increase compared with August 2016. The September 2016 report also includes seasonally-adjusted data, which is conducted by USDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics as a way to even out seasonal variation in travel and enable vehicle miles travelled (VMT) comparisons with any other month in any year. US driving topped 2.4

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

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That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms of mainstream compact. Fuel Economy

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2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked

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With the 2016 Toyota Prius scheduled to make its global debut in Las Vegas on the evening of September 8, you had to figure that photos of the car would leak out at some point. After years of spy shots of camouflaged Prius development mules, pre-production prototypes, and test vehicles, now we can see the actual lines of the 2016. Future Cars 2016 Toyota Prius

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

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We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.

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Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

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Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested. The latest Prius even beats the original Honda Insight hybrid, the magazine says, That. Fuel Economy Consumer Reports EPA Ratings

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Automotive Grade Linux membership grows 60% in 2016

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>Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, announced five new members have joined Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation. AGL has close to 90 members representing various business interests, from semiconductors and in-vehicle software to IoT and connected cloud services. The newest AGL members include: Audiokinetic, Sasken Communication Technologies, Star Lab, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Witekio.

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Ethertronics unveils V2X Automotive smart antenna solutions at Electronica 2016

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Ethertronics, a provider of smart antenna system solutions, announced two new Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) smart antennas to enhance connected car antenna performance, reliability and range at Electronica in Munich.

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Euro NCAP 2016: Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and VW Tiguan best in class

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In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles; three cars were awarded “Best in Class”: the Toyota Prius in the Large Family Car category; the Hyundai Ioniq in the Small Family Car category; and the VW Tiguan in the Small Off-Roader category. Euro NCAP Best in Class scores 2016. 2016 saw the introduction of some significant changes to Euro NCAP’s ratings scheme.

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Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

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Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That total slightly exceeds estimates by at least half of the financial analysts who had projected deliveries from the Silicon Valley maker before their release. The third-quarter. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Jul 2016

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Once more, the Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been compiled through July. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's only real competition for the top spot came from the Nissan Leaf, built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner. The Leaf still vastly outsells. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Renault Zoe

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Audi sponsors AI conference NIPS 2016, demonstrates how car develops intelligent parking strategies

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The company is the only automaker represented at NIPS 2016 with its own stand and a showcase. Although engineers from Daimler are presenting a demonstration at NIPS 2016 on the detection of obstacles by an autonomous car.). NVIDIA is also a NIPS 2016 sponsor.) Audi is a sponsor this year of the annual Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems ( NIPS ) and is showcasing its expertise at the conference on artificial intelligence for the first time.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2016

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As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover inventory of 2016 models, creating some good opportunities for bargain-hunting car shoppers. It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As always, our list spans hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for October 2016

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The leaves are beginning to change, and so are the deals on green cars. Our monthly survey of best deals on hybrid, plug-in electric, and fuel-efficient cars includes some new models, as well as some with incentives retained from previous months. As we get further into the 2017 model year, carmakers are getting more eager to rid themselves of. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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U Waterloo researcher awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award for work on fuel cell catalysts

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Drew Higgins from the University of Waterloo has won the 2016 Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) in the category of Engineering/Medical Science/Natural Science for his work on fuel cell catalysts.

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2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

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Future Cars Fuel Economy 2016 Toyota PriusWhile Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, didn't release any specifications on the car when he mentioned it during the groundbreaking for an expansion of the Toyota Technical Center near Ann Arbor.

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EPA announces 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners

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An independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute formally judged the 2016 submissions from among scores of nominated technologies and made recommendations to EPA for the 2016 winners. The 2016 awards event will be held in conjunction with the 20 th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners.

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Audi realigns motorsport strategy: electric instead of endurance; out of FIA WEC at end of 2016 season

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The brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. In the current 2016 season, DTM factory driver Mattias Ekström in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro clinched the World Championship title early, competing against numerous factory teams. Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. Instead, Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment ( earlier post ) in the all-electric Formula E racing series.

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GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid ( earlier post ) is EPA-rated at 46 mpg (5.11 l/100 km) combined, 47 mpg city and 46 mpg highway; the powertrain shares the transmission architecture with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV), but includes changes to optimize the system for engine-driven charge-sustaining operation in the range of conditions represented by the US EPA 5 cycle fuel economy tests. Source: Tim Grewe, 2016 SAE HEVT Symposium.

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2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

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How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla. Well, such a car has been certified by. China forbidden fruit BYD plug-in cars BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Aug 2016

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The Renault Zoe once again maintained its position as the best-selling electric car in Europe, at least through August. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's main competition for that title was the Nissan Leaf—built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner—which once again earned the second-place spot. The Leaf. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For January 2016

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At this point, automakers have largely switched over to 2016 models, but any remaining 2015 models often make for the best deals--if you can find them, that is. It's a new year, and that means another round of notable deals on hybrid, diesel, and electric cars. We've also added a section for fuel-efficient gasoline cars, to provide another option. car buying Plug-In Hybrids deals

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A Love Letter To My Other Woman

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This is my love letter to Bonnie Raitt – the other woman in my life. I am here in Santa Barbara with Deb, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, having driven up the coast 100 miles from our home in Redondo Beach to see Bonnie play at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Bonnie doesn’t know I’m here. I didn’t let her know I was coming. Didn’t even send her a text or leave a voicemail. Even if I had it wouldn’t have made any difference.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla projects GAAP profit in Q4 2016; 80k-90k new Model S and Model X in 2016

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Q1 and Full Year 2016 Outlook. Tesla plans to deliver 80,000 to 90,000 new Model S and Model X vehicles in 2016, representing accelerating growth over 2015 at the midpoint of the range. The company expects its average vehicle transaction price to increase slightly during 2016, as Model X grows to become a larger share of our deliveries throughout the year.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

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The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian government announced a national carbon price to come by 2018, and a spectacular September almost certainly shattered monthly electric-car sales records. DON'T MISS: U.S. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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FEV showcasing 48V technology at 2016 SAE World Congress

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FEV will showcase some of its 48-Volt technology capabilities at the 2016 SAE World Congress next week in Detroit. FEV says it believes that 48V technology will be the next evolution in in-vehicle power. The proliferation of components and systems that require electrical power in today’s vehicle are pushing the standard 12-Volt battery to its limits.

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Plug-in electric car cales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

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Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian launch. That event is expected to take place early next year, but with photos of truckloads of Bolt EVs headed for U.S. dealers, their counterparts north of the border will clearly. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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IHS Markit: average age of light cars and trucks in US rises again in 2016 to 11.6 years; record number in operation

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The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has once again climbed slightly this year, to 11.6 years, according to IHS Markit, a provider of business information and analysis for the global automotive industry. Registrations for light VIO, including cars and light trucks (SUVs/CUVs as well) in the US also reached a record level of more than 264 million—an increase of more than 6.2 million (2.4%) since last year.

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Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A. since I was 19 years old in 1976, back when then Governor Brown was telling us that we were “living in an era of diminished expectations.”

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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

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Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S., a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23. Michigan Students solar

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2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Clearer Spy Shot Of High-Tailed Rear

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DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius. Future Cars Fuel Economy 2016 Toyota PriusDetroit-area residents occasionally see camouflaged development prototypes from GM, Ford, and Chrysler testing on public roads. Similarly, Southern California residents often see Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai prototypes pass them clad in disguise. And so it was for a Cars Direct employee driving to work yesterday.

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2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

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The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers will never noticed that it's actually a transverse-engined car with a front-wheel-drive base—the company's first. It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. And the BMW styling, interior, and road feel entirely. all-wheel drive xDrive

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LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

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China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. Earlier post.) The LeSEE electric concept features an advanced autopilot and driver assistance systems, intelligent inductive charging and car sharing capabilities.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: First Drive Of Sedan Using Volt Hybrid System

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The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid uses essentially the same powertrain as the 2016 Chevy Volt, but with a far smaller battery pack. The second generation of GM’s Voltec plug-in hybrid system is now powering a car that doesn’t actually have a plug at all. That makes it a new entrant in the hybrid mid-size sedan category, which. Green Chevy Volt Voltec

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CCM: demand for ternary Li-ion batteries in China to more than double to 10 GWh in 2016 from 4.4GWh in 2015 due to subsidy fraud and response

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The firm forecasts an immediate boom in demand for ternary Li-ion batteries—mainly used to power alternative energy vehicles—from 4.4GWh in 2015 to 10 GWh in 2016. Early in 2016, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) with other ministries and commissions launched probes into more than 90 major AEV firms, examining 401,000 alternative energy vehicles which already received or had been approved for subsidies.

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