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BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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BorgWarner will launch an electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major Chinese automaker. Production is expected to begin in summer 2017.

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Hydrogen marketing campaign suggests, 'Let's clear the air'

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Marketing hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellAdvocates of hydrogen fuel-cell cars are working to make their presence felt in much the same way that electric-car advocates have for years. Last Saturday was National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The specific date (10/08) was chosen in honor of hydrogen's atomic weight (1.008). Fuel provider Air Liquide used the celebration to launch a new.

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Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?

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The seemingly-never-ending stream of commercials keeps their brands in the public eye, and helps them sell cars to the subset of viewers in the market. Marketing sales New car sales plug-in cars Ads Sierra ClubAnyone who watches even a little television knows that automakers take advertising seriously—and do a lot of it. But if you think that electric cars are generally not represented in that.

2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updates and expands upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ). The Billion Ton 2016 is the third in the series of these Billion Ton reports.

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Elio Motors' new marketing partner is.The Onion ?!?!? Yep.

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In the age of social media and viral marketing, carmakers have tried some pretty unusual stunts in order to sell their vehicles (think Matthew McConaughey's deadpan stoner Lincoln ads). Marketing Politics Comedy Threewheeler 3 Wheeler Elio MotorsIs it possible to use political satire to sell a car? But this combination may be among the most bizarre yet. DON'T MISS: Elio to sell 100 'pre-production'.

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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 And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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And the battle for market share in and around this commodity has everyone from major tech players to trend-setting investor gurus vying for a foothold. Furthermore, Goldman Sachs predicts that the lithium market could triple in size by 2025 just on the back of electric vehicles.

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Clearpath Robotics raises $30M to expand indoor self-driving vehicle market

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The market for self-driving passenger vehicles will be over $80 billion by 2030. We believe the market for self-driving materials handling vehicles will be equally significant. Clearpath Robotics, a provider of self-driving vehicle solutions, completed a US$30-million investment led by iNovia Capital with participation from Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how maker plans to market 124-mile electric car

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When it arrives in dealerships, Hyundai will face the same challenge other automakers have come to know well: marketing electric cars to an uneducated and sometimes skeptical public. Marketing California Car Sharing plug-in cars Hyundai Ioniq ElectricThe 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric will soon go on sale as part of a trio of Ioniq variants that also includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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Lux: plug-in vehicle battery market to hit $10B in 2020; 6 carmakers = 90% of demand; VW to show most growth

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Led by Tesla, China’s BYD, and Volkswagen, the battery market for plug-in vehicles will rise to $10 billion in 2020, with electric vehicles (EV) emerging as the drivetrain of choice, according to a new forecast by Lux Research.

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Diesels to lose two-thirds of current market share in 10 years: report

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Take, for example, an investment note on the auto-parts supplier Continental contained in a roundup of industry research, market analysis, and news items issued yesterday by investment bank UBS. Sometimes interesting predictions come buried inside a completely different topic. It contains the prediction that diesel engines' share of the global. Engines start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybrid

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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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Momentum Dynamics says it will deliver 200 kW wireless charging for bus market this year

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Wireless charging company Momentum Dynamics ( earlier post ) says it will deliver 200kW wireless (inductive) charging systems in 2016 for the municipal bus market. According to CEO Andrew Daga, the company previously delivered 25 kilowatt (kW) and 50 kW charging systems to strategic partners in the automotive industry in 2015, and said the move to its 200 kW system is a natural progression to meet a critical market need.

DOE: 23.5% of vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 were plug-ins; highest market penetration in Europe

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Nearly one of every four vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 was a PEV (23.5%), giving the country the highest plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market penetration of European countries, according to figures from Argonne National Laboratory. due to the relative size of the market.

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BMW Group expands BMW i Ventures role with new €500M fund; widened scope of investment, greater independence

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Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersThe BMW Group is expanding the remit of its BMW i Ventures venture capital unit and creating a new fund of up to €500 million (US$531 million) over ten years to support it.

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

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When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. 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. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Cleaning up diesel too costly for mass market, Renault says, as real-world testing looms

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Since the news of Volkswagen's illegal "defeat device" software in TDI diesel cars broke almost a year ago, the future of diesel cars has been the topic of much discussion. But the makings of diesel's demise may have been building even before the VW diesel emissions scandal began. Carmakers have known about tightening emissions standards for some. Europe emissions Renault

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SAE technical experts: fuel cell technology has advanced significantly, FC vehicle production has begun, further cost reductions & infrastructure development required

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During the SAE World Congress panel, Moriya reinforced that concerted effort among related industries /companies; the establishment of global standards; and the creation of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure are also required if FCVs are to be marketed as scheduled.

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Euro Big 5 auto markets up 8.6% in April, SUVs continue to dominate; shift in segment shares

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Led by strong growth in Spain and Italy, new car registrations in Europe’s Big 5 markets grew by 8.6% to 958,400 units in April 2016, according to the latest figures from JATO Dyanmics. million, April produced further gains across the top five European markets with SUVs driving higher volume and counting for 24.4% Germany continued to lead the market, with volume up by 8.4% market share at 116,400 units. over April 2015, leading to a market share loss of 0.66

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How GM plans to market Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, Bolt EV electric car

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Green Auto Show Chevy Volt GM General Motors Marketing plug-in carsHybrids are pretty well-known at this point, and battery-electric cars are conceptually simple: You plug them in like a mobile phone. But explaining plug-in hybrids to car buyers at large—it's a hybrid, but it also plugs in, but only for double-digit range—has proven to be very hard. As GM starts to sell its 2017 Volt nationally, and.

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2017 Chevy Volt: what GM is doing differently this time

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This site named it our Best Car To Buy for 2016, and it's won plaudits from reviewers across the spectrum. Marketing Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in carsBy virtually all accounts, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt is a handsome, enjoyable, efficient, and comfortable plug-in hybrid hatchback. But as we wrote last summer, "We worry most about GM's ability to explain what the Volt is, why.

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Oil and gas fracking industry targets Millennials for support

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Marketing oil natural gas Social Media Millennials fossil fuelsThe oil and gas industries certainly know how to tailor their messages to specific demographics. The process of hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as "fracking"—to release fossil-fuel reserves from the earth has led to a boom in U.S. production, but has also proven controversial because of environmental issues. So to shore up support.

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Opel Ampera-e ad highlights 'fun to drive' aspect of electric cars

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General Motors' European marketing people appear to be taking a different tack with the upcoming Opel Ampera-e electric car. Set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month, the Ampera-e is essentially a Chevrolet Bolt EV with a nose job.

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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Nissan is committed to developing electric-powered powertrains that use various fuels to cater to the different requirements of the world’s markets. In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note.

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Researchers say fuel market rebound effect can result in increased GHG emissions under RFS2; suggest taxes over mandates

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However, argues a team from the University of Minnesota in an open-access paper published in the journal Energy Policy , once the “fuel market rebound effect” is factored in, RFS2 actually increases GHG emissions when all fuel GHG intensity targets specified under the act are met.

CMU study concludes lithium market fluctuations unlikely to impact Li-ion battery prices significantly

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Lithium ion battery powered electric vehicles are a reality, and with this comes much public and academic speculation concerning the importance of lithium availability and market price. In both cases, it is assumed that extreme fluctuations in the lithium market could have a dramatic effect on the manufacturing cost of lithium ion batteries, and the corporate value proposition of these devices.

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Is 'Heck On Wheels' In Super Bowl TV Ad

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This year, Toyota is promoting its all-new 2016 Prius hybrid in an ad that describes it as "Heck on wheels." DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius: Gas. Advertising Marketing Videos Television TV Super Bowl Ads

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CCM: slowdown in China Li-ion unit output growth signals shift in market structure toward new energy vehicle applications

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On 3 March 2016, data from the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China (NBS) showed that 5.6 In the consumer electronics market, at present, the overall annual output is increasing, although some products witnessed a YoY decline.

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BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

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Advertising Marketing Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars youtubeThe Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car industry.

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Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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We are pleased that our open and 100% digital market model is bearing fruit. By investing in the eRoaming market leader Hubject, the Volkswagen Group is emphasizing its commitment to making e-mobility available to the mass-market and to systematically expanding the infrastructure.

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Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project. in 2016.

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Researchers develop new process to make p-xylene from biomass with 97% yield

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Global market forecasts estimate that the market for plastic products using this chemical will grow by about 5% annually. 2016), “Renewable p-Xylene from 2,5-Dimethylfuran and Ethylene Using Phosphorus-containing Zeolite Catalysts.”

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Tesla pursuing police cruiser market with Model S: report

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As one of the handful of electric cars that is widely available worldwide, the Tesla Model S has taken on many roles since its 2012 launch. Various taxi services use it, and one company is even trying to convert a Model S into a limousine. But instead of shuttling people to airports, how effective would the Model S be at chasing down criminals? police Tesla Motors Police car plug-in cars

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Daimler Trucks NA presents new Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia with fuel efficiency improved up to 8%

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A fresh, aerodynamic shape with dozens of new updates and advanced powertrain components contribute to increased fuel efficiency by up to 8% over a 2016 Cascadia Evolution. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has presented its new heavy-duty truck flagship: the new Freightliner Cascadia.

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning.

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Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

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Advertising Marketing sales CAFE Tesla Motors plug-in cars legislationWhen it comes to regulatory measures, it's customary for automakers to present a united front to government agencies setting new rules and policies. But as it has in so many other areas, electric-car maker Tesla Motors is bucking tradition. While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry.

Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac has introduced its P1227 gearbox family, developed to address the growing market requirement for single-speed, lightweight and power-dense electric vehicle (EV) transmissions.

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BMW rolls out new strategy, focusing on further advances in e-mobility and automated driving; Project i 2.0

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From 2016 onwards the BMW Group will have seven models in its range, which will be either purely electrically powered, like the BMW i3, or feature a combination of combustion engine and electric motor as plug-in hybrid solutions.

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Navigant Research ranks EV charging network companies

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Navigant Research estimates the global commercial charging market for plug-ins will be worth $2.7 million in 2016—reflecting a 36.1% Companies in the commercial charging space will face a transitional market over the next few years.

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President Obama proposes 50% increase in spending on clean transportation, funded by $10/barrel tax on oil

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Market Background PolicyPresident Obama has laid out a plan for building a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”, the investment for which would be funded by a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased in over five years. The President’s plan would increase US investments in clean transportation infrastructure by roughly 50%.

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