Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raised $1.3B+ in VC funding in 9M 2018

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Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in the first 9 months (9M) of 2018 was 8% higher at more than $1.3 Lithium-based batteries companies received the most funding with $211 million.

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Time To Fine Hitler’s Favorite Car Company, @VW Out Of Business #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@Sammy_Roth And @LATimes Cover Buffet Company Plan To Destroy Climate For Profit #JoeTakesOnTheNews Tells You What You Should Do About It

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Hey @LATimes, You Really Think The Climate Crisis Is Going To Let These Fossil Fuel Dependent Companies Keep Growing? I Don’t #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Argonne team releases 2018 GREET LCA model

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Group announced the 2018 release of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation. For the 2018 release, we added three bio-derived products: bio-ethylene oxide (EO), bio-ethylene glycol (EG), and bio-terephthalic acid (TPA).

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Mercom Capital report: VC funding up for battery storage, down for smart grid, efficiency companies in 1H 2018 YoY

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Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) in 1H 2018 was down with $2.4 In Q2 2018, VC funding for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies decreased to $367 million in 27 deals compared to $472 million in 23 deals in Q1 2018.

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BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). VC/PE fundings of specialist clean energy companies have reached $7.5

2018 113

Automotive, Telecom and ITS companies carry out first Cellular V2X trial in Japan

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The companies have successfully conducted Japan’s first C-V2X testing in the country using 5.8 In their field trials, the companies focused on sending messages directly via cellular V2X technology (PC5).

2018 130

Volkswagen progressing with work on quantum computing, develops traffic management system for taxi companies

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As a result, public transportation organizations, taxi companies, and transport service providers will be able to deploy their fleets considerably more efficiently while minimizing waiting times for passengers.

2018 133

MAN introduces practical 26-tonne electric truck based on TGM at IAA 2018

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During the IAA 2018 from 20th to 27th September 2018 in Hanover, MAN will present a fully electric eTruck solo distributor chassis with a swap body frame and a 6x2 axle configuration.

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Los Angeles launches New Mobility Challenge 2018

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The LA New Mobility Challenge 2018 is a joint initiative of LA CoMotion, the NewCities Foundation and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), all of whom are dedicated to finding cutting-edge and sustainable mobility technologies for Southern California. The first edition of the Challenge, presented at LA CoMotion 2017, attracted some 234 early-stage companies from 16 countries. The deadline to submit applications is 17 September 2018.

Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative which leverages bi?directional The company will also develop new ways to reuse electric car batteries.

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Porsche takes 10% stake in the electric technology and sports car company Rimac; development partnership

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Porsche AG has taken a 10% stake in the technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili. As part of its electrification efforts, Porsche is seeking a development partnership with the young company.

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Nissan unveils LEAF-based Sylphy BEV at Auto China 2018

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first electric car made in China for Chinese consumers, at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission will go on sale later in 2018.

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Toyota develops “Total-care Service” for ride-hailing companies; rollout with Grab in Singapore

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is introducing “total-care service,” a pioneering set of mobility services specially designed for ride-hailing companies. In addition, both companies will work to increase the share of Toyota vehicles in Grab’s fleet in the region by 25% by 2020.

2018 101

Chevron Sucks! But Not At Staples Center Anymore, Thanks To Greenius

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” And that’s why I’ve been lobbying the Lakers for just as long to drop the climate wrecking oil company as a corporate partner. Maybe we’ll have the post Trump government nationalize all the oil companies. Nobody knows what the f**k “Techron” is but everyone knows exactly what “Chevron Sucks!” ” means. It means the same thing as “Celtics Suck!” ” or “Boston Sucks!”

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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California first state to regulate GHGs of ridesharing companies

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California Governor Brown signed SB 1014 , a bill requiring transportation network companies (TNCs) to account for, and reduce, the greenhouse gas emissions of their operations. The explosive growth of ride-hailing companies has left states facing a growing list of unintended consequences caused by on-demand transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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Last year, XL became the first company to be recognized as an Electrification Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) in the new Ford certification program. The company begins production on the XLH hybrid electric system for model year 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in March.

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Chinese company begins production of solid-state batteries, possibly for cars

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As scientists and companies around the world pour years and millions of dollars into solid-state batteries, many disagree on how soon they could make it into cars on the road. Now the Chinese Xinhua news agency reports that a startup company in China, Qing Tao (Kunshan) Energy Development Company has begun production of solid-state batteries in

2018 87

Former Porsche CEO backing company with TDI-like emissions claim

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The idea, belonging to a company called MWI (Micro. Former Porsche AG CEO Wendelin Wiedeking, who waged a failed takeover of the Volkswagen Group ten years ago, is reportedly one of the backers of a new venture that, at face value, is making claims that sound very much like those made of what was then the favored tech for VW and Audi: TDI diesel. emissions Wendelin Wiedeking

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Ford’s ride-sharing commuter shuttle service Chariot launches first European routes to serve companies and campuses

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Ford’s ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot launched its first European routes tailored for companies and campuses this week. Now, Chariot is expanding its focus to serve companies and out-of-town campuses where access by public transport can be difficult.

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British company resurrects classic MGB and Jaguar XKSS as electrics

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First, it was the Porsche 911, then the Jaguar E-Type. Now it's the MGB. Converting classic old cars into electrics has become the rage across Europe. The latest comes from RBW Classic Electric Cars in the UK, which isn't taking classic MGBs and modifying them, but recreating new classic MGBs with electric powertrains. READ MORE: Royal couple's

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BMW Group sells more than 1M vehicles in first 5 months of 2018; 4.7% electrified; electrified sales up 41%

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The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles worldwide (1,003,573 / +1.6%) in the first five months of 2018—the Group’s best Jan-May performance to date. These factors contributed to a slight decrease in the company’s monthly sales in May (204,041 / -2.1%).

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Tesla reports net profit, positive cash flow and better margins for Q3 2018 on Model 3 successes

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For the third quarter of 2018, Tesla reported GAAP net income of $312 million; free cash flow of $881 million, supported by operating cash flow of $1.4 Q3 2018 was a truly historic quarter for Tesla. The company aims to bring portions of Model 3 production to China during 2019 and to progressively increase the level of localization through local sourcing and manufacturing.

2018 80

Daimler invests in electric bus company Proterra; exploring electrification of Daimler’s Thomas Built school buses

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Daimler Trucks & Buses is investing in the US company Proterra Inc. Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Daimler Trucks & Buses, made the announcement at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. Proterra was founded in 2004 with headquarters in California and is a leader in the business with electric buses for local transport. Daimler’s investment was part of a $155-million round co-led by Daimler and Tao Capital Partners.

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2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

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When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf. That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end of last year, and now we have the final confirmed figure. The EPA combined range rating for the second-generation Leaf is officially 151 miles. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid price drops by $1,350

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The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid may cost car shoppers less, the company announced last week. The price drop on base models will save buyers $1,350 on 2018 models, which should help the car attract more customers. It comes in the same two trim levels as before. Base models will start at $33,350, including destination. The Sonata Plug-in. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing

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China EV company Nio files for $1.8B IPO; targeting China’s premium BEV SUV market

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The company is initially targeting China’s premium battery-electric SUV market. As of 31 May, 30 June and 31 July 2018, Nio had unfulfilled reservations for 1,401, 3,186 and 4,989 ES8s, respectively, for which non-refundable deposits had been made.

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Tesla Q1 2018 vehicle production up 40% from Q4; Model 3 now at +2,000 units per week

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Tesla reported Q1 2018 vehicle production of 34,494 vehicles—a 40% increase from Q4 and its most productive quarter. Net orders for Model S and X were at an all-time Q1 record, and demand remains very strong, according to the company. These vehicles will be delivered in early Q2 2018, which keeps the company on track for its full-year 2018 Model S and X delivery guidance.

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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Clean powertrain company Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

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Among the company’s current offerings are: emKERS. Punch Powertrain, a Belgium-based full-system supplier of fuel-efficient powertrains including transmissions and plug-in hybrid and battery-electric systems, is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee.

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Achates Power and Aramco Services Company partner on opposed-piston engine projects; Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI)

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The joint development agreement formalizes the cooperative relationship between the two companies. At that time, Achates said it would demonstrate the engine in 2018 in a driveable light-duty truck. Achates Power, Inc.

2018 109

Ricardo forms company to commercialize cryogenic split-cycle engine: CryoPower

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Ricardo has created a company—Dolphin N2 Ltd—to commercialize its CryoPower cryogenic split-cycle engine technology ( earlier post , earlier post.)

2018 95

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi becomes lead investor in China autonomous driving company WeRide.ai

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following completion of the company’s Series A funding. Our member companies are committed to introducing such technologies in key markets such as China, so we are delighted to be supporting WeRide.ai

2018 81

Indian ride-sharing company Ola to put 10,000 EVs on the road in 12 months, 1M by 2021

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India-based Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, launched “ Mission: Electric ”, with a commitment to place 10,000 E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12 months.

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Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company form premium ride-hailing joint venture in China

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Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company, Geely Holding Group’s new business entity, will form a premium ride-hailing joint venture in China. As part of the JV, Geely Group Company and Daimler Mobility Services will be equally represented on the board of the new ride-hailing service, for which the two companies will jointly develop the software infrastructure required to support the business in China.

2018 73

Tenneco acquires Federal-Mogul for $5.4B; to create two independent, public companies

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Tenneco also announced its intention to separate the combined businesses into two independent, publicly traded companies through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders that will establish an aftermarket & ride performance company and a powertrain technology company.

2018 88

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in mobile EV rapid charging company FreeWire Technologies ( earlier post ) via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. FreeWire is a San Francisco-based company that has been a pioneer in flexible fast-charging technology for electric cars. Every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will be electrified, and by 2025 the company aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its overall global sales.

2018 79

EPA requires trucking companies to reduce air pollution near Los Angeles schools as part of emissions violation settlement

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with two interstate trucking companies which will pay $225,000 in penalties to resolve violations of California’s Truck and Bus Regulation. The companies failed to install particulate filters on some of their heavy-duty diesel trucks and failed to verify that trucks they hired for use in California complied with the state rule. The company, headquartered in Thomasville, N.C.,

Harley-Davidson invests in Alta Motors; companies will collaborate on future electric motorcycle product development

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has made an equity investment in Alta Motors , a leader and innovator in lightweight electric vehicles; the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development. Harley-Davidson, Inc.

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