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).

2018 97

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 A total of 51 VC investors participated in Battery Storage funding in 9M 2018.

2018 92

JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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In 2010, electric vehicles still represented a niche market. Although still small compared to conventional passenger cars, the e-vehicle market share has increased steadily in Europe, with some countries witnessing impressive growth. Barriers to mass market uptake.

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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 deadline to submit applications is 17 September 2018. Conferences and other events Market Background

2018 electric motorcycle buyers guide

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The variety of electric motorcycles on the market has increased dramatically in 2018, and we've seen some significant price drops by two competitive brands. Both Alta Motors and Energica cut the prices of their bikes significantly, bringing them closer to being cost-competitive with their gas-powered counterparts. Zero Motorcycles continues to. Harley-Davidson KTM electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Energica Alta Motors

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How Nissan hopes to market its future electric cars

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Advertising Marketing nissan leafThe Nissan Leaf with a roughly 60-kilowatt-hour battery was expected to make its public debut at the LA Auto Show earlier this month. It didn’t. That car is expected to appear “very soon,” perhaps at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas a month hence. DON'T MISS: Long-range Nissan Leaf missing from LA Auto.

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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 VC funding for Battery Storage companies in 1H 2018 was 12% higher with $539 million compared to the $480 million raised in 1H 2017.

2018 85

Ballard introduces next-generation fuel cell stack for heavy duty motive market: FCgen-LCS

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With today’s unveiling of the FCgen-LCS stack and next year’s planned launch of LCS-based power modules, Ballard will remain the market leader in zero-emission PEM fuel cell power solutions for the Heavy Duty Motive market.

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BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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GAC R&D Center) introduced three co-developed electric concept cars at Auto Guangzhou 2018, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. Car sharing and electrification are highly important developments in the world’s largest auto market.

2018 97

GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022.

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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.

2018 90

Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz has handed over the first GLC F-CELL ( earlier post ) vehicles to selected customers in the German market. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL (combined hydrogen consumption: 0.34 kg/100 km, combined CO 2 emissions: 0 g/km, combined electrical consumption: 13.7

2018 119

Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

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Fleet will also oversee the establishment of a new International Markets business unit, which will initially comprise Ford’s existing Asia Pacific businesses outside of China and other markets globally—the subject of a future announcement. The moves are designed to accelerate Ford’s return to profitable growth in China, the world’s largest vehicle market and a key pillar of Ford’s global strategy. China Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 75

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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Daimler is the first manufacturer to test electrified trucks for all weight classes with customers until end of 2018. gross combined weight rating (GCWR) in the North American market. In June, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner.

2018 110

Study estimates Bitcoin will use half a percent of the world’s electric energy by end of 2018

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de Vries (2018). de Vries, (2018), “Bitcoin’s Growing Energy Problem,” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.04.016. Blockchain Market BackgroundBitcoin’s burgeoning electricity demands have attracted almost as much attention as the cryptocurrency’s wildly fluctuating value.

2018 90

Faurecia gaining market momentum with hemp-based biomaterial NAFILean

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NAFILean can be used in traditional injection machines and stands as a unique market solution from Faurecia. The 50-50 JV provides Faurecia with a reliable supply and the freedom to operate on the market and further leverage and deploy its innovation capabilities.

2018 111

BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. Market Background Power Generation Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 92

Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz is delivering the first new third-generation plug-in hybrids—labelled EQ Power—to customers now and over the coming months. Mercedes-Benz is initially using this type of powertrain in the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class. The 13.5

2018 132

IEA: key oil trends 2018

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in 2018 compared to 2017, reaching a record total monthly production of over 100 million tons at the beginning of the year and remaining above this for almost all of 2018, according to the IEA. or 105 Mt in 2018 compared to 2017. in 2018 compared to 2017.

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European car market volume dropped 23.4% in September due to WLTP issues; electrics and SUVs bucked that trend

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The European car market recorded the highest monthly decline of the last decade in September 2018, as 1.12 The decline was most strongly evident with diesel cars, which recorded one of its lowest market shares ever with just 32.9% in September 2018.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3% on H1 2017, the growth recorded in Germany, France and Spain allowed the overall market to keep growing. of the German market.

2018 107

Anjie Wireless licenses WiTricity technology for China EV market

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Under the terms of the agreement, Anjie Wireless will license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology and industry-leading designs to develop and commercialize highly efficient wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for sale to leading carmaker brands in the China market. Chinese consumers are already adopting EVs in large numbers and are on track to purchase more than one million by the end of 2018.

2018 83

Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

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Buried in the company’s third-quarter 2018 financial results—hailing a profit—were some numbers worth boasting about more. Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one respect: superb power management. Efficiency

2018 87

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

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For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to market its virtues to the public at large. Now it has a strong competitor in the form of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a mid-size sedan with five seats and a rated 48.

2018 72

Study finds behavior-influencing policies remain critical for mass market success of low-carbon vehicles

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Yet, despite ambitious pledges and investments by governments and automakers, it is by no means clear that these vehicles will ultimately reach mass-market consumers. 2018) “Interaction of consumer preferences and climate policies in the global transition to low-carbon vehicles.”

2018 106

Xtalic enters EV market with materials that improve battery charger connector wear by up to 40 times

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Xtalic Corporation , a leader in providing nano-scale metal alloys and coatings, has entered the electric vehicle market with products that extend the life of connectors in electric battery chargers by up to 40 times.

2018 97

JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said.

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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. In some markets, electrified vehicles already account for more than half of all BMW and MINI sales.

2018 90

The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Cumulative electric vehicle sales and 2017 passenger vehicle sales in top global electric vehicle markets. The growth has been greatest in China, which is home to half of the global electric market and 11 of the 25 top electric vehicle market cities.

2018 132

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). But the market looks increasingly crowded and consolidation is likely.

2018 116

UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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But this year saw a substantial increase in installations, with sales tripling from January to September of 2018. Batteries Behavior Market Background

2018 121

XALT Energy’s XPAND Li-ion battery system achieves 2018 DNV GL type approval for marine vessels; rack system

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The XPAND Battery System flawlessly completed all required tests including the new 2018 forced thermal runaway passive propagation requirement with no active safety systems required. This Type Approval is an important milestone for both XALT Energy and the marine electrification market.

2018 92

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. As a result, Tesla is suggesting that the total market potential for Model 3 is larger than just the premium sedan market. Tesla noted that the mid-sized premium sedan market in Europe is more than twice as big as the same segment in the US.

2018 81

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient

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The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is something of a missing link in the market for plug-in cars. There are finally plenty of choices for those who want to dispense with gas entirely and buy a small hatchback. Several electric SUVs are coming, but the only one that really lives up to the automotive ideal of driving anywhere you want at a. plug-in cars

2018 70

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 ).

2018 78

Hyundai Motor, BTIRDI to establish $100M hydrogen energy fund in China; foundation for fuel cell vehicle market

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In particular, the Sino-Korean cooperation will lay a strong foundation for Hyundai Motor to make foray into the Chinese fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market in the future. China Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market BackgroundHyundai Motor has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Beijing-Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute (BTIRDI) to establish a Hydrogen Energy Fund.

2018 75

Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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million units registered in Europe in 2018 so far, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. The market share of diesel vehicles fell to 39.5% compared to the same month last year, meaning SUVs accounted for 33% of the total market in February. MPVs saw market share decline by 2.1

2018 90

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.

2018 85

EIA: Permian region expected to drive US crude oil production growth through 2019

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million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018 and 11.7 Source: US Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, August 2018. million b/d in 2018 and 3.9 million b/d, making this region the second-largest contributor to STEO’s forecast growth from 2018 to 2019.

2018 108

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for May 2018

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Several new electric models, including the 2017 and 2018 Nissan Leaf, 2018 Chevy Bolt EV, and other upcoming models have more range than older models. If you've been in the market for an electric car, though, and. We found some great deals on green cars and hybrids this month as automakers look toward changing over their stock to sell new models.

2018 63

T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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T&E estimates this to be equivalent to around 9% market share of new registrations in 2018. Nearly half of delivered and ordered electric buses come from three manufacturers: BYD: 600 units sold and a 20% market share.

2018 161

Review: Abarth 595 2018

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The Fiat 500 remains extremely popular, even after 10 years on the market

2018 52

Volvo's electrification push expanding to every corner of the market

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When it launches its 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered next year, the Swedish automaker will nearly complete a startling turn toward electrification in less than a decade that began with a small-volume wagon in 2011 and will soon incorporate a full battery electric vehicle and every model in showrooms. Later in 2019, for buyers in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids EVs

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