Adamas: lithium usage for EV batteries up 76% year-over-year in February 2019

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In February 2019, 76% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed globally in batteries of newly-sold passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s “EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker”.

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Mazda starts US pre-orders for diesel 2019 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced at the New York International Auto Show that it has begun accepting pre-orders for the diesel-powered 2019 Mazda CX-5 in the US market. The 2019 CX-5 Signature AWD with Skyactiv-D 2.2

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Which electric car is best?

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Big strides in battery capacity mean that picking between the 238-mile 2019 Chevy Bolt EV and the recently boosted 226-mile 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus comes down to a dozen miles of range. We’re a long way from peak electric car, but we’ve finally left base camp. After a week behind the wheel of both electric cars, I’m not sure there

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2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

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One reason that electric-car adoption hasn't taken off faster is that, while automakers market the heck out of the benefits of SUVs and crossover vehicles, they launch EVs with nary a peep.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

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@LATimes Asks The Wrong Questions For 2019 Ignores Climate Crisis & Blows The Story Again With Questionable Reporting #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019. The ‘New Energy Vehicle’ quota takes effect this year but the requirements for 2019 are relatively modest. Sales in Italy have been slow but should start picking up in 2019, while sales in the UK will likely be flat or declining after the government eliminated support for popular plug-in hybrid models.

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Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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Young people may indeed lack access to piles of cash, but here in 2019 they’re pretty much a cash-free generation anyways and they have something far better than cash – they have credit from OPM and that’s positively golden.

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Anti-Environment El Segundo Newspaper @LATimes Spins Climate Destruction Story To Ignore Impact On Front Line Communities & Youth #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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ZF unveiling robo-taxi at CES 2019; ProAI RoboThink controller

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At CES 2019, ZF will unveil a steering-wheel- and pedal-free robo-taxi to show how its technologies enable new forms of urban mobility. Users can hail the taxi using their smartphone or tablet; the robo-taxi will maneuver autonomously to pick them up.

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To Hell With The Grownups. I’m Now With Greta & #FridaysForFuture

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This Is A Generational Battle & This Time The Greatest Generation Is Still In School – But The Climate Strikers Along With The Sunshine Movement & The #GreenNewDeal Are Ready To Kick Your Ass. I’ve had it with so-called “adults.”

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@LATimes Passes On Covering Earth Day. Publisher Says, “We Can’t Monetize The Climate Crisis So I Urge Readers Not To Worry About It And Just Attend The LA Times Food Bowl & Buy Tickets To My E-Sports Venture.”

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BYD debuts E-SEED GT concept car, Song Pro SUV and e Series at 2019 Shanghai Auto Show

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BYD debuted its E-SEED GT concept car and Song Pro SUV alongside its all-new e-series models at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. The company also showcased its latest Dynasty series of vehicles, which were recently unveiled at the company’s spring product launch in Beijing.

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Comprehensive @Sammy_Roth Piece In Today’s @LATimes On Obscene @SCE Money Grab For Guaranteed 17% Profit Leaves Out Obvious & Best Solution For Public #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

Hey @LATimes – Don’t You Know Blatant Racism When You Report It? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raise $210M in VC funding in Q1 2019, down 55.5% YoY

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A combined $210 million was raised by battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency companies in Q1 2019—a 55.5% Venture capital (VC) funding (including private equity and corporate venture capital) raised by battery storage companies in Q1 2019 came to $78 million in seven deals—down significantly compared to $299 million raised in 12 deals in Q1 2018 but up quarter-over-quarter compared to $67 million in 11 deals in Q4 2018.

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ZF showcasing automotive sensor portfolio at CES 2019

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At CES this year, ZF is highlighting its sensor portfolio which can detect vehicle surroundings and thereby help to enhance the safety of conventional and automated vehicles.

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2019 Audi e-tron EPA range revealed: Nothing to brag about, but aiming for the real world?

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The official EPA-rated range results are in for the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV—at least according to Audi, as they’re not yet posted by the federal agency—and they’re a fair amount lower than what was widely anticipated. Audi of America said Thursday that the EPA rating for the 2019 e-tron will be just 204 miles.

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@MayorOfLA Is Ready! Garcetti Comes Out Gunning For Gas – Scattergood, Haynes & Harbor Power Plants To Stop Shoving Pollution Down Citizens Throats, Calls For Shutdown Of Aliso Canyon. #MerchantsOfDoubt In Fossil Fuel Industry Argue For More Climate Destruction

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At 9am on Tuesday morning this week I stood with Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, members of the L.A. City Council, board members of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commission and long term colleagues from the climate justice action community to be part of a historic announcement.

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Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand.

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INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle.

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus revealed: 226-mile range, quicker acceleration

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Nissan unveiled Tuesday a new version of the 2019 Leaf electric car, called the Leaf Plus or Leaf e+, that can go well over 200 miles on a charge. Although such a model has been a long time coming, the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus stands as strong evidence that in the eight years since the first deliveries of the Leaf, Nissan has listened carefully to.

2019 87

The Purge Is On! All Crime Now Legal…If Trump Commits It #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Honda to unveil new EV prototype at 2019 Geneva Show; mass production version out this year

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Honda has confirmed the global premiere of a prototype version of its new electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. A mass production version of the car will be on sale later in the year.

2019 105

@LATimes Editorial Staff Overcome by Jet Fuel Fumes From LAX & VOCs From Chevron Refinery #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

Hey United Healthcare CEO, Dave Wichmann, We Are Done Bending Over & Coughing For You, So Take Your Finger Out Of America’s Ass #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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Pattanun Achakulwisut, Michael Brauer, Perry Hystad, Susan C Anenberg (2019) “Global, national, and urban burdens of paediatric asthma incidence attributable to ambient NO 2 pollution: estimates from global datasets” The Lancet Planetary Health doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30046-4.

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@LATimes Ain’t Winning No Pulitzers For Their Failed Climate Crisis Coverage. I Can Smell El Segundo Burning Today #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Ford makes $500M minority investment in Rivian; next-gen Ford EV on Rivian skateboard

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Ford Motor Company has made a $500-million minority equity investment in electric vehicle maker Rivian ( earlier post ).

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BMW Group Production leveraging virtual reality and augmented reality applications

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In the course of 2019, this software will be made available to all interested staff via the self-service portal. BMW Group Production is focusing increasingly on easy-to-use and effective virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality applications.

2019 145

When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

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In 2019 alone more easy-to-connect climate crisis dots have made worldwide news: . According to the Homeland Security Department the biggest lesson of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was. “ If you see something, say something.”.

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Toyota Research Institute introducing P4 automated driving test vehicle at CES 2019; supporting Chauffeur and Guardian development

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The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will introduce the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle on 7 January at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

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CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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Buchal, Christoph, Hans-Dieter Karl and Hans-Werner Sinn (2019) “ Kohlemotoren, Windmotoren und Dieselmotoren: Was zeigt die CO2-Bilanz? ”, ifo Schnelldienst 72 (08) (in German).

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Eni and FCA develop A20: 15% methanol, 5% ethanol high-octane gasoline blend

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Within the scope of an agreement signed in November 2017 ( earlier post ), Eni and FCA have developed “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content.

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New organic cathode for high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery

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2019) “Taming Active Material-Solid Electrolyte Interfaces with Organic Cathode for All-Solid-State Batteries” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.017.

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CAR: US light-duty vehicle sales to dip in 2019

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million units for 2019. The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR’s) updated automotive sales outlook forecasts US light-duty vehicle sales at 16.8 CAR’s forecast includes a continuation of sales declines in 2020 and 2021 down to 16.5 million units in 2021. CAR projects sales to rebound to 16.8

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Blowing away dirty energy: Wind to pass hydro as top renewable in 2019

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For electric-car drivers looking to emit less pollution as the drive, 2019 could be a banner year. That trend is due to reach a tipping point in 2019, according to numbers by the Energy Information Agency at. The U.S. electric grid has been getting gradually greener as utilities replace coal fired powerplants with primarily wind and natural gas. renewable energy wind energy

2019 85

Clueless El Segundo Newspaper @LATimes Continues To Ballwash Oil Industry By Deleting #ClimateEmergency From PR Piece For Chevron. @DrPatSoonShiong Desperately Needs A Climate Change Editor #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: Drive review of long-range electric car

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If more power, a 226-mile range, and a $39,405 base price—before considering the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit you can still get—collectively seems like the sweet spot for the Leaf, you probably have GM to thank. Nissan has admitted that it never planned to push the Leaf above a 40-kwh battery pack and beyond a rated range of 150. Driven Green Life

2019 87

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 takeaways over 8 years

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By that measure, the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus we reviewed earlier this week is ancient, with a basic structure in its ninth model year—though it received a very thorough restyling for. When a completely new vehicle is introduced, it's generally around for five to seven years before an entirely redesigned generation of that vehicle is launched.

2019 82

Barbarian Bernhardt Approved To Wreck What’s Left Of Livable Climate – But Hey! Have You Seen @LATimes New Food Section? Too Bad Kids, Foodies Rule!#JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based EV performance control technology; blockchain

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed smartphone-EV pairing-based performance adjustment technology which allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application—an industry-first innovation.

2019 121

Number of vehicles in the United States: Did we reach the peak in 2006?

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by Michael Sivak. In a recent article , I examined changes in distance driven in the United States during the period from 1984 through 2017. Distance driven per person reached a maximum in 2004. While this rate has been on a rebound since 2013, the 2017 rate is still down from 2004 by 5.2%.

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