2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first BEV to earn 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

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The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first pure battery-electric vehicle to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization. The e-tron went on sale last spring nationwide and joins the 2019 Audi A3, A4, A6 and Audi Q8 as recipients of 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards when equipped with specific headlights and/or optional equipment.

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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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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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Green Car Reports' top 10 greenest cars for 2019

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Efficiency went further and farther for 2019 model-year vehicles in almost every sense of the two words. Green Car Reports’ top 10 fuel-efficient vehicles all have one thing in common: plugs. But where they go from there is anything but common among the vehicles. The most efficient vehicles on our list did more with their energy than the

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Tesla reports record deliveries of ~95,200 vehicles in Q2 2019

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In a filing with the SEC, Tesla said that in Q2 2019, it achieved record production of 87,048 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 95,200 vehicles. Tesla Q2 2019 production and deliveries. In addition, it made significant progress streamlining global logistics and delivery operations at higher volumes, enabling cost efficiencies and improvements to its working capital position.

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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.

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DOE: Average annual gasoline taxes paid per vehicle, by state, 2019

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mpg driven 11,484 miles in 2019. Energy Information Administration website, August 2019. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average fuel economy for all light vehicles on the road today is 22.3 miles per gallon (mpg) and the average annual miles driven is 11,484 miles. The Federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon, and each state has a gasoline tax, ranging from 8.95 cents in Alaska to 58.7 cents in Pennsylvania.

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Toyota Motor Europe sold 578,400 vehicles 1H 2019; 52% hybrids

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Hybrids drove the strong performance between January and June 2019, with total hybrid sales of 303,400 units (+18% year-on-year), or 52% of the total. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported half-year sales of 578,400 vehicles across the region, up 3.3% year-on-year and registering a 5.3% market share. The first half of the year has been vibrant for us with no less than four model launches progressively introduced during this period.

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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. It can then chauffeur them to where they wish to go. Automation, electrification and networking are critical enablers as the transport of people and goods continually increase in urban centers.

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Canada ZEV sales up 30% in 1H 2019 after launch of federal incentive program

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Sales of all zero-emission vehicles in Canada for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% compared with last year. Zero-emission vehicles represented roughly 3% of all new, light-duty vehicles sold in the first half of 2019, compared to roughly 2% during the same period in 2018. Since 1 May 2019, Canadians who purchase or lease an eligible battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or longer range plug-in hybrid vehicle, will receive an incentive of $5,000.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 awarded to developers of Li-ion battery

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B. Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin; M. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University, State University of New York; and Akira Yoshino, Asahi Kasei Corporation, for the development of lithium-ion batteries. The foundation of the lithium-ion battery was laid during the oil crisis in the 1970s.

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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

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Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

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From 2010 to 2019, lithium-ion battery prices (when looking at the battery pack as a whole) have fallen from $1,100 per kilowatt-hour to $156/kwh—an. Although electric cars haven’t quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s as the time when EVs will find that market fever pitch.

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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. The resulting architecture—including a new, full-range radar, solid state LiDAR, innovative cameras and acoustic sensors—are combined with a powerful and scalable NVIDIA platform from the ZF ProAI product family to create a powerful overall sensor system. ZF ProAI.

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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 With an MSRP $41,000, the 2019 CX-5 Signature AWD with Skyactiv-D 2.2 expands the engine lineup for the 2019 CX-5, which already includes the Skyactiv-G 2.5

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Daher, Airbus and Safran team up to develop distributed hybrid propulsion aircraft demonstrator: EcoPulse 2019

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Daher, Airbus and Safran are partnering for the design and development of the wing-mounted EcoPulse distributed hybrid propulsion demonstrator with a maiden flight scheduled in 2022. Based on Daher’s TBM platform, this project, kick-started by CORAC (the French Civil Aviation Research Council) with support from DGAC (the French Civil Aviation Authority), will develop technologies that boost the environmental efficiency of aircraft and meet the future needs of the air travel industry.

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Sales of Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell Nexo pass 1K unit mark in 2019

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The Nexo was awarded the highest rating in the Euro NCAP test, a European car safety assessment program, and the Nexo’s hydrogen fuel cell powertrain was included in the list of the 2019 Top 10 Engines by Ward’s Auto. Business Korea reports that sales of Hyundai Motor’s Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicle this year reached 1,075 units on May 17, exceeding the 949 units sold for the whole of last year. This marks the first time Hyundai has sold more than 1,000 hydrogen cars annually since 2013.

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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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Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report. In total, the amount of NME deployed globally in May 2019 increased by 57% versus the same month the year prior due to rising BEV sales and growing adoption of higher-nickel cathode chemistries, such as NCM 523, 622 and 811.

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Adamas: BEVs responsible for 91% of all passenger EV battery capacity deployed in June 2019

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In June 2019, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were responsible for 91% of all passenger electrified vehicle battery capacity deployed globally (in GWh) versus just 84% in June 2018, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ’ report. First, in June 2019, sales of BEVs made up a greater share of overall EV sales than they did the same month the year prior as the sales growth of BEVs over the same period outpaced that of PHEVs and HEVs.

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2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?

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But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over. Not every electric-car first-drive event urges us to climb a mountain to get a good idea of driving range. Actually make that no other automaker, ever.

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2019 Hyundai Kona–and Kona Electric–named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

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That top SUV award went to the 2019 Hyundai Kona family, which includes the Kona Electric. The Jaguar I-Pace may be one of the boldest fully electric new-product moves of this year; but contrary to what was widely expected it didn’t win this year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. As Green Car Reports noted in November, when. North American Car and Truck of the Year NACTOY

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus gets longer range in cheapest trim

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New California regulatory compliance documents hint that lower trim levels of the upcoming 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus will be the ones with the longest range. To get the maximum range of 226 miles that Nissan estimates, buyers will likely have to stick to the base S trim level, according to documents, based on California emissions tests and obtained by

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Here are the electric-car models on the way for 2019

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Regular readers of Green Car Reports know we have been saying for a year now that 2019 is the year of the electric SUV. Now the year is finally here, and we thought we'd give our readers a peek at what we know about all the upcoming models. Most are SUVs, with a couple of hatchbacks thrown in. In many cases their specific arrival dates are not

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Mercom Capital: VC funding for battery storage companies up 139% YoY in 1H 2019 to $1.4B; led by Northvolt financing

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VC funding in Battery Storage companies in 1H 2019 was up by 139% with $1.4 The Top 5 VC funding deals in 1H 2019 were: Northvolt’s $1-billion raise; Sila Nanotechnologies raised $170 million; Romeo Power secured $88.6 A total of 41 VC investors participated in Battery Storage funding in 1H 2019. There were four announced battery storage project funding deals in 1H 2019 bringing for a combined $499 million compared to $34 million in four deals in 1H 2018.

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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”. Globally, the top five cell suppliers by LCE deployed in February 2019 were (in descending order) Panasonic, LG Chem, CATL, BYD and Samsung SDI.

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Solaris top electric bus OEM in Europe in terms of contracts in 2019

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Solaris has claimed the lead spot in Europe in terms of contracts for electric buses in 2019. In the first months of 2019, Solaris secured three large orders for the supply of electric buses to Berlin (BVG); Milan (ATM); and Warsaw (MZA). Solaris accounts for a total of 25% electric buses for which European carriers have called tenders in 2019.

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2019 Tesla Model 3 crash test secures 5-star safety for entire lineup

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With tests newly posted for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor (all-wheel drive) version, the entire Model 3 lineup now earns. The federal government has crashed another Tesla Model 3. And once again, the results are something that Tesla, its owners and acolytes, and anyone considering one of these electric cars can agree is good news. NHTSA

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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. Now Audi is on the cusp of launching its first all-electric model and is taking direct aim at many of the concerns that potential buyers have about electric. youtube Ads

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2019 Kia Niro EV: first drive of 239-mile electric crossover

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Just before reaching a tight series of esses on the Monterey Peninsula’s famous 17 Mile Drive, I clicked the left steering-wheel paddle to bump the Niro EV up a regeneration level—a motion that mimics downshifting in a gasoline vehicle—then clicked the right paddle to ease things for my passenger as we breezed slowly by a quiet

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Toyota to showcase next-generation Mirai Concept FCEV at 2019 Tokyo show

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Toyota will preview the next generation of its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Mirai Concept,” a final-stage development model of the second-generation Mirai will be on view at “Future Expo” from 24 October until 4 November at Megaweb. The re-designed Mirai features significantly greater range, improved driving performance, and an elegant, sporty design that offers increased passenger room and comfort.

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Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. Also at CES 2019, Kia is unveiling its new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (READ) system—an emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centered on human senses.

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs Leaf: A first look at the differences

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The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, which will reach dealerships this spring, finally offers more than the 200 miles that many Americans seem to see as the new minimum for driving range. Earlier this week, at an event coordinated with the Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan introduced the Leaf Plus, a new longer-range of Nissan’s compact electric car.

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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. This design study previews the brand’s plan to launch a range of high-performance electrified vehicles; the INFINITI lineup of the future will consist of a range of electric, e-POWER and performance hybrid vehicles. The new concept illustrates how new architectures and technologies are influencing modern INFINITI design.

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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV shows strong in IIHS crash tests

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With the new results announced Thursday for one new IIHS crash test for the Chevrolet Bolt EV, all the evidence and test results are finally in for this compact electric car. And it’s so, so close. The Bolt is so close to an IIHS Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+, that is. It actually has earned the TSP+ award in the past, although that

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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.

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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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2019 Audi E-tron is first EV to earn Top Safety Pick+ award

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With results announced Wednesday, the 2019 Audi E-tron is the first fully electric vehicle to be named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To be a Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must achieve top “Good” ratings in small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength, and head. youtube

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CO2 emissions in US could fall again in 2019, federal agency projects

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percent in 2019, in what it says is the largest decrease since 2015. A new report by the U.S. Energy Information Agency forecasts that for the first time in two years annual carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. will decrease. The report, issued last week, forecasts that U.S. CO2 emissions will fall by 2.2 After rising by 2.7 percent in 2018, the. global warming carbon dioxide

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric costs $500 more than it did last month

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Last month, the 258-mile 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric crossover quietly became $500 dearer to interested EV shoppers without any equipment changes. The automaker hiked the starting price for a 2019 Kona Electric SEL to $37,995, up from $37,495. Market adjustments are nothing new, and electric cars are hardly immune to price bumps—up or down.

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GAC Motor unveils ENTRANZE EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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China-based GAC Motor introduced the ENTRANZE EV concept vehicle at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The versatile 7-person ENTRANZE EV represents the first concept vehicle from the new California-based GAC Design Studio. GAC’s approach started by envisioning the ENTRANZE as the ultimate road-trip car: a multi-purpose utility vehicle that can shift between extended trips to the beach, mountains, forests, deserts—and daily commuting.

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Adamas: average EV sold in 2019 H1 contained 52% more LCE than the average EV sold a year prior

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From 2018 H1 through 2019 H1, the growing popularity of long-range BEVs with high-capacity batteries resulted in a 52% increase in the amount of lithium carbonate and lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) deployed globally per EV, from 7.7 The report also finds that Iin 2019 H1, 27,350 tonnes of battery-grade nickel were deployed globally in batteries of all newly-sold passenger EVs combined, an increase of 78% over the amount deployed in 2018 H1.

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