MAN propane-fueled ME-LGIP to power Chinese VLGC

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Jiangnan Shipyard, owned by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has ordered an LPG (liquefied propane gas)-burning MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP engine in connection with the building of an 86,000-m 3 VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) for Tianjin Southwest Maritime (TSM), the Chinese shipping company.

2019 134

Chinese Kandi electric cars a step closer to U.S. arrival

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The federal government has given initial approval for the Chinese electric car manufacturer Kandi to import two electric cars to the U.S. chinese carsin coming years, the company announced to investors last week. The company, which is owned by Geely, and is known as Zhejiang Kangdi Vehicles Company in China, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker.

2019 74

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”.

2019 100

Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng sign memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies

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GFL is the world’s leading lithium compounds and metal manufacturer and dually listed on Chinese A share in 2010 and Hong Kong H share in 2018. The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co.,

2019 118

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

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BYD’s latest offerings will bring you a whole new experience, while delivering new power to Chinese cars! 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.

2019 88

Chinese Kandi cars, longer-range Volvos, Nissan Leaf Plus review: Today's Car News

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We had a first chance to drive the 2019 Nissan Leaf. chinese carsA new car company from China gets approval to sell electric cars in the U.S. We have a first chance to drive the longer-range Nissan Leaf Plus. Volvo gives is plug-in hybrids additional battery range for 2020. And the last Volt rolls off the assembly line. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2019 46

Grove launches hydrogen fuel-cell car brand in China

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Fuel Cell Vehicles chinese carsChina is the world's largest market for cars—especially electric cars. The country has even announced that at some point in the future it will ban internal combustion cars. But it's not all about battery electric EVs, it turns out. A new company called Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co. announced that it will focus on fuel-cell cars, starting.

2019 80

Volvo taking on Tesla with Chinese-built Polestar 2 electric car: details and photos

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Ahead of the Geneva auto show, Volvo’s Polestar electrified performance-car brand has revealed its first all-electric model and first volume-production model, the Polestar 2. The Polestar could prove to be the strongest alternative yet to the Tesla Model 3, with pricing, range, performance, and even the way that you buy it all comparable to. Geneva Motor Show Polestar Polestar 2

2019 79

SGL Carbon produces prototypes of fully integrated composite battery enclosures for NIO; battery swapping

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In collaboration with SGL Carbon, Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles.

2019 96

Chevy Bolt EV vs Nissan Leaf Plus; Honda, Kia EVs for China; used EV incentives: Today's Car News

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We recently drove both the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus and 2019 Chevy Bolt EV, then compared them. Honda and Kia rolled out new electric cars for the Chinese market. chinese carsGM trademarked a possible name for the new electric sibling to the Chevy Bolt EV. And Ontario, Canada, buyers can get rebates on used electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2019 50

ZF introducing new 170 kW electric drive with functional safety for commercial vehicles

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Developed in China, with future production planned there, the new unit is designed to meet the particular conditions of the Chinese market and the requirements of vehicle manufacturers there. ZF is introducing a new electric central drive for buses and medium-duty trucks.

2019 121

China researchers synthesize high-density aviation fuel with cellulose

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Yanting Liu, Guangyi Li, Yancheng Hu, Aiqin Wang, Fang Lu, Ji-Jun Zou, Yu Cong, Ning Li, Tao Zhang (2019) “Integrated Conversion of Cellulose to High-Density Aviation Fuel,” Joule , doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.02.005.

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Rheinmetall Automotive books first UpValve order; series production in China; fuel savings up to 5%

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Production of the valve trains, which are also manufactured at the automotive supplier’s Neuss plant, will start in 2019. UpValve will be used by several Chinese automobile brands at the same time.

2019 83

Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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In the large east Chinese city of Wuxi, Audi and partners are testing networks between cars and traffic light systems in the context of a development project. Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. From July, Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards.

2019 93

China to contribute more than half of Volkswagen Group’s planned output of 22M BEVs by 2028

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Initiatives with all three Chinese vehicle production joint ventures – FAW-Volkswagen, SAIC VOLKSWAGEN and JAC Volkswagen – will enable this target to be reached. Volkswagen Group China is going full-scale electric in 2019. Now, it’s time to bring the Chinese mobility to the next level.

2019 102

Researchers use fluorescence probe to show distribution of active lithium species on lithium metal anodes

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Cui (2019) “Fluorescence Probing of Active Lithium Distribution in Lithium Metal Anodes” Angewandte Chemie doi: 10.1002/anie.20190010. Batteries with metallic lithium anodes offer enhanced efficiency compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries because of their higher capacity.

2019 96

MIT: hybrid cathodes could boost energy capacity of lithium-sulfur batteries

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Researchers at MIT and in China are proposing a new class of dense intercalation-conversion hybrid cathodes by combining intercalation-type Mo 6 S 8 with conversion-type sulfur (HMSC) to realize a Li–S full cell.

2019 120

China researchers hydrotreat waste engine oil and scrap tire oil blend to produce diesel- and jet-range fuel

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According to statistics from the Chinese transportation industry, 25–30 million tons of waste engine oil (WEO) are produced every year, which can cause serious environmental contamination if the WEO is improperly disposed of.

2019 101

Byton M-Byte electric SUV tackles cold-weather testing, nears production

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With a Chinese base and international outposts—tech in California and design in Germany—Byton aims to create a different kind of electric-car lineup. Byton Byton M-Byte chinese carsThat vision revolves around a cloud-based Byton Life ecosystem, built-in Amazon integration and, in at least two of its models, what could be the biggest infotainment display yet, a big.

2019 54

Volkswagen launches model offensive in China; 8 SUVs this year

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During Auto Shanghai 2019, Volkswagen announced that the share of SUVs is expected to rise to up to 40%. Wöllenstein expects the revitalization of the Chinese market especially after the lowering of the sales tax.

2019 96

Nio unveils ET Preview electric sedan in Shanghai

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After a supercar, a race car, and two SUVs, Chinese automaker Nio plans a sporty fastback sedan for its next model. Shanghai Auto Show Nio chinese carsNio unveiled the ET Preview at the Shanghai auto show on Tuesday, following a teaser with the ET7 Concept earlier this month. READ THIS: Nio teases sleek ET7 coupe, to include next-generation power system The company released few.

2019 50

Adamas: Shifting cathode chemistries and strong EV sales driving accelerated nickel deployment in China

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In January 2019, the Chinese market saw 253% more nickel deployed in passenger EV batteries 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.

2019 88

Pending homologation, Qiantu K50 electric sports car will be assembled in Washington state

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The glamorous, supercar-shaped, Chinese-built Qiantu K50 that was shown last week at the New York auto show garnered much attention and likely changed some attendees’ conceptions of what kinds of vehicles might be imported from China. Importing the K50 directly from China isn’t what U.S. company Mullen Technologies exactly plans. Qiantu

2019 83

SAIC demonstrating autonomous electric shuttle at UC Davis; data collection on behavioral response

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The six-passenger shuttle was built in California for a Silicon Valley subsidiary of SAIC Group, which is the largest Chinese automaker and a partner of General Motors and Volkswagen in China.

2019 107

Oversold Lithium could be about to rally

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It’s back with a vengeance in 2019. Many Chinese brine producers in the Qinghai region had outlined plans to triple or quadruple capacities over the coming 3-4 years. 2019: A Transition Year. Key lithium trends to watch in 2019 and beyond. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

2019 120

Chinese fuel-cell cars, lithium-ion battery growth, EPA and health: Today's Car News

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A Chinese hydrogen company introduces its own line of fuel-cell cars. The Chinese Institute of Geosciences and the Environment is. A Texas startup plans to make motors more efficient. A report shows more battery production coming online. And without science boards the EPA questions some fundamental links. All this and more on Green Car Reports. EPA GM Fuel Cell Vehicles

2019 40

Electric Ford F-Series, Lincoln crossover, Tesla charger, Chinese minivan: Today's Car News

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And Chinese automaker GAC showed a U.S.-designed Ford plans to build an all-electric F-series truck. Lincoln's making electric "elegant." Tesla has released a new portable Level 2 home charger. designed concept at the Detroit auto show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At a meeting with investors following the Detroit auto show Ford Global Vice. GAC Electric Car Chargers

2019 51

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

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Chinese demand for EVs soared throughout 2018, as the car-type gained more visibility among consumers, due in part to their promotion by local governments for their environmental impact. The dip in the Chinese market had ramifications upon the rest of the global market in 2018.

2019 118

Air Liquide and Houpu form JV to develop hydrogen station infrastructure in China

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This collaboration will combine Air Liquide’s global technological expertise in clean hydrogen mobility solutions with Houpu’s leadership in the production and construction of natural gas refilling stations on the Chinese market. This agreement is aligned with the Chinese government’s 13 th five-year plan, which aims to support clean mobility through, in particular, the development and sale of fuel cell electric vehicles. Air Liquide and Chengdu Huaqi Houpu Holding co.,

2019 84

Geely's Geometry electric-car brand shows Tesla Model 3 rival for China

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Chinese automaker Geely is launching a new electric-car brand in China designed to take on Tesla. China Geely chinese carsGeely already owns Volvo, but plans to open a new electric car brand called Geometry with lower priced model designed first for China. It calls the first model the Geometry A, a small sedan the size of the Tesla Model 3 with a choice of two battery.

2019 45

Audi unveils MEB-based Q4 e-tron concept EV; production version in 2020

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Sales of the Audi e-tron have already started, and the first vehicles will be delivered to the customers before the end of March 2019. Audi unveiled the Q4 e-tron concept compact electric SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.

2019 109

BMW Group introduces Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles in China; Tmall Genie

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Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW vehicles in China by the end of 2019. The integration of the intelligent cloud-based voice control service in the Chinese market opens up a variety of in-car entertainment and shopping options for BMW drivers while on the road.

2019 112

New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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At Auto Shanghai 2019 in April, BMW Brilliance Automotive will present the new edition of the BMW X1 xDrive25Le. The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology. The BMW X1 xDrive25Le was conceived of especially to meet the needs and preferences of Chinese customers.

2019 89

CapGemini: 1 out of 2 consumers want to get into a self-driving experience within the next 5 years

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Capgemini has identified two groups displaying particularly positive sentiment towards autonomous cars: Chinese consumers and millennials. A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that consumer preference for riding in self-driving cars is set to double within the next five years.

2019 73

Piëch Automotive unveiling Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car at Geneva; 500 km range, 80% charge in 4:40 minutes

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The group of companies was founded in 2004 by Chinese and German engineers, is listed on the stock exchange in Shenzhen, China, and is a market leader in eHouse solutions. Piëch Automotive will unveil the Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

2019 105

Daimler and Geely Holding form global JV for smart; new generation of electric models

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Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group , the German and Chinese automotive groups, have formed a 50-50 globally focused joint venture to own, operate and further develop smart, the pioneer of small urban vehicles, as a leader in premium-electrified vehicles. The joint venture is expected to be finalized by the end of 2019.

2019 87

Graphdiyne as promising material for electrochemical applications

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Zuo and Li (2019) “Emerging Electrochemical Energy Applications of Graphdiyne,” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.01.016.

2019 96

Nio teases sleek ET7 coupe, to include next-generation power system

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Nio, one of a handful of Chinese electric carmakers aiming to be Tesla competitors, just teased its next mass-market car, expected to debut at the Shanghai auto show later this month. Its latest car looks set to be a four-door luxury fast-back, perhaps similar to shadows of a car known as the EVE Vision shown in earlier Nio press materials as.

2019 78

Toyota establishes joint research institute with Tsinghua University; hydrogen and advanced mobility

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By establishing the Joint Research Institute, Toyota sees an opportunity to further contribute to the development of China and to become a mobility company capable of meeting the needs of Chinese consumers through the development and popularization of vehicles equipped with new technology. Toyota Motor Corporation and Tsinghua University are establishing the Tsinghua - Toyota Joint Research Institute (Joint Research Institute).

2019 73

Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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The DiDi Smart Transportation Brain concept has been adopted by more than 20 Chinese cities and is guided by three principal features: Discover, Decide and Deploy.

2019 101

Electric car hopeful Nio closes California office amid layoffs

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Chinese electric-car startup Nio announced Thursday that it will close an office in California and lay off 70 workers, according to a report in The Verge. The report cites a filing with the California Employment Development Department. After introducing two new SUVs alongside its high-performance electric sports car, Nio unveiled a new concept for. China Nio

2019 59

US has world's second highest electric-car population

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As with most things Chinese, however, the population numbers—of people or of cars—don't tell the whole story. The race is on to see which countries can sell the most electric cars in an effort to reduce global warming. As with many things counted in raw numbers, China is far ahead, with 1.28 million electric cars on the road. sales charging

2019 85

Saft, Tianneng to create Li-ion JV in China; up to 5.5 GWh plant

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Saft, a subsidiary of Total, has signed an agreement with Tianneng Energy Technology (TET), a subsidiary of the Chinese privately-owned Tianneng Group, to create a joint venture (JV) to expand their lithium-ion battery activity. The JV will allow Saft to join forces with a Chinese partner, a world leading lead acid battery manufacturer, willing to develop its lithium-ion activities. The Tianneng Group is the leading privately-owned Chinese battery manufacturer founded in 1986.

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