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. million units—around 57% of the global market. 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. Broader macroeconomic factors (higher interest rates and slowing consumer spending) will also impact global sales.

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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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Global sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 1.4% in January; BMW i3 the top seller

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2019 will also see the launch of the MINI Electric; the fully-electric car will be introduced to the public later this year. Overall, the BMW Group has started 2019 with global deliveries of the company’s three premium automotive brands increasing by 0.5%

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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

AR?V eBikes from GM are available for preorder; two models on BikeExchange.com

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V was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018. V eBikes are scheduled to begin shipping to customers in Q2 of 2019. GM announced AR?V

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. Meritor, Inc.

2019 106

Adamas Intelligence: all metals/materials but manganese for passenger vehicle battery cells see accelerated gains in 2018

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In 2018, global deployment of nickel, graphite, copper, LCE, aluminum and cobalt by passenger vehicle cell suppliers increased by 75% to 99% versus the year prior, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker ”.

2019 125

Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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In 2016, Honda officially announced its strategy to accelerate electrification: its global sales of the electric vehicles including HEV, PHEV, and EV are to reach 65% of the group in 2030. Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

2019 127

GM: Cadillac to be lead EV brand; new global BEV3 architecture

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During its Capital Markets Day presentation, GM said that Cadillac will be GM’s lead electric vehicle brand and will introduce the first model from the company’s all-new global battery electric vehicle architecture (BEV3), GM’s foundation for an advanced family of profitable EVs.

2019 105

MAN propane-fueled ME-LGIP to power Chinese VLGC

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Methanol and LPG carriers have already operated at sea for many years and many more LPG tankers are currently being built as the global LPG infrastructure grows.

2019 134

Researchers find bio-inspired high-tech surfaces on hulls could greatly reduce drag and CO2 emissions of ships; up to 1% of global CO2

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If ship hulls were coated with special bo-inspired high-tech air trapping materials, up to 1% of global CO 2 emissions could be avoided according to a new study by researchers from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from St.

2019 105

Study: plant roadside hedges rather than trees to combat near-road pollution

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2019) “Field investigations for evaluating green infrastructure effects on air quality in open-road conditions.”

2019 148

Cadillac shows brand’s first fully electric EV at NAIAS; based on BEV3 global architecture

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On the heels of its announcement of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover with 3.6L V-6 engine with cylinder deactivation and nine-speed automatic transmission, Cadillac revealed the brand’s first EV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

2019 105

Boeing NeXt autonomous electric passenger air vehicle completes first flight; eVTOL with 50-mile range

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kilograms) and other urban, regional and global mobility platforms. The CAV completed its first indoor flight last year and will transition to outdoor flight testing in 2019.

2019 125

Continental develops global 5G-Hybrid-V2X solution, wins first series project

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This enables vehicle manufacturers to overcome a big challenge when deploying V2X on a global scale. Contrary to regular mobile network communication, the technical path to establish direct V2X communication varies globally. With Continental’s new hybrid V2X solution, the same hardware and software platform can be used to support either communication standard, reducing not only cost but also complexity for a global application of V2X communication.

2019 90

Oversold Lithium could be about to rally

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It’s back with a vengeance in 2019. That’s certainly a massive production ramp-up considering that global production in 2017 totaled just over 200kt. 2019: A Transition Year. Miller sees 2019 as the tipping point where demand will eventually outstrip supply starting 2020.

2019 119

Occidental Petroleum and Chevron invest in direct air carbon capture and synthetic fuels company Carbon Engineering

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CE) has received equity investment from two global energy companies: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corporation. Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE)

2019 145

Polar vortex tests viability of renewable power

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In a detailed study of power demand during the severest week of this 2019 Polar Vortex, from Jan. global warming renewable energyThere's nothing like a good polar vortex to put the power system to the test—unless maybe it's a summer heat wave. Energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie used the opportunity of this event as a chance to measure demand on the power grid. 27 to.

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Toyota and DIFFER partner on direct solar production of hydrogen from humid air, rather than water

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The institute performs cross-disciplinary research on materials, processes and systems for a global sustainable energy infrastructure, in close partnership with (inter)national academia and industry. The Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research ( DIFFER ) is partnering with Toyota Motor Europe (TME) to develop a device that absorbs water vapor, and splits it into hydrogen and oxygen directly using solar energy.

2019 99

Electrify America partially shuts down its network as its global supplier investigates safety issue with high-powered charging cables

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2019 95

Mercedes-Benz Cars to build battery factory in Jawor, Poland; ninth in its global network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the site in Jawor, Poland, and thus extend its global battery production network to nine factories. The engine production in Jawor will start in 2019 and supply car plants of Mercedes-Benz in Europe and around the world. The engine plant and the new battery factory in Jawor are important parts of our global powertrain production network. With nine factories in our global battery production network we are very well positioned.

2019 84

DLR: cleaner aircraft emissions reduce the climate impact of contrail cirrus

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Impact of a reduction in initial ice crystal number, as may be caused by reduced soot emissions, on global contrail cirrus properties. The results are expected in summer 2019.

2019 119

Arbe launching 4D imaging radar beta product Phoenix

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Arbe will present Phoenix at CES 2019 in Las Vegas and during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Arbe is a recipient of the 2018 Global Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan.

2019 135

Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

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Called the GE11, Geely's first global electric car is a sedan about the size of a Honda Civic or Insight, with a similar sloping fastback design. In time with the Detroit auto show, Chinese automaker Geely announced its first electric car planned to go on sale worldwide. The company did not specify a battery size or range, but said that the car. Geely

2019 80

Valeo to demo telematics platform equipped with Autotalks’ V2X at CES 2019; switching between DSRC and C-V2X

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Valeo and Autotalks, a leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, will display global V2X capabilities integrated in a telematics platform at the upcoming CES 2019. Autotalks is proud to collaborate with Valeo on a truly secure mass-market global V2X system. The live demonstration shows a Valeo telematics platform capable of switching between DSRC and C-V2X for global deployments.

2019 83

Volkswagen to build MEB EVs in Chattanooga beginning in 2022; $800M investment in plant

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In addition to Chattanooga, Volkswagen is building the first dedicated EV production facility in Zwickau, Germany, starting MEB production by the end of 2019. Volkswagen AG announced that Chattanooga, Tenn.

2019 122

Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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At CES 2019, Harley-Davidson announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle. Deliveries are expected this fall; select global markets will be announced at a later date.

2019 125

ICCT study finds noise and climate impacts of a new generation of supersonic aircraft could be significant

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Reintroducing commercial supersonic transport (SST) aircraft into the global aviation fleet could have significant noise and climate impacts by 2035, according to a new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Global sonic boom incidence.

2019 106

Volkswagen unveils 2020 Passat at NAIAS

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million units) and Golf (35 million units), the Passat is one of the three most successful Volkswagen models, with global sales of more than 29 million vehicles since its introduction. It is expected to begin arriving at US Volkswagen dealers in the Summer of 2019.

2019 122

Cummins to supply Kalmar with driveline for new electric terminal tractor

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We selected Cummins because of our longstanding co-operation in providing world-class drivetrain platforms, their global reach, and their strong commitment to leading the industry in electrification solutions. Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has selected Cummins to be the electrification solution provider for the next-generation electric terminal tractor offering for the European market.

2019 77

NiZn batterymaker ZAF Energy Systems receives strategic investment from Wirtz Manufacturing

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Wirtz Manufacturing, a global provider of equipment design and technology for the lead-acid battery market, has made a strategic investment in ZAF Energy Systems, a manufacturer of nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries. This added capacity will allow ZAF to rapidly seed the market and meet the growing customer demand for its rechargeable nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries globally.

2019 80

SABIC acquires majority stake in carbon nanotube business for energy storage applications

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Saudi Arabia-based SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, has taken a majority stake in Black Diamond Structures (BDS), a nanotechnology company established in 2014.

2019 116

MIT team develops sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system to help steer driverless cars through fog and dust

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This gives each pixel more output power, since the local oscillation signal does not flow from a global hub. Zhi Hu, Cheng Wang, Ruonan Han (2019) “A 32-Unit 240-GHz Heterodyne Receiver Array in 65-nm CMOS With Array-Wide Phase Locking” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits doi: 10.1109/JSSC.2019.2893231. Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through conditions such as fog.

2019 73

Bank of America: Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade, EVs the Culprit

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According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the annual increase in global oil consumption slows dramatically in the years ahead. Roughly 62 percent global cobalt output is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. By 2020, EVs will capture 5 percent of global vehicle sales, which will balloon to 40 percent by 2030, before rising to 95 percent by 2050. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. By 2030, oil demand could hit a peak and then enter decline, according to a new report.

2019 99

Bosch taking full control of EM-motive electric motor JV with Daimler

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With this move, Bosch above all intends to acquire new customers in the rapidly growing global market. Bosch is now taking full control of EM-motiv e, one of Europe’s most successful manufacturers of electric motors.

2019 114

BMW, Jaguar and Porsche invest in mobility startup Urgent.ly as part of $21M round; roadside assistance

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—a global digital roadside assistance platform—as part of a $21-million Series B round. Analysts are projecting travel miles to increase by one third globally by 2030, from new services, vehicles and uses.

2019 109

Baidu introduces Apollo 3.5, Apollo Enterprise in major advancements to Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem

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At CES 2019, udelv announced up to 100 ADVs, which have been developed on the Apollo 3.5 Baidu is collaborating with global and national auto brands to deploy these solutions in production vehicles, including Ford, Chery, BYD, Kyundai Kia, Great Wall, and WM Motor. Baidu, Inc.

2019 108

Audi providing fleet of 50 e-tron EVs for Davos; reservations hit 20K+

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As the exclusive shuttle partner, Audi is providing a fleet of 50 Audi e-tron cars for the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019. With this research project, Audi is also making a visible commitment to the values of the Global Battery Alliance of the World Economic Forum.

2019 103

Nissan unveils LEAF e+ with additional power and range

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Thanks to an available new 70 kW (100 kW peak) Quick Charging system, the 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ can charge more efficiently. More than 380,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles have been sold globally since the 100% electric model first went on sale in 2010.

2019 108

Germany launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding

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The BMZ Group is a global player in the production of lithium-ion system solutions. Production will start in the first half of 2019. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million.

2019 102

Electrify America to add Tesla battery storage to more than 100 new charging stations

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Electrify America plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the course of 2019. Tesla’s Powerpack system is a natural fit given their global expertise in both battery storage development and EV charging.

2019 88

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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Senate Bill (SB) 32—the California Global Warming Solutions Act as amended in 2016—set forth a statewide GHG reduction requirement of 40% below the 1990 level by 2030. With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e.,

2019 103

WiTricity acquires Qualcomm Halo; unifying technology platforms for wireless EV charging

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Bringing the Qualcomm Halo technology into the WiTricity portfolio will simplify global interoperability and significantly accelerate commercialization. Qualcomm Incorporated and WiTricity have been working collaboratively with global standards organizations, which currently leverage reference designs from each company. By 2040, 200 million EVs are projected to be on the road in China alone; globally, 559 million.

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