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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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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The latest 2019 Outlander PHEV model delivers lowered CO 2 emissions levels, with 40 g/km (NEDC Correlated)/46 g/km (WLTP) and excellent fuel economy, with 1.8

2019 127

Daimler Trucks establishes global organization for highly automated driving

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Daimler Trucks is establishing the Autonomous Technology Group as a global organization for automated driving, bringing together its worldwide expertise and activities, as of 1 June.

2019 106

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

2019 96

GM unveils digital vehicle platform; 4.5 TB/h; installed on new Cadillac CT5, rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023

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Debuting on the recently-unveiled 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, the electronic platform will go into production later this year and should be rolled out to most vehicles within GM’s global lineup by 2023.

2019 131

Gallup, EC develop globally consistent, harmonized Degree of Urbanization variable

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In response to this lack of a common definition, a coalition of six international organizations (the EU, FAO, ILO, OECD, UN-Habitat and the World Bank) have developed a single global definition called the Degree of Urbanization.

2019 106

@LATimes Continues To Suck The Big One On #ClimateEmergency Reporting As Staff Be Tripping On Jet Fumes & Chevron Flaring #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

Scania unveils modular battery-electric self-driving urban concept vehicle

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The bus module of this innovative concept vehicle is on display at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, 10–12 June.

2019 152

GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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After declining consecutively for three years, global coal production increased by 2.8% There are more than 300 coal projects potentially commencing operations between 2019 and 2022.

2019 130

New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017. Overall, global fuel economy has improved by an average of 1.7%

2019 130

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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BloombergNEF: electrics to take 57% of global passenger car sales, 81% of municipal bus sales by 2040

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) is out with an aggressive forecast that projects electric vehicles taking up 57% of the global passenger car sales by 2040—slightly higher than it forecast a year ago—and electric buses with 81% of municipal bus sales by the same date.

2019 106

GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 The US market for battery energy storage is estimated to reach $2.96bn in 2023, accounting for 23% of the global market. billion by 2023, according to a new forecast by GlobalData.

2019 101

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

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Now Greta and her cohorts around the world have big plans for a global #ClimateStrike on March 15 and I have no doubt they will exceed expectations.

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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

Electric motor company YASA enters innovation agreement with global automotive manufacturer for hybrids and EVs

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YASA, a leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers, signed a long-term joint innovation agreement with a global automotive OEM.

2019 131

IEA: global energy investment stabilized above $1.8T in 2018; security and sustainability concerns growing

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Global energy investment stabilized in 2018, ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual review.

2019 91

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

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

2019 83

T&E study finds cruise ships emitting 10x more SOx in Europe port cities than all Europe’s 260M cars

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Ships’ SO x will still remain considerably large compared to passenger car fleet even after the introduction of the global 2020 marine sulfur cap.

2019 133

BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. BYTON aims to create a premium brand rooted in China which has a global reach.

2019 105

Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “

2019 136

Global warming threatens global seed bank in Norway's Arctic

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Politicians may argue over the academic merits of global warming theories. A recent report by the Norwegian Center for Climate Services shows that global warming in the Arctic region may pose a very direct threat to human well-being. global warmingBut the arguments are no longer just academic. As with most climate studies, the Climate in Svalbard 2100 report.

2019 76

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

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Today, here in the South Bay of Los Angeles where I live, we have all the dots you’d ever need to connect the crisis level of global warming to the urgent action needed locally. In 2019 alone more easy-to-connect climate crisis dots have made worldwide news: .

2019 169

China researchers develop one-pot process for direct conversion of cellulose to ethanol

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The increasing concerns over global climate change have motivated great interest in the utilization of renewable biomass for the production of fuels and chemicals. Researchers in China have developed a one-pot process for the direct conversion of cellulose to ethanol with a yield of 43.2

2019 101

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%

2019 96

Global warming emissions hit record level in 2018, IEA reports

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The International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday that global warming emissions reached a record level in 2018, despite efforts in the U.S., global warming carbon dioxideEurope, and China to reduce emissions with more sales of electric cars and cleaner power. Greenhouse gas emissions increased faster in 2018 than during any of the past six years. Worldwide, emissions of.

2019 87

Sea level rise by 2100 could be double previous estimates, scientists predict

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The consequences of global warming could be twice as bad as previously suggested, according to a new report published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. global warming greenhouse gas

2019 111

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. million electrified vehicles globally by 2030. The volume of vehicles represents a reduction in global CO 2 emissions of more than 103 million tons.

2019 133

Rohde & Schwarz provides first approved Global Certification Forum test package for Cellular-V2X modules

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Rohde & Schwarz has achieved approval for its cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) protocol conformance testing package, fulfilling the specification defined by the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

2019 91

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. Under the joint venture agreement, a new generation of smart electric models will be assembled at a new purpose-built electric car factory in China with global sales due to begin in 2022.

2019 87

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

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Two-thirds of traffic pollution-related asthma cases occurred in urban centres globally, and when suburbs were included this proportion increased to 90% of cases.

2019 150

Adamas: passenger EV battery capacity deployed up 94% Y-o-Y in March 2019; EV sales up only 25% over same period; CATL surges

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In March 2019, 9.76 GWh of passenger EV battery capacity was deployed globally, an increase of 94% year-over-year according to Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ”. In reflection of this trend, the sales-weighted average passenger EV battery capacity deployed in March 2019 was 55% higher than the sales-weighted average EV battery capacity deployed the same month the year prior.

2019 64

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 91

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

Ballard unveils 8th generation fuel cell module for heavy duty motive market: FCmove-HD

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Ballard Power Systems unveiled its 8th generation high-performance fuel cell module, the FCmove-HD, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, we see growing global interest in the compelling value proposition uniquely offered by fuel cell electric vehicles in Medium and Heavy Duty transportation applications. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen fuel cell electric bus is also being unveiled and displayed at UITP Summit 2019.

2019 96

Ballard fuel cell modules to power 64t B-train tractor-trailers in Canadian hydrogen project AZETEC

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These modules will utilize Ballard’s liquid-cooled LCS technology, planned for commercial availability in 2019. The tractor-trailer trucks being used in the AZETEC project are the first Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles of this size and capacity to be built and tested anywhere globally.

2019 130

NEVS buys in-wheel motor developer Protean Electric

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The acquisition is part of Evergrande’s strategy to become a major player in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry, and paves the way for NEVS to deploy Protean Electric’s in-wheel electric drive technology, ProteanDrive, into its future products. In January 2019 Evergrande Health acquired a (51%) controlling stake in NEVS. National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), a subsidiary of Evergrande Health, has acquired Protean Electric, a leading developer of in-wheel motor technology.

2019 104

5GAA hosts C-V2X connected vehicle demo in Berlin

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Global field testing is already in its very final stages and the first solutions are now commercially available from multiple suppliers. The 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ) hosted an interoperability demo of cellular-data-enabled connected vehicle (C-V2X) applications in Berlin.

2019 131

IEA: time to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future

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These include four areas where actions today can help to lay the foundations for the growth of a global clean hydrogen industry in the years ahead: Making industrial ports the nerve centers for scaling up the use of clean hydrogen; Building on existing infrastructure, such as natural gas pipelines; Expanding the use of hydrogen in transport by using it to power cars, trucks and buses that run on key routes; and.

2019 81

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

Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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FCmove products will be officially launched at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, taking place 9-12 June in Stockholm, Sweden. Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen—leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain—are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium.

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