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. By market launch, 200 prototypes and pre-production vehicles of the EQC will have covered several million miles across four continents (Europe, North America, Asia and Africa).

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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. 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. In markets like the US and the UK, direct purchase subsidies are already starting to wind down. BloombergNEF (BNEF) expects 2.6

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

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It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01

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Production of crude oil as a percentage of proved reserves: Recent worldwide and U.S. trends

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Market Background Oilby Michael Sivak. In this analysis, I examined the relation between crude-oil production and crude-oil reserves in the world and in the United States. The variable of interest was the amount of crude oil produced as a percentage of proved reserves of crude oil.

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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. Our flexible and modular system solutions are not only attractive for conventional car manufacturers, but also for new companies entering the mobility market.

2019 118

Los Angeles Community Choice Power Launches Without Community Involvement & Lacking Professional Branding & Marketing #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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ICCT quantifies the EV charging infrastructure gap across US markets

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Across major US markets through 2017, about one-fourth of the workplace and public chargers needed by 2025 are in place. Cities, states, automakers, and utilities with electric vehicle growth ambitions can learn from these leading markets to fill the charging gaps. Markets”.

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Does e-commerce affect the amount of travel in the United States?

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Behavior Market Backgroundby Michael Sivak. Recently, the amount of retail e-commerce in the United States increased rapidly in terms of both the absolute volume and the percentage of all sales. For example, retail e-commerce sales during the fourth quarter of 2007 totaled $36.2

2019 119

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. Batteries China Market Background Material

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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. In addition, the SED will meet automotive safety standards as well as crash standards in all target markets.

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Lumotive unveils LiDAR with LCM beam-steering technology for autonomous vehicles

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Initially targeting the robo-taxi market, Lumotive’s patented system uses Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces (LCM) and silicon fabrication to achieve unmatched levels of manufacturing efficiency while simultaneously delivering excellent range, resolution and frame rate.

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Study: gasoline is more important than healthcare for Americans

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GasBuddy compiled results from a gasoline survey taken by 1016 respondents on 8 January 2019. Market BackgroundAmericans collectively spent $388 billion on gasoline in 2018, averaging to 34 million fill-ups a day.

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BMW launches plug-in hybrid variant of X3; updates to other PHEVs

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, BMW announced the market launch of a plug-in hybrid variant of the globally popular BMW X3. As an additional model variant, the all-wheel drive BMW 530e xDrive Sedan will also be included in the program worldwide from July 2019 onwards.

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Adamas Intelligence: share prices of China’s REE materials companies skyrocketing in 2019

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China’s NdFeB permanent magnet production increased by 5% in 2018 while domestic NdFeB consumption increased by approximately 6%, keeping the market tightly balanced, as evidenced by a rise in prices for 31 NdFeB grades in 2018 versus the year prior.

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Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 unit sales

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Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in making the excitement and convenience of electric driving accessible to non-luxury buyers. The Nissan LEAF is available in more than 50 markets globally.

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Distance driven in the United States: Did we reach the peak in 2004?

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Behavior Market Backgroundby Michael Sivak. This article is the latest publication in a series examining recent changes in various aspects of motorization in the United States.

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Adamas: 93% of all xEVs sold in 2018 used permanent magnet traction motors

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Market Background MotorsIn 2018, 93% of all passenger BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs sold globally used permanent magnet (PM) traction motors, an increase of 1% over 2017 penetration rates, according to a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Motor Power and Motor Metals Tracker ”.

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Honda intends to move 100% of European sales to electrified powertrains by 2025

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Honda unveiled the Honda e Prototype at the show, previewing the company’s first production battery electric vehicle for the European market. Early in 2019, Honda launched the all-new CR-V Hybrid, featuring its two-motor i-MMD full hybrid technology.

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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. SUVs now represent nearly 40% of the global LDV market.

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Audi e-tron charging service on-grid in 10 markets, more coming

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The Audi e-tron Charging Service is going on-grid in ten markets. The service will be rolled out in a further six markets in the first quarter and expanded in Eastern Europe over the course of the year.

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Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for March 2019

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As more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some are starting to offer great deals. Every month, our partners at CarsDirect.com sift through all the deals offered that month to find those that represent the best long-term. plug-in cars deals

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University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

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Even as electrified vehicles penetrate the short distance transportation market, high energy density transportation fuels remain essential to long distance transportation.

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IEA: global energy demand rose by 2.3% in 2018, fastest pace in the last decade; CO2 emissions up 1.7%

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The Global Energy & CO 2 Status Report provides a high-level and up-to-date view of energy markets, including latest available data for oil, natural gas, coal, wind, solar, nuclear power, electricity, and energy efficiency. Emissions Market BackgroundEnergy demand worldwide grew by 2.3% last year, its fastest pace this decade, an exceptional performance driven by a robust global economy and stronger heating and cooling needs in some regions, according to the IEA.

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Oversold Lithium could be about to rally

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It’s back with a vengeance in 2019. The commodities market endured yet another annus horribilis , with just four commodities—natural gas, uranium, cocoa and wheat—recording any uptick at all. 2019: A Transition Year. Key lithium trends to watch in 2019 and beyond.

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Infinitum Electric closes $1.8M Series A to bring new electric motor technology to market; increasing R&D for EV applications

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Infinitum will also use the new funding to increase research and development efforts for applications in the Electric Vehicle and Oil and Gas markets. Some markets, like Electric Vehicles, are in the process of electrifying completely.

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Adamas Intelligence: passenger EV battery capacity deployed in China up 439% YoY in January 2019 to 3.27 GWh

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Despite traditionally being a seasonally-slow month for the EV market, in January 2019, 3.27 China was responsible for 59% of all passenger EV battery capacity deployed globally in January 2019, almost double the 34% share that China contributed in January 2018. From January 2018 through January 2019, the sales-weighted average passenger EV battery capacity in China increased by 95%, from 14.9

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 Globally, Europe was the world’s third-largest car market behind China and the US. market share.

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First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

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Series production of the Volvo FL Electric ( earlier post ) and its powerful sibling, the Volvo FE Electric ( earlier post ), will commence with a limited number of trucks for the European markets in the second half of 2019.

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Oil Is At The Mercy Of Financial Markets

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Oil prices regained more ground on Wednesday, pushed higher after equity markets rebounded from an initial selloff at the start of 2019 trading. equity markets shook off an earlier bout of pessimism. Energy markets are following lockstep with what the equity markets are doing here, and I think that’s going to continue to be the case,” Brian LaRose at ICAP Technical Analysis, told Reuters. Market Background Oilby Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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Volkswagen unveils 2020 Passat at NAIAS

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It is expected to begin arriving at US Volkswagen dealers in the Summer of 2019. Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersVolkswagen of America, Inc., unveiled the new 2020 Passat at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. Together with the Beetle (21.5

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Innoviz Technologies raises $132M in Series C funding to accelerate solid-state lidar production; total funding reaches $214M

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The company is focusing expansion efforts in key automotive markets including the US, Europe, Japan and China. Innoviz recently significantly expanded its international presence in key automaker markets including Germany, North America, Japan and China.

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Hanyang team improves fast charging capability of graphite anode materials with Al2O3 surface coating

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Along with rapid expansion of electric vehicle (EV) markets have come greater demands on lithium ion batteries (LIBs).

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EPA proposes rule allowing sale of E15 year-round; improving RIN market transparency

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EPA is also proposing regulatory changes to modify elements of the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to enhance transparency in the market and deter price manipulation. Growth Energy, the nation’s leading advocate for ethanol, welcomed the proposal, but also cautioned against any changes to the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market that could undercut investment in delivering higher ethanol blends.

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DOE launches its first Li-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell; driving toward closed-loop recycling

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based lithium-ion recycling market. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center.

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EIA: natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables

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Source: US Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, January 2019. Source: US Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, January 2019.

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Audi showcasing four battery-electric models at Geneva: e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q2 L e-tron, Q4 e-tron

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is showing four battery-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. The company will introduce the series-production version of its coupé equivalent, the Audi e-tron Sportback, later in 2019.

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UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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The team hopes to have a 5 kW home storage system prototype ready by the end of 2019 and a product on the market late in 2020.

2019 94

FedEx unveils autonomous electric delivery robot

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The bot represents a milestone in our ongoing mission to solve the complexities and expense of same-day, last-mile delivery for the growing e-commerce market in a manner that is safe and environmentally friendly. FedEx Corp.

2019 123

Allison+Partners report suggests a shift from car culture to mobility culture

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A new report from Allison+Partners, a global marketing and communications agency, suggests that changing definitions of transportation and an influx of new mobility solutions are paving the way for the birth of a new culture—the mobility culture. The study, “The Birth of Mobility Culture,” also explores implications for brand marketers as consumer values shift from “me” to “we” and access to new mobility options increase. Market Background Mobility Mobility services

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Daimler hands over FUSO eCanter electric truck to Penske Truck Leasing in the US

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tons already is in costumer operations in Japan and the US and also in major European markets such as Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal. Penske Truck Leasing has taken delivery of its first FUSO eCanter elctric light-duty truck from Daimler.

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Forecast: In 2030, gasoline will still power 7 out of 10 new U.S. vehicles

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market forecasts Car SalesGiven the daily churn of electric-car announcements, major manufacturing investments, and battery supply-chain news, it could be a little hard to understand one reality-check projection: that even in 2030, a solid majority of vehicles sold could still burn fossil fuel. Last week, LMC Automotive, a consulting firm with a strong reputation for its.

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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. V2X technology can significantly increase safety by extending the perception of the car for better anticipation of the potential road dangers.

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Adamas Intelligence: China became a net-importer of several rare earth oxides (or oxide equivalents) in 2018

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If imports from Myanmar are banned in 2019 and China’s production quotas are not sufficiently increased to compensate, the potential for dysprosium, terbium and gadolinium supply disruptions will rapidly increase, as too will the potential for high-grade magnet supply disruptions. China Electric (Battery) Market Background MaterialsAccording to a new report from Adamas Intelligence, China became a net-importer of several rare earth oxides (or oxide equivalents) in 2018.

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