Adamas: high-nickel cathodes making significant gains in passenger EV market

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In April 2019, 6.7 Among the NCM cathode family, NCM 622 saw a surge in deployment (in GWh) year-over-year, up 247% in April 2019 versus the same month the year prior.

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MAHLE-led consortium’s micro-CHP CNG engine provides 20% efficiency boost over current market best

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Downspeeding is a technique that, alongside downsizing, has brought significant efficiency benefits to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets.

2019 113

IHS Markit: average age of cars and light trucks in US rises again in 2019 to 11.8 years

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Behavior Market BackgroundThe average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has risen again this year to 11.8 years, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit. This acceleration of average age can easily be seen when looking across the last 17 years.

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

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EcoPulse offers us an excellent opportunity to evaluate and identify the specific features expected by this market, particularly in terms of new hybrid propulsion aircraft projects. Safran intends to position itself as the market leader in this type of propulsion system by 2025.

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BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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The two parties will jointly develop sedans and low-floor SUVs as well as the onboard batteries for these vehicles and others with the aim to launch them in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s. BYD Company Ltd.

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US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

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Adamas: lithium deployment in passenger EVs up 47% y-o-y in May 2019

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In May 2019, 47% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed globally in batteries of passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest subscription-based “ EV Battery Lithium Monthly ” report. Global sales of passenger HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs collectively increased by 12% in May 2019 versus May 2018, translating to an increase in deployment of li-ion batteries.

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Volkswagen wagons in US fall to SUV surge

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Volkswagen of America announced today that the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen will end production with the 2019 model year. 2019 Gold Alltrack. Through the first half of 2019, SUVs account for 47% of the industry sales, and more than 50% of Volkswagen sales.

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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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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.

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UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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as ongoing confusion over low emission zones and diesel, the removal of key ultra low emission vehicle incentives and an overall decline in buyer confidence affected the market. of the market.

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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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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. It is the first time Mazda has offered a diesel-powered passenger car in the US market.

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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.

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Continental to begin series production of new integrated electric axle drive this year

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Continental is presenting its third generation of electric powertrains at the IAA 2019, with the new, very high-performance, light and compact axle drive set to take to the roads in various electric models from several Chinese and European manufacturers later this year.

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Electrified vehicles count for 7.1% of new vehicles in Europe in May; SUVs continue to dominate full market

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Registrations of pure electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars totalled 94,000 units in 18 European markets in May 2019, counting for 7.1% Overall, the European car market remained stable in May 2019 for the second month in a row.

2019 96

NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large-scale RoboTaxi deployment in Europe

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Already at our first meeting in Silicon Valley, we were not only impressed by the performance and maturity of AutoX’s AD stack, but also saw a perfect partner in terms of approaching the market and shared corporate values.

2019 144

UK Consortium in £8M project to design EV powertrain for global market

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GKN Automotive, Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham are collaborating on an £8-million (US$10 million) project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market.

2019 101

DOE: US plug-in vehicles consumed nearly 3 TWh of electricity in 2018

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Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the United States , 2010–2018, ANL/ESD-19/2, March 2019. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins

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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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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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AKASOL entering N. American market with new battery production facility for commercial vehicles

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The German firm made its successful initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in June 2018, employs 180 people across its two sites in Darmstadt and Lange and is due to start construction of its new, significantly expanded headquarters in Darmstadt in July 2019.

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US Census Bureau: annual world population growth slowing, projected to soon slip below 1% for first time since 1950

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Market BackgroundWorld population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July, but the US Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950.

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2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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The Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) has selected 10 winners for 2019, among them Opus 12 (Berkeley, California) which is developing a device that recycles CO? Each of the 10 2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners will receive $25,000 in prize money. Three Wheels United (Bangalore, India) is using finance and technology to decarbonize the auto rickshaw market.

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

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With a 35% reduction in lifecycle cost, the FCmove-HD module represents a major advancement in the cost competitiveness of fuel cell solutions for this market. Today’s product unveiling positions Ballard as the market leader in zero-emission PEM fuel cell power solutions for the Heavy Duty Motive market. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen fuel cell electric bus is also being unveiled and displayed at UITP Summit 2019.

2019 96

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 Asia-Pacific (APAC) and EMEA will be the dominant markets for battery energy storage systems over the forecast period 2019-2023. APAC will continue to be the largest market, reaching $6.05

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China lets air out of its EV market with new restrictions on startups

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The country has become famous as the largest market in the world for electric cars, which account for about 3 percent of the 28 million cars sold there a year, triple the percentage of almost double the sales in the U.S.

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Tesla’s share of the home-solar market continues to slide

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If you’ve seen the light with electric cars, chances are you’re at least curious about home solar. Solar can help contribute to vehicle charging, and it can help reduce the load from the electrical grid during peak charging times.

2019 95

Study finds shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty

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Julius Alexander McGee, Patrick Trent Greiner (2019) “Renewable energy injustice: The socio-environmental implications of renewable energy consumption,” Energy Research & Social Science , Volume 56, 101214 doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.05.024. Environmental Justice Market Background Power Generation

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More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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of the light-duty vehicle market there, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). This compared to 386,000 plug-in vehicles sold in Europe and 361,000 plug-in vehicles in the United States—about 2% of the market in both places.

2019 96

Lightning Systems all-electric medium-duty vehicles selected for State of California contract

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HVIP was formed by CARB to respond to a key market challenge by making clean trucks and buses more affordable for fleets. Lightning Systems announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a California state contract.

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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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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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The 183 BYD electric buses will join the 100 electric buses that BYD and local partner Enel brought into Santiago last December, giving BYD a dominant share of more than 60% in the capital’s electric bus market.

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

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Market adjustments are nothing new, and electric cars are hardly immune to price bumps—up or down. 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.

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SEAT unveiling MEB-based el-Born EV at Geneva; in-market in 2020

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will unveil its el-Born electric vehicle concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The car is expected to hit markets by 2020.

2019 109

EDF launches subsidiary Hynamics to produce and to market low-carbon hydrogen

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At the end of March 2019, Hynamics teams have identified and are working on some 40 target projects, in France as well as other European countries including Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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Volkswagen further strengthens activities in China with market entry of SEAT and Smart City Project; smaller EVs

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The Volkswagen Group is further expanding its business in its most important market, China, with the entry of SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and the Smart City Project. Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and the Chinese auto manufacturer JAC, which together form the joint venture JAC Volkswagen, continue to drive SEAT’s market-entry strategy. The Spanish brand aims to enter the Chinese market in the coming two to three years.

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Study forecasts even with modest warming, global energy demand to increase by mid-century

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The results of our study can in the future be used to calculate how energy market dynamics will ultimately determine changes in energy consumption and emissions. van Ruijven BJ, De Cian E, Wing IS (2019) “Amplification of Future Energy Demand Growth due to Climate Change.”

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Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raise $210M in VC funding in Q1 2019, down 55.5% YoY

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A combined $210 million was raised by battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency companies in Q1 2019—a 55.5% Total corporate funding (including VC, debt, and public market financing) in battery storage came to $130 million in nine deals compared to $110 million in 14 deals in Q4 2018. There were no debt and public market financing deals announced in Q1 2018. There was one undisclosed project M&A transaction in the battery storage category in Q1 2019.

2019 64

Plugging in Pacifica Hybrid: City drive review of its 32-mile electric range

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Plug-in hybrids like the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are pitched as great solutions for families who can’t quite make the leap to a fully electric vehicle for road trips but want to keep their local driving—and, perhaps their commute—tailpipe-emissions-free.

2019 95

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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SSI is registering its Orange EV electric trucks in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) marketable carbon credit trading program.

2019 103

DOE: plug-in vehicles in US displaced 323M gallons of gasoline in 2018; ~0.25%

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Market Background Plug-insIn 2018, plug-in light-duty vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline—about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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