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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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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Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

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In time with the Detroit auto show, Chinese automaker Geely announced its first electric car planned to go on sale worldwide. 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. The company did not specify a battery size or range, but said that the car. Geely

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Ford confirms future all-electric F-Series truck, holds details close

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Ford Group Vice President for Marketing and Sales Jim Farley confirmed that the company will build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-Series pickup. All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," he said at a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive. Pickups

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

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We’re seeing leading jurisdictions, like California and British Columbia, creating markets for low carbon fuels and technologies like DAC, through effective climate policy. Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE)

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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.

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

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After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then sitting out the hybrid-SUV market for many years, the. As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. Detroit Auto Show

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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. The launch of the Phoenix places Arbe in an excellent position to lead this market. Israel-based Arbe is launching Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product.

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ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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Schmidt adds that the model doesn’t say anything about whether lithium-ion batteries are the best-suited technology for stationary storage, but because it has such a head start in the market, it is best poised to be the cheapest option in the immediate future.

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Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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Up to the market launch of the Volkswagen ID., The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions, underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility.

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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 is now compatible with the most advanced suite of sensors currently available on the market, such as Velodyne VLS-128 LiDAR. Baidu, Inc.

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DOE to award up to $88M for oil and natural gas recovery research

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Concept papers must be submitted by 25 January 2019. Full applications are due 25 February 2019. Market Background Natural Gas OilThe Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy announced up to $88 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects enhancing technologies for oil and natural gas recovery under two separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

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

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BMW will become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the market in China in selected BMW models. Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW vehicles in China by the end of 2019.

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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.

2019 84

US average retail gasoline prices ended 2017 lower than they started

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The Midwest covers a large geographic area consisting of many semi-connected markets. Market BackgroundUS regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.72 per gallon (gal) in 2018, 30 cents/gal (13%) higher than in 2017 and 57 cents/gal higher than in 2016.

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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.

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NVIDIA showcases DRIVE Localization platform; localizing AVs within centimeters to HD maps worldwide

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At CES 2019 last week, NVIDIA showcased DRIVE Localization—an open, scalable platform for vehicles to position themselves on high-definition maps with unprecedented robustness and accuracy, using mass-market sensors.

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Nissan electric crossover due in 2020 closely follows IMx concept

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Despite its bold, early moves into the mass production of electric cars with the Nissan Leaf, which originally reached the market in late 2010, Nissan has taken a long, long time to release a true electric-car Second Act. With the arrival of a yet-unnamed fully electric crossover utility vehicle sometime next year—the first vehicle to be. Detroit Auto Show CES

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Some used electric-car prices start tracking higher

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Call it a market adjustment or a momentary blip. Yes, really. Used electric cars have appreciated in value, in some cases. You have one more thing to toast this new year: that the value of your electric vehicle probably isn’t plunging as rapidly as it was. It may, actually have gone up in value in recent months. Actual. resale value residual values lease price

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Innoviz and HARMAN partner to deliver solid-state LiDAR to automakers

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focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, have formed a strategic partnership to make Innoviz’s high-performing, solid-state and mass-producible LiDAR solutions ( earlier post ) available to OEMs globally.

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Daimler subsidiary NuCellSys becomes Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH

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As of January 2019, fully owned Daimler subsidiary NuCellSys GmbH will operate under the name of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH. The overall drivetrain and the hydrogen storage system of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL, which celebrated its market launch just at the end of October ( earlier post ), also comes from the fuel cell development center in Nabern. Fuel cell technology is an integral part of our drive system strategy.

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UC Davis report proposes mileage fee for EVs, maintaining fuel tax for ICEs to support road repairs

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Additionally, the fee detracts from the market adoption of ZEV technologies by as much as a 20% decrease in new ZEV sales.

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Cepton expands LiDAR portfolio; NVIDIA DRIVE

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High performance and cost efficient LiDARs, such as Cepton’s Vista solutions, are important developments that will help bring self-driving vehicles to market. —Glenn Schuster, senior director, technical marketing, NVIDIA. Continued market forecast from leading LiDAR analyst firm, Yole Développement indicates that 2019 and beyond are prime for the autonomous car market, with an expected market value of $28B by 2032. Cepton Technologies Inc.,

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Eaton introducing new power-dense inverter technology to help reduce weight, extend range of EVs

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The inverters, which draw electricity from the battery and control how it is applied to the motor to manage power and torque, will be tested by a global automaker in first quarter 2019. Scott Adams, senior vice president, eMobility, who spoke at AutoMobili-D, part of the 2019 North American International Auto Show, said that Eaton’s inverters can be tailored to a wide range of customer requirements and applications. The inverter market for electric vehicles is still emerging.

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil a new hydrogen train design for the UK

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. The train, codenamed Breeze, will be a conversion of existing Class 321 trains, reengineering some of the UK’s most reliable rolling stock. These trains could run across the UK as early as 2022.

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Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Twitter poll results

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With light trucks—pickups and SUVs—making up almost 70 percent of the market in 2018, automakers are scrambling to build these types of vehicles with all types of powertrains, including electric models. The race is on to sell an electric car that doesn't look like an economy hatchback or a luxury sedan.

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Volvo CE to launch electric compact wheel loaders and excavators in 2020; stopping new diesel development on those models

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This follows an favorable reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years, and by working closely with customers. The first machines will be unveiled at the Bauma exhibition in April 2019, followed by a staged market-by-market introduction and ramp up in 2020.

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Westport Fuel Systems appoints former Achates Power head as new CEO

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Johnson combines deep technical expertise with a decades-long career in international markets, during which time he successfully led and managed several global vehicle and engine development and commercialization programs. We’re very pleased to appoint an entrepreneurial leader with specific experience and insights in the global OEM market to lead Westport Fuel Systems’ growth and development as a world-class global alternative fuels technology company. Engines Market Background

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VW-Ford, Nissan electric SUV, an electric Cadillac? Today's Car News

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Ford and VW announced a partnership to develop vans and pickups for overseas markets that could spill over into electric cars. Nissan reveals some details about its upcoming electric crossover SUV. And we ask readers if they would buy an electric car from Cadillac in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An announcement.

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Transdev, ZF and e.GO announce partnership for shared autonomous mobility

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The partners will start working together immediately to provide a fully functional solution by 2020, with priority markets in France and Germany.

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Volkswagen, Ford launch global alliance starting with medium pickups and commercial vans; exploring EVs, AVs and mobility services

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Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed that the companies intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets beginning as early as 2022. Through the alliance, Ford will engineer and build medium-sized pickups for both companies which are expected to go to market as early as 2022. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Market Background Mobility services Vehicle Manufacturers

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Achates Power brings in Cummins veteran David Crompton as President and CEO

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Crompton steps into the leadership of the Opposed-Piston Engine company as it is poised for growth in 2019. Achates Power can make a positive impact on the future of transportation and industrial power by providing a superior option to deliver high efficiency and low emissions across current and future markets. Opposed-piston engine developer Achates Power has appointed Cummins veteran David Crompton as president and CEO.

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Velodyne introducing new technology for autonomy and driver assistance; Alpha Puck, VelaDome, Velarray & Vella

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Superior to existing approaches that utilize camera+radar, this solution will support advanced driver assistance functionalities currently on the market, such as Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

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California Energy Commission and ARB report on status of hydrogen refueling station network

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The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) funds the development of hydrogen refueling stations to support the early FCEV market and the increasing population of on-road FCEVs. The California Energy Commission and California Air Resources Board (ARB) have released a joint report on the planning, design, development, and deployment of hydrogen refueling stations critical to supporting the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications

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The goal would be to unify low-level communication into a simple API with the aim of reducing application complexity, minimizing development costs, and accelerating time-to-market. —Peter Thompson, vice president, product marketing at Abaco. The Khronos Group has created an Exploratory Group to gauge industry interest for a potential new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications.

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Review: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi understood the market when the Outlander first appeared in 2014, combining a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and a decent battery pack, creating something that was big and green Who’d have thought that the best-selling plug-in hybrid car would be a sizeable SUV?

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ZF expands partnership with Microsoft to develop digital services

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ZF has expanded its partnership with Microsoft to establish one of the most comprehensive digital cloud platforms in the automotive market. At CES 2019, ZF is presenting its initial application options for the expanded platform. Starting in 2019, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators can proactively plan vehicle maintenance using the cloud solution.

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Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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The firm pursues credit through a broad spectrum of investments in global corporate credit, distressed and special situational credit, structured credit, emerging markets and leveraged loans. This agreement provides meaningful, near-term funding that will go directly toward building and delivering vehicles to customers in 2019. Workhorse Group Inc.,

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Study finds 12-30% fuel consumption gap between certified and real-world use in China

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By comparing this user-generated FC data with FC certification data, the researchers identified a FC gap and its characteristics, including: vehicle model year, transmission type, segment, weight bin, and market share. A team from the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) reports that while average certified fuel consumption (FC) decreased by 15% between 2008 and 2017, real-world FC remained unchanged, resulting in a fuel consumption gap increase from 12% to 30%.

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