Argonne releases GREET 2020

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center has released the 2020 version of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation. The following low-carbon alternative ammonia production pathways have been implemented in GREET 2020 release.

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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Tesla reports record deliveries for Q3 2020

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Tesla has broken a new record for vehicle deliveries, claiming it delivered 139,300 vehicles globally July through September of 2020, according to preliminary counts released Friday morning.

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Mercom Capital Group: Battery storage, smart grid & efficiency companies raise $3.2B in funding in Q3 2020; up 165% QoQ, 777% YoY

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Mercom Capital Group, LLC, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the global Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the third quarter (Q3) and first nine months (9M) of 2020.

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2020 Chevy Bolt EV lease deal: Less than $200 per month for Costco members

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Costco members can currently lease a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV for as little as $154 a month.

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Analysis: EVs will triple their market share in Europe during 2020

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Pushed by stricter European Union emissions standards, electric cars are set to triple their market share in Europe this year, according to a new report from advocacy group Transport & Environment (T&E).

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% Gasoline sales posted similar declines (-55.0%), going from more than 2 million units last year to 929,309 in the second quarter of 2020. in the second quarter of 2020.

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MAN presents hydrogen roadmap; use in fuel cells and combustion engines

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MAN Truck & Bus outlined its roadmap for the development of CO 2 -free mobility solutions for longer-distance transport. The company is entering into several partnerships for this purpose.

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First drive review: 2020 Tesla Model Y sets the benchmark for electric crossovers

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The 2020 Tesla Model Y is perfectly positioned. A crossover, it represents the fastest growing automotive segment. An electric vehicle, it’s part of a future that is rapidly approaching.

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Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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million vehicles in 2020 to 26 million vehicles in 2030 and 54 million by 2040 at least.

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Toyota REXH2 fuel cell module successfully tested on boat over more than 7,000 nautical miles, including trans-Atlantic crossings

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The REXH2 is a modular maritime hydrogen power solution developed around Toyota’s fuel cell technology. It has been succesfully tested in real open sea conditions aboard the Energy Observer boat for over more than 7,000 nautical miles including trans-Atlantic crossings.

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Audi E-Tron: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020

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The Audi E-Tron is Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2020We can’t think of a single fully electric vehicle that fits so well into a carmaker’s lineup the way that the E-Tron does. The E-Tron is a thoroughly competent SUV that performs well and is a joy to drive or be a passenger in—and it just happens to be a fully.

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VW ID.4 electric crossover due for deliveries in late 2020, US production in 2022

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover is still due to start deliveries later this year. An expansion of VW's Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory that will allow the ID.4 to later be built locally is also on schedule for 2022.

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020.

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Solid Power produces and delivers 10-layer 2Ah all solid-state lithium metal cells

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In Q3 2020, both pilot line cells and solid electrolytes were successfully validated by multiple OEM partners & Tier 1 cell suppliers. Solid Power announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state lithium metal cells.

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Mercom Capital: funding for battery storage, smart grid & efficiency companies down 38% YoY in 1H 2020

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Mercom Capital Group, LLC, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the global Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the second quarter (Q2) and first half (1H) of 2020.

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Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

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A Canadian startup has launched an INDIEGOGO funding campaign to support the development of the VEGAN electric self-charging solar tricycle. The VEGAN is a lightweight multipurpose hybrid electric-self-charging solar tricycle. The team has not yet produced a working demo for their concept.

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DOT: 89% reduction in US airline passengers in May 2020 y-o-y

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US airlines carried 89% fewer scheduled service passengers in May 2020 than in May 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of the passengers. Despite the large drop from May 2019, US airlines carried more than twice as many passengers in May 2020 than in April 2020. million passengers in May 2020, up from 3.0

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GM renames Detroit-Hamtramck to Factory ZERO; $2.2B investment to reconfigure it to all EV assembly

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General Motors announced its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be known as Factory ZERO, reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. The name Factory ZERO reflects the significance of this facility in advancing GM’s zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future.

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XL Fleet going public via merger with SPAC Pivotal Investment Corporation II; expanding fleet portfolio to all-electric solutions

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In 2020, more than 50 SPACs have been formed in the US as of the beginning of August, raising some $21.5 XL has strong demand momentum with a $220-million 12-month sales pipeline and forecasted revenue of more than $21 million in 2020 and $75 million in 2021.

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Rolls-Royce completes ground-testing of technology set to power the world’s fastest all-electric plane: ACCEL

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Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane.

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Fire concern prompts stop-sale, US recall for 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric

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recall affecting more than 11,000 Kona Electric vehicles from the 2019 and 2020 model years, due to an issue that could cause the battery to short-circuit and potentially start a fire. Hyundai has issued a U.S.

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Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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The settlement date is expected to be 7 October 2020 and the bonds will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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2020 Audi E-tron Sportback electric SUV carries over top-tier US safety ratings

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The 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback electric SUV gets the same top-tier United States safety ratings as the standard E-Tron.

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Roskill: Molybdenum demand to drop by more than 8% in 2020

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Roskill expects demand for molybdenum to drop by more than 8% in 2020. If the market had been expecting a recovery in 2020, those hopes were quickly dashed as the COVID-19 pandemic forced governments worldwide to impose restrictive measures to slow the disease’s spread, but which also resulted in a sharp slowdown in economic activity. In the first half of 2020, the Brent crude oil price crashed from US$67.3/bbl in December 2019 to US$18.4/bbl in April 2020. in 2020.

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Audi introduces new CNG A3 Sportback

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Sales in Germany and other European countries begin in fall 2020 at a base price of €30,705.88. Audi is adding a new member to its A3 family: the A3 Sportback 30 g-tron natural gas vehicle.

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Energy major Total leads strategic investment into supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell powered commercial vehicles HYZON Motors

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The Horizon Fuel Cell group had already deployed around 400 fuel cells in commercial vehicles in 2019 before spinning off HYZON Motors in early 2020.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year. The purchase of an XC40 Recharge may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. State and local incentives could add further benefits.

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GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech

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GMC introduced the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1. It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables off-road capability, on-road performance and an immersive driving experience.

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BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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BYD has entered the Finnish market for the first time after securing an order for 106 buses with Nobina, one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s largest Public Transport Operators (PTOs).

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Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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The additional 22 EV ARC charging stations will be deployed in other rural areas of the state and will be available by the end of 2020.

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Blue Bird expects close to 300 electric school buses deployed throughout US by end of year

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With its electric-powered school sales up more than 250% in fiscal 2020 compared with last year, and an ever-increasing interest from school districts and fleet operators across the US and Canada, Blue Bird is ramping up its electric bus production capacity to 1,000 units annually to meet the anticipated growth in demand. School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation has seen a surge in demand for their 100% electric school buses since their introduction in 2018.

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Audi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. Since the start of the year, the site in Gy?r r has used only green power.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 drive review: The one that should have been electric

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Yes, I’m talking about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB. Sometimes what vehicles have gained through thoughtful improvement and brilliant design is overshadowed by what they gave up along the way.

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EIA: US fuel ethanol plant production capacity creeps up to 17.4B gallons per year

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual fuel ethanol production capacity report, with data for all operating US fuel ethanol production plants as of 1 January 2020. That equates to 1.135 million barrels per day in 2020, up from 1.103 million barrels per day in 2019.

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GM hasn't developed the Hummer EV yet, but its battery tech is ready

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Automakers that build off-road vehicles often talk about how their development work has taken them to the far reaches of the globe, over millions of miles. As off-roading becomes electrified, with vehicles like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV just introduced, that need applies more than ever.

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BMW Group sets out code of ethics for the use of artificial intelligence

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BMW won the Connected Car Pioneer Award 2020 in recognition of its versatile use of AI in production. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a central element of the digital transformation process at the BMW Group.

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CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has certified the 2020 annual update to the carbon intensities (CI) of the lookup table pathways for a) California Average Grid Electricity Used as a Transportation Fuel in California and b) Electricity Supplied under the Smart Charging or Smart Electrolysis Provision. The updated pathway CI values are available for quarterly fuel reporting under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2020, beginning with Q1.

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IHS Markit: small long-term change for Canadian oil sands despite COVID-19 Shock & largest annual production decline in 2020

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Canadian oil sands production is expected to decline by nearly 175,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2020 as a result of COVID-19—the largest annual decline on record. million barrels per day (MMbd) in 2030—nearly 11 MMbd higher than 2020 levels.

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Passenger car registrations in Europe rise in September for the first time this year

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In September 2020, the EU passenger car market registered the first increase of the year, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Over the first nine months of 2020, demand for cars contracted by 28.8%

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GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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China’s attempt to fight the coronavirus outbreak has led to delayed production across a number of battery production facilities located in key coronavirus hit provinces and is expected to lower the output of Chinese battery manufacturers by around 26 GWh in 2020.

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Fisker enters strategic cooperation with Magna for electric Ocean SUV; Fisker to leverage Magna’s EV architecture

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Fisker Inc. is entering into agreements with Magna International Inc. that provide the framework for strategic platform sharing and manufacturing cooperation for the Fisker Ocean SUV.

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Audi Electric-Powered Compressor gives 2020 Audi S6 and S7 models a boost; 48V MHEV architecture

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Brought to the US market for the first time in the 2020 Audi S6 and S7, Audi’s Electric-Powered Compressor (EPC) comes paired to the 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged TFSI V6 engine. Yet, the 2020 S6 and S7 offer 22% greater EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency with its downsized V6 engine compared to their predecessors without sacrificing performance.

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