FCA Melfi plant preparing for production of Jeep Renegade PHEV for 2020

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The FCA Melfi, Italy plant is beginning preparations to produce the Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) scheduled for market launch in early 2020.

2018 99

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC specs revealed

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Mercedes-Benz released initial specs of its newest electric car, the EQC crossover SUV, Tuesday in Stockholm. The Mercedes-Benz EQC will offer about 200 miles of range when it goes on sale in the U.S. next year. That's comparable to the Jaguar I-Pace's range of 240 miles and the Tesla Model X's range of up to 289 miles. The EQC's 80-kwh

2018 60

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, Borgward electric cars, and cleaner electric vehicles: Today's Car News

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC makes its public debut. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC made its public debut at the 2018 Paris Chinese automaker Borgward wants to sell electric cars in the United States. Electric cars have gotten even cleaner in 2018. And the results are in from one of our latest Twitter polls. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

2018 58

2020 Kia Soul EV captured in spy photos

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A spy photographer has captured images of an electric version of the redesigned 2020 Soul testing in Europe. Kia has announced it will build an all-electric version of its Niro hatchback for 2019, but that apparently isn't stopping the company from planning an update for the Soul EV the following year. Although the car is covered with heavy

2018 60

Oil prices could double by 2020, boosting electric car sales

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That's the conclusion of Bernstein research, an investment research company, which forecast last week that oil could hit $150 a barrel by 2020, just a couple of years from now, according to an. Despite short term peaks and valleys, and a recent agreement by OPEC to ease production restrictions, the overall trend in oil prices is on the rise.

2018 63

EMT Madrid orders another 276 Citaro NGT urban buses with natural gas drive: 672 in total from 2020

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The current order means that there will be a total of 672 Citaro NGT buses operating in Madrid from 2020. EMT, the transport company of the Spanish capital Madrid, is set to receive another 276 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT urban buses with natural gas drive in the next two years.

2018 99

Volvo Trucks to begin selling all-electric trucks in North America in 2020

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As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020.

2018 88

Renault introducing new affordable urban EV in China first in 2019, new electrification options on three popular models in 2020

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Renault will introduce a new, affordable urban electric vehicle in 2019, coming first to China, and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid options on three of its popular vehicles in 2020.

2018 89

Rolls-Royce introducing completely integrated MTU marine hybrid propulsion systems as of 2020

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As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market.

2018 99

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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Volkswagen intends to sell 150,000 e-cars—of which 100,000 will be the ID and ID SUV—by 2020, according to Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, E-Mobility division. Electric motors offering either more or less power may be considered for the 2020 series version. A total of 400 quick-charging stations should enter into operation by 2020.

2018 93

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 makes public debut at Paris auto show

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After hosting a private introduction for the car last month in Stockholm, Mercedes-Benz formally introduced its EQC electric crossover to the public at the Paris auto show on Tuesday. The EQC, which is about the same size as the gasoline-powered Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover, albeit with separate styling and a unique interface, will go on sale in. Paris Auto Show Mercedes-Benz

2018 83

Volkswagen Group readying autonomous parking for series vehicles in 2020

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The Volkswagen Group is readying autonomous parking functionality for deployment in series production vehicles in 2020. Group brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport.

2018 83

The new 2020 Tesla Roadster that wasn't in Switzerland

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Tesla made a lot of noise about a big surprise it planned for the Grand Basel auto show, a celebration of architecture and design in Switzerland's northern industrial city. The company teased that it might show a new pre-production prototype of its new Roadster. The much-hyped car has twice appeared in running form, once at its official debut in

Novelis breaks ground on automotive aluminum facility in Changzhou, China; $180M investment to double capacity in 2020

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The project is scheduled to be complete in 2020 in order to align with key customer’s vehicle-launch plans. Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, broke ground on the expansion of its automotive aluminum manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China. The $180-million investment will double the facility’s production capacity of heat-treated aluminum sheet by 100,000 metric tons in order to better meet the growing demand for automotive aluminum in Asia.

2018 69

Montréal installing 50 more on-street charging points for EVs; targeting 1,000 by 2020

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The city said it plans to have 1,000 stations installed across all boroughs by 2020. The city of Montréal is installing 50 more on-street charging points for electric vehicles. In August, the city installed 50 in the downtown area. The 100 terminals will now cover 7 city districts.

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BYD opens 24 GWh battery factory in Western China; targeting 60 GWh by 2020

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BYD opened a 24 GWh power battery factory in Western China’s Qinghai province; the company is preparing to increase its total production capacity to 60 GWh by 2020.

2018 83

Jaguar E-Type Zero production, fuel-economy standards, and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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The 2020 Kia Soul EV steps out in front of the camera in a new round of spy photos. Jaguar plans to put the electric E-Type Zero into production. A study shows little support for reduced fuel economy standards in the United States. And what exactly are WLTP standards? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Jaguar will produce the E-Type Zero

2018 60

Audi prices e-tron starting at €80,000; new Audi Sport e-tron GT promised for 2020

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This spearhead from Audi Sport will be produced at the Böllinger Höfe plant near Neckarsulm as of 2020.

2018 94

SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. The EV launch comes as part of a product offensive, in which SEAT will launch one new car every six months until 2020. SEAT is going to launch one new car every six months until 2020. And in 2020, the new EV will be joined by the first CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) in the SEAT model line-up as well as a plug-in hybrid version of the new generation Leon.

2018 81

Smart to go all-electric worldwide by 2020: Daimler CEO

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The U.S. sales history of the Smart two-seat minicar started with a bang in 2008, when gasoline prices soared, and has waned since then. A complete redesign of the little ForTwo in the 2016 model year, with the Cabrio soft-top following for 2017, didn't do much for sales. That led parent company Daimler to make a radical decision: For the 2018. Minicars plug-in cars

2018 65

MCI J4500e electric coach prototype reaches highway speed and reliability targets in test runs; on sale in 2020

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The all-electric J4500e coach is on schedule for January 2020 production and orders are being taken now. Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.

2018 108

Toyota to introduce 10 new electrified vehicles in China by 2020; PHEV Corolla and Levin unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

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Toyota Motor plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its Corolla and Levin passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its C-HR / IZOA compact SUV in 2020. (To CPAB) to 220,000 units in 2020.

2018 88

Lux Research: CFRP demand to grow at 13% CAGR 2020 to $35B in 2020; faster growth in automotive

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New analysis by Lux Research shows that carbon fiber demand will grow at an overall 13% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 36,000 tons in 2013 to 86,000 tons in 2020. billion in 2013 to $35 billion in 2020 as the volumes of CFRP grow to 183,000 tons.

2014 104

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

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Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? It's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. Estimates of electric-car market share approximately three years from now vary widely, as do those for periods further beyond that. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales. sales New car sales plug-in cars

2017 67

Toyota sold 1.52 million electrified vehicles in 2017, three years ahead of 2020 target; cumulative sales >11.47M

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million electrified vehicles in a single year—three years in advance of the original target set for 2020. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) sold more than 1.52 million electrified vehicles (hybrids on up) worldwide in 2017.

2018 104

Renault-Nissan: China to become top EV market by 2020

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance posted a brief noting that China is poised to become the top electric vehicle market in the world by 2020. In 2014, China registered 75,000 EV sales, giving it a global market share of 25%. In the first quarter of 2015, it registered nearly double that number.

2016 78

All renewable energy types to be cost-competitive by 2020: report

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By 2020, it's expected all types of renewable-energy generation will be able to compete with fossil fuels on cost. Renewable-energy generation costs are falling like photons onto a solar panel. That's right: saving our environment will actually save electric utilities some money, too. DON'T MISS: Two-thirds of world's new energy capacity in 2016. electric utilities renewable energy solar wind energy

2018 63

Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

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Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. Europe Future Cars EU plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen ID

2017 64

Hyundai Mobis to develop full range of autonomous driving sensors by 2020; new efforts in radar

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Supplier Hyundai Mobis plans to develop a full range of sensors to support autonomous by 2020 with the goal of leading the global market. It has already commenced production of level 2 expressway autonomous driving and announced that it aimed to secure level 3 technology by 2020 and begin production by 2022. The company made the announcement at its new proving ground, which opened last June in Seosan, South Korea, as a test bed for new technologies.

2018 71

Jeep introduces 2018 Wrangler with mild hybrid, diesel options; plug-in hybrid version in 2020

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At the reveal, Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, said that a full plug-in hybrid electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the 2018 Wrangler, with new mild hybrid (eTorque) and diesel options to be available.

2017 96

Fisker unveils EMotion electric luxury sedan; prototype flexible solid-state battery cell; automotive-ready after 2020

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Fisker anticipates that automotive applications of the battery will be production grade ready sometime after 2020. Fisker unveiled the Emotion electric luxury sedan at CES 2018.

2018 83

Magna and BAIC to form two JVs to engineer and build premium EVs for customers in China; first production in 2020

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The engineering and manufacturing joint ventures are expected to take over an existing BAIC manufacturing facility in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, where the first production vehicles are planned for 2020. Magna intends to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.

2018 102

2020 Mazda electric car to share Toyota underpinnings, technology

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Mazda is a tiny carmaker on a global scale, producing just 1.6 million vehicles a year. It competes with four companies (GM, Nissan-Renault, Toyota, and VW Group) that each sell around 10 million a year, as well as numerous other smaller makers still larger than Mazda. In a world where reducing the carbon emissions from road vehicles is. Carbon Footprint emissions Future Cars carbon dioxide plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) wells to wheels

2017 69

Mercedes-Benz targeting average diesel NOx of ~30mg/km in RDE Stage 2 tests by 2020; approaching 20mg in following years

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Mercedes-Benz’ goal “ is to arrive at average NO x emissions of around 30 milligrams per kilometer in RDE Stage 2 tests by 2020, ” said Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “

2018 96

Volkswagen launches “We Share” electric car sharing in Berlin with 2,000 EVs; service begins 2Q19; European and US expansion in 2020

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family from 2020. “We In parallel, there are plans to expand into core European markets and selected cities in North America from 2020. The Volkswagen brand is launching an extensive all-electric car sharing offering in selected major cities under its “We Share” sub-brand.

2018 83

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune. Yet another news story out of Japan has company executives suggesting that it has finally. Batteries lithium-ion Future Cars research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2016 87

SAE J2954 Wireless Charging on track to make decision for WPT 2 (7.7kW) in January; planned commercialization in 2020

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The current timing plan projects a commercial rollout of Wireless Power Transfer infrastructure by 2020.

2016 132

Hyundai believes electric-car battery prices will stop falling by 2020

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That's Hyundai's concern over battery prices from 2020 onward, as it envisions a future in which a constrained supply. The automotive business is one that turns raw materials into highly complex finished goods. When the prices of key commodities—especially raw materials—rise, everything downstream in that process becomes more expensive. Batteries battery pack costs materials plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 64

IHS Markit: 2020 low-sulfur requirements for marine bunker fuels causing scramble for refiners and shippers

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On 27 October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that beginning on 1 January 2020, the maximum sulfur content allowed in marine bunker fuel will be reduced from 3.50% mass by mass (m/m) to 0.50% m/m (35,000 ppm to 5,000 ppm)—five years earlier than many expected.

Renault unveils Next Two autonomous electric vehicle prototype for 2020

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Renault has unveiled the Next Two concept—the company’s current vision of an autonomous drive (AD) capable electric vehicle for the year 2020. The Next Two prototype. Click to enlarge.

2014 117

Volkswagen ID Crozz electric SUV to launch in US in 2020

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market during 2020, VW said. A production vehicle based on the Volkswagen ID Crozz all-electric compact crossover will be launched in the U.S. The announcement came at a media event Tuesday night before the first of two media days at the Los Angeles auto show, where the electric SUV makes its North American debut. First unveiled at the Shanghai. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 63

Nissan On Track To Beat 2020 Electric Car Sales Target?

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million electric vehicles before 2020, according to the company''s latest estimates. Nissan and its French partner Renault could be on track for selling 1.5 The two companies have currently sold around a tenth of that number since each firm released its first electric cars a few years back. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, increasing

2014 86

WEC report: EVs need 16% market share by 2020 for fuel economy standards to be met

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Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 for markets to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body representing the entire energy spectrum.

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