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.

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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 85

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 85

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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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 97

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 74

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.

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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 106

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 78

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 104

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 70

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 73

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 98

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

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 98

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 85

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 67

Tesla Model Y coming in 2020; Roadster and Semi still on the way, says Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk told shareholders Tuesday that the last few months have been "hellacious" for building the Tesla Model 3, but that the automaker expects by the end of this month to build 5,000 of the mid-size luxury sedan each week and beyond. It's insanely hard to stay alive," Musk added. The Model 3 may be critical for the automaker to stay. Production Tesla Motors Tesla Semi

2018 70

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 135

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

AKASOL developing second-generation Li-ion battery systems for Mercedes-Benz’ eCitaro; 35% more energy in 2020

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Being upwards compatible, these will offer about 35% more energy and contribute to an improved range in 2020. This autumn, AKASOL will begin serial production of the first-generation battery system AKASYSTEM OEM for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric bus. AKASOL is also starting to develop second-generation lithium-ion battery systems in close cooperation with Daimler Buses.

2018 65

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.

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

Global oil demand could peak by 2020, says Shell

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The rise of electric cars has led many analysts to make predictions about the future of the oil industry. ExxonMobil and OPEC have both made statements indicating confidence that the majority of vehicles on the world's roads will continue to be powered by fossil fuels for the next few decades. But Shell recently made a prediction that is a bit. oil plug-in cars Shell fossil fuels

2016 81

China to expand production and use of ethanol; 2020 E10 mandate would make China 3rd largest ethanol consumer

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To help make use of the excess stock, China in September 2017 announced a plan for nationwide use of E10 gasoline by 2020, up from 11 trial provinces. If China were to meet the 2020 national mandate of E10, it would require an extra 3.6

2018 85

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.

2016 107

Toyota introducing new EV in China in 2020, expanding scope of fuel cell feasibility study

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At Auto Guangzhou 2017, Toyota Motor announced it will introduce an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020, and that the scope of a fuel-cell vehicle feasibility study will be expanded to cover commercial vehicles such as buses.

2017 78

Volkswagen presents new I.D. CROZZ II battery-electric SUV concept; on sale in 2020

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CROZZ is part of the electric campaign in which Volkswagen will be expanding its electric car model range—initially with three models from 2020. In 2020, Volkswagen will launch the compact, all-electric, four-door I.D.

2017 85

Ford ups its electrified vehicle ante to $11B; 86% trucks and SUVs in the product mix by 2020

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Ford management gave an update on its product line plans, touting that by 2020, the company will offer “North America’s freshest lineup among all full-line automakers,” with its average showroom age dropping from 5.7 Ford’s new performance battery electric utility arrives in 2020.

2018 78

Hyundai Motor America to release 8 new crossovers by 2020; gasoline, diesel, hydrogen and electricity

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Hyundai Motor America said it will introduce to eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the United States by the year 2020.

2017 78

Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

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Founder and chief engineer James Dyson officially confirmed his company is developing an electric car and is planning for a 2020 launch. Dyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Not only has Dyson had 400 employees working on an electric car. Batteries UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) dyson Startups

Honda targeting introduction of Level 4 automated driving capability by 2025; Level 3 by 2020

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This new goal builds upon earlier-announced plans for Honda and Acura vehicles to have highly-automated freeway driving capability (SAE Level 3) by 2020.

2017 90

Volkswagen to introduce battery-electric compact SUV in US in 2020; based on I.D. CROZZ

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Volkswagen Group of America announced it will introduce a new battery-electric compact SUV in the US in 2020. The new SUV will be based on the I.D. CROZZ concept vehicle ( earlier post ), which is making its North American debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

2017 78

Volkswagen to invest >$3.3B in N American up to 2020; first MEB-based EV for US will be an SUV

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The aim is for the Volkswagen brand to achieve a break-even in terms of operating profits in North America by 2020. By 2020, we will offer at least two new US models annually, covering key segments in the United States.

2018 78

Audi confirms (again) 3 electric cars on the market by 2020

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Audi has once again reconfirmed its plans to bring three battery-powered electric vehicles to production by the year 2020. German automakers are beginning to play catch-up with electric vehicles, as Tesla continues to corner the market. The German luxury brand reiterated the plan at the annual general meeting in Neckarsulm, Germany, and said it. e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars

2017 63

US EPA and DOT propose freezing light-duty fuel economy, GHG standards at 2020 level for MY 2021-2026 vehicles; 43.7 mpg for cars; 50-state solution

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In the larger proposal, EPA and NHTSA are seeking public comment on a wide range of regulatory options, including their preferred alternative that freezes the standards at the MY 2020 level (specifically, the “footprint” or “size-based” target curves for passenger cars and light trucks) through 2026.

2018 69

VW eGolf supply, rising oil prices in 2020, and an electric double-decker bus: Today's Car News

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Analysts forecast oil prices may double by 2020. The Volkswagen eGolf is in extremely short supply. Los Angeles introduces the first electric double-decker bus. And Ontario, Canada, ends a rebate program for electric cars and chargers. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The VW eGolf may be in short supply while the automaker gears up for

2018 41

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.

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Navigant forecasts global natural gas fleet of 34.9M by 2020

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million by 2020. Light duty vehicles (LDVs) account for almost 95% of NGVs on roads today, but trucks and buses are growing at a faster rate and are anticipated to account for 9% of the total fleet by 2020. While China and Pakistan are the largest markets, Thailand and India are the fastest growing with compound annual growth rates of 18% and 12%, respectively, between 2013 and 2020. Cumulative natural gas vehicles in use by segment, world markets: 2013-2020.

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