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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. The central government’s plan, posted on its website, is targeting the production of 500,000 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles by 2015, with output to grow to 2 million units of those types by 2020. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report.

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Study finds technology cost of achieving European 2020 LDV CO2 targets more than offset by resultant fuel savings

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Provisional 2030 economic impact of achieving the 2020 targets in the two Phase I scenarios—Current Policy Initiatives and Tech 1— compared to baseline. A report published by Cambridge Econometrics and Ricardo-AEA concludes that overall, the cost of technologies required to meet proposed European 2020 CO 2 regulations for vehicles (95 g/km for cars and 147 g/km for vans) will be more than offset by the resultant fuel savings.

USABC reopens 4 RFPIs for development of advanced high-performance batteries for start/stop, 48V HEV, PHEV and EVs

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Select USABC Goals for Advanced Batteries for 48V Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications. USABC Goals for Advanced Batteries for PHEVs for FY 2018 to 2020 Commercialization. USABC Goals for Advanced Batteries for EVs—CY 2020 Commercialization.

China Auto Ownership Expected to Exceed 200M in 2020

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Estimated automobile ownership in China will exceed 200 million by 2020, causing serious energy security and environmental issues, according to Wang Fuchang, director of the Department of Equipment Industry under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Wang said that China’s auto industry should achieve the following objectives in 2020 after 10 years of efforts. People’s Daily.

SoCal Edison white paper shares data about PEV usage and charging

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Currently, SCE customers lease or own more than 12,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), both battery electric (BEVs, for about 35%) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs, for about 65%)—about 10% of national EV sales. SCE estimates that by 2020, there will be about 350,000 PEVs in its service territory.) Because California leads the nation in EV adoption, other utilities and stakeholders in the auto industry may find the information from the white paper useful, SCE suggested.

GM China begins prototype battery cell fabrication

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Plug-in electric vehicles will play a critical role for the global auto industry to cope with issues related to fuel supply and environmental sustainability. China, the largest auto production and consumption market, has explicitly made alternative energy vehicle development a state strategy. GM says that its independent assessment system for electric vehicle battery material will accelerate this trend and advance development at GM and the Chinese auto industry.

Toyota, too, Says No

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This quotation tells us all we need to know about what the auto industry would like the future to look like. As an industry they must oppose even the meager Congressional call for 35mpg by 2020. Were plug-in hybrids and electric cars added to the automakers' fleet mix they could achieve astounding CAFE standards. But politicians and industry continue to play the political game as if there weren't serious consequences, squandering time and resources

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. This is from "Commercializing Plug-In Hybrids" (pdf), the current CalCars 24-slide presentation about PHEVs available along with other documents at CalCars Downloads.

SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum: China’s focus on NEVs may have profound impact on future of transportation

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These include the increasingly problematic pollution and haze in cities; China’s projected increased reliance on imported oil; the need for rationalized multimodal transportation systems in ever more congested and space-limited cities; the growing dominance of the China auto market; and the desire to have China become the leader in the next generation of automotive technology, vehicles and mobility systems. RMB/Watt (US$0.25/Watt) by 2020. l/100 km in 2020. Hybrid bus.

Study Finds That Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs

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Developing clean energy technologies for light-duty vehicles will not will not only enhance national security by reducing dependence on oil, but will also create substantially more jobs than business-as-usual, according to a new report prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council, United Auto Workers, and Center for American Progress by Alan Baum of The Planning Edge and Daniel Luria of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.

VW Chief Executive Says Company Will Introduce EVs Based on the Up! New Small Family in 2013; Cautions Against Electro-Hype

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Winterkorn made the remarks during a presentation at the 17 th Handelsblatt-Jahrestagung in Munich on 3 July, during which he outlined VW’s approach to future mobility in the current context of the economic crisis, pessimism about the industry and technology potential. Winterkorn noted that the industry is experiencing its worst crisis in decades, with a collapse in the global market of 18% in the first half of this year. in pure electric vehicles in 2020.

8-state alliance releases action plan to put 3.3M ZEVs on their roads by 2025

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Eight partnering states released their Multi-State ZEV Action Plan as the first promised milestone for the bi-coastal collaboration to pave the way for increasingly large numbers of zero emission vehicles: plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The plan calls for a goal that by 2020, all interested state agency employees with plug-in vehicles (PEVs) will have a place to charge them.

US DOE Issues Request for Information on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Market Development; Reports to Congress on Program

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Among its findings, the report notes that in DOE’s assessment, “ although significant progress has been made ”, fuel cell cost is still too high and durability still too low to enable industry to meet the deployment goal of 100,000 hydrogen-fueled vehicles by 2010, as specified in EPACT. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on potential early markets and deployment opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cells.

The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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But with Japan mandating that 70 percent of the countrys new houses will be powered by photovoltaic solar energy by 2020, "that creates a market," McCabe notes. (It It has awarded tax credits worth about $100 million to each of four manufacturers of electric-hybrid car batteries.

The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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the session counted among its panelists: Professor John Heywood, Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Sloan Auto Laboratory at MIT. For example, President Obama has issued the United States the challenge of having one million plug-in hybrids on the road by the end of 2015—a goal which many keynote speakers supported but also identified significant barriers to achieving. Examples of advanced powertrains are turbo charged gas engines, diesel and hybrid.