New highly efficient catalyst for photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction toward methane

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global (AM 1.5G) one-sun illumination. Baowen Zhou, Pengfei Ou, Nick Pant, Shaobo Cheng, Srinivas Vanka, Sheng Chu, Roksana Tonny Rashid, Gianluigi Botton, Jun Song, and Zetian Mi (2020) “Highly efficient binary copper?iron

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Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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New research from McGill University and the University of California, Santa Cruz has found that the local streets of the world’s cities are becoming less connected, a global trend that is driving urban sprawl and discouraging the use of public transportation.

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Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence

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Although many who follow the growth of electric cars eagerly await the release of Tesla’s fourth-quarter and annual delivery numbers for 2019, the Tesla of 2020 and beyond is a truly global manufacturer.

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Study: Global interest in electric cars surging, autonomous tech stalling

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The 2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study, from the consulting firm Here in the U.S.,

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Toyota invests $394M in, collaborates with Joby on air mobility

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Toyota is known globally for the quality and reliability of their products driven by meticulous attention to detail and manufacturing processes.

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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With the rapid global growth in online shopping, the volume of light commercial vehicles in urban areas has increased. Hyundai presented its PBV concept as one of the smart mobility solutions at CES 2020 earlier this month.

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Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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At CES 2020, Kenworth displayed a Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicle—the initial result of the collaboration. A Global Navigation Satellite System with an Inertial Measurement Unit combined with LiDAR Point Cloud on a high-definition map provides centimeter accuracy localization.

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Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence, strong 2019 growth

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Tesla announced Friday that it delivered about 367,500 vehicles globally in 2019—meeting its guidance for the year of at least 360,000 vehicles and exceeding what Wall Street analysts had anticipated earlier in the week.

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CRU: lithium price downtrend continues, with disappointing EV sales in China the driver

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China is the world’s largest user of lithium, accounting for 57% of global demand in 2019, and is also the biggest supplier of lithium converted products. In August 2019, CRU reported on the steady slide in prices that has occurred in the lithium market since the beginning of the year.

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MISC, Samsung Heavy, Lloyd’s Register and MAN partner to develop ammonia-fueled tanker

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The partners recognize that the shipping industry will need to explore multiple decarbonization pathways and hope their collaboration will spur others in the maritime industry to join forces on addressing this global challenge.

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Daimler developing battery-electric version of Econic HD truck; customer testing in 2021, series production in 2022

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With our global platform strategy, we are applying uniform technologies and vehicle architectures also for electric vehicles worldwide, and can accelerate development enormously through synergies.

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Ipsos Global study finds three barriers to consumer adoption of EVs: cost, range, charging sites

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Ipsos, the global research and insights organization, says it has uncovered the thoughts of consumers regarding BEVs. These new findings are released in the second module of the Ipsos Global Mobility Navigator Syndicated Study, in which 20,000 consumers worldwide shared their opinions on alternative engines and what it would take to get them to consider one.

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IONITY orders 324 350kW EV chargers from ABB for second phase of expansion

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The chargers are to be rolled out in 24 countries by the end of 2020 as part of the second phase of the IONITY network expansion. ABB has received an order for a further 324, 350 kW high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers from IONITY.

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Fisker Ocean electric SUV starts at $37,499, pre-tax credit; leases for $379/mo

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We have secured a global supply chain and manufacturing capacity that will result in projected production of more than 1 million vehicles between 2022 and 2027. More details on future Fisker models will be shared throughout 2020.

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Jeep to present plug-in hybrid Wrangler, Compass and Renegade at 2020 CES

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Some readers may recall Jeep rolled out a plug-in hybrid Wrangler prototype as far back as 2008, though the global financial crisis put that particular project on ice. It's been a long time coming but Jeep is finally ready to unveil its first production plug-in hybrids.

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest $87B over next 5 years; 44 electrified vehicles; new EV development system; hydrogen plans

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billion) annually to enhance its leadership in vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and mobility services, said Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Group, at the company’s 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul. It will streamline operation networks and introduce new sales methods, while securing a flexible production system that can respond to the fluctuating global demand.

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Cost remains the biggest barrier against EV adoption, study finds

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A global study of consumers points to a continued disconnect between environmental awareness and electric vehicle sales—especially among Americans.

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Oxbotica and Navtech start joint development of integrated radar-based navigation & perception system

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Oxbotica, a developer of autonomous vehicle software, and Navtech, a global radar solution company, are developing a radar-based navigation and perception system to be launched this year.

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Nissan EVs will share platform with Infiniti, Renault, Mitsubishi

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That’s all set to change soon with the introduction of not just one or two new EVs, but an entire new family of them—and potentially, by the middle of the decade, more than a dozen models globally across Nissan, its Infiniti luxury brand, and

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Kia Motors to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share; launching dedicated EV model in 2021

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share of the global EV market (excluding China), while also attaining a 25% share of its sales from its eco-friendly cars. With the global EV market expected to gain strength by 2026, Kia is aiming for 500,000 annual EV sales and global sales of 1 million eco-friendly vehicles (excluding China). Alongside these objectives, Kia will offer EV-based mobility services as part of its new business model, helping solve global urban problems such as environmental pollution.

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Panasonic, Tropos Motors reveal two concept electric commercial utility vehicles at CES

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Panasonic’s OneConnect global platform ensures vehicles are maintained and up-to-date by providing predictive maintenance reminders to the driver, while providing analytics via the platform to the OEM and end consumer.

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EVs hot, AVs not; Best Hybrid To Buy; 2020 Nissan Leaf: Today’s Car News

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The 2020 Nissan Leaf adds more value at the base level of its lineup. According to a major global study released earlier this week by the consulting firm Deloitte. More consumers are interested in electric cars, while interest in autonomous tech might be fading.

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Sony Vision-S concept electric car unveiled at CES looks at a connected near-future

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Instead, the automaker used the final minutes of its presentation to showcase an electric car concept that may preview near-future tech the global tech supplier may integrate into new cars soon.

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JetBlue to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights by offsetting emissions starting in 2020; flying with SAF from SFO

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JetBlue will offset carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel for all domestic JetBlue flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major US airline to take this measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. JetBlue has agreed to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and a pioneer in renewable jet fuel, starting in 2020.

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Uber and Hyundai announce aerial ridesharing partnership, release new full-scale electric air taxi model at CES

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Hyundai is our first vehicle partner with experience of manufacturing passenger cars on a global scale. Uber has announced a goal of flight demonstrations in 2020 and Elevate commercially available to riders in 2023.

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Hyundai Motor presents urban smart mobility solution UAM-PBV-Hub; air mobility

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Hyundai Motor Company unveiled at CES 2020 its vision for urban mobility to help vitalize human-centered future cities.

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DOE launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge

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The Grand Challenge builds on the $158-million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. The vision for the Energy Storage Grand Challenge is to create and to sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports, with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that is independent of foreign sources of critical materials, by 2030.

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FCA confirms discussions with Foxconn on China JV for electric vehicles

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The proposed cooperation, initially focused on the Chinese market, would enable the parties to bring together the capabilities of two established global leaders across the spectrum of automobile design, engineering and manufacturing and mobile software technology to focus on the growing battery electric vehicle market. trillion (US$174 billion) in revenue in 2018, and was ranked 24 th among the Fortune Global 100 and 105 th among the Forbes Global 2000.

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Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

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For the 2020s, Honda aims to favor hybrids over EVs

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Honda has said that it wants electrified vehicles to make up two-thirds of its global sales by 2030. That goal is nothing new; it was announced back in 2016. What is new is that Honda plans to emphasize hybrids (and perhaps plug-in hybrids) over electric vehicles, well into the next decade.

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New Jersey advancing plug-ins: 330K units by end of 2025, 2M by 2035, 85% of new vehicles by 2040

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The New Jersey Legislature just passed the most significant legislation in more than 15 years to reduce air pollutants and global warming pollution from our cars and trucks since the passage of the Clean Cars bill in 2004. Both houses of the New Jersey Legislature (Senate and Assembly) have passed a bill ( S2252 /A4819) that establishes goals and incentives for increased use of plug-in electric vehicles in NJ. The Governor is expected to sign it.

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VW opens N American center of excellence for autonomous vehicle R&D

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The new center is part of a global subsidiary, Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH, that will work towards making self-driving vehicles a reality at global scale. With our Volkswagen Autonomy subsidiary in Silicon Valley, we want to tap into one of the largest talent pools for autonomous technology in the world and combine it with our global scale and eight decades of experience in vehicle production.

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JATO: US demand for pickups remains strong despite price increases

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In contrast, pickups globally have had a significantly smaller market share—approximately 3.7% From the 2010 model year through to September 2019, 14.6% of new vehicle sales in the United States have been pickup trucks, according to JATO Dynamics. From a 13.1%

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Tesla’s global gains, Honda’s hybrid push, BMW’s Model S: Today’s Car News

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Tesla finishes the decade on a strong note and aims globally in 2020. Honda isn’t sounding as bullish about electric cars as it did a couple of years ago; think hybrids instead. And BMW could be working on an electric flagship sedan to rival the Model S and Audi E-Tron GT.

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Shell Aviation, World Energy collaborate to increase supply of sustainable aviation fuel; SAF to Lufthansa at SFO

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The deal represents one of the most significant SAF supply contracts globally, with up to one million gallons of SAF to be supplied to Lufthansa over the duration. Shell Aviation and World Energy are collaborating to develop a scalable supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The agreement is intended to be a multi-year collaboration, with both companies acknowledging that the path to lower carbon emissions in aviation requires long-term commitment and collaboration.

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Two largest US automotive trade associations merge: Alliance for Automotive Innovation

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Global Automakers and The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers—the two largest automotive industry trade associations in the US—merged to form a new association leveraging the expansive history of both organizations while creating a single, unified industry voice. John Bozzella, former president and CEO of Global Automakers, will lead the organization. Globally, automakers spent more than $125 billion on R&D in 2018 alone.

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BMW Group first automaker to join Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance

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IRMA is a precedent-setting global certification program for industrial-scale mine sites. labor unions IndustriALL Global Union (that represents more than 50 million workers in mining and manufacturing in 140 countries) and United Steelworkers; non-profit organizations Earthworks and Human Rights Watch; mining companies Anglo American and ArcelorMittal and mining-affected communities.

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Commercial vehicle executives urge CA Governor to provide more funding for zero- and near-zero emission trucks, buses and off-road equipment

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The executives signing the letter included CEOs from California companies building electric trucks, buses, and powertrains, as well as global manufacturers such as the Chairman of the Volvo Group, North America and the Vice President-Electrified Power at Cummins Inc.

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With Geely, Daimler sends Smart electric-car brand to China

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The companies have secured the regulatory approvals to formally establish Smart as a global joint venture based in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo, and will have sales organizations in China and Germany.

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Mercedes-Benz and Geely establish smart brand electric vehicle JV

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Mercedes-Benz AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) have formally established the global joint venture “smart Automobile Co., The global headquarters of the new joint venture has been set in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo with operational sales functions based in China and Germany. The new generation of smart vehicles will be designed by the worldwide Mercedes-Benz Design network and developed by the Geely global engineering network.

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. Meritor, Inc.

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Fisker Ocean EV to make global public debut at CES 2020; Electrify America charging station network partner

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The Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV ( earlier post ) will make its public debut at Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. Additional details on charging packages will be released later in 2020.

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Volkswagen unveils 2020 Passat at NAIAS

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unveiled the new 2020 Passat at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. million units) and Golf (35 million units), the Passat is one of the three most successful Volkswagen models, with global sales of more than 29 million vehicles since its introduction.

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