WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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Nuclear generation reached a near-record high in 2019, with output reaching 2657 TWh, enough to meet more than 10% of the world’s electricity demand, according to the recently published World Nuclear Association Performance Report 2020.

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Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

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Those three factors comprise a global tipping point for EVs, according to a new study commissioned by oil company Castrol, which is looking to sell so-called "e-fluid" lubricants for EVs.

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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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Kia Motors to launch 7 new BEVs by 2027; BEVs to account for 25% of Kia global vehicle sales by 2029

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Kia Motors Corporation previewed its global electric vehicle (EV) business strategy; the brand will launch seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027 across several vehicle segments. In addition, Kia Motors plans to expand its global after service infrastructure for EVs.

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New Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV joins Renegade and Compass 4xe models in global electric vehicle lineup

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The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of FCA’s Global Medium Engine family. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe will be sold globally, with electric vehicle (EV) charge port plugs tailored to specific regions. The Jeep brand has introduced its new Wrangler 4xe plug-oin hybrid.

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Report: Pandemic delays global EV growth, though $100/kwh will arrive earlier

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The coronavirus pandemic will slow global EV sales growth, but electric cars will reach a significant affordability target earlier than expected, according to a new report from research firm Wood Mackenzie.

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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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IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast. The situation remains fluid, creating an extraordinary degree of uncertainty over what the full global impact of the virus will be. The IEA now sees global oil demand at 99.9

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CICERO team finds global temperature will respond slowly to emissions cuts

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Although large emissions cuts are urgently needed to achieve global climate goals, it may take decades before we can measure the effect of the reductions on global temperature evolution, according to a new study by researchers at Norway’s CICERO Center for International Climate Research.

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Mercedes-Benz AG exploring sale of Hambach smart EV plant as part of global realignment

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An important lever for this is the adjustment and realignment of capacity within its global production network. neutral mobility of the future also requires changes in our global production network.

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Ansys releases pre-lockdown global survey on vehicle electrification

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, engineering simulation software company Ansys commissioned a global survey of 16,037 adults resulting in some insights about consumer attitudes toward vehicle electrification. Global findings reveal more optimism for EVs—just 6% of Chinese respondents and 4% of Indian respondents will wait to buy an EV until gas-powered vehicles cease production.

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IHS Markit: global commercial vehicle production to drop 22% in 2020 in wake of COVID-19

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IHS Markit is forecasting that global commercial vehicle production (GVW 4-8) volumes in 2020 compared to 2019 will be down 22% (more than 650,000 units) to 2.6 These forecasts are informed by the latest IHS Markit global economic forecast updates, which reflect a 3.0% decline in global real GDP in 2020. million units, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Aeva and ZF to bring first FMCW LiDAR to production for autonomous driving applications

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ZF’s capability as one of the largest Tier-1s globally with expertise in automotive scale production of sensing systems is a key step to accelerating the introduction of safe and scalable autonomous vehicles.

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UCLA team proposes non-photosynthetic biological conversion of CO2

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Producing both high-margin products and high-volume products will ensure economic and global-scale CO 2 utilization. an and Park (2020) “Light-Independent Biological Conversion of CO 2 ,” Joule doi: 10.1016/ j.joule.2020.08.007.

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Hyundai expands NEXO fuel cell SUV availability in Northern California

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Hyundai is a pioneer in proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology and continues to spearhead the advancement and research of fuel cell systems to reach a global hydrogen society spanning beyond mere transportation.

2020 121

Daimler Trucks E-Mobility Group starts global initiative for electric-truck charging infrastructure

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Since 2018, the E-Mobility Group has bundled Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global know-how in the field of e-mobility and now defines the strategy for electric components and products across brands and segments. Global electric truck portfolio at Daimler Trucks.

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Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival. In Europe, Kia will collaborate with global partners to provide a customized mobility service for the region.

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Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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So far, the global FUSO eCanter fleet has achieved 1.6 Two FUSO eCanter electric trucks are now operating in the Irish capital Dublin for the country’s post service An Post.

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BASF launches new automotive refinish coating line; lowest value of VOCs

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—Fabien Boschetti, Director, Global Marketing, BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions. The new basecoat line including all additional services will be rolled-out under BASF’s premium refinish brands Glasurit and R-M globally.

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GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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—Kent Helfrich, GM executive director of Global Electrification and Battery Systems. General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS) for production electric vehicles.

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Adamas: LFP market share drops to 6% in global passenger EV batteries in 2019; potential comeback in 2020 with cell-to-pack

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In 2019, the market share of lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cathode chemistry fell to 6% in global passenger EV batteries by watt-hours deployed (i.e. Overall, the combined global market share of ternary cathodes (including NCM and nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) varieties) in passenger EV batteries reached 90% in 2019, up from 83% in 2018.

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Hyundai launches global advocacy program to highlight its leading role in hydrogen fuel cell technology

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As part of its vision to facilitate ‘Progress for Humanity,’ Hyundai Motor Company has launched Hydrogen to You, or H2U campaign, which will raise awareness of its leadership in hydrogen fuel cell technology. H2U spotlights NEXO, the brand’s flagship hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). Working with Berlin-based H2U ambassadors, whose interests and talents span diverse aspects of everyday life, Hyundai takes them on a journey with NEXO and invites them to make hydrogen mobility personal.

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Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. We don’t have all the answers yet but are determined to work with all of our global and local partners and stakeholders to get there. The company previously announced its plan to use 100% locally sourced renewable energy for all its manufacturing plants globally by 2035.

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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. The supply constraint will also have an impact on the global EV markets along with energy storage projects, causing project delays or a rise in battery prices.

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Electric flying car racing series heads toward launch by the end of 2020

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Despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, which has forced traditional race series to postpone or cancel events, a newly-released video indicates organizers still plan to hold races before the end.

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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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EVs predicted to gain market share, despite 18% sales drop in 2020

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Electric-car sales will decrease in 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but not as much as sales of internal-combustion vehicles. That's among the top-level predictions from an annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance report released Wednesday. It also predicts that electric cars will continue to gradually gain market share in the coming. Car Sales

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Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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The announcement builds on the agreement signed between the companies in April to jointly develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries.

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UN: global e-waste surging; up 21% in 5 years

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million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. The new report also predicts that global e-waste (discarded products with a battery or electrical plug) will reach 74 Mt by 2030—almost a doubling of e-waste tonnage in just 16 years. Other key findings from the Global E-waste Monitor 2020: Proper e-waste management can help mitigate global warming.

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LG Chem spinning off battery business

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LG Chem plans to spin-off its global battery business. LG Chem will seek approval from an extraordinary meeting of stockholders on 30 October and officially launch the spin-off—tentatively named LG Energy Solution—as a new corporation exclusively in charge of the battery business from 1 December.

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Daimler electric trucks & buses log more than 7M customer kilometers

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Thanks to our global presence, customers all over the world are testing various vehicle concepts in diverse practical applications. Worldwide, Daimler battery-electric trucks and buses have already logged more than seven million customer kilometers (4.3 million miles).

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Toyota has sold more than 15 million hybrids globally

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Toyota has reaffirmed its position as the global leader in hybrids, surpassing yet another sales milestone. The automaker has sold more than 15 million hybrids globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997, according to a press release from Toyota's European division. That figure includes sales from both the main Toyota brand and

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Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., through a subsidiary, has purchased Alon Bakersfield Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Delek US Holdings, Inc. and the owner of the Alon Bakersfield Refinery. The total cash consideration paid to Delek US Holdings for the purchase was $40 million. Alon Bakersfield Refinery is an existing oil refinery located in Bakersfield, California. Historically, the refinery has produced diesel from crude oil and has a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day.

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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. In Q2 2020, VC funding for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies increased with $605 million in 26 deals compared to $252 million in 16 deals in Q1 2020.

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Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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These contributions involve a large number of chemical, microphysical, transport and, radiative processes in the global atmosphere. Using normalization to aviation fuel use, the contribution of global aviation in 2011 was calculated to be 3.5 (4.0, Aviation accounts for 3.5%

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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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World premiere for Active Brake Assist 5 in new Mercedes-Benz Intouro coach

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As the first globally available emergency braking assistance system for buses, this optionally available assistance system can also effect an automated full-stop braking maneuver to avoid moving pedestrians.

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Ford awards TomTom global traffic service deal for next-gen SYNC tech

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Ford has awarded TomTom a global multi-year deal to provide Ford’s next-generation SYNC with its real-time traffic service. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup and the soon to be delivered all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV are the first Ford vehicles available with the technology. TomTom Traffic provides accurate, real-time traffic information, which will keep Ford drivers informed and can help them reduce their travel time.

2020 84

Hyundai Heavy completes world’s first LNG-fueled very large container ship (VLCS)

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To date, HHI Group has won orders to build a total of 44 vessels operating on LNG, including bulk carriers, tankers and container ships, earning the leading spot in global shipbuilding orders.

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Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

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Hyundai Motor is developing a long-distance tractor unit capable of traveling 1,000 kilometers on a single charge equipped with an enhanced fuel cell system with high durability and power, aimed at global markets including North America and Europe.

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Mercedes-Benz pushes plug-in hybrid tech, will have 20 PHEVs by end of 2020

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The German automaker will have 20 of them in its global lineup by the end of 2020, although many will not be available in the United States. Mercedes-Benz is betting big on plug-in hybrids.

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IHS Markit: global oil production now expected to be cut by as much as 17 MMb/d in Q2 2020; the Great Shut-In

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The second quarter of 2020 will see the largest volume of liquids production cuts, including shut-in production, in the history of the oil industry, according to IHS Markit. IHS Markit now expects much as 17 MMb/d total liquids output (which includes nearly 14 MMb/d of crude oil production) to be cut or shut-in during the period between April and June 2020. The Great Shut-In, a rapid and brutal adjustment of global oil supply to a lower level of demand is underway.

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NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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Since carbon dioxide is not emitted when ammonia (NH 3 ) is burned, it is viewed to have promise as a next-generation fuel that could mitigate shipping’s impact on global warming.

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