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.

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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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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.

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GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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The heart of GM’s strategy is a modular propulsion system and a highly flexible, third-generation global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. Site assessments and the permitting process are underway, and groundbreaking is expected to occur in the spring of 2020.

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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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JATO: electrified vehicles 13% of new car reg in Europe in January 2020; electrified vehicles only growth-driver

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A total of 1,138,057 new passenger cars were registered in Europe in January 2020, representing a decline of 7.6% —Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics.

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IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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The four-week average US gasoline demand for the week ending 6 March 2020 was 9.1 This represents a downgrade of 10 million units compared to pre-coronavirus IHS Markit forecasts made in January 2020. during the global recession in 2008/2009.

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GlobalData: Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012

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While the drop in January vehicle sales on a global scale is alarming, sinking 13.9% The longer-term effects are difficult to quantify but it is likely that sales growth will continue to be stunted throughout the rest of 2020, even if the spread of COVID-19 can be contained. Only 6.2

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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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IDTechEx forecasts global production of electric LCVs to exceed 2.4M units annually by 2030

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In a new report, “ Electric Vans 2020-2030 ”, UK-based IDTechEx forecasts that global production of electric LCVs will exceed 2.4 Forecast eLCV share of total global LCV market revenue.

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CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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—Eric Zieser, director — global compact equipment product line, CASE. CASE has the capability to produce additional units throughout 2020 before ramping up production to meet greater demand in following years.

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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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Punch Group acquires GM propulsion engineering center in Turin; global center of excellence for diesel

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The transaction between the two companies includes an engineering services agreement (ESA) to support GM’s global product programs through the end of 2021. Since 2005, Turin has served as a global center of excellence for diesel propulsion systems and electronics for GM.

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Trump invokes DPA to get GM moving on ventilators

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Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020. Across all manufacturers, there is a global backorder of critical care ventilators capable of supporting patients fighting COVID-19.

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TomTom: Global traffic congestion up; Bengaluru world’s most traffic-congested city

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Overall, traffic congestion has increased globally during the last decade, and the 239 cities (57%) TomTom included in the new Traffic Index report had increased congestion levels between 2018 and 2019, with only 63 cities showing measurable decreases.

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Global study links daily exposure to ozone pollution to increased risk of death

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2020) “Short term association between ozone and mortality: global two stage time series study in 406 locations in 20 countries” BMJ doi: 10.1136/bmj.m108.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a fully electric car every year, as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50% of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. —Geert Bruyneel, head of global production operations.

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Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel available at Zurich airport during the World Economic Forum 2020

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Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel refined from waste and residues, will deliver renewable jet fuel (sustainable aviation fuel, SAF) to Zurich Airport during the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerland.

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JATO Dynamics: in decline of Euro new car market, electrified vehicles increase share to almost 13%

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—Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics. February 2020 registrations of HEVs were up 46% to 59,000; PHEVs were up 153% to 28,700; and BEVs were up 92% to 38,700 units year-on-year. Their global sales totaled 18.85

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Two leading global OEMs to implement Savari V2X software in 2020

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Savari announced that two leading global automotive manufacturers and one leading OEM in Asia have committed to implementing the Savari V2X Software Stack in new automobiles beginning in 2020. Together, these automotive OEMs account for more than 30% of the US market share and roughly 15% of the global market share for automotive sales in 2019. According to Markets Reports World, the global V2X Communication System market is projected to reach $6.43

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Li-Cycle delivers first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

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Li-Cycle is one of the few companies globally capable of recovering critical battery materials from lithium-ion batteries in a sustainable and safe manner. Li-Cycle Corp. ,

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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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MIT researchers use neural networks to speed materials design; 5 weeks vs 50 years for flow battery proof-of-concept

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Kulik (2020) “Accurate Multiobjective Design in a Space of Millions of Transition Metal Complexes with Neural-Network-Driven Efficient Global Optimization” ACS Central Science doi: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00026.

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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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BNEF projects impact of COVID-19 on renewables, energy storage, EVs, etc.

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The global auto market is very sensitive to macroeconomic conditions and will be hit hard by the coronavirus and any economic contraction that accompanies it, BNEF says. Other elements of the note: BNEF cut the global solar demand forecast for 2020 from 121-152GW to 108-143GW.

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Fully-electric BMW 7-Series could be carmaker's most powerful sedan

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The electric model will be the most powerful 7-Series variant, Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, said in a speech also updating investors on the automaker's response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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MobiledgeX and Savari partner on C-V2X

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MobiledgeX was founded by Deutsche Telekom to help the global telecom operators offer cross-carrier edge computing services and capabilities, for their own use and for the use of third parties. When coupled with MobiledgeX’s other partnerships around monitoring and observability, Savari can deliver mission-critical ADAS applications faster and with greater security and governance across globally distributed public and private 4G LTE and 5G networks.

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Study finds cobalt supply can meet demand for EVs and electronics batteries through 2030

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Demand for these vehicles and their batteries is growing swiftly: In 2018, the global electric car fleet numbered in excess of 5.1 Olivetti (2020) “Perspectives on Cobalt Supply through 2030 in the Face of Changing Demand” Environmental Science & Technology doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04975.

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New Kia Sorento SUV and first Sorento Hybrid; plug-in option to come

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Sorento is at the heart of Kia’s reinvigorated global SUV line-up, which also includes the Seltos, Stonic, Telluride and Sportage. A mainstay of Kia’s global line-up, more than three million Sorento models have been sold worldwide since it was launched in 2002.

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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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Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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The new Mercedes facility is the third of its kind in Mercedes’ global battery production network, designed to produce plug-in hybrid automotive batteries.

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Adamas: 95.6 GWh of EV battery capacity deployed globally in 2019

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GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in newly sold passenger EVs, an increase of 30% over the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s web-based EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker. At the global level, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were responsible for 90% of all passenger EV battery capacity deployed in 2019, followed by plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with 7% and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) with the remaining 3%. In 2019, 95.6

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ABI Research forecasts 83M 5G C-V2X connected cars by 2035

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According to recent figures published by global tech advisory firm ABI Research, a total of 41 million 5G connected cars will already be on roads by 2030. As a consequence, we will see a rising number of automotive OEMs start developing C-V2X modules for their cars during 2020.

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New machine learning method from Stanford, with Toyota researchers, could accelerate battery development for EVs

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This would have broad implications not only for electric vehicles but for other types of energy storage, a key requirement for making the switch to wind and solar power on a global scale. 2020) “Closed-loop optimization of fast-charging protocols for batteries with machine learning.”

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Stratasys responds to COVID-19 pandemic by ramping up production of 3D-printed personal protection equipment

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announced a global mobilization of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions. Stratasys Ltd.

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More conferences and events outside of China being cancelled due to caution over COVID-19

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As the outbreak of the coronavirus now named COVID-19 began to scale in China, the organizers of AutoChina 2020 (the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition) cancelled their event which was due to be held in April.

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GKN Automotive accelerating eDrive development; G400 unit undergoing winter testing

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In July 2019 the company produced its one-millionth electrified driveline system and sales of its expanding eDrive portfolio are on track to grow 141% year-on-year, including six new major mass production projects in 2020.

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UPS to test Gaussin autonomous-enabled EVs to move trailers at London hub

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These tests are part of a major UPS effort to integrate electric vehicles throughout our global network.

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New UNIST catalyst boosts metal-air battery performance

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This work has been supported by Global Ph.D. Vohs, Guntae Kim (2020) “Self-reconstructed interlayer derived by in-situ Mn diffusion from La 0.5

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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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GM’s Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick all launching EVs this year

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Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick will all be launching new EVs starting this year, GM announced at an event at its Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, where it also unveiled its new Ultium batteries and flexible globale EV architecture.

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FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

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the company’s subsidiary for global business. The company believes that wider adoption of alternative-fuel, electric and hybrid electric vehicles in transportation will play a key role in reducing global emissions, while diversifying and expanding renewable energy solutions. FedEx Corp.

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Methanol Institute releases two reports on methanol as safe, efficient and clean fuel

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The Methanol Institute serves as the trade association for the global methanol industry. The Methanol Institute (MI) released two new reports on the use of methanol as a safe, efficient and clean alternative fuel for cars, trucks and buses.

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