Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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Dürr is positioning itself in this growth market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems.

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Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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In addition, the company has shared its manufacturing plans with GM suppliers along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Michigan Manufacturers Association ( MMA ) to help other manufacturers ramp up their own production efforts.

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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SEAT manufacturing automated ventilators with adapted windshield wiper motors

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Taking an assembly line that manufactures subframes, a car part, and adapting it to make ventilators has been a lengthy, difficult job involving many areas of the company, and we managed to do it in the record time of one week. Health Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% share during the same period last year, according to figures from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). in the second quarter of 2020.

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% During the first quarter of 2020, the number of diesel cars registered across the European Union plummeted by 32.6%

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DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap; 44% reduction in manufactured cost for 300-mile EV pack by 2030

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Announced in January 2020 by US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, the Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) seeks to create and sustain American leadership in energy storage. This is why the US Secretary of Energy announced the Energy Storage Grand Challenge in January 2020.

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Tesla seeking 56% cut in $/kWh, $25K EV in three years through manufacturing and design innovations

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The baseline precept for the presentation was the centrality and associated difficulty of manufacturing new technologies at a scale sufficient to make a tangible difference. The aim of Tesla is to be the best in manufacturing of any company on earth.

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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. Adamas said that it views the renewed adaptation of LFP as a reflection of diversifying market needs.

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PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-class player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023. Total/Saft will contribute its expertise in R&D and industrialization, and Groupe PSA its knowledge of the automotive market and its experience in production. It will represent 1 million electric vehicles produced per year, i.e. more than 10% of the European market.

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NIST awards nearly $4M to support metals-based additive manufacturing

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The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to help accelerate the adoption of new measurement methods and standards to advance US competitiveness in metals-based additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing typically creates parts and components by building them layer by layer, based on a 3D computer model that is virtually sliced into many thin layers.

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Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers. Ford’s strategy is different—we are delivering affordable, capable electric vehicles in the heart of the retail and commercial market rather than six-figure status vehicles. —Kumar Galhotra, president, Americas and International Markets Group. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturer

Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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ITM Power, despite the green hydrogen sector being still at an early stage of development, is already present on the global market with various solutions and has partnerships with leading international energy operators. ITM Power has a market capitalization of around £1.4

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DOE to award $67M to stimulate manufacturing technology innovation

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $67-million funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002252 ) to stimulate technology innovation, improve the energy productivity of American manufacturing, and enable the manufacturing of cutting-edge products in the United States. Concept papers are due 25 June 2020. Manufacturing Market Background

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NHTSA 2020 update on AEB installation by 20 automakers finds rapid progress

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the progress of 20 automakers toward manufacturing passenger vehicles with low-speed automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. Driver Assistance Systems Market Background Safety

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen. The Bloom Energy Servers are a proven market leader in clean, reliable, and resilient on-site power.

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Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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Global electric vehicle market growth is projected to rise from 1.7 million vehicles in 2020 to 26 million vehicles in 2030 and 54 million by 2040 at least. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companies in the world. Nikola Corporation and General Motors Co.

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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. Batteries China Health Manufacturing Market Backgroun

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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH built the electric trucks to Penske’s specifications to ensure a satisfactory experience across many market segments.

2020 269

New industry collaboration for hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale in Europe: H2Accelerate

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Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe. Hold discussions with policy makers and regulators to encourage policies which can support a sustainable and speedy activation of the zero emissions long haul trucking market. Second half of 2020s: Achieve volume manufacture ‘000’s per year. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Market Background

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Dürr and Techno Smart partner on manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for e-cars

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Dürr is positioning itself in the growing Li-ion battery market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems.

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Audi using augmented reality to increase efficiency in logistics planning

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Manufacturing Market BackgroundAudi is using augmented reality (AR) to plan complex logistics processes. The virtual presentation of three dimensional holograms that are shown in their actual environment helps planners to better evaluate the future situation.

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Hyundai Motor Group to acquire controlling interest in mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics

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The deal is also expected to allow Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics to leverage each other’s respective strengths in manufacturing, logistics, construction and automation. Hyundai Motor Group believes that the robotics market has potential for significant growth in the future.

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ACEA map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

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The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map that illustrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and GDP per capita for each of the 27 EU member states and the United Kingdom.

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Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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In the third quarter of 2020, 9.9% during the same period last year, according to data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). During the third quarter, cars powered by conventional internal combustion engines lost further ground, with their overall market share going down from 88.6% million units in the third quarter of 2020. This represents a market share of 47.5%, with gasoline going below the mark of 50% for the first time since 2016.

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Mitsubishi introducing PHEV version of redesigned Eclipse Cross; 2nd MMC PHEV on market

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The new Eclipse Cross will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain (PHEV) in select global markets. The Eclipse Cross will be the second Mitsubishi PHEV on the market. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-generation transportation needs is based off the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and leverages 90% commercial off-the-shelf parts. Diesel Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Porsche produces prototype complete housing for an electric drive using 3D printing

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This proves that additive manufacturing with all its advantages is also suitable for larger and highly-stressed components in electric sports cars. Another advantage of additive manufacturing is the fact that numerous functions and parts can be integrated.

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Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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The proceeds of the bond will be used to fund the design, development and manufacturing of fully electric cars in line with the company’s recently established Green Finance Framework. Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Lightning Systems more than tripling size of manufacturing and R&D facility in Colorado

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With more than $32 million in pending orders from commercial and government fleets, commercial electric vehicle supplier Lightning Systems is more than tripling the size of its manufacturing, research and development facility in Loveland, Colorado. Conversions Electric (Battery) Manufacturin

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Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., The stake will give Daimler the option to nominate a representative for a seat on the supervisory board of the battery cell manufacturer.

2020 227

Toyota Europe establishes Fuel Cell Business Group

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Toyota is leading the way with strong investment in the Hydrogen Society, through next-generation vehicles, the opening of new markets and technology applications, in extra fuel cell production capacity and in our organization here in Europe.

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Enovix raises $45M; working to develop its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion technology for EV market

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Rodgers and York Capital), and non-dilutive funding from market-leading customers. The facility is expected to produce batteries for delivery in late 2020 and to reach a run-rate of 8 million units per year as it ramps in 2021 and 2022.

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IDTechEx: Market value for hybrid electric vehicles to peak at $792 billion in 2027

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In a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—IDTechEx forecasts that market value for hybrid electric vehicles will peak at $792 billion in 2027. However, IDTechEx expects the HEV market to continue its strong growth.

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INEOS Automotive acquires Hambach production site from Mercedes-Benz

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INEOS Automotive has acquired the manufacturing facility at Hambach from Mercedes-Benz and will start to build its Grenadier 4x4 there in late 2021. Manufacturing at Hambach ensures that INEOS remains on track to meet its plans to deliver the Grenadier to customers in early 2022.

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ACEA: EU commercial vehicle registrations: down 23.2% in Q1 2020; -47.3% in March

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In March 2020, demand for new commercial vehicles fell by 47.3% across the EU, as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 lead to the closure of dealerships, according to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). Bus COVID-19 Europe Heavy-duty Market Background Sale

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing Market Background Power Generation Solar Vehicle ManufacturersAudi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. Since the start of the year, the site in Gy?r

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DOE selects 11 manufacturing and materials projects to receive $3.3M for high performance computing research

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The projects will use high performance computing to address key technical challenges in US manufacturing and materials development. Through DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, selected teams will work with the Department’s National Laboratories to apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis for projects that improve manufacturing productivity and explore materials that can withstand extreme conditions.

2020 196

Next phase of THEA’s connected vehicle pilot brings together auto manufacturers and road operators

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The next step in the Connected Vehicle space is to begin working with the auto industry manufacturers. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) vehicles and hardware provide the next evolution of delivering safer transportation. In September 2020, phase 4 of the THEA CV Pilot kicked off to begin the planning for incorporating the OEMs into the pilot. Connected vehicles Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 161

IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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However, regulations, market design and the costs of power and electrolyzer production are still major barriers to the uptake of green hydrogen, the IRENA report says. Emissions Forecasts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background

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DOE’s Manufacturing Institute to award $35M to support R&D in recycling, reuse and remanufacturing

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Manufacturing Institute announced approximately $35 million to support research and development (R&D) that will enable US manufacturers to increase the recovery, recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing of plastics, metals, electronic waste, and fibers. Manufacturing Market Background Recycling

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