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. Market Background Oil

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2020 Detroit Auto Show cancels amid COVID-19 pandemic; expected conversion of TCF Center to field hospital

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The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will cancel its June 2020 show in Detroit in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expected plans to repurpose TCF Center into a temporary field hospital.

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Audi Electric-Powered Compressor gives 2020 Audi S6 and S7 models a boost; 48V MHEV architecture

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Brought to the US market for the first time in the 2020 Audi S6 and S7, Audi’s Electric-Powered Compressor (EPC) comes paired to the 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged TFSI V6 engine.

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

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The decline of the European new car market has continued throughout February. As of 29 February, JATO data has shown that the impact of COVID-19 had yet to hit the European automotive market.

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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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After a large increase of new vehicle registrations in Europe in December 2019, volumes for January decreased, marking another month of transition for the complex new car market. A total of 1,138,057 new passenger cars were registered in Europe in January 2020, representing a decline of 7.6%

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Why the Toyota RAV4 is the best hybrid for the US market

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Sometimes the market speaks decisively about what it wants, and we can make a tremendous impact by simply playing matchmaker rather than pushing back. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2020

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2020 Kia Niro EV: Price hike brings bigger infotainment screens but no extra range

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market is returning for its second model year with just a few changes, none of which affect key specs like range or charging. The 2020 Kia Niro (2019 model pictured) has changed slightly. Kia’s only all-electric car for the U.S.

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US plug-in electric vehicle sales decline in 2019 due to softer PHEV sales; ~2% of market

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Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins SalesFollowing a year of rapid growth in 2018, in which sales nearly doubled from the previous year, sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US declined in 2019, due to lower sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Trump invokes DPA to get GM moving on ventilators

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New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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Create public incentives to bridge barriers to the initial market launch. Forecasts Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Market Background

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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. million units for 2020, with light vehicle sales forecast to post 22.4

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Lux predicts energy storage market will hit $546B by 2035

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The total energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in annual revenue by 2035, according to a report released by Lux Research.

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Satellite data show resurgence in NO2 emissions over China

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The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) observed a decrease of fine particulate matter—one of the most important air pollutants—in February 2020 compared to the previous three years. Behavior China Emissions Health Market Background Policy

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Si-dominant Li-ion company Enevate targeting power tool market

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Enevate, a pioneer in advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology capable of high energy density and fast charging for electric vehicles (EV), is applying its battery solutions to advanced power cells for the power tool market and other high power applications.

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Volkswagen AG releases medical personnel in Germany with full pay for voluntary work in the public health service

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Health Manufacturing Market BackgroundVolkswagen AG is releasing employees with medical qualifications for up to 15 working days with full pay if they volunteer for work in the public health service.

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CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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CASE has the capability to produce additional units throughout 2020 before ramping up production to meet greater demand in following years. The 580 EV is the first formal entry into the electric equipment market for CASE.

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Petrobras directing supercomputer capacity to Folding@home Project effort on coronavirus

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Brazil Health High Performance Computing Market Background Oil Simulation

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Porsche presents 3D-printing technology for bucket seats

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The “3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat” will be available from Porsche Tequipment as a driver’s seat for the 911 and 718 ranges from as early as May 2020. 3D printing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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INEOS to build new hand sanitizer plant in UK in 10 days to make 1M bottles per month; to replicate in Germany

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Ethanol Europe Health Manufacturing Market BackgroundINEOS, a leading chemcial manufacturer, announced it will build a UK factory to produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitizer per month within 10 days and will replicate this in Germany.

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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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Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market BackgroundThe Thailand Board of Investment announced that Thailand has received more foreign direct investment supporting the country’s growing electric vehicle production ecosystem.

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

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As a consequence, we will see a rising number of automotive OEMs start developing C-V2X modules for their cars during 2020. —Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research. 5G Connected vehicles CV2X Forecasts Market Background

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NACFE to focus on electric trucks in regional haul

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It is also a rather large segment of the market with sufficient scale to have a big impact on the industry. We are embarking on a three-year project to gain a better understanding of how commercial battery electric vehicles will best fit into the regional haul market.

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Ford working with 3M, GE, UAW to speed production of respirators for healthcare workers, ventilators for COVID-19 patients

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3D printing Health Manufacturing Market BackgroundFord Motor Company, joining forces with firms including 3M and GE Healthcare, is lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to expand quickly production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and patients fighting COVID-19.

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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. Health Market Background Policy Safety

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GM collaborating with Ventec to increase production of VOCSN multi-function ventilator for COVID-19 response

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Health Manufacturing Market Background

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BMW Group plans > €30B on future-oriented technologies up to 2025; all-electric 7 Series model coming

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We have set ourselves clear targets for 2020. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Honeywell to release most powerful quantum computer yet by mid-2020; QCCD architecture

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Honeywell announced that due to a breakthrough in technology, it will release a quantum computer with a quantum volume of at least 64, twice that of the next alternative in the industry, by the middle of 2020. Market Background Quantum computing

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TU Wien researchers develop neural hardware for image recognition in nanoseconds

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2020) “Ultrafast machine vision with 2D material neural network image sensors.” Autonomous driving Market Background SensorsResearchers at TU Wien (Vienna) have developed an ultra-fast image sensor with a built-in neural network; the sensor can be trained to recognize certain objects.

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Toyota Blockchain Lab accelerating blockchain technology initiatives and external collaboration

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Blockchain Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersToyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Financial Services Corporation launched a cross-Group virtual organization, Toyota Blockchain Lab, in April 2019.

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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns to California, other states by order

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The often-overlooked Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the closest thing on the market to the discontinued (and much-loved) Chevrolet Volt.

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Volkswagen using AR to design new production lines in Chattanooga

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HMI Manufacturing Market Background

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Northwestern team develops decentralized swarming algorithm for autonomous vehicles

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Rubenstein (2020) “Shape Formation in Homogeneous Swarms Using Local Task Swapping,” in IEEE Transactions on Robotics doi: 10.1109/TRO.2020.2967656. Autonomous driving Controls and controllers Market Background

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European Commission announces Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realizing their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-clean energy system. Europe Hydrogen Market Background

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on Li-ion battery recycling

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a Li-ion battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. The parties aim to foster the production and use of responsibly produced recycled raw materials in the battery market.

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Number of vehicles per person is still down from its maximum in 2006

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Behavior Market BackgroundBy Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This is my latest update on the recent changes in the number of registered vehicles in the United States. In the previous analysis , I examined the data from 1984 through 2017. This analysis adds new calculations for 2018.

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USDA Ag Innovation Agenda targets biofuel blend rates of 15% in 2030, 30% in 2050

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Renewable Energy: Increase the production of renewable energy feedstocks and increase biofuel production efficiency and competitiveness to achieve market-driven blend rates of 15% of transportation fuels in 2030 and 30% of transportation fuels by 2050.

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EPHA: Coronavirus threat greater for polluted cities; clean air returning to cities in lockdown

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Emissions Health Market Background Urban mobilityThose living in polluted cities are more at risk from COVID-19, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) warned today.

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

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Sales in the world’s single largest vehicle market sank 33.1% Many established automakers and suppliers have hinged their business plans on China in light of its previously reliable sales growth, especially as western markets begin to contract having reached peak motorization. Only 6.2

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ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals.

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UCSD team offers roadmap of four challenges for solid-state battery commercialization

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If this class of batteries is to enter the market within the next few years, the battery community needs ways to manufacture and handle their sensitive component materials cost effectively and at large scales.

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Workhorse Group to unveil new C650 electric step van at NTEA Work Truck Show

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A combination of lightweight design, modular battery pack, and a 4-wheel independent suspension system with rear air shocks makes our new C 650 unlike any electric vehicle on the market. Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background

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