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. It also predicts that electric cars will continue to gradually gain market share in the coming.

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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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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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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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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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BNEF: EV sales to fall 18% in 2020, overall car market by 23% in response to health and economic crisis

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) forecasts that sales of electric passenger vehicles will fall 18% in 2020 to 1.7 The figures, if realized, have major implications for oil and electricity markets. The COVID-19 pandemic is set to cause a major downturn in global auto sales in 2020.

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CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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By the end of 2020, there will be 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. The 2020 growth curve can be tracked to a number of factors—the biggest one being demand.

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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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UC Davis study: roadkill declines as COVID-19 continues

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COVID-19 Health Market Background SafetyFewer wild animals, including threatened mountain lions, are becoming roadkill during shelter-in-place orders, according to a study on three states from the University of California, Davis.

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Faradion receives first order for sodium-ion batteries for Australian market

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the leader in sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery technology, has received its first order from ICM Australia for high-energy sodium-ion batteries for use in the Australian market. UK-based Faradion Ltd.,

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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% Each vehicle segment was strongly affected by the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak and all 27 EU markets recorded substantial declines last month. Each of the four main EU markets performed worse than in 2019.

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Mexico and Canada are the biggest recipients of US petroleum exports

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Source: US Energy Information Administration, May 2020 Monthly Energy Review, June 2020, Table 3.3f. Market Background OilTotal US petroleum exports have been increasing over the last 10 years, reaching an all-time high of 8.5 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2019.

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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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Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020. Behavior COVID-19 Market Background Sale

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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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Omdia: Power semiconductor market set for 6.9% decline in 2020 as COVID-19 hits smartphones & automotive

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The global power semiconductor market is set for a steep decline in 2020 as demand for these components plunges from the key markets of smartphones and automotive electronics due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to Omdia. Omdia now forecasts that the overall power semiconductor market will undergo a 6.9% decline in 2020, with revenue falling to $43.1 billion in 2020, down from $46.3 Discrete and module market revenue will decline by 10.6%

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Motor vehicle taxation brings in €440.4B for governments in major European markets

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New data shows that motor vehicles generate more than €440 billion in taxation per year for national governments in the major EU markets plus the UK, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reports. Europe Market Background Policy Regulations

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2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback goes 7% more miles, costs slightly more than SUV

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For at least a short time, the swoopier, racier-looking 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback—the version that looks faster—is a step ahead of the E-Tron SUV in something that definitely matters: range.

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Tesla sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

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The Silicon Valley automaker delivered 10,160 electric cars in China in March, its highest-ever monthly total in the world's largest new-car market, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) trade group.

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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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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 Background

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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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Guidehouse Insights names Rivian, NIO, and Nikola the leading EV “upstarts”

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A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 21 electric vehicle (EV) upstarts, with Rivian, NIO, and Nikola ranked as the leading market players. Electric (Battery) Market Background

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Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

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The LNG-powered car carrier ship, named Siem Confucius , left Emden, Germany on 16 June 2020 on its first voyage, which includes one stop in the US before heading to the Gulf of Mexico. LNG Market Background Ports and Marine Vehicle Manufacturers

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Prices rise significantly, and so does mpg

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The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers the best EPA-rated highway rating of any sedan on the market.

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ITER beginning assembly of fusion reactor tokamak

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Market Background Nuclear Power GenerationITER , the world’s largest international scientific collaboration, is beginning assembly of the fusion reactor tokamak that will include 12 different essential hardware systems provided by US ITER, which is managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Adamas: LG Chem edges out Panasonic in passenger EV battery capacity deployed in Q1 2020; the duo responsible for 60% of capacity deployed

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In the first quarter of 2020, passenger vehicle cell suppliers deployed 20.5 After losing the top spot to LG Chem in January and February of 2020, Panasonic bounced back in March, deploying 3.8 GWh in the first quarter of 2020 whereas Panasonic deployed a total of 6.05

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Lyft commits to 100% EVs by 2030

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Percent of total miles completed on the Lyft platform in EVs and business-as-usual projection for California, the US leader in EV market share. Electric (Battery) Market Background Mobility services Ridesharing

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Study estimates fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles from 1975–2018 saved 2T gallons of fuel, 17B tons of CO2

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Sims, Matteo Muratori (2020) “Two trillion gallons: Fuel savings from fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles, 1975–2018,” Energy Policy , Volume 142, 111517 doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111517. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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Will oil prices and post-pandemic hesitation hit EV sales harder than general market?

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The research firm Wood Mackenzie last Wednesday already suggested that it will—and that global sales of electric vehicles could drop 43 percent in 2020. Could the economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic affect electric vehicle sales?

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Ways2H partners with Ford, Bacon & Davis to build waste-to-H2 production facilities for clean fuel in US markets

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The two companies plan to build the first US modular thermochemical waste-to-hydrogen production facility in California in the fourth quarter of 2020, with a pipeline of additional projects to follow in 2021. Ways2H Inc.,

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Toyota launches stamping-type plating machine that significantly reduces environmental impact and transforms plating process

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Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersToyota Motor Corporation has developed a world’s stamping-type plating technology that uses a polymer membrane (solid electrolyte membrane), through which metal ions can pass, to apply plating, like a stamp, only to areas requiring plating.

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Nevada launches “Clean Cars Nevada” effort; adopting California LEV and ZEV

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Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Policy Regulations

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Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces 2.0L diesel Cargo Sprinter for US

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The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel Cargo variant will join the versatile Sprinter lineup in the US market that includes the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo diesel Cargo, Crew, Passenger and Cab Chassis, and the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline Passenger, Crew and Cargo variants.

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NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Notably, Dylan Cutler, principal investigator on the project, pointed out, the use of blockchain in the energy markets will require an examination of grid reliability and resiliency and cybersecurity concerns. Blockchain Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Generation

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Norsepower unveils first tiltable rotor sail installation with Sea-Cargo agreement

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the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, and SEA-CARGO, leading logistics provider in the North Sea market, announced an agreement to install two of Norsepower’s largest Rotor Sails ( earlier post ) on board the SC Connector , a sidedoor Ro-Ro. Norsepower Oy Ltd.,

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Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy sign joint development agreement for SOFC-powered ships

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Following commercialization, the two companies anticipate that the market for Bloom Energy Servers on SHI ships could grow to 300 megawatts annually.

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IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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Energy investment is set to fall by one-fifth in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of around 2%, which would have been the largest annual rise in spending in six years.

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Toyota to offer free access to THUMS virtual human body model software

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Software license sales through JSOL Corporation (Tokyo) and ESI Group (Paris) will come to an end during 2020, with the start of free access to THUMS. Market Background Safety Simulation

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IIHS study suggests late-model SUVs are still more lethal to pedestrians than cars

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Health Market BackgroundThough their designs have changed considerably over the past two decades, late-model SUVs still appear to be more likely to kill pedestrians than cars, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found.

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BMW announces support for Digital Key for iPhone

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for NFC was released in May 2020; the next generation of Digital Key using Ultra Wideband technology is already well underway. Connected vehicles HMI Market Background Standards Vehicle Manufacturers

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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million units in March 2020, down by 39% from March 2019. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month. Overall, the total for the first quarter of 2020 already highlights a reduction of 26% Q1 2019 with sales decreasing to 17.42 Registrations fell in all 27 markets, but with varying severity.

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Venti Technologies deploys two autonomous low-speed SUVs built by SAIC-GM-Wuling

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AI Autonomous driving China Market BackgroundVenti Technologies has successfully deployed two autonomous SUVs built by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW), the joint venture formed by Chinese automakers SAIC and Wuling, along with GM, achieving another milestone in its path to commercialization.

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