GM and Honda expanding partnership to codevelop series of affordable EVs in most popular vehicle segments; on sale in 2027

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General Motors and Honda plan to expand the two companies’ relationship by codeveloping a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology. The companies are working together to enable global production of millions of EVs starting in 2027, including compact crossover vehicles, leveraging the two companies’ technology, design and sourcing strategies.

GM, Honda announce new partnership to build affordable electric vehicles


General Motors and Honda have announced a new partnership to develop affordable electric vehicles based on a global platform. “GM By 2027, GM and Honda plan to launch low-priced and affordable electric options, including compact crossover vehicles, officials said.


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

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At an event in the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan, General Motors unveiled the core of its new strategy to grow the company’s EV sales quickly, efficiently and profitably. Ongoing technological and manufacturing breakthroughs will drive costs even lower, the company said.

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IHS Automotive forecasts global production of plug-in vehicles to rise by 67% this year

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Global electric vehicle production forecast for 2014. Driven by tighter emission standards in Europe, worldwide production of plug-in electric vehicles(PEVs)—including both battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models—will increase by 67% this year, according to IHS Automotive, driven by Polk. rise in global manufacturing of all motor vehicles expected in 2014. share for PEVs in the global market this year.

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Lessons From Norway’s Journey To Becoming The Global Leader In EV Adoption


Norway leads electric vehicle (EV) adoption, boasting the highest share of new EV purchases worldwide. In the last five months, zero-emission vehicles have made up over 50% of its overall car sales , up from 31.2% Norway’s bustling EV market shows no signs of slowing down.

Navigant forecasts global medium- and heavy-duty alt powertrain sales to exceed 820K units in 2026

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According to a new forecast report from Navigant Research, global commercial alternative powertrain medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) sales will grow from about 347,000 vehicles in 2016 to more than 820,000 in 2026, representing a CAGR of about 9%. Whereas fuel cost used to be a major driver for fleet managers, the lowering of oil prices and the availability of low-cost natural gas has reduced this concern, Navigant notes.

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UK study concludes cumulative global sales of EVs could reach 30M units by 2050, or 1.5% of projected global car parc; decisive global action required

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A new review of the global market prospects for electric vehicles by UK-based Trend Tracker Ltd concludes that given a steady increase in producer investment; positive legislative and fiscal influences and consumer acceptance, and subject to requisite technical advances, by 2050 the cumulative sales of electric cars could feasibly reach 30 million units—approximately 1.5% of the global car parc (2 billion units) projected for then.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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During 2014, the global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) industry is poised to grow by 86% and will surpass more than 346,000 new vehicles sold, according to a new white paper—“ Electric Vehicles: 10 Predictions for 2014 ”—published by Navigant Research. This would bring the global total of PEVs on the road to more than 700,000 by the end of the year, according to the firm’s calculations. Since the FCV and BEV platforms share many of the same systems (e.g.,

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Rough road for EV industry

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By Brent Wilson, CEO of Galvanic Energy. America’s electric vehicle (EV) industry seems to have hit a rough patch of pavement in recent months. Even Tesla, despite its substantial efforts to hold the line on affordability, has suffered from the effects of war, supply chain disruptions and the rising costs of raw materials. The company shut down orders after reaching 200,000 units, citing a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. “We’ll

UC Davis, ITDP study suggests global shift to public transport, NMT and away from cars could save $100T through 2050 and cut GHGs

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One of the more affordable ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to design cities to give people clean options for using public transportation, walking and cycling and to move away from car-centric development, according to a new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). The costs of the “High Shift” (HS) are about $400 trillion ($160T in OECD and $240T in non-OECD countries).

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IRENA: doubling global share of renewable energy by 2030 could save trillions annually from avoided expenditures on pollution and climate change

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Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to US$4.2 REmap: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future, released today at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue , recommends options to boost the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix from just over 18% today, to as much as 36% by 2030. This second edition of IRENA’s global roadmap broadens its analysis to cover 40 countries, representing 80% of global energy use.

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All you need to know about lithium miners & battery producers 

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The BEVs are becoming cheaper than conventional cars and current technology could already electrify over 70% of transport energy demand and lead to a large reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Key efforts for the adoption of electric vehicles. Global EV sales.

Ford Anticipates 10-25% Of Its Global Fleet to Be Electrified by 2020

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Ford anticipates that electrified vehicles—hybrids (HEV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV), and battery-electric vehicles (BEV)—will represent 2-5% of its global fleet by 2015, and then increase rapidly to 10-25% of its global fleet by 2020, said Nancy Gioia, Ford’s Director of Global Electrification, in several talks at Plug-in 2010 in San Jose, California this week. Affordability. must have a constancy of purpose.

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UK launches new $1.6B commercialization program for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and first UK CCS Roadmap; making a play for global leadership

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Proximity of the UK’s largest industrial emitters to CO 2 storage sites in the North and Irish Seas. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a new competition for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to drive down costs by supporting practical experience in the design, construction and operation of commercial scale CCS ( CCS Commercialization Programme ) with £1 billion (US$1.6 Our offer is one of the best anywhere in the world.

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McKinsey Report Finds 47% Reduction in Global Automotive Emissions Feasible by 2030; Timely Action By All Stakeholders Required

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Global passenger vehicle CO 2 emissions and abatement potential under three primary scenarios. A new study by management consultants McKinsey & Company estimates that an integrated approach to carbon abatement in the automotive sector, much of it using proven technologies, could reduce global passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 47% (2.2 gigatons) relative to a ‘do nothing’ scenario, even in the context of ongoing growth in the global vehicle parc.

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Hyundai Motor accelerates hydrogen technology development through 3 strategic investments

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Hyundai Motor Company announced key investments into three hydrogen companies—Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies—to strengthen its leadership position in the global hydrogen fuel cell ecosystem. The collaborations will enable Hyundai to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and enhance the efficiency of its fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) manufacturing.

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IRENA report says tripling renewables investment required to reach 2050 climate goal

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Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at US$351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Global landscape of renewable energy finance in 2017-2018.

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IEF, IHS Markit: deepening underinvestment in hydrocarbons raises specter of continued price shocks and volatility

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Underinvestment in oil and gas development extended into a second year in 2021 even as global energy demand rebounded, raising the prospect of price shocks, scarcity and growing energy poverty, according to a new report by the International Energy Forum (IEF) and IHS Markit.

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GlobalData: Maruti Suzuki expects lower EV penetration in India by 2030 compared to government’s target

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It also iterated that the government’s target of 30% EV sales by 2030 may be difficult to achieve as the company expects EV penetration level between 8-10% by 2030 that looks realistically more possible, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Suzuki Motors has a global EV alliance with Toyota, however it has lags with regards to its BEV strategy in India. However, MSI does have an ambition to achieve leadership in the segment in the second half of the decade.

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ABB and PERIC join forces to develop future efficient hydrogen electrolyzers

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ABB and PERIC, China’s leading manufacturer of hydrogen electrolyzers, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the widespread adoption of hydrogen as an energy source. Both companies will explore how the integration of ABB’s automation, electrification and digital solutions with PERIC’s electrolyzers can help reduce hydrogen generation costs in the future.

IEA: Decisive action by governments is critical to unlock growth for low-carbon hydrogen

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Governments need to move faster and more decisively on a wide range of policy measures to enable low-carbon hydrogen to fulfil its potential to help the world reach net zero emissions while supporting energy security, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in a new report. When the IEA released its special report on The Future of Hydrogen for the G20 in 2019, only France, Japan and Korea had strategies for the use of hydrogen.

Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, introduced “Lightning On Tap” charging solutions, a comprehensive offering of AC and DC fast charge charging stations. Lightning Systems’ lineup of new chargers includes both AC and DC fast charge options, ranging from affordable 7.2kW AC chargers to high-end 100kW DC fast chargers, which deliver much shorter charging times for high-battery-capacity commercial EVs.

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GM goes all-in on EV battery development with new Michigan facility


“Today, General Motors announced the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, an all-new facility that will significantly expand the company’s battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer range, more affordable electric vehicle batteries.

CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. Details of the 28 companies awarded a total of $4.2 This novel technology would deliver safe, reliable, resilient, and cost-effective electric power in the grid.

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GEM commits to invest up to $100M in Skyworks Aeronautics; commercialization of eVTOL gyroplanes

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announced a $100-million investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, a Luxembourg-based private alternative investment group. Skyworks Aeronautics will control the timing and maximum amount of drawdowns under this facility and has no minimum drawdown obligation.

US, Europe and Japan to cooperate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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On the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, US Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette; Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Seko; and European Union Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Cañete signed a joint statement of future cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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DOE awarding $15M to 3 algae-based biofuel and bioproducts projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost harvest and processing technologies. Global Algae Innovations. Global Algae Innovations Inc.,

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The Further Adventures of The Solangelist

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As we move into the final month of the year 2008 I keep looking up at my rooftop longingly. So, it’s kind of hard to fulfill my global destiny as the pied piper of solar energy, the impassioned Solangelist preaching from my SunPowered pulpit at the big renewable revival meeting when my rooftop is still covering with nothing but asphalt shingles and raccoon scat. You can sense the source of my solar sadness, no? The county of L.A.

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Solid-state sodium battery company LiNa Energy closes £3.5M funding round

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Solid-state sodium battery company LiNa Energy ( earlier post ) has closed out a £3.5-million (US$4.8-million) late seed funding round, attracting a combination of existing and new investors. The company says that its design has the potential to exceed both lithium-ion and rest-of-market sodium-ion technologies on all performance measures, and at a cost of less than $50/kWh. —Dr Gene Lewis, CEO of LiNa Energy.

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UK supports Gigastack feasibility study with ITM Power, Ørsted, Element Energy; gigawatt-scale PEM electrolysis

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Gigastack, funded by the BEIS Hydrogen Supply Competition, will demonstrate the delivery of bulk, low-cost and zero-carbon hydrogen through gigawatt-scale polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysis, manufactured in the UK. The project aims to reduce the cost of electrolytic hydrogen through: Development of a new 5MW stack module design to reduce material costs. A new semi-automated manufacturing facility with an electrolyzer capacity of up to c.

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Toyota invests $394M in, collaborates with Joby on air mobility

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Toyota is collaborating with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services.

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SpaceX VP says Starship is already winning commercial launch contracts


Set to debut no earlier than (NET) the first quarter of 2022 with a semi-orbital launch that aims to send Starship about 85% of the way around the Earth , Starship has a ways to go before it’s ready to routinely launch payloads.

Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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The partners says that this hydrogen fuel cell electric bus solution will be the most cost-effective truly zero-emission option available, with a single-decker bus price below €375,000 after funding, a hydrogen price between €5 and €7 per kilogram and a service cost of €0.30 The hydrogen fuel cell electric bus is the ideal substitute for fossil solutions, without compromising range, operational ability or cost. —Jacob Krogsgaard, CEO of Everfuel.

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Aluminum industry says NHTSA/EPA draft rule assumptions on lightweighting in small cars false

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Last week, Mario Greco, chairman of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and director of global marketing of automotive for Arconic, testified on behalf of the aluminum industry before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a public hearing held in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Tesla set to dominate North America’s used car market as officials ponder 2nd-hand EV incentives


2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance gives way to the 2020 version of itself in drag race. Tesla started producing its affordable Model 3 sedan only a few years ago, but it has already started making headways in the used car market.

BNEF: steel industry set to pivot to hydrogen in green push; additional $278B for clean capacity and retrofits

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Steel production could be made with almost no carbon emissions through $278 billion of extra investment by 2050, according to a new report from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). By 2050, green hydrogen could be the cheapest production method for steel and capture 31% of the market.

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BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost and low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials, according to a new study on a unified African supply chain by BloombergNEF (BNEF).

Buyer’s Guide: 2022 Guide to Green Auto Loans

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Let’s explore the answer and some of the best options for anyone looking to buy a green or eco-friendly car in 2022. The world is collectively looking for ways to reduce global carbon emissions to prevent a looming climate crisis. Finding a Loan as Eco-friendly as Your Car.

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Arrival and Uber to collaborate on EV for ride-hailing industry; based on Small Vehicle Platform

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Commercial electric vehicle company Arrival is partnering with Uber to develop an affordable, purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) for ride-hailing drivers. Arrival went public in March; the Arrival Car is the realization of the Small Vehicle Platform (SVP) referenced in the company’s Investor Deck. As described, the SVP will support ranges between 100-300 km depending upon the configuration, and support a payload of 450-800 kg.2023.

Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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The goal of the roadmap is to reduce the complexity and cost of the battery significantly in order to make the electric car attractive and viable for as many people as possible. At the same time, the Group is aiming to secure the supply of battery cells beyond 2025. In Europe alone, six gigafactories with a total production capacity of 240 GWh are to be established by the end of the decade. New unified cell will deliver cost savings from 2023.

ABI Research: implementing DSRC above cellular is more cost-effective than implementing C-V2X

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New analysis of V2X (vehicle to everything) conducted by ABI Research finds that the cost of implementing DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communication) above cellular communications is expected to be $13.50 The global automotive industry has been extensively comparing DSRC and C-V2X as technology alternatives for enabling V2X in vehicles in order to prevent accidents.

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Tesla holds lowest vehicle price increase rate as new car prices hit all-time high


Tesla has the lowest vehicle price increase rate from September 2020 to September 2021 of all major automotive manufacturers, a study from Kelley Blue Book shows. The average price of a new car has hit an all-time high in the United States with the average cost increasing by 3.7%

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8 automakers to demonstrate DC fast charging with Combined Charging System at EVS26

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Eight global automakers will participate in a charging display and will demonstrate a harmonized single-port DC-fast charging technology at the upcoming EVS26 event in Los Angeles. The system is intended to optimize customer ease of use and to accelerate more affordable deployment of electrified vehicles and fast charging infrastructure. Chargers will be available commercially as of the end of 2012 and vehicles using the technology will be available starting 2013.

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