Cummins acquires Johnson Matthey’s automotive battery systems business; the two will collaborate on eLNO high energy battery materials

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has acquired Johnson Matthey’s UK automotive battery systems business , a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Manufacturers

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ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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to 34,123 units. Four of the five major EU markets recorded double-digit losses in the diesel segment: Spain (-13.8%), the United Kingdom (-12.0%), Italy (-11.8%) and Germany (-10.1%). from 594 units in 2018 to 1,607 buses sold in 2019. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Sale

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UK Royal Mail electric vans now entering service

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The United Kingdom's Royal Postal Service has entered a new era as its first electric mail vans enter service. Europe UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle fleetIn total, nine electric postal vans from local company Arrival will enter the Royal Post's fleet, along with another 100 electric vans to be added in December from French brand Peugeot. The Arrival electric vans are capable of traveling.

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Voltia conversion expands Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery van for London

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As the United Kingdom joins other countries in committing to a future ban on fossil-fuel vehicles, commercial fleet operators that rely on diesel vehicles are left in a bit of a pickle. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle youtube Nissan e-NV200Nissan has an answer in its zero-emission eNV200 electric cargo van, but its small dimensions leave a lot to be desired for commercial operators that need.

Yutong Bus to deliver 100 electric buses to Chile

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The E12 Electrical Bus, the model Yutong will deliver to Chile, is equipped with 324 kWh battery capacity and low energy consumption. Zhengzhou Yutong Bus’ annual sales volume reaches 67,568 units, with more than 100,000 new energy buses sold to date. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

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The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well. launch, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has now arrived in the United Kingdom with a 36-mile rated range on battery power alone on the optimistic NEDC.

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Toshiba to supply Lithium-titanate battery for 2MW energy storage system project in UK; 1MWh SCiB

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Toshiba Corporation will supply the battery for the United Kingdom’s first 2MW scale lithium-titanate battery based Energy Storage System (ESS) to support grid management. The company’s 1MWh SCiB battery will be installed in a primary substation in central England in September. Large-scale ESS are seen as a versatile solution in managing electricity supply.

Volkswagen has 30k+ reservations for the ID.3 1ST edition; most from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and UK

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Most of the pre-bookers live in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. has three different battery sizes available; a large battery (77 kWh net), a medium-sized battery (58 kWh net) and a small battery (45 kWh net).

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San Francisco selects BAE Systems Series-ER for 68 transit buses for Green Bus Zones

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Buses can now switch to battery power from a combustion engine, temporarily eliminating diesel emissions when they cross the threshold of a green zone. Series-ER has also made the trip overseas to the United Kingdom, where it is powering new double deck buses in Brighton.

JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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In Europe, the e-vehicle market is almost equally divided between battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars. Behavior Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background

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Volkswagen raises EV forecast for 2025 to 1.5M vehicles from ID. family; 1M by 2023

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Since 2018, the Passat and Tiguan have been available as plug-in hybrids in China, where they were followed by battery electric versions of the Bora and Lavida this year. Half of the customers opted for a battery electric vehicle and the other half for a plug-in hybrid.

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AstraZeneca electrifying global vehicle fleet

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The Climate Group is also announced that the Government of the United Kingdom will become the first government to act as an International Ambassador for the EV100 initiative. Electric (Battery) FleetsThe Climate Group announced that global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will join its business leadership initiative on electric vehicles, EV100 ( earlier post ); AstraZeneca will switch its 16,000-vehicle fleet to electric by 2030.

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EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The PolyZion (Fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery based on ionic liquids) received funding of €2.4 The resulting battery device is intended to be low cost, have low environmental impact and have the energy and power density necessary to compete will alternative battery technologies in the hybrid and EV markets.

Toyota Mirai FCV wins at the e-Rally Monte-Carlo

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Thirty-five crews of nine different nationalities were registered, primarily with battery electric vehicles. The Toyota Mirai is currently available for sale in seven European countries: Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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In-wheel electric drive company Protean Electric raises $40M; JV with Weifu

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Protean maintains operations in the United Kingdom, China and the US, with its manufacturing plant at Tianjin, China. Electric (Battery) Motors Vehicle Systems

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ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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United Kingdom), (Spain); and the car club TCS (Switzerland). A new and more appropriate test procedure, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), has been developed through the United Nations and will be implemented in the EU from 2017 onwards.

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Pike Research forecasts hybrids and plug-ins to grow to 4% of European market in 2020

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Pike Research forecasts that electric vehicles—conventional hybrids (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and battery-electrics (BEVs)—will grow from 0.7% The top six European countries for BEVs on the road in 2020 will be Germany, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden, Pike projects, together representing more than 67% of the total market, with each having a volume in excess of six figures.

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Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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The Yadea Z3 is powered by Panasonic 18650 battery cells. The battery cells are capable of keeping dynamic performance in environments from -10 to 55 ˚C (15 to 122 ˚F). kilograms (21 pounds), the Z3 battery can be quickly charged within 2 hours and last for 75 miles.

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8 countries commit to increase the share of EVs in their government fleets

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At the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22), eight nations—Canada, China, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the US— signed a Government Fleet Declaration , pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them. Electric (Battery) Policy

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DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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The motor is powered by a battery pack of up to 222 kWh, providing a range of up to 220 kilometers when the truck is fully laden. As the battery pack is modular, capacity can be scaled to the range required by customers. Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-duty Hybrids

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Bus manufacturer NFI Group acquires Alexander Dennis Limited for US$405M

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The combined business creates an independent global bus OEM with market-leading positions in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, North America and a growing footprint in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background

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First application of ZF’s AxTrax AVE electric portal axle in a fuel cell configuration; bus by ADL

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During field testing, the prototype operated along actual bus routes in several cities throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to the AxTrax AVE, ZF also provided the inverter, the EST 54 electronic control unit and the appropriate control software.

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International review study seeks to improve modeling for plug-in vehicle adoption

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The team reviewed models from 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Ireland. What is the effect of rebates, tax credits, battery research and development and high-occupancy vehicle lane access?

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Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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This announcement comes as pre-orders of xStorage Home begin today in the United Kingdom, Norway and Germany with other European markets to follow in the coming months. Nissan and Eaton also announced a 10-year deal with Amsterdam ArenA—home of Ajax Football Club and world-famous entertainment venue—to provide back-up power to the arena from second-life Nissan LEAF batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Smart Grid Solar

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BAE Systems delivers 7,000th series hybrid-electric system for buses

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BAE’s Series-E system is configured to power buses with hybrid-electric power, and the same system components can also be configured to drive on pure-electric power by adding more batteries and removing the diesel engine.

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US$7.5M JOSPEL project to develop energy efficient climate control for EVs; leveraging Joule and Peltier effects

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Even in today’s modern electric vehicles, a lot of energy is wasted on heating or cooling, in turn limiting the already relatively short range by further draining the battery capacity. Besides improving on the heating/cooling technology through thermoelectric technology and effects, JOSPEL will also enhance the energy and battery efficiency through various other solutions, such as improving on the insulation via new glazing designs, reducing the energy needed to defrost and so on.

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Wrightspeed named as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

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Advanced Li-ion battery company 24M was also selected this year. Other selected pioneers come from France (2), Luxembourg (2), and Canada, Israel, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Plug-insWrightspeed Inc., developer of heavy-duty range-extended electric vehicle powertrains, was named one of the current crop of World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers—and was the only purely automotive technology company so selected.

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Nissan LEAF global sales reach 100,000 units

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Nissan LEAF global sales have reached the 100,000 mark; the 100,000 th unit is being bought by a customer in the United Kingdom. The Nissan LEAF, the first mass-produced battery-electric vehicle, remains the best-selling EV, with a 45% market share. Since its launch in December 2010 Nissan has seen the pace of sales increase consistently and 2013 was a record year. The LEAF is now available to customers in 35 countries on four continents.

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Protean Electric raises $70M to accelerate adoption of in-wheel drive systems for electrified vehicles in China

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Protean maintains operations in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and the United States, and has a manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China. Electric (Battery) Motors Vehicle Systems

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IHS: 9% of solar PV systems in North America will have attached storage in 2018

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These charges can make up a significant portion of a business’s electricity bill; however, using a battery and PV to reduce peaks in grid power consumption can reduce these costs significantly. Although having a source of back-up power is desirable, particularly in areas that have experienced long blackouts, it is rarely valued enough to justify the high cost of a battery system.

International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

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California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; Québec in Canada; and The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom in Europe are the founding members. All seven of the US states joining the alliance are also members of a multi-state task force to support electric vehicles in the United States. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Market Background

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Asian Development Bank providing $300M towards replacing 100K gasoline trikes with E-Trikes in the Philippines; $300M for major road upgrades in Chhattisgarh, India

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The new E-Trikes, which run on an electric motor and rechargeable lithium-ion battery, will be introduced to Metro Manila and other urban centers across the Philippines under a lease-to-own arrangement. Electric (Battery) India Other Asia Policy

Ford, Detroit Edison and Extreme Power Working to Build One of Michigans Largest Solar Power Systems at Michigan Assembly Plant; 2 MWh Battery Storage System

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Electric vehicle battery charging. Ford also will install 10 electric vehicle-charging stations at Michigan Assembly to demonstrate advanced battery charging technologies using renewable energy and other smart-grid advances. Ford also will demonstrate the possibility for using electrified vehicle batteries as stationary power storage devices after their useful life as vehicle power sources is over.

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IEA: Electric vehicles posted strong gains in 2016; 2M now in global parc

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Six countries more than over 1% electric car market share in 2016: Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, the United Kingdom and China. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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Registrations increased in all EU Member States except Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) continued to increase—last year by 42%.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance sells its 250,000th EV

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Nissan LEAF remains the best-selling electric vehicle yet, with more than 180,000 units sold. The Renault-Nissan Alliance offers six battery-electric vehicle models. Nissan’s top EV markets are the United States, with about 80,000 sales since LEAF’s launch, Japan with about 53,500 units, and Europe with about 41,500. Renault’s top markets are France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Norway.

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ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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ECV Units sold. United Kingdom. ECV Units sold. Electric (Battery) Europe Policy SalesThe European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives.

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Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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ICCT study details differences in fiscal policies to support uptake of EVs across 11 major markets

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2012 and 2013 market share vs. per-vehicle incentive for battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric PHEV (where applicable, only company car market incentives shown here). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Policy Sales

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Ford begins Transit Connect Electric shipments

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The first Ford Transit Connect Electrics are being shipped to customers across North America and the United Kingdom as part of a demonstration project. The commercial vans are equipped with Azure Dynamics Force Drive battery electric powertrain and have been assembled at AM General in Livonia, Michigan. They are expected to reach the market 13months [.].

Polestar modestly optimizes Volvo V60 diesel Plug-in Hybrid

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kWh lithium-ion battery pack installed under the floor of the load compartment. The optimization is so far only available in Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) continued to increase. Two out of three new vans (70%) registered in the EU and in Iceland were sold in just five Member States: the United Kingdom (20%), France (19%), Germany (15%), Italy (9%) and Spain (7%).

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IEA: time to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future

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That’s the equivalent of the annual carbon emissions of the United Kingdom and Indonesia combined. The recent successes of solar PV, wind, batteries and electric vehicles have shown that policy and technology innovation have the power to build global clean energy industries. In a major new report on hydrogen, the International Energy Agency says that the time is right to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future.

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