Car industry enters ‘golden age of innovation’

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The global car industry is entering a global age of innovation according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), making leaps and bounds in four key technology areas; powertrain, lightweight materials, connectivity and active safety (or assisted driving).

Stiff competition for electric cars

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According to a draft of the Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) latest report on automotive propulsion, Powering Autos to 2020, conventional [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news automotive technologies Boston Consulting Group internal combustion engines Powering Autos to 2020

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Boston Consulting Groups Says Hybrids and EVs Will Continue to Gain Market Share

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Despite high costs for batteries, Boston Consulting Group predicts that more and more hybrids and electrics vehicles will be on our roads in the future. BCG conducted in-depth studies into battery costs for EVs and plug-in vehicles. Their findings suggest that a battery pack the size of the one found in the Chevy Volt costs upwards of $16,000

Bosch launches eScooter sharing service under new Coup brand

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The set-up and operation of the sharing platform have taken place in close strategic partnership with BCG Digital Ventures, the corporate venturing subsidiary of the Boston Consulting Group. Bosch is launching its new Coup eScooter sharing service in Berlin.

Electric cars will remain ‘too pricey’ over next decade

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The research undertaken by global management consultancy, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), found that without a major technological breakthrough, batteries used in fully electric cars were likely to remain prohibitively expensive. Tags: Electric cars Hybrid cars batteries Boston Consulting Group cost hybrids Electric cars are unlikely to become cheap enough to lead to widespread uptake over the coming decade, a new study concludes.

Ford and Sollers sign MoU to establish a JV in Russia

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The proposed JV is one of a number of new market expansions focused on the Russian car market, which the Boston Consulting Group this week said may become the world’s sixth-largest by 2020, selling 4 million cars a year. Other new and recent expansion activities focused on Russian include: A reported JV between Volkswagen and GAZ Group to produce 300,000 cars per year in Russia.

PRTM: Operational Gains Can Help Drive Li-ion Cost Reduction Exceeding 50% by 2020, with Plug-in Vehicle Adoption of 10%

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A series of recent reports—one from the National Research Council (NRC) ( earlier post ) and another from the Boston Consulting Group ( earlier post )—concluded that an expected continuing high cost of lithium-ion batteries will dampen mass market adoption of plug-in vehicles.

BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Although lithium-ion cell and pack costs are expected to fall sharply by 2020, they are unlikely to drop enough to support widespread adoption of fully electric vehicles without a major breakthrough in battery technology, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

UC Davis report finds LCFS compliance costs may rise rapidly; recommends offsetting measures

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Several groups have studied potential future compliance scenarios under the LCFS including Boston Consulting Group (2012) and ICF International (2013).

A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

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In January, EnerDel hosted a group of journalists at its Indiana facilities and provided a plant tour showcasing its cell manufacturing and pack assembly processes. by Bill Cooke.

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Advocacy groups argue the task force’s assessment is shortsighted and worry that the Volt project may land in the scrap heap as G.M. The group pointed to a B.C.G. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.