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2018 141

BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). VC/PE fundings of specialist clean energy companies have reached $7.5

2018 110

British company resurrects classic MGB and Jaguar XKSS as electrics

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First, it was the Porsche 911, then the Jaguar E-Type. Now it's the MGB. Converting classic old cars into electrics has become the rage across Europe. The latest comes from RBW Classic Electric Cars in the UK, which isn't taking classic MGBs and modifying them, but recreating new classic MGBs with electric powertrains. READ MORE: Royal couple's

2018 73

This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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When Chevron, or Phillips 66, or ExxonMobil or E&B oil companies give schools and nonprofits funding money they do it for one reason only. Sold them out to the very oil companies who are destroying their chance of having a decent future.

2015 246

Oil companies fight back for charging dollars

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As electric cars begin eating into profit growth at oil companies, the war for electric-car drivers' pocketbooks has begun. Electric utilities are counting on supplying increasing quantities of juice, especially during off-peak hours to make their operations more efficient—and not insignificantly to boost revenues along the way. Charging Networks

2018 63

California first state to regulate GHGs of ridesharing companies

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California Governor Brown signed SB 1014 , a bill requiring transportation network companies (TNCs) to account for, and reduce, the greenhouse gas emissions of their operations. The explosive growth of ride-hailing companies has left states facing a growing list of unintended consequences caused by on-demand transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft.

2018 87

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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2018 95

Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric cars

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While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded and sold a eBook reader company. While both left the company in 2008, they have kept their hands in. In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn't started by current CEO Elon Musk.

2018 65

HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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The company recently showcased its powertrain technology alongside Mack Trucks at Waste Expo 2016 in Las Vegas and signed a $30+ million deal with NZ Bus, signaling multinational and multimodal demand for the company’s powertrain technology. Wrightspeed Inc.,

2016 159

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2018 41

PHEV company VIA acquires automotive engineering company

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VIA Motors, a privately held plug-in electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, has acquired Prodigy Engineering, an electric vehicle design, engineering and prototyping company. Prodigy has been under contract with VIA to prototype new vehicle models for the company’s expanding portfolio. VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 mpg in typical daily driving, according to the company.

2014 80

Report: Volvo's parent company in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems

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As the company that has sold by far the most hybrids worldwide, the discussions could involve selling Toyota hybrid technology in Geely cars in China. Toyota revealed on Thursday that it is in talks with Chinese automaker Geely, which owns Volvo, about cooperation on hybrid vehicle technology, Reuters reported. Any agreement, however, could also. China Geely

2018 56

Navigant Research ranks EV charging network companies

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In a new Leaderboard Report , Navigant Research assesses the business strategy and execution of 12 companies offering public charging networks and EV charging services. Companies in the commercial charging space will face a transitional market over the next few years.

2016 99

Porsche takes 10% stake in the electric technology and sports car company Rimac; development partnership

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Porsche AG has taken a 10% stake in the technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili. As part of its electrification efforts, Porsche is seeking a development partnership with the young company.

2018 121

Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem produces bio-DME

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Using the company’s proprietary thermochemical technology, its innovation group has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. Enerkem is currently focused on the commercial production of biomethanol and advanced ethanol as sustainable biofuels replacing gasoline; however, this new development has the potential to expand the company’s biofuels business for the transportation sector.

2018 64

China-based autonomous driving company Momenta receives a new round of funding at a valuation over $1B

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Momenta , a China-based autonomous driving company, has secured a new round of funding from industry-leading strategic investors and government funds at a valuation north of $1 billion, making Momenta the first autonomous driving unicorn company in China.

2018 80

Daimler invests in electric bus company Proterra; exploring electrification of Daimler’s Thomas Built school buses

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Daimler Trucks & Buses is investing in the US company Proterra Inc. Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Daimler Trucks & Buses, made the announcement at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. Proterra was founded in 2004 with headquarters in California and is a leader in the business with electric buses for local transport. Daimler’s investment was part of a $155-million round co-led by Daimler and Tao Capital Partners.

2018 89

Teijin acquires composites company Inapal to expand European automotive business

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the Teijin Group’s holding company in the Netherlands. The company’s capabilities include Class A body panels, structural and underbody components using a variety of materials and processes, including sheet molding compound (SMC), carbon fiber SMC, pre-preg compression molding (PCM), direct long fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) and glass mat thermoplastic (GMT). Teijin Limited has acquired Inapal Plasticos SA (Inapal), a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal.

2018 64

Even oil companies now acknowledge electric cars are coming

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Now, even oil companies are starting to acknowledge that there may be reality in that dream of the future. Advocates have long suggested that electric vehicles will begin to take over daily driving duties, slowly but surely, from the internal-combustion engine. France's Total SA, one of the world's largest oil producers, released its future. emissions sales climate change plug-in cars

2017 72

Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

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Ten years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company. This author, in fact, profiled the company for IEEE Spectrum in the technology magazine's September 2007 issue. The six years that followed proved enormously painful for the Massachusetts company, however. DON'T MISS: A123 Systems To Recall. China Batteries lithium-ion battery pack A123 Systems Fisker Automotive Wanxiang Karma Revero

2017 65

Clean powertrain company Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

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Among the company’s current offerings are: emKERS. Punch Powertrain, a Belgium-based full-system supplier of fuel-efficient powertrains including transmissions and plug-in hybrid and battery-electric systems, is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee.

2018 91

London EV Company to trial its electric van in 2019

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London EV Company, manufacturer of the world’s most advanced electric taxi, has announced that it will start customer trials of its new electric van in the second half of 2019

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First Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD built; Musk claims company was "sabotaged"

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After laying off 9,000 workers last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a company-wide email in which he claimed an employee had committed "extensive and damaging sabotage" against the company. The news comes on the heels of another Musk tweet that congratulated employees for building the first all-wheel-drive Performance version of the Model 3

2018 63

Havelaar Bison all-electric utility truck announced by Canadian company

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Canadian company Havelaar is the most recent to try its hand at an electric vehicle; like a few other companies, it's proposing a purpose-built electric truck. The electric-vehicle market remains in infancy, but non-traditional automakers are beginning to explore and tap the potential market for multiple types of vehicles powered by batteries.

2017 64

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk announces company will stay public, abandons private push

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced late Friday via a statement on Tesla's website the automaker would give up plans to take the company private, just 17 days after the embattled executive announced on Twitter he was considering one of the largest leveraged buyouts in corporate history.

2018 56

Ricardo forms company to commercialize cryogenic split-cycle engine: CryoPower

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Ricardo has created a company—Dolphin N2 Ltd—to commercialize its CryoPower cryogenic split-cycle engine technology ( earlier post , earlier post.)

2018 91

Nissan Leaf sedan: company builds Sylphy, first electric car for China

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The company first introduced the car at the Beijing auto show in April. Nissan on Monday announced it had started production in China of a Nissan Leaf-based sedan called the Sylphy. China, the world's largest market for electric cars, also leans heavily toward sedans. The Sylphy stretches the Leaf's wheelbase to give it more rear passenger space. China

2018 54

Antenna company Airgain joins 5G Automotive Association

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Antenna technology company Airgain, Inc. The company joins leading telecommunications and automotive companies with the aim of accelerating the penetration of the connected and autonomous car and intelligent fleet management. has become a member of the 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ).

Desperate coal company CEO slammed Tesla electric cars as 'fraud'

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The debate over U.S. energy policy took a dramatic turn last month when Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk squared off against the CEO top privately-owned U.S. coal producer Murray Energy. In an interview for the CNBC show "Squawk Box," Robert Murray called Tesla and its electric cars a "fraud." He criticized the automaker for failing to turn a profit. plug-in cars renewable energy fossil fuels

2016 84

Kia Sorento Diesel crossover utility vehicle confirmed by company

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With Volkswagen having left a gaping void in the North American market for diesel vehicles, other automakers are taking a chance at exploiting the fuel for their own market-share gains. The latest entrant is Kia, which—for the first time in its 24-year U.S. history—will have a compression-ignition engine on dealership floors. Kia's. Diesels turbodiesel Fuel Economy

2018 59

Ford’s ride-sharing commuter shuttle service Chariot launches first European routes to serve companies and campuses

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Ford’s ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot launched its first European routes tailored for companies and campuses this week. Now, Chariot is expanding its focus to serve companies and out-of-town campuses where access by public transport can be difficult.

2018 105

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Concept Becomes A Company

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is the new company aimed at turning Musk''s pneumatic pod system into rapid-transit reality. Ground may already have been broken for California''s high speed rail network, but Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk''s competing Hyperloop transport system has moved a step closer to reality. Speaking to Fox News, HTT''s

2013 82

VW e-Golf in very short supply as company prepares for ID Crozz electric car

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The company has As VW gears up to begin selling its new ID line of electric cars, supplies of its existing electric car, the e-Golf have dropped to just 10 cars nationwide, according to our partners at Cars Direct. Inventories that low usually mean that cars are being discontinued, but Volkswagen said the model will continue for 2018 and 2019.

2018 57

Italgas switching 2,500-vehicle company fleet to FCA natural gas vehicles

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Italgas is renewing its entire company fleet with methane-powered vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.The first deliveries have begun in Turin, with similar deliveries to be made in Rome and Naples—two of the main cities where the Italgas Group operates—over the next few days.

2017 78

11 Japanese auto, infrastructure and financial companies establishing new company to develop hydrogen stations

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As a result of discussions that began in May 2017, eleven companies in Japan have signed an agreement to form a new company in the spring of 2018 aimed at the full-fledged development of hydrogen recharging stations (HRS) for fuel cell vehicles (FCV). The objective of the new company is to enhance the collaboration among infrastructure developers, automakers, and financial institutions in order to simultaneously accelerate and scale up Japan’s deployment of HRS and FCV.

2017 60

China EV company Nio files for $1.8B IPO; targeting China’s premium BEV SUV market

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The company is initially targeting China’s premium battery-electric SUV market. NIO Pilot, the company’s proprietary enhanced Level 2 ADAS system, is enabled by 23 sensors and equipped with the Mobileye EyeQ 4 ADAS processor, which is eight times more powerful than its predecessor.

2018 83

Daimler takes 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Company

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Expanding its strategic footprint in the field of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China, Daimler has acquired a 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., BJEV ), a BAIC Group subsidiary.

2018 78

Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

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So what are oil companies doing to prepare for that possible outcome? If electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. Some continue to doubt whether electric cars will constitute a serious threat to their business in the coming decades—but others are branching. Europe oil plug-in cars Shell renewable energy fossil fuels

2017 64

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Poll results

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Predicting the future is always hazardous, but for the auto industry, this is a particularly uncertain time. Four trends—electrification, connectivity, autonomy, and sharing—are coming together in a whirlwind that could rearrange the industry and its businesses within a decade or two. That's a relatively short timeframe in an industry. VW Group plug-in cars Polls

2017 61

Tesoro to acquire renewable fuels company Virent

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Renewable fuels and chemicals company Virent and petroleum refiner and marketer Tesoro have reached an agreement for Tesoro to become Virent’s new strategic owner.

2016 78

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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Unfortunately for me and Deb, we’re living in the alternative universe where the dirty energy mafia runs things, the one where they stole the election from Al Gore and made a former oil company man the President.

Toyota invests in V2X chipset company Autotalks

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Additionally, current Autotalks’ investors increased their investment in the company. As the USDOT issued NPRM (Notice for Proposed Rule Making) will soon be in effect, leading global automotive companies are ahead of regulation. As a result, Autotalks will continue to stay a step or two ahead of its competition as has been the case since the company’s inception.

2017 60

BP invests in ultra-fast charging battery company StoreDot

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While some battery manufacturers are able to improve only one of the following properties—capacity, fast-charging or extended battery-life—StoreDot’s novel technology has optimized these three parameters simultaneously, the company says. BP Ventures has invested $20 million in Israel-based ultra-fast charging battery developer StoreDot. Earlier post.)

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