Electric motor company YASA enters innovation agreement with global automotive manufacturer for hybrids and EVs

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YASA, a leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers, signed a long-term joint innovation agreement with a global automotive OEM.

2019 128

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

Nissan Leaf crosses 400,000 cumulative global sales

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With Tesla looming in its rearview mirrors, the little Nissan Leaf is chuffing ahead in the global electric-car sales race. The company that built the original modern electric car announced on Tuesday that it sold its 400,000th copy of the Leaf worldwide, just as the longer-range Leaf Plus version goes on sale to spar with Tesla's new Short Range.

2019 69

13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have launched a global initiative in Davos to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

2017 114

GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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billion tonnes in 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. After declining consecutively for three years, global coal production increased by 2.8%

2019 130

California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., This bill requires CARB to adopt and set annual GHG reduction requirements on TNC companies by 1 January 2021.

2019 103

Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. Meritor, Inc.

2019 105

Occidental Petroleum and Chevron invest in direct air carbon capture and synthetic fuels company Carbon Engineering

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CE) has received equity investment from two global energy companies: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corporation. Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE)

2019 145

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford Motor Company is mapping out a strategy to address the requirements for personal mobility in the context of the megatrend of increasing global urbanization, both in mature economies as well as in emerging markets. But we’ll work with companies that will do that.

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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Global clean energy investment was $67.8 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).

2018 111

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Global Sales Below Target, Company Admits

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The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was launched outside the U.S. in 2013 as the first fuel-cell vehicle to be offered to the broader public in significant numbers. Roughly two years later, though, Hyundai isn't pleased with sales of its zero-emission crossover utility vehicle. The Korean carmaker originally said it was planning to sell 1,000 Tucson Fuel. South Korea sales California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Light bio-olefins company Global Bioenergies raises €23 million

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Global Bioenergies, an industrial biology company developing light olefin bioproduction processes ( earlier post ), closed its capital increase launched 27 June 2013, raising a final gross value of €23 million (US$30 million). The company fully exercised the extension clause, resulting in the creation of 927,419 new shares and the final value of €23 million.

2013 80

Automotive, Telecom and ITS companies carry out first Cellular V2X trial in Japan

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The companies have successfully conducted Japan’s first C-V2X testing in the country using 5.8 In their field trials, the companies focused on sending messages directly via cellular V2X technology (PC5).

2018 129

Energy companies partner with RMI and Grid Singularity to launch global blockchain initiative for energy

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2017 78

H2 dual-fuel system company Alset Global joins Hydrogen London

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Alset Global, a technology and engineering company working on clean mobility solutions based on hydrogen, has joined Hydrogen London. The company’s dual-fuel Hybrid Hydrogen technology system works with an internal combustion engine to allow passenger cars and commercial vehicles to run on hydrogen, gasoline/diesel or a blend of both fuels. —Gonzalo Auil, Regional Manager of Alset Global.

Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

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The companies that join EV100 make a public. If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100 organization, launched in October, which is focused on electrifying fleets and "making electric transport the new normal by 2030." plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging stations

2017 60

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

Honda Silicon Valley Lab takes on global role as new company: Honda R&D Innovations

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Honda Silicon Valley Lab, the global open innovation hub within Honda R&D Americas, Inc., will expand its areas of focus beyond vehicles and broaden its responsibility to develop partnerships as a new company, Honda R&D Innovations, Inc., The new company will seek transformative collaborations within all areas of Honda's activities.

2017 60

CAM/PwC name Volkswagen Group most innovative global automotive company, Mercedes-Benz most innovative brand

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In their official rationale for selecting Volkswagen for the most innovative company award, CAM and PwC stated: “ The number of innovations at the company further increased to nearly 230 this year. This year’s analysis covered 18 global automotive companies and a total of 53 brands.

2014 102

Global sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 1.4% in January; BMW i3 the top seller

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This increase was achieved despite limited availability of two key plug-in hybrid vehicles due to model changeovers—the introduction of the new BMW 330e and the new BMW X5 xDrive45e later this year is expected to support further sales growth of the company’s range of electrified vehicles.

2019 94

Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative which leverages bi?directional The company will also develop new ways to reuse electric car batteries.

2018 113

GM: Cadillac to be lead EV brand; new global BEV3 architecture

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During its Capital Markets Day presentation, GM said that Cadillac will be GM’s lead electric vehicle brand and will introduce the first model from the company’s all-new global battery electric vehicle architecture (BEV3), GM’s foundation for an advanced family of profitable EVs.

2019 103

Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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Visedo’s head office is located in Lappeenranta, Finland, and the company has a subsidiary in the Netherlands. Compared to conventional technologies, such as induction machines (IM) or standard permanent magnet motors (PM), Visedo SRPM motors offer smaller dimensions, lighter weight and higher efficiency, the company says.

2016 64

Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers

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Labor has become so specialized (read: Adam Smith talk) that there is a company willing to take that repetitive process off of your… Read More » The post Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers appeared first on Consultant's Mind. This is shocking because it shows the extent to which outsourcing is no longer a trend, but just a simple, fat reality. The days of Hershey, PA life-time employment are long-dead.

2017 42

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand.

2010 102

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. Navigant Research estimates the global commercial charging market for plug-ins will be worth $2.7

2016 99

Hydro fully acquires Sapa to create a global aluminum company fully integrated across value chain and markets

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Norsk Hydro will acquire Orkla’s 50% interest in Sapa—a 50/50 joint venture between Orkla and Hydro formed in 2013, and the world’s largest aluminum extrusion company. The combination will make Hydro the only global company in the aluminum industry that is fully integrated across the value chain and markets. Following the transaction, Hydro will become a global, integrated aluminum company with more than 35,000 employees, and activities in around 40 countries.

2017 60

Daimler Trucks launches E-Mobility Group; single global electric architecture

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The EMG will soon be defining the strategy for everything from electrical components to completely electric vehicles for all brands and all business divisions, while also working to create a single global electric architecture.

2018 93

Global companies form below50 to scale up low-carbon sustainable fuels; Audi in from automotive sector

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Global companies are partnering with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) in a new global initiative called below50 , to promote the best-of-breed of sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions, and to scale-up their development and use. The initiative was launched last week at the LCTPi5 global roundtable in San Francisco.

2016 60

Cadillac shows brand’s first fully electric EV at NAIAS; based on BEV3 global architecture

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GM announced on Friday that Cadillac will be the company’s lead EV brand. The announcement is part of Cadillac’s aggressive product acceleration; in addition to revealing the all-new XT6 crossover, the company also hinted at both a future Escalade and an upcoming performance sedan.

2019 103

Synthos completes equity investment in bio-isobutene company Global Bioenergies

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Global Bioenergies has closed a €1.4-million (US$2.2 stake of Global Bioenergies. Since 2008 Global Bioenergies has been developing a process to convert renewable resources into isobutene, one of the most important molecules in the chemical industry, which is easily converted into fuels, plastics and elastomers. In July 2011, Global Bioenergies and Synthos signed a partnership agreement to develop a biological process for the production of a second molecule, butadiene.

2011 68

Mercedes-Benz Cars to build battery factory in Jawor, Poland; ninth in its global network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the site in Jawor, Poland, and thus extend its global battery production network to nine factories. The engine plant and the new battery factory in Jawor are important parts of our global powertrain production network. With nine factories in our global battery production network we are very well positioned. Global battery production network.

2019 83

GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022. of global sales, followed by Germany (4.8%) and the UK (4.1%).

2018 121

GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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High growth in demand for lithium batteries is spurring three-fold growth in mine production of lithium over the next four years, with 86kt of new lithium metal capacity coming on stream, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.

2018 108

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

Creative Greenius

I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A. since I was 19 years old in 1976, back when then Governor Brown was telling us that we were “living in an era of diminished expectations.”

2016 204

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). Following the acquisition of CSP in 2017, Teijin has committed to expand its automotive capabilities globally.

2018 64

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. The association is developing, testing and promoting communications solutions, supporting standardization and accelerating commercial availability and global market penetration. has become a member of the 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ).

Mercom: battery storage, smart grid, and efficiency companies raised $1.3B+ in VC funding in 9M 2018

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Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in the first 9 months (9M) of 2018 was 8% higher at more than $1.3 Lithium-based batteries companies received the most funding with $211 million.

2018 89

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi becomes lead investor in China autonomous driving company WeRide.ai

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following completion of the company’s Series A funding. will become the first Chinese start-up specializing in L4 autonomous driving to receive investment from and to form a strategic partnership with a global automotive group.

2018 79

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

Why would your Creative Greenius walk away from his high-paying, highly rewarding executive role at CBS EcoMedia where I was working to fund environmental, education, and wellness projects all across the USA, just as the company hit more growth milestones and was likely to pay generous bonuses?

2013 250

Global Bioenergies delivering first renewable gasoline sample to Audi

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Global Bioenergies and its partner Audi ( earlier post ) announced that the first batch of renewable gasoline using Global Bioenergies’ fermentative isobutene pathway has been produced. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies.

2015 112

Chevron invests in Prussian Blue battery tech company Natron Energy; stationary storage for EV charging stations

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As a global leader in transportation energy services, Chevron has recognized this. Natron Energy , a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has closed a strategic investment by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to support the development of stationary energy storage systems for demand charge management at electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

2019 78

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

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Vice President, Al Gore, talking about the need to take immediate action on global warming and failing to convince the President or any Republicans that he knew what the hell he was talking about.