Chinese company begins production of solid-state batteries, possibly for cars

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As scientists and companies around the world pour years and millions of dollars into solid-state batteries, many disagree on how soon they could make it into cars on the road. Now the Chinese Xinhua news agency reports that a startup company in China, Qing Tao (Kunshan) Energy Development Company has begun production of solid-state batteries in

2018 87

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.

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Harley-Davidson invests in Alta Motors; companies will collaborate on future electric motorcycle product development

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has made an equity investment in Alta Motors , a leader and innovator in lightweight electric vehicles; the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development. —Alta Motors Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Marc Fenigstein.

2018 96

Honda Aircraft Company begins production of HondaJet

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Honda Aircraft Company has commenced production on the HondaJet business jet. the company also highlighted key testing milestones that have been successfully accomplished with the HondaJet moving closer to certification and delivery.

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

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Compared to the complex, multiple slot windings of conventional motors, YASA motor’s segmented armature lends itself to low cost, serial production. This news follows YASA’s announcement last year of a new 100,000 unit capacity series production facility in Oxford, UK.

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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)

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Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions, underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. The new company will play its part with energy offerings from renewable sources and smart charging solutions.

2019 130

Toyota, Aisin and Denso investing $2.8B in new company to develop fully-integrated, production-quality software for automated driving

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Toyota will establish a new company in Tokyo in the latter part of this month named Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) that will accelerate its efforts in advanced development for automated driving. Aisin), and Denso Corporation (Denso) have concluded a memorandum of understanding on joint development of fully-integrated, production-quality software for automated driving. Toyota is known for the quality and efficiency of the Toyota Production System (TPS).

2018 87

HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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Tim Dummer, Greg Anderson, Erin Sawyer and Vlad Kalika are joining the Business Operations, Production and Engineering teams respectively. We’ve entered a pivotal phase in the company as we scale production to meet global customer demand. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Honda Aircraft Company receives FAA Production Certificate for HondaJet

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Honda Aircraft Company has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Production Certificate grants Honda Aircraft the authorization to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for the HondaJet for customer deliveries. Honda Aircraft Company is building the HA-420 HondaJet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Alaska EV company seeking crowd-funding for low-volume production AWD electric roadster

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From the crowd funding pitch: For many many years I have been following a small company that puts out a kit car called the La Bala (translating as “the bullet” in Spanish). but their low unit production volume has not allowed them to focus completely on the needed upgrades.

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Battery company announces Volt production date

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The company responsible for producing lithium-ion battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt (pictured) has announced when its commercial production will begin.

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

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2018 96

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.

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Adamas Intelligence: share prices of China’s REE materials companies skyrocketing in 2019

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China’s NdFeB permanent magnet production increased by 5% in 2018 while domestic NdFeB consumption increased by approximately 6%, keeping the market tightly balanced, as evidenced by a rise in prices for 31 NdFeB grades in 2018 versus the year prior.

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Toyota develops “Total-care Service” for ride-hailing companies; rollout with Grab in Singapore

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is introducing “total-care service,” a pioneering set of mobility services specially designed for ride-hailing companies. In addition, both companies will work to increase the share of Toyota vehicles in Grab’s fleet in the region by 25% by 2020.

2018 99

Energy Impact Partners invests €5M in EV fleet efficiency company ViriCiti

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million (€5 million) in ViriCiti, a Europe-based EV fleet efficiency technology company ( earlier post ), in a Series A round. The company currently serves more than 50% of the e-bus market in Europe and North America, with its solution integrated into some of the largest urban transit networks, including New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Another EIP portfolio company, smart home security technology firm Ring, was acquired by Amazon in March 2018.

2019 81

Clean powertrain company Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

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With this acquisition Punch Powertrain is rapidly increasing its R&D capacity in the field of power electronics with expertise covering the entire chain from product conception to production support. Among the company’s current offerings are: emKERS.

2018 93

Slovenian company makes drop-in in-wheel electric motors

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Slovenian company Elaphe has created in-wheel electric motors that have been tested in the worst conditions winter could throw at them. One of the main reasons we don't see production electric cars with motors in the wheels has been that wheels take a lot of abuse, bumping over broken pavement, driveways, sometimes even curbs, and slamming into

2018 70

Ford launches ambitious FordPass product as element in its strategic transformation to mobility company

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FordPass also includes the opening of FordHubs, where consumers will be able to explore the company’s latest innovations, learn about its mobility services and experience exclusive events.

2016 88

Arbe launching 4D imaging radar beta product Phoenix

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Israel-based Arbe is launching Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product. Phoenix provides an image 100 times more detailed than other top industry radars, according to the company, offering superior separation of stationary and moving objects in real time—an industry first.

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

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Although Germany, the UK, US, Canada and Ukraine are phasing out domestic coal production capacity, expansion of production capacity in countries such as India and Indonesia is predicted to generate modest annual growth of 1.3%

2019 130

Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem produces bio-DME

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Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could replace the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. 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.

2018 64

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

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Liquified nitrogen is already routinely produced in electrically powered air separation units by the industrial gases industry, both directly and as a by-product of the production of liquid oxygen from air.

2018 93

Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production Starts 2017, Company Confirms

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Tesla Motors hasn't been able to meet any initial production deadlines so far, which raises continuing questions about the timeliness of its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric car. But in disputing what turned out to be an erroneous report of a delay, Tesla yesterday confirmed that the car is on track for its planned 2017 launch. The car will be. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Tesla to stop Roadster production

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As Tesla files for its IPO, the company reveals that it will stop production of the Roadster — and will focus on the Model S. From the article: “A reading of the fine print by Wired’s Autopia blog uncovers some disturbing product-planning news. To wit, the company’s only product, the first true freeway-capable, mass-produced electric car of the modern age, will go bye-bye next year.&#. Production begins mid-March.

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Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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billion to add additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The investment will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million tons per year, bringing the total renewable product capacity close to 4.5

2018 89

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its.

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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

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. Virent has trademarked this product BioFormate.

2016 78

Ford plans to revamp Michigan plant for 2023 electric car production

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Ford Motor Company yesterday announced a plan to build future electric vehicles at a Michigan plant that currently makes the Ford Mustang. Ironically, the plant won’t be where Ford will ramp up production next year of its Mustang-influenced all-electric performance SUV; but the move represents an important shift for Ford.

2019 76

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

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This investment provides a terrific boost to us as we develop and demonstrate energy storage products that will make fast charging stations a reality. 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

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. After several design wins, Autotalks is quickly preparing for mass production starting in 2019. 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

Demand for Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, electric models higher than expected, company says

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South Korea Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The issue first came to light in a question from a reader. It boiled down to this: "What's going on with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and why can't I get one at my local dealer in California?" The e-mail even included a link to a Korean business-news article, which is unusual for reader queries. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage.

2017 66

DLR and partners inaugurate largest solar-thermochemical H2 production plant

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, has inaugurated the largest solar-chemical installation yet for the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2017 78

Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

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Or, more specifically, drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble. But it isn’t all rosy for service companies either. oil production will average 9.3

2017 83

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.

Daimler takes 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Company

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As one of China’s leading pure electric vehicle manufacturers, BJEV’ s primary business scope covers research and development, production, as well as sales and services for New Energy Vehicles and core NEV components.

2018 78

ION Energy acquires battery management company Freemens SAS

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Start-up ION Energy , a company building high-performance energy storage systems and electric vehicle infrastructure, has acquired the French battery management company, Freemens SAS. Among the products Freemens currently offers are the FreeSafe Extended (FS-XT) battery management system, the FreeSafe LT battery management system, Fusion firmware and Freeway cloud fleet management. Freemens products are chemistry-agnostic.

2018 71

Solar fuels company Joule teams with DNV GL for commercial validation of CO2-to-fuels production process

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The next step will be to define the specific areas of collaboration that will accelerate the global production of CO 2 -neutral fuels. Joule will also benefit from advisory services in the areas of value chain creation, risk mitigation, process modeling for specific plant locations, and blending and transport of Joule’s fuel products. This cleared the catalyst for commercial use at the company’s demonstration plant in Hobbs, New Mexico.

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in mobile EV rapid charging company FreeWire Technologies ( earlier post ) via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. FreeWire is a San Francisco-based company that has been a pioneer in flexible fast-charging technology for electric cars. Freewire products currently offer Level 2 charging at 7.5 Every new Volvo car launched from 2019 will be electrified, and by 2025 the company aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its overall global sales.

2018 78

Tenneco acquires Federal-Mogul for $5.4B; to create two independent, public companies

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Tenneco, one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to OEMs and the aftermarket.

2018 88

USDA awarding $8.8M to 108 companies to support the production of advanced biofuel

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million to 108 companies in 39 states to boost the production of advanced biofuels. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $8.8 The funding is being provided through USDA’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which was established in the 2008 Farm Bill. Payments are made to biofuels producers based on the amount of advanced biofuels produced from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.

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