Nissan has installed 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers in Europe

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Nissan has installed 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers in Europe. Nissan says that the installation of the quick chargers significantly increases the uptake and usage of electric vehicles. In Norway, Europe’s biggest EV market, the number of electric vehicles using the E18 highway increased eight fold in an 18 month period after a CHAdeMO quick charger was installed on the route.

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and Japan Delivery System Corporation Develop EV Charging System for Apartment Buildings in Japan

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Japan Delivery System Corporation (JDS) have jointly developed an electric vehicle (EV) charging system for apartment complexes. Over view of the i-CHARGER system. Click to enlarge.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. He’s filed suit against Torrance, the proud home of Exxon/Mobil’s refinery, for stopping him from installing solar panels in the Hillside Overlay district.

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Energy Conversion Devices files Chapter 11, seeks sale of businesses; Ovonic Battery Company sold to BASF Corporation

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OBC), to BASF Corporation for the gross purchase price of $58 million in cash before transaction fees, minority participations, and working capital and other adjustments. USO is a global leader in manufacturing flexible, lightweight thin-film photovoltaic products for use in the commercial rooftop and building-integrated markets. We firmly believe there is a strong and sustainable commercial market for UNI-SOLAR products. Batteries Market Background Materials

2012 74

Volvo Car Corporation begins production of the Volvo C30 Electric for leasing customers in Europe

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The Volvo Car Corporation has begun production of the C30 Electric ( earlier post ); initial deliveries to leasing customers, mainly companies, authorities and governmental bodies, will take place immediately after the summer. Volvo says it will build about 250 cars by the end of 2012, possibly more if market interest takes off. Tests on a fleet of about 50 cars have been conducted since autumn 2010, mainly internally at the Volvo Car Corporation.

2011 76

Volvo Car Corporation to Introduce Diesel Plug-in Hybrid in Europe in 2012

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Volvo Car Corporation is postponing its plans to produce a full hybrid based on a diesel engine and instead will introduce a series-produced plug-in diesel hybrid (PHEV) in Europe as early as 2012. Stephen Odell, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.

2009 108

IndianOil and Nuclear Power Corporation sign JV agreement for setting up nuclear power plants

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Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India’s flagship national oil company, and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. IndianOil’s businesses span the entire hydrocarbon value chain—from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration & production of crude oil and gas, marketing of natural gas, and petrochemicals.

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Grand View Research: Global automotive LiDAR market to hit US$223.2M by 2024

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In a new report , Grand View Research forecasts that global automotive LiDAR market will reach US$223.2 Increasing acceptance for semi-autonomous and autonomous cars in the years to come is further anticipated to bolster the market growth. The market can be categorized, based on application types, into Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) & autonomous cars. The key industry participants include Robert Bosch GmbH; Denso Corporation; Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.;

2016 82

DOE awards more than $20M to advance fuel cell technologies; new report highlights strong market growth

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The announcement of the latest investment come along with release of a new DOE report—“ Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report 2014 ”—showing the fuel cell industry is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate, totaling more than $2.2 Market report.

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New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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Daimler AG: Mercedes-Benz FuelCell GmbH/Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America; Engie; Exelon Corporation; Hyundai Motor Company; Microsoft; Nikola Motors; Nel Hydrogen; Plug Power; Power Innovations; Shell; Southern California Gas Company; Southern Company Services, Inc.;

2020 161

A123 Systems to supply Li-ion energy storage system to Dongfang Electric Corporation for evaluation for wind power solutions

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Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems will supply a 500kW Li-ion energy storage solution to Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC), the third largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the People’s Republic of China and the country’s largest exporter of power equipment.

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NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Notably, Dylan Cutler, principal investigator on the project, pointed out, the use of blockchain in the energy markets will require an examination of grid reliability and resiliency and cybersecurity concerns. Blockchain Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Generation

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Hyundai Motor expands partnership with US Government to support further exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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In addition to supporting the US Federal Government’s advancement of fuel cell technologies, Hyundai will contribute funding to install a small-scale hydrogen fueling station in the Washington, DC area this fall, previously developed through the Department of Energy’s H-Prize H2Refuel competition.

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Pike forecasts growth for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles, but tied to overall growth of plug-in market

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Although wireless charging for plug-in initially appeared to be mainly a promising technology with no viable market, nearly all of the major EV manufacturers have now announced partnerships to develop wireless charging systems. There are signs that such systems, installed at the factory or added at the dealership, could become a market differentiator for EV models, Pike suggests. Evatran plans to have over twenty installations as part of the Apollo Trial Program.

2012 96

Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Awarding C$37.5 Million in Funding for Renewable Energy Projects from Biofuels to Home Generation

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Alberta, Canada’s Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCMEC) Corporation is awarding more than C$37.5 Developing and testing the optimized gasification process for enhanced GHG reductions, with lower carbon dioxide intensity, will prove the market potential for its use in biorefineries. The purpose of this project is to install such a hybrid energy system at the City of Medicine Hat power plant to evaluate the technology’s potential in Alberta. Enmax Corporation , C$14.5

2010 81

Opinion: Debunking the mythsWhy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are viable for the mass market

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2014 has been a year of rapid growth for the fuel cell market with positive progress being made globally, especially in markets such as US, UK, Germany, France and Japan. Myth #3: FCEVs and their supporting infrastructure are too expensive to build so they will never provide a mass-market alternative solution. He was previously Vice President of Corporate Venturing at Rolls-Royce plc. by Dr. Henri Winand, CEO of Intelligent Energy.

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Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Selects CFM LEAP-X as Sole Western Engine for New C919 Airliner

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Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China ( COMAC ) has selected the LEAP-X1C engine from CFM International—the 50/50 venture between GE and SAFRAN Group—as the sole Western jet engine to launch its new C919 150-passenger single-aisle aircraft, due to enter service in 2016. COMAC forecasts a potential market of more than 2,000 aircraft over 20 years once the C919 enters airline service. In January 2009, CFM initiated ground test of a full-scale RTM fan installed on a CFM56-5C engine.

2009 64

Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

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At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil the Volvo XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept. The gasoline version has great potential in several markets that are vital for our ambitious growth plans, such as the United States, China.

2012 116

Newmark Energy Solutions to sell UTC Power Fuel Cells to commercial real estate markets

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Newmark Energy Solutions, LLC has formed strategic relationships with Newmark Knight Frank, UTC Power Corporation (UTC) and Austin Energy Partners Solutions, LLC (AEP) to market, deliver, maintain and warranty UTC fuel cells to commercial real estate markets across the United States. Newmark Energy Solutions is exclusive distributor of UTC Power stationary fuel cell units in the United States for key market segments.

2011 76

Omnitek Enters Peruvian Market with $4.5M CNG Conversion Contract

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation is entering the market in Peru with an exclusive distribution agreement and a $4.5 The conversion costs are being offset by GNC Energia charging a higher market rate for natural gas, but at a rate still below the cost of diesel fuel. GNC Energia is also financing the cost of installing refueling stations for Leche Gloria. million compressed natural gas conversion contract. Omnitek has appointed G&W Group, S.A.

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Daimler targeting carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet by 2039; PHEVs and EVs > 50% of sales by 2030

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Sustainability is one of the key elements of Daimler’s corporate strategy and at the same time a benchmark for corporate success. Businesses are the auto industry’s biggest customers, and many are already switching their fleets to electric and installing charging points through our EV100 initiative on clean transport. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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With global supplies often heavily monopolized by a single country, confronted by social and environmental conflict, or concentrated in poorly functioning markets, there is a real possibility that a shortage of minerals could hold back the urgent need for a rapid upscaling of low-carbon technologies.

2020 78

Alcoa and CPI to establish China JV for high-end fabricated aluminum products; aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and packaging markets

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Alcoa and China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) have finalized an agreement to establish a joint venture company to produce high-end fabricated aluminum products for the China market. The joint venture company will manufacture fabricated aluminum products for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and packaging markets.

2012 77

Small-displacement two-stroke H2 engine could address performance and emissions cost-effectively for recreational market; potential for Asian motor vehicle fleet

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However, it has been blighted by very high unburned hydrocarbon (HC) emissions that, as a result of ever more stringent regulations, have caused it to be almost entirely forced out of the market in favor of four-stroke replacements. Although Oh and Plante are targeting the recreational market with their development work, a low-cost, efficient and low-emitting small displacement two-stroke engine could have a significant impact in transportation markets in Asia.

2012 106

DOE awards $25M to improve natural gas operations

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The University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) plans to develop, build, and validate a low-cost, field-installable, remotely-controlled natural gas compressor retrofit kit. The ventilation system at legacy and newly installed transmission, storage, gathering, and processing facilities will capture natural gas emissions and compress them into the pipeline system. Market Background Natural Gas Power GenerationThe US.

2020 69

Solar PV, Wind, and Biofuel Markets Expand by 11.4% to $139.1B in Collective Global Revenues in 2009

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Despite severe economic conditions, clean-energy markets were able to hold their momentum in 2009 as many regional and federal governments and private corporations focused on clean-energy investments as a way to pull out of the global economic tailspin. In 2009, the biofuel market consisted of more than 23.6 Wind power (new installation capital costs) is projected to expand from $63.5 Last year’s global wind power installations reached a record 37,500 MW.

2010 71

BMW Group expands BMW i Ventures role with new €500M fund; widened scope of investment, greater independence

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In a joint project with BMW and another manufacturer, Chargepoint has also installed 95 rapid charging stations on the East and West coast of the US. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2016 108

Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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Toyota Motor and five Chinese OEMs—China FAW Corporation Limited (FAW); Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM); Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., GAC Group); Beijing Automotive Group Co., BAIC Group); and Beijing SinoHytec Co.,

2020 132

DOE to Award $41.9M in Recovery Funds to Spur Growth of Fuel Cell Markets

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million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to 13 projects to accelerate the commercialization and deployment of fuel cells and to create jobs in fuel cell manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and support services. forklifts) that have emerged as key early markets in which fuel cells can compete with conventional power technologies. To accelerate fuel cell use in consumer markets, MTI will demonstrate a one-watt consumer electronics power pack.

2009 60

US charges former CEO of Volkswagen AG Winterkorn with conspiracy and wire fraud in diesel emissions scandal

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The indictment of former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn should send a clear message that EPA and its law enforcement partners will seek to hold corporate officers accountable for alleged criminal activities at their company. VW also agreed to the imposition of an independent corporate compliance monitor for the duration of its probation, which is at least three years. Diesel Emissions Environmental Justice Market Background Regulations

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CCM: China Li-ion industry booming; domestic outputs triples in 2015 to 15.7 GWh

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In China, the development of alternative energy vehicles and the Li-ion battery sector are booming with the support of promotional policies from the Chinese government, according to new report from CCM , a leading market intelligence provider for China’s agriculture, chemicals, food & ingredients and life science markets. billion (US$400 million) flowed into the Li-ion battery market, with Tianqi Lithium, Ganfeng Lithium and GEM CO., Batteries China Market Background

2016 60

Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration expanding

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While our initial collaboration focused strongly on European projects, we are now focusing on synergies in all key markets. Production machinery is now being installed and the start of production is planned for mid-2014. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2013 93

Cummins to form joint venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage

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The addition of hydrogen storage to our existing capabilities in hydrogen production and fuel cells enables us to accelerate the viability and adoption of these technologies in commercial markets. Cummins Inc.

2020 101

Navigant Research ranks NVIDIA as top automated vehicle compute platform

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Navigant ranks companies in this report on 10 criteria: vision; go-to market strategy; partners; production strategy; technology; sales, marketing, and distribution; product capability; product quality and reliability; product portfolio; and staying power. Most early development was conducted by installing data center servers in vehicles—not a practical commercial solution. Renesas Electronics Corporation.

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Obama embraces PHEVs

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By developing an Energy Technology Program at the Defense Department, we can provide loan guarantees and venture capital to those with the best plans to develop and sell biofuels on a commercial market. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) delivered a major speech on energy independence yesterday.

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Mainline testing of UK’s first hydrogen train HydroFLEX gets green light

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Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited is a leading participant in the rail leasing market and has a rolling stock fleet with over 4,000 vehicles on lease or on order, which includes around 4,200 passenger vehicles.

2019 101

Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion battery production in Japan

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Panasonic Corporation will start production of automotive lithium-ion batteries at a factory in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production amid increasing demand for such batteries. The plan is to install a vertically integrated production line from the component process to the assembly of battery cells at the factory, aiming to start production in the fiscal year that ends in March 2020. The world market for automotive batteries is growing rapidly.

Nissan’s Killer EV App, the Plug-In Car That Puts the Nail in GM’s Coffin

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Nissan is about to drink GM’s milkshake with a breakthrough, affordable, next generation electric car that will be beat the Chevy Volt to market, cost half as much and work twice as well. Too bad for America our corporations long ago outsourced that kind of effort and heart.

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NEDO, Sharp, and Toyota to begin public road trials of electrified vehicles equipped with high-efficiency solar batteries

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Japan’s NEDO, Sharp Corporation, and Toyota Motor Corporation plan to begin public road trials of electrified vehicles equipped with high-efficiency solar batteries from late July 2019. Toyota installed this panel on the roof, hood, rear hatch door, and other parts of its Prius PHV and produced a demo car for public road trials.

2019 81

Toyota begins collaboration with Grab on ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia; MSPF

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFS), Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance (Aioi) and Grab, Inc. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transportation services in the most markets in Southeast Asia, with more than 55 million app downloads and more than 1.2

2017 78

Air Liquide takes 18.6% stake in Hydrogenics; “strategic investment” in carbon-free hydrogen

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stake in the capital of Canada-based Hydrogenics Corporation , a leader in electrolytic hydrogen production equipment and fuel cells. million, reaffirms its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of carbon-free hydrogen, particularly for industry and mobility markets. Air Liquide has designed and installed more than 120 hydrogen stations around the world to date. Air Liquide has acquired an 18.6%

2019 73

Nissan and Sumitomo to collaborate in the US on DC quick charger sales

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and Sumitomo Corporation have agreed to collaborate on sales and marketing activities in the US market for the new DC Quick Charger. As the new charger unit is much smaller in size, it will occupy less space and enable easier installation. Furthermore, when it is introduced to the market, the new unit is expected to cost significantly less than the current model. Nissan Motor Co.,

2011 76

Suzuki to partner with Proton in Malaysia; new 2-cylinder 0.8L diesel for compacts in India

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Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) will collaborate with the Malaysian national carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad. This engine will be installed on the Celerio, a compact car produced and distributed in India, for launch in India.