Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

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Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. Bill Ford began talking about the future of personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion last year at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach. For example, it is estimated that the cost of congestion to the economy in England through lost time will rise to around $35 billion (€26 billion) annually by 2025.

Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

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The Premier of Québec François Legault, and the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Laval region, Benoit Charette, unveiled the 2030 Green Economy Plan (PEV 2030) and its first 2021-2026 implementation plan, with an envelope of $6.7 The government is launching a major electrification project, mainly in the transport sector, but also in those of building heating and industrial activities.

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Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years. Estimated Real-World CO 2 and Fuel Economy. Progress on GHG emissions while providing choices for American consumers as sport utility vehicles reached record high market share, while also achieving record high fuel economy.

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EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975. The report found that fuel economy for the US fleet continues to improve. Model year (MY) 2016 vehicle fuel economy was 24.7

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Intel predicts autonomous driving will spur new “Passenger Economy” worth $7T by 2050

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Coined the “Passenger Economy” by Intel and prepared by analyst firm Strategy Analytics, the study predicts an explosive economic trajectory growing from $800 billion in 2035 to $7 trillion by 2050. New digital business models ushered in by personal computing, the internet, ubiquitous connectivity and smartphones gave birth to whole new economies. trillion in revenue, or nearly 55% of the total passenger economy.

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Navigant forecasts modest global annual sales growth of e-bicycles, reaching 40.3M units in 2023

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Innovative emerging trends in the e-bicycle market have helped position the industry for increased market growth, the report observes. Among other trends, combined throttle-control and pedal-assist models; electric cargo bicycles (e-cargo bikes); all-in-one retrofit kits and wheels; 3D-printed bicycles; and the use of e-bicycles in police patrol and various security industries have all contributed to a growing market with strong potential.

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EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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Groupe PSA was involved as the only automaker in the project, and as a result has expanded its design expertise beyond the automotive industry. One of the EU-LIVE consortium’s main aims is to develop common powertrains that can be used for a variety of L-category vehicles in order to achieve economies of scale. Hybrids Personal Transit

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Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system

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The term Ha:mo is being given to TMC-developed systems that seek to provide user-, town-, and community-friendly transport support through the effective use of public transportation in combination with motor vehicles and other forms of personal mobility. Provision of park-and-ride facility information (such as parking space availability) when personal vehicle use is included in a search. Ha:mo Ride EV-sharing station. Click to enlarge.

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AlixPartners study finds post-crisis auto industry facing new set of challenges; sales projected below historical levels for foreseeable future

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AlixPartners also estimates that on-going unemployment and underemployment could cost the auto industry up to 1.5 Meanwhile, according to an AlixPartners survey of 1,000 Americans regarding their views of the US economy and their personal economic situations, 83% said they had delayed or planned to wait at least a year to buy a vehicle.

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GM Unveils EN-V Concepts for Future Urban Mobility

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GM and its strategic partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. It is an evolution from the platform of the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A.) Shanghai is expected to become one of the epicenters for the establishment of personal mobility solutions for the future, according to GM. The design gives each EN-V its own personality, with a unique opening, interior and color, lighting and seat technology. The Jiao EN-V model. Click to enlarge.

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Pike Research projects 138M electric motorcycles and scooters to be on the road worldwide by 2017

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Hurst adds that, fueled by those same market drivers, e-scooters will represent a much larger industry, outselling e-motorcycles by a factor of more than six to one on a global basis. The market for e-motorcycles and e-scooters has essentially two distinct personalities: the high-quality and expensive vehicles that are seen in developed markets, and the lower quality, significantly less expensive vehicles that are being made for emerging markets.

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Deloitte Survey finds only 4% of global consumers likely to be satisfied with current EVs despite increasing consideration and willingness to buy; higher ICE fuel economy reduces interest in EVs

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The more significant issue confronting automotive industry executives and policymakers around the world is unwillingness of consumers to pay much, if any, price premium for an electric vehicle. The Deloitte survey found global consumer interest in EVs is high. Click to enlarge.

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The Growing Used EV Car Market—and Why You Should Take a Look

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The exciting news is that the pre-owned market looks quite different than it used to—and used EVs are offering prospective buyers the chance to take a different, more climate-friendly approach to personal transportation.

The Growing List of EVmatch Partners

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At EVmatch, we’re on a mission to build a clean energy future together with industry-aligned partners. Eight years, hundreds of products and several Tesla’s later, they still listen to help solve issues and personalize your car.

Waxman/Markey Bill Accelerates Infrastructure and Build-out for Plug-Ins, Calls for Harmonization of Motor Vehicle GHG Standards; 3% of Emissions Allowances for Cap-and-Trade Go to Auto Industry

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The bill is structured into four primary titles: Title I: Clean Energy; Title II: Energy Efficiency; Title III: Reducing Global Warming Pollution (the cap-and-trade bill); and Title IV: Transitioning to a Clean Energy Economy (which also includes a section on adapting to climate change). These applications may be jointly sponsored by electric utilities, automobile manufacturers, technology providers, car sharing companies or organizations, or 2 other persons or entities.

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MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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The report highlights the importance of near-term action to ensure the long-term sustainability of personal mobility. Understanding the future of personal mobility requires an integrated analysis of technology, infrastructure, consumer choice, and government policy.

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Top Four Ways EVs can be Key to Economic Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World

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A recent report published by Corporate Knights entitled “Building Back Better with a Bold Green Recovery” demonstrates that not only is the green economy on the rise, but it could be the key to global economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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Fuel economy (on the WLTP combined cycle) is up to 147 mpg US. This system allows you to select the firmness of the suspension to tailor the car’s dynamics to the road surface or your personal preference. It is the first modern Volvo to be sold without a diesel engine, signalling the company’s industry-leading commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

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Latest GHG Inventory shows California remains below 2020 emissions target; much steeper rate of GHG reductions required

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The California Air Resources Board released GHG emissions data for 2018 showing that emissions remain below 1990 levels but are effectively flat compared to 2017, while the economy grew by 4.3%. tons per person to 10.7 tons per person in 2018, a 24% decrease.

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Hyundai Motor Strategy 2025 lays out transition into smart mobility solution provider

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Hyundai Motor Company announced a new roadmap—Strategy 2025—intended to secure its position as a frontrunner in the future mobility industry. The Smart Mobility Service business will provide personalized contents and services on the devices to help secure a broader customer base.

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EIA projects nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050, led by growth in Asia

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This long-term trend of Asian energy consumption to support growing economies strongly influences the extraction, refining, and transport of oil, natural gas, and other fuels. A few countries, including China and India, have particularly large populations, and their energy consumption for both personal travel and freight movement grows much more rapidly than in many OECD countries.

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Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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In addition to being outfitted with personal protective equipment (PPE) for working with high voltage, the technicians have been trained on the proper procedure to isolate the high voltage for diagnosis and service repairs.

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Heidi On The Hot Seat

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The Exxon/Mobil refinery in Torrance and the Chevron refinery in El Segundo are both located in the South Bay and are each a big part of the carbon-based economy that causes the majority of climate change - although you’ll never get either of these corporations to admit this truth or take responsibility for it. Personally I think those folks should be given all the respect and consideration of people who believe they are here visiting us from another planet or dimension in time.

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IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19

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Further, according to the latest IHS Markit forecasts, the global auto industry will exerience an unprecedented and almost instant stalling of demand in 2020, with global auto sales forecast to plummet more than 12% from 2019 to 78.8

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Andy Grove: The U.S. must create an electric car industry - Apr. 17, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Andy Grove on battery power To wean itself from imported oil, the U.S. must create a strong electric car industry. car industry hinges on cutting-edge battery technology. When the world economy starts to grow again, all countries, and especially China and the U.S., It hung in as other industries left the U.S.,

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New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The funding is from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.

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Report: METI, Toyota, others to ally to develop rare-earth recycling tech

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The Nikkei reports that Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is joining forces with Toyota Motor Corp. Japan currently relies on China for around 80% of the rare earth elements used in car motors and information technology equipment such as personal computers. and other major manufacturers to develop technology for recycling rare-earth metals.

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Neste to use May Day doughnut fat for renewable diesel feedstock

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Last Christmas, Neste jointly cooperated with the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and other partners in its Christmas waste ham fat campaign. The May Day Doughnut Trick continues these charitable efforts in the spirit of the circular economy, this time with doughnut oil fat. Fazer Bakery and Neste came up with the Doughnut Trick campaign as a way of reminding people in Finland about the potential of the circular economy and recycling.

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ABI Research forecasts 400M people to rely on robotic car sharing by 2030

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The new car sharing economy happens in three phases: street rental service, ride sharing taxi service, and robotic service. The automotive industry is in the process of merging phases one and two, with robotic service to become the ultimate form of transportation for its availability, convenience, and affordability. Why go through the expense of purchasing a car, and then regular insurance and maintenance fees, when we can all embrace the new car sharing economy?

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White House: OPEC+ oil production increases “simply not enough”

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On Wednesday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan issued a statement calling on OPEC+ to increase oil production: While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic until well into 2022.

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Stellantis to invest more than €30B in electrification and software through 2025

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The company plans to invest more than €30 billion through 2025 in electrification and software, including equity investments made in joint ventures to fund their activities, while targeting to continue to be 30% more efficient than the industry with respect to total Capex and R&D spend versus revenues. In Paris, Stellantis N.V.

Study forecasts even with modest warming, global energy demand to increase by mid-century

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In this new study, the authors did a global analysis using temperature projections from 21 climate models, and population and economy projections for five socioeconomic scenarios. The largest changes in demand are due to electricity needed for cooling, and occur in the industry and service sectors of the economy. The lower the level of income per person, the larger the share of income that families need to spend to adapt to a given increase in energy demand.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM partner to accelerate time to market of new services based on connected cars

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM announced a partnership to help various industries within the Internet of Things economy to analyze data to deliver new services from connected vehicles. The companies are expanding their partnership announced last year to develop connected services for PSA vehicles by now enabling other industries and companies to propose new added values services in their vehicles.

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Electric Car Watch #2: Volkswagen- Global market leader in electric vehicles?

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The person driving this change is CEO Herbert Diess, who wants electric cars to make up half of the Volkswagen Group's sales in 2030, and wants 100% of sales in major markets to be zero-emission by 2040. Personally, I think Herbert Diess is an intelligent guy.

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What is the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) Scheme?

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As you probably know the automotive manufacture and retail sector is one of the UK economy’s key pillars. It is part of the Department for Transport and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Roskill: world copper market size previously underestimated; EVs to account for 3.1-4.0Mt net growth by 2035

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Roskill has constructed a comprehensive copper industry reference dataset covering the period 2014-2018, built upon a production, trade and consumption platform of the eleven main markets for semi-manufactures in copper and copper alloys. This meant the industry had already achieved the major global benchmark of producing and recycling enough metal for the consumption of 4.0kg of copper for every single person on the planet.

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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The industrial, residential, and transportation sectors have only seen small declines, while California’s large commercial sector is moving in the opposite direction, with emissions increasing more than 64%. Over the last 17 years, the industrial, residential and transportation sectors have cut their emissions by less than 5 percent. Electricity sector gains mask challenges from transportation, buildings, and industry. vehicles per 100 persons in 2018.

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EIA projects decline in transportation sector energy consumption through 2037 despite increase in VMT, followed by increase

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For the Transportation sector, EIA projects that energy consumption will decline between 2019 and 2037 (in the Reference case) because increases in fuel economy more than offset growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Specifically, AEO2019 projects that: Increases in fuel economy standards temper growth in US motor gasoline consumption, which decreases by 26% between 2018 and 2050. Freight rail ton-miles grow by 20% during the same period, led primarily by rising industrial output.

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Scrappage Policy in India: Will It Boost EV Adoption?

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Since the second part of 2019, the Indian car industry has been in turmoil. Although post-Diwali sales in 2020 have helped to improve the industry, the situation remains worrying. The scrappage program is claimed to benefit India’s ailing automotive industry.

California greenhouse gas inventory shows state is tracking to achieve 2020 AB 32 target

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million metric tons in 2013 compared with the previous year even while the economy grew at 2.0%, a rate greater than the national average. Overall trends in the inventory also demonstrate that the carbon intensity of California’s economy, the amount of carbon pollution per million dollars of GDP, is declining. tons per person in 2001 to 12.0 tons per person in 2013, a 14% decrease overall.

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Microlino enters production

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Electric vehicles are rapidly increasing in number and this is due to the effort used in achieving a green charging economy. Why not charge it with your personal charge point > Electric vehicles provide vital technology that is fundamental in realising a sustainable future.

UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

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Those policy options, when combined, could lead to a zero-carbon transportation system by 2045, while also improving equity, health and the economy. The UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy coordinated the report’s policy management, and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change led the study’s equity and environmental justice research. These are: Light-duty vehicles: cars and light trucks, mostly used for personal transportation.

Europe/US team: transitioning to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers

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Nigeria or Algeria cannot do the same for their oil industry. Petro-states are compensated to transition smoothly to a sustainable economy, avoiding a last-ditch attempt to flood the world with cheap oil and gas. The US and China take the lead in scaling up the technology, given their large markets, tech-friendly regulatory environments and industry giants, such as Google and the State Grid Corporation of China.

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