Sun.Apr 05, 2020

GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China will impact the green energy sector, including renewable energy sources, battery energy storage, electric vehicles (EVs), and renewable heating and cooling, says data and analytics company GlobalData.

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First drive review: 2020 BMW 745e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan goes your own way, all so posh

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Sometimes it’s okay to just acknowledge the elephant in the room, and accept that as a starting point. Here it is: This uber-luxurious 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid I recently drove isn’t really any step forward in efficiency. It has a bigger internal combustion engine under its hood versus last year’s model—a big. Plug-In Hybrids

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IPSOS study finds private cars jump to 1st place as preferred means of transport in China; protection against infection

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In a recent study by the market research institute Ipsos , two out of three respondents say that they prefer their own car to public transport—twice as many as before the COVID-19 outbreak. At the end of February, Ipsos asked 1,620 Chinese citizens about their mobility preferences, and the fear of the coronavirus in changing their habits. Private cars jumped from 3 rd to 1 st place in terms of preferred means of transport, while buses and metros lost ground to a similar extent.

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Hyundai Motor Group appoints Bell Textron exec as Vice President of Urban Air Mobility Division

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Hyundai Motor Group appointed J. Scott Drennan as Vice President of its Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division. Drennan will report to Jaiwon Shin, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of UAM Division. In this role, Drennan will lead UAM research and development. Prior to joining Hyundai, Drennan spent more than 25 years with Bell Textron and made significant contributions to the V-22, the AW609 and the V-280, all vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

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GM and JVs deliveries in China down 43.3% in Q1; Wuling introduces EVs

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 461,716 vehicles in China in the first quarter, down 43.3% from 813,973 in Q1 2019. Cadillac deliveries topped 26,800 units (-40% y-o-y). The CT4 sedan being launched in China this month will give Cadillac its strongest and most complete lineup ever, enabling it to compete in all key luxury segments. Buick had deliveries of nearly 129,600 units (-42.5% y-o-y).

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