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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) expects 2.6 million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. This will represent around a 40% growth rate, down from the 70% growth rate in 2018. BNEF said that it expects China will continue to lead, with some 1.5 million units—around 57% of the global market. China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019.

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2019 Hyundai Kona–and Kona Electric–named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

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The Jaguar I-Pace may be one of the boldest fully electric new-product moves of this year; but contrary to what was widely expected it didn’t win this year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. That top SUV award went to the 2019 Hyundai Kona family, which includes the Kona Electric. As Green Car Reports noted in November, when. North American Car and Truck of the Year NACTOY

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Colorado Mandates Electric Vehicle Sales, State Dealers Association Angry

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The State of Colorado will be the next territory in the United States to join California in embracing electric vehicles. Democratic Governor Jared Polis has signed an executive order (his very first) proposing that the zero-emission vehicle rule be enacted no later than May of 2019.

Next-generation Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel first in class to deliver 1,000 lb-ft of torque

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At NAIAS 2019, Cummins Inc. unveiled its next generation 6.7L turbo diesel engine featuring a first-in-class 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 N·m) of torque. In addition to an increase in torque, the engine also has a higher horsepower output, taking the 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty RAM pickup truck customers to the next level of performance. 2019 Ram Heavy Duty 6.7-liter I-6 Cummins with 400 hp and 1000 lb-ft of torque. Overall, the new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs more than 60 lbs.

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Ford confirms future all-electric F-Series truck, holds details close

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All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. Ford Group Vice President for Marketing and Sales Jim Farley confirmed that the company will build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-Series pickup. We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," he said at a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive. Pickups

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Volkswagen unveils 2020 Passat at NAIAS

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Volkswagen of America, Inc., unveiled the new 2020 Passat at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. Together with the Beetle (21.5 million units) and Golf (35 million units), the Passat is one of the three most successful Volkswagen models, with global sales of more than 29 million vehicles since its introduction.

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Volkswagen will make electric cars in Tennessee, at expanded plant

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Volkswagen today announced that it would use Chattanooga, Tennessee as its North American base for assembling electric cars. The decision to expand its Chattanooga facility means that many, if not all, of the vehicles that will be sold in the U.S. under Volkswagen’s new electric vehicle initiative will also be built in the U.S., not Mexico. Volkswagen ID

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Car colours: the most popular, the most iconic… and the worst

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The colour you like your car will always come down to personal taste, but it remains an important consideration when you’re choosing your next car, particularly if it’s brand new

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Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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At CES 2019, Harley-Davidson announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle. Earlier post.) The 2020 LiveWire is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire with an MSRP of $29,799. Deliveries are expected this fall; select global markets will be announced at a later date. The company also displayed two new concept electric two-wheelers: one designed for the city, the other with off-roading in mind.

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El Segundo’s @LATimes Editors Flail & Fail At Reporting Russian Takeover Of US Government By Embedded Agents; Decide To Leave Reporting & Journalism To Professionals #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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GM president dashes hopes of future Volt, says no more hybrids

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Following news in late November that General Motors would kill off the Chevrolet Volt, one of the pioneers of modern plug-in cars, a senior GM executive has hinted—strongly—that it won't be back. On Friday, in the Q&A session after the company's investor conference, incoming company president Mark Reuss doused those hopes.

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2019 Skoda crossover: teaser revealed

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Skoda has revealed a teaser pic of its all-new crossover ahead of a reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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Veloz: 2018 banner year for EV sales in California; up 84% from 2017; 312% increase from January to December

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According to tracking by Veloz —a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the transition to electric vehicles—Californians are buying electric cars at a sharper rate of increase, with year-over-year increases in sales for all twelve months in 2018; total electric car sales increasing 84% from 2017 to 2018; and, comparing the start and end of 2018, the state saw a 312% increase in sales.

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Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

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Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed. EPA California Colorado (state

A brief history of… the Volkswagen Golf

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Writing a compact account of the Volkswagen Golf is a bit like penning ‘A Brief History of Time

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Volkswagen to build MEB EVs in Chattanooga beginning in 2022; $800M investment in plant

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Volkswagen AG announced that Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit MEB. This expansion of Volkswagen’s US footprint will include an investment of $800 million into the Chattanooga facility and create 1,000 jobs at the plant, plus additional jobs at suppliers. EV production at the site will begin in 2022.

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

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As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then sitting out the hybrid-SUV market for many years, the. Detroit Auto Show

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Ford and VW alliance: Why it’s happening and what it means for YOU

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Ford and Volkswagen share a common theme to their histories

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Hyundai Mobis, KT collaborating to develop connected vehicle systems using 5G and C-V2X

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Hyundai Mobis and KT Corp. have launched 5G communication in the Hyundai Mobis proving ground in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do, and have begun to collaborate to develop connected vehicle technology by actively utilizing this network. Source: Hyundai Mobis. KT built the infrastructure in the Seosan proving ground; Hyundai Mobis is the first Korea-based automotive parts maker to cooperate with a common carrier for development of the connected vehicle technology.

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Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

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On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very. Detroit Auto Show Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 BMW 7 Series: flagship saloon gets facelift and updated plug-in option

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A refreshed BMW 7 Series has been revealed, with the flagship saloon featuring a new look, fresh tech as well as a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain option

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US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum. The light-duty diesel segment is led by three models: the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, and Ford F-150. The F-150 diesel is new for 2018; sales represented approximately 5% of total F-150 sales. Source: Diesel Technology Forum.

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Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

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In time with the Detroit auto show, Chinese automaker Geely announced its first electric car planned to go on sale worldwide. Called the GE11, Geely's first global electric car is a sedan about the size of a Honda Civic or Insight, with a similar sloping fastback design. The company did not specify a battery size or range, but said that the car. Geely

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Weekly wheelspin: Prince Phillip’s prang, Golf GTI TCR confirmed and EV real-life ranges revealed

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This week saw temperatures plunge, the biggest parliamentary defeat in history and a 97-year-old Prince overturn his car

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China team uses ultra-thin indium sheet to stabilize Li-metal anode

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Researchers from Tsinghua University and China University of Geosciences have used an ultrathin indium sheet to construct a stabilized lithium-rich hybrid anode with fast interfacial ion transport. The artificial alloy layer demonstrates an enhanced ionic conductivity with an order of magnitude higher than that of the pristine solid electrolyte interphase. An open-access paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Chemical Communications.

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May Mobility's Self-Driving Shuttles Hit the Streets

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Columbus, Ohio, is piloting a fleet of autonomous electric shuttles as part of a multimillion-dollar smart transportation initiative. transportation transportation/self-driving

Smaller electric SUVs coming from Audi, Mercedes-Benz

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German luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to be in the vanguard in launching new electric SUVs in 2019. For the U.S, the long-awaited Audi e-tron quattro is slated to roll out by June, while the Mercedes-Benz EQC is planned to go on sale in early 2020. Under intense sales pressure from Tesla, the stalwart German brands are not resting

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Prince Phillip car crash: What are the rules for older drivers?

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Prince Phillip might have stepped down from royal duties, but he’s still getting out and about and, at the age of 97, the Duke of Edinburgh and his Land Rover were involved in a collision in Sandringham this week

Study finds link between sleep apnea and increases in PM2.5, NO2

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In a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society , researchers from the University of Washington, Harvard University and Columbia University report a link between obstructive sleep apnea and increases in two of the most common air pollutants: fine particulate pollution (PM 2.5 ) and nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), a traffic-related pollutant. According to the Mayo Clinic, sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.

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Lazy @LATimes Editors Print Yesterday’s Old, Invalid News On Front Page After Trump Attacks Pelosi. Also Reports Rain Has Fallen And Made Things Wet #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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