JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month.

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Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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Dürr is positioning itself in this growth market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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IDTechEx: market for EV powertrain materials to reach $47B by 2030

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Their meteoric rise will lead to much greater demand for several materials markets which otherwise would see only modest growth. For each, a granular breakdown is used to forecast each material required and its market value over the next 10 years.

2020 88

Mercedes-Benz AG exploring sale of Hambach smart EV plant as part of global realignment

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Against this backdrop, the company intends to start talks on the sale of its car plant in Hambach, France. In light of future high investments, especially in electrification and digitalization, we are consistently implementing measures to increase efficiency.

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J.D. Power survey finds consumers continue to lack confidence in future mobility technologies

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Consumers continue to lack confidence in the future mobility technologies that automakers are eager to bring to market, according to the J.D. The quarterly study, which will include feedback from Canadian respondents in 2020, explores market readiness and acceptance for self-driving and battery-electric vehicles, as seen through the eyes of consumers and industry experts. Autonomous driving Behavior Electric (Battery) Sales Surveys

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Hyundai Motor Group, Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform for future EVs and PBVs

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Hyundai Motor Group also expects to reduce complexity of its EV assembly line, allowing for rapid response to changing market demands and customer preferences. Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Kia Motors to launch 7 new BEVs by 2027; BEVs to account for 25% of Kia global vehicle sales by 2029

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Kia also released an early sketch of several of the brand’s future dedicated Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). Details of Kia’s future EV product strategy were announced by Kia President and CEO Ho Sung Song during an event at the brand’s Hwasung plant in Korea.

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California ARB 2013 research project to characterize ZEV market; assessing future market potential

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) 2013 research plan includes a project that will comprehensively characterize the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) market, with the ultimate goal of increasing consumer purchases of ZEVs. The proposed project will investigate the factors that influence sales of ZEVs in California (e.g., Although the ZEV-owning population is currently relatively small, evaluating recent ZEV purchases will help us understand the future market.”

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Cumulative PEV sales in California at 8.6% of 5M 2030 goal; BEVs at 4.4%

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cumulative plug-in vehicle (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) sales in California have reached 8.6% Full battery-electric vehicle sales are at 4.4%. In Q2 2018, PEV sales were 35,466 vehicles, up from 22,427 from Q2 2017 and up by 8,255 from Q4 2017.

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CRU: lithium price downtrend continues, with disappointing EV sales in China the driver

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In August 2019, CRU reported on the steady slide in prices that has occurred in the lithium market since the beginning of the year. With 4G handsets now representing 95% of domestic sales, market saturation has resulted in mobile phone sales through to July dropping by 5% year-to-date.

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BMW Group plans > €30B on future-oriented technologies up to 2025; all-electric 7 Series model coming

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This also expresses our confidence for the future business development. Those companies capable of developing and combining hardware and software in equal measure will shape the future of the automobile. We are already making measurable progress, which will continue to have a noticeably positive impact on earnings—whether in terms of sales, the cost of materials or indirect purchasing. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Electric-car sales, buyer beware, renewable energy rules, electric Subaru future? Today's Car News

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Today, we've got sales reports from our northern neighbors, some speculation on electric Subarus, a caution on buying electric cars, and good news on renewable energy. Plug-in electric car sales in Canada have reached 1 percent of the market, though it remains a smaller market than many. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Good news. Today in Car News

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Adamas Intelligence: EV market is growing fast, the EV itself is evolving even faster

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of total global passenger vehicle sales, according to Adamas Intelligence. Not only is the EV market growing extremely rapidly, the modern EV itself is also undergoing a rapid technological evolution, from model to battery pack to cell and cell chemistry, Adamas says. At the model level, scalable modular platforms are the future. Overall, the global sales-weighted average EV battery capacity has increased by a factor of 18x in nine years, from 1.4 In 2018, 4.28

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Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

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Fleet will also oversee the establishment of a new International Markets business unit, which will initially comprise Ford’s existing Asia Pacific businesses outside of China and other markets globally—the subject of a future announcement. The moves are designed to accelerate Ford’s return to profitable growth in China, the world’s largest vehicle market and a key pillar of Ford’s global strategy. China Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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IHS Markit: vehicle miles traveled to increase 65% in key markets by 2040, while vehicle sales slow

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In a new study, IHS Markit forecasts that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) will by 2040 grow to an all-time high of around 11 billion miles per year (a 65% increase since 2017) in China, Europe, India and the United States—the key markets examined for the study—and will keep growing. At the same time, sales growth of new light-duty vehicles will slow substantially. However, cars powered solely by gasoline or diesel will have fallen below 50% of new cars sales by 2031.

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

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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. All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. 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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Porsche and Boeing to partner on premium urban air mobility market; electric VTOL concept

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Porsche and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace. With this partnership, both companies will leverage their respective market strengths and insights to study the future of premium urban air mobility vehicles. We are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the future.

2019 89

BMW Group to build future MINI E vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have launched a new joint venture—Spotlight Automotive Limited—and are building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand. As well as production, the innovative joint venture model also includes joint development of battery-electric vehicles in the world’s largest market for electromobility.

2019 71

Anjie Wireless licenses WiTricity technology for China EV market

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Under the terms of the agreement, Anjie Wireless will license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology and industry-leading designs to develop and commercialize highly efficient wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for sale to leading carmaker brands in the China market. China is pushing toward an all-electric vehicle future, and officials predict that a complete ban on gas-powered automobiles will happen by 2040.

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COVID-19 outbreak poised to strengthen EV momentum and the markets for cobalt and copper

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Among other things, the government is to promote vehicle sales in rural areas, update vehicle fleets in urban areas, and strengthen construction of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In Portugal, Tesla’s Model 3 became the second bestselling car in March, just behind the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and in Italy—one of the countries worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic—electric vehicle sales are also at record high levels.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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The market share of diesel vehicles fell to 39.5% compared to the same month last year, meaning SUVs accounted for 33% of the total market in February. This growth can be attributed to key markets such as Germany, Spain and France, as well as five other markets (Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Estonia and Luxembourg), which posted double digit growth. However, the performances of these markets offset volume declines in 13 other European markets.

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GM posts 2016 delivery record in China; 3.87M vehicles, more than 1/3 of global sales

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China remained GM’s largest market in terms of retail sales for the fifth consecutive year, accounting for more than one-third of the company’s global sales. For comparison, GM brands reported retail sales in the US of 2,446,582 vehicles for CY 2016. GM’s strategy in China follows the company’s two-pronged strategy to strengthen and grow its core business, and to define and lead the future of personal mobility by creating new technology and business models.

2017 69

Survey on EV shopping experience: It still falls apart on the sales lot

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From up above, the future for electric vehicles looks bright. EV sales in the U.S. rose 81 percent from 2017 to 2018, and multiple automakers are talking about mass-market electric vehicles that will be available across the country and offered volumes beyond what’s needed to secure regulatory credits.

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Diesel market share in Europe drops below 50%; offset by increased gasoline engine sales; implications for climate targets

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Diesel’s market share in the EU-15 fell from 50.2% This drop was offset by an increase in the sale of gasoline engined vehicles. Automakers are cautioning that this shift to gasoline engines—with their higher CO 2 values—will pose additional challenges to meeting future CO 2 reduction targets. of new passenger car sales, up from 45.8% to 46.3%

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Toyota and Suzuki to start discussing joint projects for technological development, vehicle production, and market development; India and Africa

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) agreed to start discussing new joint projects in the fields of technological development, vehicle production, and market development. After having concluded a memorandum of understanding toward business partnership on 6 February 2017 ( earlier post ), Toyota and Suzuki have been pursuing concrete forms of cooperation and have announced the mutual supply of vehicles for the Indian market ( earlier post ) and other joint efforts.

Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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will not go on sale in North America. All future ID. Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric vehicle, the first model from the MEB product line for electric vehicles, is making its debut at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. The ID.3 The ID.3 1ST special edition enables electric ranges of up to 420 kilometers (261 miles) (WLTP) with initially three equipment variants. All ID.3 1ST models feature the most popular battery variant that provides a usable energy content of 58 kWh.

2019 73

Opinion: Oil Market ShowdownCan Russia Outlast The Saudis?

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November 27, oil consuming countries will celebrate the first anniversary of the Saudi decision to let market forces determine prices. Subsequently, to defend market share, the Saudis increased production, which exacerbated market oversupply and further pressured prices. Their suffering has led some to call for a change in strategy to “balance” the market and boost prices. Both Saudi Arabia and Russia paint positive portraits on current and future economic performance.

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

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New sales channels and methods such as livestreaming and touch-free vehicle services were introduced across the brands to reach out to customers in a secure way. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Sales

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Navigant Research: plug-in electric vehicles close to becoming leading alternative fuel platform, best positioned to lead future

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From 2017 to 2018, PEV sales doubled in North America, and sales in Europe and China increased 39% and 77%, respectively, according to a new report from Navigant Research. In 2019, multiple deployments of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) in crossover classes, as well as Tesla reaching full-scale production on the Model 3 and expanding its vehicle shipments to markets abroad, are setting the stage for continued market growth, Navigant says.

2019 73

Hyundai outlines future powertrain strategy

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Hyundai Motor Group this week outlined its latest powertrain technologies and future plans at the 12 th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, held near the Hyundai Motor Group R&D Center in Korea. Furthermore, Hyundai will offer more customized powertrains in response to local conditions to boost its overseas sales.

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ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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A study by a team from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that state electric vehicle incentives are playing a significant early role in reducing the effective cost of ownership and driving electric vehicle sales. California, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington—have electric vehicle sales shares that are approximately 2–4 times the national average. The ZEV program clearly contributes to automakers’ deployment and marketing efforts.

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Ethanol production in Germany fell 12.88% last year from 2018; market share of E10 up 1 percentage point

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The German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) has published the 2019 market data for the production and consumption of certified sustainable bioethanol. Sales of bioethanol were roughly on par with the previous year, with the market share of Super E10 rising by almost one percentage point to 13.7%. In a fuel market that increased again slightly in 2019 with gasoline sales of 18.0

2020 68

Chevrolet CrossVolt Trademark Renewed: AWD Electric Car In Chevy's Future?

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All-wheel drive is an increasingly popular option among buyers in virtually all segments of the automotive market, partly driven by surging sales of small crossover utility vehicles. But is Chevrolet developing an all-wheel-drive version of the new 2016 Chevy Volt range-extended electric car it''ll introduce next month? DON''T MISS: UPDATED: 2016

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ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives. ACEA’s new data shows that an ECV market share of above 1% only occurs in Western European countries with a GDP per capita of more than €30,000 (US$35,000). By contrast, almost half of all EU member states have an ECV market share of 0.5%

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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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Daimler AG aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet by 2039, said Ola Källenius, the future Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, and currently still responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development as a member of the Board of Management. But as a company founded by engineers, we believe technology can also help to engineer a better future. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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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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—things are far from back to “normal,” or at least the normal defined by the consumer-incentive-induced sales levels of the past. In sync with its past annual auto studies, AlixPartners continues to predict that US auto sales will climb more slowly, and to a lower peak, than many others are predicting. Specifically, the firm estimates US auto sales will reach just 12.7 million units in lost vehicle sales this year. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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PSI team develops web tool for consumers to compare environmental impact of passenger cars in detail

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In addition, it can differentiate between a large number of fuels: Besides the common ones, we have also integrated bio- and synthetic fuels of various origins, and we have considered future technologies such as CO 2 capture and storage in hydrogen production. For the future, the electricity mix can also be manually entered to test the effects of different scenarios. Emissions Lifecycle analysis Market Background Sales

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Volvo Cars aiming for 50% of sales to be fully electric by 2025

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Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025, the company announced in Beijing. The company’s strategy to generate half of its sales from electric cars by 2025 positions it as a powerful player in China, the world’s leading market for electrified cars. Today we reinforce and expand that commitment in the world’s leading market for electrified cars. China’s electric future is Volvo Cars’ electric future.

2018 73

China now Audi’s biggest single market; 2011 sales exceed 300K units, up 37%

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China thus took over as Audi’s largest sales market worldwide in 2011. This figure has yet again outstripped our sales forecast by some distance. —Peter Schwarzenbauer, AUDI AG Board Member for Marketing and Sales. Among the models built in Changchun, the Audi Q5 remained market leader of its segment, with 54,260 units delivered, up 93%. China is the biggest market in the world for both models.

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GAC Motor targeting 1M unit sales by 2020, 20% new energy vehicles; entering US market by 2019; transition to electric “may be quite long”

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During his talk, Yu Jun, president of GAC Motor, said that his rapidly growing company is targeting sales of 1 million units annually by 2020, with 20% of those being new energy vehicles. Yu said that GAC plans to introduce seven new energy vehicle models—including both electric and hybrid plug-in designs—to the market this year. GAC has already established its first North America R&D Center in Silicon Valley, and plans to to enter the US market no later than 2019.

2017 60

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

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The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market. sales Future Cars New car sales plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 battery capacity Osborne EffectSure, it's an aging model now in its sixth year with a polarizing design; it lost a huge swath of buyers in Georgia when that state canceled its electric-car tax credit; and gas is cheap. But the.

2016 63

GM China sales top 4M vehicles for the first time in 2017; SUV sales up 37%

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Retail sales totaled 4,040,789 units, which was up 4.4% China was GM’s largest retail market for the sixth consecutive year. The company benefited from record domestic sales by the Cadillac, Buick and Baojun brands. GM’s SUV sales in China surged 37% last year. Cadillac, which has had 22 months in a row of double-digit sales growth, posted a sales increase of 51% to 175,489 units in 2017. Buick, GM’s best-selling brand in China, had sales exceeding 1.18

2018 68

PwC: Chinese automotive market decelerating faster than anticipated

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The automotive market in China is declining faster than expected due to economic uncertainty and government restrictions over vehicle ownership. Although automakers have had to slash prices in an effort to cut full inventory levels in the near term, the future in China may still hold promise if adjustments are made to automakers’ strategies, according to PwC in its September Autofacts Analyst Note.

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