Honda targeting annual sales of 70,000 for electric Prologue SUV in 2024

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Honda announced an initial annual sales target of 70,000 units for the Prologue SUV, Honda’s first new volume battery-electric vehicle (BEV), when it goes on sale in 2024. Following the launch of Prologue, Honda-brand electrified vehicle sales will be boosted by the introduction of additional vehicles based on a new e-Architecture now being developed. Led by CR-V Hybrid and Accord Hybrid, Honda just recorded its best-ever first-half year of electrified vehicle sales.

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Nissan’s global sales driven by strong momentum in crossover and SUV models

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Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12% in 2017 to more than 2 million vehicles (more than 34% of total Nissan sales for the year), driven by the all-new Nissan Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full-size SUV and the INFINITI QX30 compact luxury crossover. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year.

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Subaru names coming electric SUV Solterra; new e-SUBARU Global Platform

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Subaru will name its new full-electric SUV Solterra. Designed as a joint venture between Subaru and Toyota, the Solterra features a new, dedicated all-electric platform named the e-SUBARU Global Platform. The Solterra will go on sale in 2022.

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Volvo Cars global sales grew 30.2% in January; PHEVs and EVs account for 23% of all sales globally, 41% in Europe

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Starting 2021 on a strong note, Volvo Cars reported the best January in its history as Europe, China and the US all reported increasing sales. Global sales rose by 30.2% Demand for Volvo Cars’ SUV line-up remained strong and represented 71% of overall volumes, while the popularity of its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars—plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles—continued to grow. In China, sales grew by 91.3%

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved sales of 200,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2013. Since making its debut in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has been rolled out to more than 50 countries across the world. It has become the world best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle as at the end of December 2018.

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Subaru introduces Solterra electric SUV at LA Auto Show

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Subaru of America revealed its first all-electric SUV, the 2023 Subaru Solterra, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Solterra had made its global debut earlier in Japan ( earlier post ). The all-new Solterra will go on sale mid-2022.

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Global debut of Buick Enspire electric concept SUV in China; GM China sales up 2% in February, Buick up 4%

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GM’s Buick brand will stage the global debut of the Enspire, its new all-electric concept SUV, at Buick Brand Night on 17 April in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV teaser. The Enspire leverages GM’s global resources and is an exploration of design and new technologies. GM China sales in February. Sales were up 2% from a year earlier. Sales in the first three months of 2018 increased 8% on an annual basis to 986,052 units.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017. The report, which this year for the first time includes an online, interactive country data browser, reviews developments in fuel economy and highlights the changes which have shaped the modern global fleet of light-duty vehicles (LDVs) over a 12-year period.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales). It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said. The Model 3 became the world’s best-selling EV, as it was boosted by sales in North America, where it first became available.

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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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The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. 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. —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analyst.

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Jato Dynamics: global auto sales up 5.6% in 2016, SUVs continue to surge

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Global automotive industry sales rose 5.6% Declines in Japan, Russia and Brazil were offset by strong results in China and Europe, said Felipe Munoz, JATO’s Global Analyst. Global demand for SUVs continued, with significant sales increases in the segment across South East Asia, Europe and China. Segment ranking showed that SUVs were the largest drivers of growth, with its volume accounting for almost 29% of all cars, pickups and LCVs sold last year.

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JATO: April saw Volkswagen ID.4 become first SUV to top European BEV rankings

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—Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics. This is the first time since the introduction of pure electric vehicles that an SUV has led the BEV rankings. As anticipated, the next phase of growth for EVs is going to come from SUVs. Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars lifts global deliveries of BEV vehicles by 197% and of electric vehicles overall by 158% in 2020

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Even though it was only introduced in the second half of the year, it ranked in the top of the sales charts in many countries almost right away. —Klaus Zellmer, the board member responsible for Sales of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Electric (Battery) Sales Vehicle Manufacturers

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SUBARU Names New All-Electric SUV “SOLTERRA”

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The post SUBARU Names New All-Electric SUV “SOLTERRA” appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric SUVs Electric Vehicles “SOLTERRA” nature Subaru

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California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

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Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles.


ABB-sponsored report suggests global plans for 80 new EV battery gigafactories insufficient

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The report notes that 2036 is the crossover year when all-electric passenger vehicles are predicted to overtake sales of ICE-equipped equivalents. Battery production will thus need to increase faster than EV sales volumes would suggest.

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JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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million LCVs and passenger car units were sold across all segments globally in Q1 2016—a 2.8% The SUV boom continued, with seven of the eight regions analyzed posting double digit growth. The popularity of SUVs in China has been an ongoing source of growth, and the trend continued last quarter, with the country accounting for 36% of total sales in Q1 2016. Sales of SUVs in Europe (including Russia and Turkey) gave the overall market a boost with 20% growth and 1.11

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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% The company benefited from record domestic sales by the Cadillac, Buick and Baojun brands. The improved product mix contributed to robust performance across segments—especially SUVs and luxury vehicles. 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.

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Mazda expanding SUV lineup from 2022 on; electrification of all models by 2030; rotary engine as generator

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In Hiroshima, Mazda Motor Corporation announced plans to expand its SUV lineup globally starting from 2022. The Mazda CX-50 is a crossover SUV that will be added as a new core model to the lineup and be introduced in the US market, where a strong SUV presence as well as off-road performance are in high demand. These models will expand Mazda’s mid-size crossover SUV lineup. Crossover SUVs to be introduced from 2022 onwards.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed

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The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 ultra-fast charging crossover utility vehicle was revealed yesterday, highlighting its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

Cumulative global sales of Lexus hybrids pass half-million mark

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From the sale of the first RX 400h in 2005 through to the end of November this year, Lexus has sold more than 506,000 of its hybrid vehicles. Today, hybrids account for about 25% of all Lexus sales. Cumulative global sales of all Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)-produced hybrid vehicles—i.e., The RX 400h, launched in 2005, was the world’s first production full hybrid luxury SUV. Lexus hybrid cumulative sales to end-November 2012. Global total. %

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Diesel car registrations in Europe in 2017 down 7.9%; SUV sales up 19.5%; AFVs up 46% but share still low

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Gasoline car registrations benefited from the decline of diesel, growing by 10.9% (+760,000 units) to a 50% market share; SUVs led growth with a record 4.56 The vast majority of market growth in 2017 was driven by SUVs, which posted a record 4.56 Comparatively, SUV registrations in 2016 were just 3.81 As a result, market share for SUVs has jumped from 25.2% A sharp contrast to 2007, when SUVs represented just 8.5% Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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Toyota electric bZ4X Concept SUV makes N. American debut; jointly developed with Subaru

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The Toyota bZ4X Concept is the company’s vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella. More information on the production model of the Toyota bZ4X will be shared later this year, with sales planning to begin in 2022.

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Honeywell Transportation Systems Forecast: turbocharged vehicles to account for 48% of annual global sales by 2021; electric boosting emerges

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Honeywell’s Transportation Systems Forecast projects that turbocharged vehicles will acount for 48% of annual global sales by 2021, up 9 percentage points from 2016. This annual sales estimate, combining both passenger and commercial vehicles, would add more than 232 million turbocharged vehicles globally between 2017 and 2021—an increase of 35% from today. The global turbo business is expected to reach almost $12 billion in industry sales in 2021.

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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. It is focused on the luxury, SUV and MPV segments. About 40% of GM’s product launches in China through 2020 will be SUVs and MPVs. In 2016, GM’s SUV deliveries surged 45% from a year earlier to 673,409 units.

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QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?

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Polestar 3 electric performance SUV to be manufactured in the US

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Polestar, the premium electric car brand from Sweden, announced that its first all-electric SUV will be manufactured in the United States. Polestar vehicles built in South Carolina will be for sale in the United States. Production of Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022.

Ford projects utility vehicles to account for 29% of its global sales by end of decade

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Ford projects utility vehicles will account for 29% of its global sales by the end of the decade. Ford utility vehicles—ranging from the compact EcoSport to the eight-seat Expedition—accounted for 23% of brand sales globally in 2013, up from 17% a year earlier. Worldwide demand for utility vehicles is up 88% since 2008, making SUVs the fastest-growing segment. A record number of Ford Escapes were sold in 2013, with sales up in 2014 as well.

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Audi sales in China rose 10.3% year-on-year in August; global sales up 5.0%

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Following growth in June and July, Audi AG increased its global sales year-on-year in August as well. increase in sales compared with 2016. Cumulative sales since January total around 1,202,400 units—2.6% Last month, Audi sales increased in all three of its top markets: the US (+2.8%), Germany (+6.7%), and, most notably, in China (+10.3%) with 54,205 Chinese customers. Sales of the full-size SUV increased by a further 35.2%

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2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed

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In 2022, the Subaru Solterra electric SUV will go on sale. Another Subaru-Toyota joint venture, it’ll roll on the new e-Subaru global platform. Just when you thought the market for another electric vehicle was saturated, here comes the sun and the earth, in Latin.

JATO: Euro car market drops 7.9% in June; SUV demand slows; Tesla posts highest market share gain

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SUV registrations totalled 556,400 units during the month, up by only 0.7% —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analyst. But the most worrying result from June was not the continuous diesel decline, but the slowdown in demand for SUVs. Although it was still the third highest month ever for sales in the segment (behind March 2018 and March 2019), there are two factors that explain the limited growth. Europe SalesThe European car market dropped in June 2019 as 1.49

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Electrified vehicles count for 7.1% of new vehicles in Europe in May; SUVs continue to dominate full market

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A large part of Tesla’s global plans depend on how the brand can maintain the sales growth of the Model 3. —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analys. SUVs once again drove market growth in May, offsetting the drops posted by the traditional segments. While demand for subcompact, compact, midsize and executive/luxury cars and MPVs fell during the month, demand for SUVs was up by 10% to 534,700 units. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here

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Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is starting a new era ahead of schedule. Today the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its production debut. If this is the highlight of a century of innovation, what Cadillac’s been doing the rest of the time?

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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Globally, more than six million new Volkswagen vehicles roll out of production plants and onto the road each year. With the MEB, vehicle concept and design can be structured in a more flexible way than ever before: the spectrum ranges from compact cars to SUVs and MPVs. Volkswagen intends to sell 150,000 e-cars—of which 100,000 will be the ID and ID SUV—by 2020, according to Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, E-Mobility division.

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Fisker establishing European HQ in Munich; Ocean SUV program advancing towards first gateway

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Earlier this month, Fisker revealed details surrounding its new global HQ, which is to be located within Continental Park at 1888 Rosecrans Avenue in the city of Manhattan Beach, California. Munich has long been a major global hub for the automotive industry. Fisker Inc.

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GM delivers November record 418,225 vehicles in China; up 13%; SUV sales up 73%

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Baojun deliveries reached an all-time monthly high, while Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet set November sales records. As the key driver of the company’s sustained growth, SUVs achieved sales growth of 73% from the previous November. Sales of the Equinox global SUV continued to grow as well, with deliveries topping 6,900 units. The brand’s best-selling model, the XT5 luxury SUV, generated sales growth of 26% to more than 6,500 units.

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GM delivered 2.9M vehicles in China in 2020 for third straight annual drop; NEV sales up 4x from 2019

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Sales were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter and started to recover in the second quarter. Deliveries posted a strong rebound in the second half, led by SUVs, MPVs and luxury vehicles, with fourth quarter sales increasing 14.1% Its NEV sales in 2020 grew four-fold from a year earlier. on a yearly basis, driven by strong demand for premium MPVs and SUVs. Sales of Buick’s SUV family surged 50.1%.

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GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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At an event in the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan, General Motors unveiled the core of its new strategy to grow the company’s EV sales quickly, efficiently and profitably.

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New Kia Sorento SUV and first Sorento Hybrid; plug-in option to come

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In Frankfurt, Kia unveiled the new Sorento, the fourth generation of its mid-size SUV, including for the first time a hybrid option. Sorento is at the heart of Kia’s reinvigorated global SUV line-up, which also includes the Seltos, Stonic, Telluride and Sportage.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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Car makers continue to update and modernise their traditional models, while the range of SUVs on offer continues to grow and appeal to all kinds of budgets and needs. —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analyst. million SUV registrations in H1 2018, a result that marks the best-ever performance for the segment in Europe. SUVs grew by 24% in H1 and by 30% in June, signifying that the boom won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sale

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JAC sells 300,000 S3s in 600 days, breaks compact SUV sales record

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China-based JAC has sold 300,000 units of its S3 compact SUV during the last 20 months. The S3 has set several records since its launch, from achieving a breakthrough of 10,000 units in its first month, to overtaking sales of other compact SUVs in the global market within three months. Current average sales are 15,000 units a month.

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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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SUVs were a key driver of growth in February, with the volume of vehicles registered up by 24.7% compared to the same month last year, meaning SUVs accounted for 33% of the total market in February. Alternative-Fueled-Vehicles were also able to take advantage of the decline of diesel, growing by 18.5% —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s Global Analyst. Demand for SUVs continued to rise, with the segment’s volume up by 24.7% Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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2023 Toyota bZ4X

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Toyota announced its all-new, all-electric compact SUV, the 2023 bZ4X—wait, what?! bZ” = “beyond Zero”; “4” = “mid-size”; “X” = SUV. Then, by 2030, 80 percent of Toyota’s global sales will be electrified with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.