Israel begins natural gas production from deepwater Tamar field in Eastern Mediterranean

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On Saturday, Israel’s Ministry of Energy & Water Resources reported that commercial natural gas production had begun from the deepwater Tamar field (c. Appraisal wells are currently being drilled in Leviathan, with initial production to supply Israel’s domestic market targeted for 2016.

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UQM receives new order for electric drive systems for Humvees in Israel

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announced the receipt of a new, follow-on order from RAPAC for PowerPhase HD 950T electric drive systems to be installed in Humvee military vehicles in Israel. UQM Technologies Inc.

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FCA presents Fiat 500 M15 (methanol); to be sold in Israel

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At the Fuel Choices Summit in Israel this week, FCA presented the Fiat 500 M15—a retail-ready version of the Fiat 500 that runs on a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% methanol; is compliant with the Euro 6 New European Driving Cycle (NEDC); delivers a 2% CO 2 reduction compared with the same Euro 6 version of the vehicle running on gasoline; and maintains the same vehicle performance. The product will be marketed in Israel by MCA—the official Israeli importer of FCA Group.

2016 76

Better Place winding down ops in North America and Australia, to focus on Denmark and Israel

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Better Place, the startup provider of electric car networks using a battery switch model, has decided to focus its efforts on Denmark and Israel, where the complete infrastructure is in place and commercial operations are underway. The company said that its priority in those markets is to ensure that existing engagements to key partners, customers, and suppliers will be honored. Better Place hopes to retain the option to resume roll-out in these markets when circumstances permit.

Levant LNG signs agreement with Gazprom subsidiary on negotiation of sales of LNG produced offshore Israel

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executed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Gazprom Marketing and Trading Switzerland AG (GM&T CH), a subsidiary of Russian gas major Gazprom, in which the parties agreed to negotiate in good faith a binding agreement for the sale of the LNG to be produced at the Floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Israel. These companies are the owners and producers involved in the discovery of significant natural gas resources in the Tamar and Dalit fields offshore Israel.

Levant LNG signs agreement with Gazprom subsidiary on negotiation of sales of LNG produced offshore Israel

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executed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Gazprom Marketing and Trading Switzerland AG (GM&T CH), a subsidiary of Russian gas major Gazprom, in which the parties agreed to negotiate in good faith a binding agreement for the sale of the LNG to be produced at the Floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Israel. These companies are the owners and producers involved in the discovery of significant natural gas resources in the Tamar and Dalit fields offshore Israel.

"When money flows from the ocean floor"

Plugs and Cars

In January 2007 it was reported from Davos that Shimon Peres was in talks to bring an electric car factory to Israel. If there's one country that ought to have long ago developed a domestic electric car industry it is Israel. Every drop purchased on the international markets propping up its sworn enemies should be reason enough. Now it seems the discovery of natural gas off the coast may have moved Israel's eye off the prize.

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Israel-based Hybrid Solar Gas-Turbine Company Closes $5M Series A Round

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EZKlein Partners announced the closing of a $5 million Series A funding round for AORA , an Israel-based developer of a hybrid solarized gas turbine power station. AORA has begun construction of a hybrid solar-gas turbine power station at Kibbutz Samar in Israel’s southern Arava region. The funding round, initiated by EZKlein Partners, includes L&Q Solar, a group of international solar energy investors.

A Jewish Electric Car?

Plugs and Cars

A report from IsraelNationalNews.com out of Davos reports on talks to build electric cars in Israel. At the just-ended World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Shimon Peres held informal talks about building an electric-car factory in Israel with representatives of Toyota and Renault. If there's one country that ought to have long ago developed a domestic electric car industry it is Israel.

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Toyota Motor Europe closing in on 5% market share in Europe; hybrids = 21% of sales

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TME’s European market share in the first three months of the year stands at 4.9%, up 0.4 Sales of the Toyota Corolla more than doubled in the first quarter reaching 21,511 units with nearly three-quarters in Israel, Russia and Turkey. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted first quarter sales result of 225,152 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe, up 14% from the same period in 2013. percentage points from the same period last year.

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GM global sales up 7.6% in 2011 to 9.026M vehicles; China and US largest markets

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GM gained four-tenths of a point of market share to 11.9% On a corporate basis, GM’s two largest markets in 2011 were China, where GM and its joint venture partners increased sales 8.3% GM is the market leader in both countries. Other markets that posted significant year-over-year increases include Vietnam (79%), Russia (49%), Turkey (30%) and Germany (21%). Top 10 Chevrolet sales markets in 2011. General Motors Co.

2012 78

Navigant Research forecasts EV charger global market to grow to $3.8B by 2020; 27.1% CAGR from 2013

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Total installed public EVSE stations by technology and region, world markets: 2012. Navigant Research forecasts that the global EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment, i.e., charger) market will grow from $713 million in 2013 to $3.8 In a new report, “ Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Tracker 1Q13 ”, Navigant notes that definitions concerning technologies, industry standards, and market segments vary from region to region making tracking this market difficult.

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Alstom Enters Solar Market With Up to $55M Investment in BrightSource Energy

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Alstom, a global leader in equipment and services for power generation, is entering the solar market with an investment of up to $55 million in BrightSource Energy Inc., BrightSource is a specialist in designing, building and operating tower based solar thermal power plants with operations in the USA, Israel and Australia. We welcome Alstom and we look forward to building on this relationship as we continue to grow the US solar market and expand internationally.

2010 76

Market Forecast Projects Cumulative 1.7M PHEVs Globally by 2015, 36% in the US

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A new report from cleantech market intelligence firm Pike Research forecasts that by 2015 a total of 1.7 Pike Research forecasts that the United States will be the leading market for PHEVs, with more than 610,000 vehicles sold over the next five years. PHEV programs will focus initially on the small car segment, which will represent 80% of sales in 2015, followed by the small SUV segment with 10% of the market.

2009 60

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Of those, charging infrastructure was the best predictor of a country’s EV market share. Financial incentives by country and corresponding EV market share for 2012. National charging infrastructure by country and corresponding EV market share for 2012.

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UltraCharge raises A$2.5M to advance its battery technology

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Israel-based UltraCharge, a company developing a portfolio of advanced battery technologies from Israel and Singapore, has raised AUS$2.5 The company has agreed to acquire rights to new cathode intellectual property from ETV Energy in Israel. The company has an exclusive licence agreement with Epsilor in Israel which provides access to new ion flow battery technology.

FuturaGene to Develop Enhanced Poplar for the Chinese Biofuel and Biopower Markets

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Israel-based FuturaGene PLC, a plant genetic researcher and developer for global forestry, biofuel and agricultural markets, has entered into an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) to develop new enhanced poplar variants that feature increased yield, processability and abiotic stress characteristics for the Chinese domestic market. The program aims at improving yield, drought and salt tolerance of short-rotation poplar for the biofuel and biomass markets.

2009 76

Toyota Research Institute launches Toyota AI Ventures with $100M investment

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Israel-based Intuition Robotics is a leader in the development of social companion technology, including its ElliQ active-aging robotic companion. AI Autonomous driving Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersToyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures , a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies.

2017 65

Renault to begin mass electric car rollout

Green Cars News

Initial sales will begin in December 2011 in Denmark and Israel with the car maker developing three electric models: a saloon car, a compact car and a panel van. According to Jens Mobery, the chief executive of Better Place Denmark, production will reach tens of thousands per year for the Danish market from 2011 with electric drivers signing up for a monthly subscription with Better Place to access its batteries similar to signing up for a mobile phone contract.

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Ford targeting highly autonomous vehicle for ride-sharing in 2021; new tech company investments, staffing up in Silicon Valley

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They imply no particular order of market introduction. SAIPS: Ford has acquired the Israel-based computer vision and machine learning company to further strengthen its expertise in artificial intelligence and enhance computer vision.

2016 78

Arbe launching 4D imaging radar beta product Phoenix

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Israel-based Arbe is launching Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product. The launch of the Phoenix places Arbe in an excellent position to lead this market.

Better Place Bails Out Of Both U.S. And Australia

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and Australia, to concentrate on its original markets of Denmark and Israel. If you've been following our reports on battery-swapping company Better Place, the news probably won't come as much of a surprise. The company has decided to shut down its operations in the U.S. Loss-making Better Place will close its Palo Alto office, says the San

CDC: US has highest motor vehicle crash death rate among high-income countries; could be cut in half with proven strategies

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Countries included in the study were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Health Market Background Safety

2016 69

US Lifted The Crude Oil Export Ban, And Exports Went Down

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According to Clipper Data market intelligence cited by the Financial Times , we’ve seen a 5 percent decline in U.S. WTI is also expected to be exported to Israel , where Swiss commodities house Trafigura will ship some 700,000 barrels. Atlantic Trading & Marketing, the U.S. Market Background Oilby Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com.

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Toyota Motor Europe achieves hybrid mix in excess of 50% in Q1

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With a year-on-year rise of 14%, hybrid models helped TME maintain sales in Q1 2019 in a declining market, pushing up TME share to 5.2%. Despite the weaker European market and the staggered launch of three new models, Toyota & Lexus sales remained stable in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for our hybrid models.

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Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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The USA recorded one of the steepest declines in concern about climate change/global warming among global markets over the four-year period from 2007 to 2011, dropping 14 percentage points. Climate Change Market Background Surveys Water

2nd Better Place CEO out; company to be managed by Chairman of Board and CFO

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Globes in Israel reported that sources said that Thornley left over differences with Chairman Idan Ofer over Better Place’s future, especially over plans to reduce activity in global markets and focus on its core markets of Israel and Denmark. Thornley presented the plan to the board of Israel Corporation, Better Place’s controlling shareholder, in December.

2013 81

Renault to Make Kangoo be bop Z.E. Prototype EV Available for Test Drives; Four Different EV Models in Market by 2012

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This three-phase plug can be used with a 400V supply and, by the time these vehicles come to market, will enable a complete battery charge in approximately 20 minutes. This multi-partner agreement marks a significant step forward regarding the development of mass-market electric vehicles. The Renault-Nissan Alliance intends to mass market zero-emission vehicles. The first will be a family saloon and will go on sale in Israel and in Europe.

2009 60

Tata Takes On Air

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Nègre has signed deals to bring its design to 12 more countries, including Germany, Israel and South Africa. So far the possibilities are very limited although we may be able to report soon on some changes in the market for conversion of existing hybrids to plug-ins.

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Coulomb Gets Charged Up

Revenge of the Electric Car

The funding, led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures, follows Tesla’s disclosure that it will seek an initial public stock offering and Better Place’s announcement of a $350 million investment as it prepares to roll out its technology in Israel and Denmark.&#. Voyager Capital managing director Daniel Ahn described Coulomb as “the early market leader in the race to provide EV charging infrastructure from both a software technology and market share standpoint.&#.

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Better Place secures €40M European Investment Bank loan

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The remaining proceeds will be used for similar purposes in Israel. The Copenhagen-Paris corridor is 1,220 kilometers [758 miles], which is about the same distance I recently drove in a trip across Israel in a Renault Fluence Z.E., In Israel, the company’s first market, more than half of the planned network of Battery Switch Stations is now available for use by customers, enabling drivers the freedom to drive across the country.

2012 88

Intel completes tender offer for Mobileye; accelerating autonomous driving

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Intel expects the acquisition to accelerate innovation for the automotive industry and to position itself as a leading technology provider in the market for highly and fully autonomous vehicles. Intel estimates the vehicle systems, data and services market opportunity to be up to $70 billion by 2030. Mobileye will remain headquartered in Israel and led by Prof. Intel Corporation and Mobileye N.V.

2017 60

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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car market. Israel. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Nissan Chile delivers fleet of 25 LEAFs to Enel, the country’s largest electricity group

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LEAF vehicles marketed by Nissan Chile will be supported by the distributor Salazar & Israel, which has the equipment and technical knowledge to support this program. Nissan Chile delivered a fleet of 25 LEAF electric vehicles to employees of Enel, Chile’s largest electricity group in terms of installed capacity. The initiative is part of the first electric vehicle sales program exclusively for fleet customers in Chile.

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Toyota invests in V2X chipset company Autotalks

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Israel-based Autotalks, a developer in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication chipsets ( earlier post ), has completed its Series D round with about $40 million in investments, an oversubscription of $10 million. One of the V2X market’s key drivers is the rush of automotive OEMs and Tier1s to mass market V2X systems in vehicles.

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Autotalks and Griiip demonstrate first motorsport V2V application on a racetrack

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As part of the demonstration, which took place on 15 March 2018 in a new motorsport park in Be’er Sheva, Israel, Griiip equipped all their G1 racecars on the track with Autotalks’ V2X solution, based on the CRATON2 chipset.

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Galten Biodiesel to supply jatropha oil to Neste Oil

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Israel-based Galten Biodiesel has signed a NIS 225-million (US$60-million) contract to supply 60,000 of Jatropha oil to Finland-based Neste Oil, the producer of NExBTL renewable fuels, beginning in 2014. Forecasts see this year's European biodiesel market worth $40 billion. Globes. Galten operates its first Jatropha plantation in Ghana.

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Israeli automotive cybersecurity company closes $30M Series B from Renault, Volvo Group, Hyundai, Nationwide

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Israel-based Upstream Security, a cybersecurity company targeting solutions for connected vehicles, closed a $30-million Series B funding round led by Renault Venture Capital and including Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai, Hyundai AutoEver, Nationwide Ventures and others.

2019 78

ON Semiconductor acquires mmWave technology for automotive radar from IBM

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The acquisition positions ON Semiconductor to extend its position in automotive image sensors into the broader automotive sensing market. The acquisition creates a new Israel design center for ON Semiconductor that reports directly into the automotive solutions division within the Image Sensor Group. The new design center is located in Haifa, Israel.

2017 60

Electric cars back on track?

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Sales and profits are declining for automakers in established markets. "It The Nissan plan envisions hundreds of vehicles in 2010, with general sales in various markets including the U.S. Consumers in the market for a new car are trapped into purchasing a somewhat more efficient gasser.

2008 130

Bailouts and Beemers

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A generation of deregulation has culminated with free-market ideologues and corporate chieftains begging for salvation from the federal government once-despised as mettlesome. But some relief from November's economic doom and gloom could be seen in the string of announcements that suggest plug-in cars are truly coming to market within the next few years. Nissan foresees full-scale marketing of EVs in 2012.

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Vodafone Ventures and Carmel Ventures lead $9.2M investment in hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell company CellEra

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The two have joined forces with the company’s largest shareholder Israel Cleantech Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on backing Israel’s emerging clean technology companies, as well as B-2-V Partners and private investors. CellEra, developer of a hydroxide (OH?)

2012 97

Better Place consortium launches electric taxi project with battery switch station at Schiphol airport

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On average, Dutch consumers drive around 15,000 kilometers (9,321 miles) each year, with a large segment of business users that drive around 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles) on average, making The Netherlands one of the most attractive markets for electric kilometers in Europe. Batter Place recently completed an historic “lap” around Israel by driving the Renault Fluence Z.E. In both markets, drivers of more than 500 Renault Fluence Z.E.

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