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

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It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01

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JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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In 2010, electric vehicles still represented a niche market. Although still small compared to conventional passenger cars, the e-vehicle market share has increased steadily in Europe, with some countries witnessing impressive growth. Barriers to mass market uptake.

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Volkswagen further strengthens activities in China with market entry of SEAT and Smart City Project; smaller EVs

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The Volkswagen Group is further expanding its business in its most important market, China, with the entry of SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and the Smart City Project. Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and the Chinese auto manufacturer JAC, which together form the joint venture JAC Volkswagen, continue to drive SEAT’s market-entry strategy. The Spanish brand aims to enter the Chinese market in the coming two to three years.

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Oil Is At The Mercy Of Financial Markets

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Oil prices regained more ground on Wednesday, pushed higher after equity markets rebounded from an initial selloff at the start of 2019 trading. equity markets shook off an earlier bout of pessimism. Energy markets are following lockstep with what the equity markets are doing here, and I think that’s going to continue to be the case,” Brian LaRose at ICAP Technical Analysis, told Reuters. Market Background Oilby Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

2019 73

ICCT quantifies the EV charging infrastructure gap across US markets

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Across major US markets through 2017, about one-fourth of the workplace and public chargers needed by 2025 are in place. Cities, states, automakers, and utilities with electric vehicle growth ambitions can learn from these leading markets to fill the charging gaps. Markets”.

2019 119

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

2018 73

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GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 Asia-Pacific (APAC) and EMEA will be the dominant markets for battery energy storage systems over the forecast period 2019-2023. APAC will continue to be the largest market, reaching $6.05

2019 101

How Nissan hopes to market its future electric cars

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Advertising Marketing nissan leafThe Nissan Leaf with a roughly 60-kilowatt-hour battery was expected to make its public debut at the LA Auto Show earlier this month. It didn’t. That car is expected to appear “very soon,” perhaps at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas a month hence. DON'T MISS: Long-range Nissan Leaf missing from LA Auto.

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IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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Over the next three years, gains from the United States alone will cover 80% of the world’s demand growth, with Canada, Brazil and Norway—all IEA members—able to cover the rest, according to Oil 2018 , the IEA’s five-year market analysis and forecast. Market Background Oil

2018 101

BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. Market Background Power Generation Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 91

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.

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More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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of the light-duty vehicle market there, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). This compared to 386,000 plug-in vehicles sold in Europe and 361,000 plug-in vehicles in the United States—about 2% of the market in both places.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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Daimler AG will make investments in the high nine figures (euro) in the new model series by the time of the market launch. The key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe. The key markets are Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and South Africa.

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EDF launches subsidiary Hynamics to produce and to market low-carbon hydrogen

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In 2018, EDF consolidated its interest in the emerging low-carbon hydrogen market by acquiring a 21.7% stake in McPhy, a manufacturer and marketer of electrolysers and a player committed to low-carbon hydrogen since its creation in 2008.

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Faurecia gaining market momentum with hemp-based biomaterial NAFILean

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NAFILean can be used in traditional injection machines and stands as a unique market solution from Faurecia. The 50-50 JV provides Faurecia with a reliable supply and the freedom to operate on the market and further leverage and deploy its innovation capabilities.

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SEAT unveiling MEB-based el-Born EV at Geneva; in-market in 2020

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The car is expected to hit markets by 2020. SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will unveil its el-Born electric vehicle concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.

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Hyundai Motor, BTIRDI to establish $100M hydrogen energy fund in China; foundation for fuel cell vehicle market

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In particular, the Sino-Korean cooperation will lay a strong foundation for Hyundai Motor to make foray into the Chinese fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market in the future. China Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market BackgroundHyundai Motor has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Beijing-Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute (BTIRDI) to establish a Hydrogen Energy Fund.

2018 74

IHS: Renesas maintains dominance in $26.7B automotive semiconductor market

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Renesas remained the leader in the automotive semiconductor market in 2013, with the company’s dominance in microcomponents and logic integrated circuits (IC) helping it to hold a half-billion-dollar gap over the second-place competitor, according to analysis by IHS Technology.

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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. to capture the opportunities that the booming global EV market will present.

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 Globally, Europe was the world’s third-largest car market behind China and the US. market share.

2019 96

Audi e-tron charging service on-grid in 10 markets, more coming

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The Audi e-tron Charging Service is going on-grid in ten markets. The service will be rolled out in a further six markets in the first quarter and expanded in Eastern Europe over the course of the year.

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2012 SUV Market Update

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SUV Market Remains Strong. One factor for this market turnabout could be the economy. In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months.

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DOE: gasoline direct injection engine technology showing very rapid adoption; 48.5% market share after 9 years

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Only nine years after its first significant use in the market, GDI penetration has climbed to 48.5% market share. Cylinder deactivation, seen mostly in 6- and 8-cylinder applications, has about 10% market share over the past five years. Engines Fuel Efficiency Market Background

2017 78

T&E report: electric cars sales in Europe doubled in 2015; now at 1% market share

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EV sales have now reached the milestone of a 1% market share; figures for 2016 to date suggest significantly more than 200,000 plug-in vehicles will be sold in Europe this year. Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background Plug-ins Policy Sales

2016 93

Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz has handed over the first GLC F-CELL ( earlier post ) vehicles to selected customers in the German market. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL (combined hydrogen consumption: 0.34 kg/100 km, combined CO 2 emissions: 0 g/km, combined electrical consumption: 13.7

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Ballard introduces next-generation fuel cell stack for heavy duty motive market: FCgen-LCS

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With today’s unveiling of the FCgen-LCS stack and next year’s planned launch of LCS-based power modules, Ballard will remain the market leader in zero-emission PEM fuel cell power solutions for the Heavy Duty Motive market.

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JATO Dynamics: US new vehicle sales down 1.9% in Q1; SUVs, pickups increase market share

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SUVs and pickup trucks continue to gain market share, with Honda’s 4.3% increase in share driven by sales from the CR-V and returning Ridgeline, which as re-entered the market after a two model year hiatus. Market Background Sales

2017 85

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.

The “Amazon Effect” Is Coming To Oil Markets

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Internet of Things Market Background Oilby Irina Slav for Oilprice.com. While OPEC mulls over further steps to once again support falling oil prices, tech startups are quietly ushering in a new era in oil and gas: the era of the digital oil field. Much talk has revolved around how software can completely transform the energy industry, but until recently, it was just talk. Now, things are beginning to change, and some observers, such as Cottonwood Venture Partners’ Mark P.

2017 60

Roland Berger and fka Index: China to dominate EV market and industry in foreseeable future

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The consultancy says that China will dominate both the market and the industry in the foreseeable future. Market. The market indicator reflects electric vehicles’ current share of the overall vehicle market (over a 12-month period). Market. of the total car market.

2017 78

Navigant: Daimler, Audi, BMW, and General Motors currently leading development of autonomous vehicle market

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In a new Leaderboard Report, Navigant Research ranks Daimler, Audi, BMW, and General Motors (GM) as leading the autonomous vehicle OEM market in terms of strategy and execution. Autonomous driving Forecasts Market Background

Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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The hotly anticipated car excelled during its first full month on the European market and became the best-selling BEV. Overall, the European car market registered its sixth consecutive month of decline in February 2019, as 1.14

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Hydrogen marketing campaign suggests, 'Let's clear the air'

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Marketing hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellAdvocates of hydrogen fuel-cell cars are working to make their presence felt in much the same way that electric-car advocates have for years. Last Saturday was National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The specific date (10/08) was chosen in honor of hydrogen's atomic weight (1.008). Fuel provider Air Liquide used the celebration to launch a new.

2016 86

ICCT assesses factors driving EV market in US cities

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A new white paper from a team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the growing US electric vehicle market and the factors that are driving it, with a focus on the 50 most populous US metropolitan areas.

2017 90

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell marketing theme: thinking about tomorrow

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A 40-year-old Fleetwood Mac song, floating childrens' heads, and hydrogen molecules all kick off the marketing campaign for the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle. Advertising Marketing hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Infinitum Electric closes $1.8M Series A to bring new electric motor technology to market; increasing R&D for EV applications

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Infinitum will also use the new funding to increase research and development efforts for applications in the Electric Vehicle and Oil and Gas markets. Some markets, like Electric Vehicles, are in the process of electrifying completely.

2019 115

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

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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. Automakers such as VW are building their next-generation EVs around the concept of a low-cost and scalable modular platform that will be shared across the maker’s model lineup, enabling it to thrust its EVs from niche to affordable mass market. In 2018, 4.28

2019 81

Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has made significant investment in hydrogen and fuel cell research and development (R&D) over the last decade, helping to cut fuel cell cost in half and enabling the commercialization of fuel cells for several early market applications.

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Iran negotiations, OPEC meeting loom for oil markets

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As November draws to a close, there are two major events that could profoundly change the oil markets. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets. Market Background Oil by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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UK government launches consultation on inclusion of E10 in market

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The UK Department for Transport launched a consultation on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel—which contains more bioethanol than traditional gasoline—to the UK market. We have launched this consultation in order to understand the impact of E10 on the UK market better, and to ensure that drivers are protected if any changes come into effect.

2018 69

GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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According to GlobalData, the global EV market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR of 15.6% The company projects that China will lead the global EV market with more than 50% share and grow three times as fast as the US over the next five years.

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Study finds behavior-influencing policies remain critical for mass market success of low-carbon vehicles

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Yet, despite ambitious pledges and investments by governments and automakers, it is by no means clear that these vehicles will ultimately reach mass-market consumers.

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