New Zealand government backs Hiringa’s nationwide hydrogen fueling network

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The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for Hiringa Energy to establish New Zealand’s first nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations. —New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

Hiringa Energy and HYZON Motors to deploy fuel-cell-powered heavy trucks in New Zealand in 2021

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New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy and US-based HYZON Motors Inc. The FCEV truck market is growing rapidly, with enormous demand coming out of the US and Europe. HYZON is a fuel cell heavy vehicle manufacturer headquartered in New York.

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Nissan Leaf withdrawn from New Zealand, electric-car sales plummet

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When it comes to thriving markets for electric cars, New Zealand doesn't exactly top the list. So what happens when a bestselling electric car is withdrawn from what is already a low-volume market? The Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car worldwide, but now Nissan will stop selling it from New Zealand. sales plug-in cars New Zealand

Hiringa Energy and Mitsui & Co. to pursue hydrogen-related commercial projects in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s first company dedicated to the supply of green hydrogen, Hiringa Energy, and global trading and investment enterprise, Mitsui & Co. have signed a strategic alliance agreement to pursue jointly hydrogen-related commercial projects in New Zealand. Hiringa is also developing new renewable electricity generation for green hydrogen that can displace the use of fossil fuels for transport and industrial feedstock.

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Hiringa and Waitomo to partner to develop New Zealand’s first hydrogen refueling stations network

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New Zealand energy companies Waitomo Group and Hiringa Energy intend to work in partnership to develop New Zealand’s first nationwide hydrogen refueling stations network. Taranaki-based Hiringa Energy is the first company in New Zealand dedicated to the supply of green hydrogen (produced via electrolysis), providing solutions for industry, the public sector, and transport operators.

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New Zealand adjusts electric car guidelines

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In a bid to clear up the issues of electric car safety, New Zealand is offering new guidelines to electric car manufacturers and importers. Entitled: Deploying electric vehicles in New Zealand: A guide to the regulatory and market environment; the guidelines were put together by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development, [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars New Zealand

New Zealand issues new guidelines for EV manufacturers and importers

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New Zealand has issued new guidelines for electric vehicle manufacturers and importers to provide clarity about the regulations and rules for the safe use of electric vehicles in New Zealand. These guidelines aim to facilitate electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand by providing information in one place about the regulatory and market conditions that affect electric vehicles.

CSIRO report concludes that sustainable biojet fuel industry is achievable for Australia/New Zealand

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Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, bio-derived Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia’s national science agency) in collaboration with the region’s major aviation industry players. If this scenario is realized, then by 2030 Australia and New Zealand are expected to save more than A$2 billion (US$2.1

New Zealand LM Energy Applies for Underground Coal Gasification Prospecting Permit

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As part of its long term strategy to secure substantial energy resources in New Zealand L&M Energy Limited (LME) has lodged an application for an underground coal gasification (UCG) prospecting permit over a 2.112 sq km area containing in excess of 2 billion tonnes of Waikato coal measures. The application area is located north and south of the Huntly coal mines, which produce coal for supply to power generation and New Zealand Steel.

Faradion receives first order for sodium-ion batteries for Australian market

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the leader in sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery technology, has received its first order from ICM Australia for high-energy sodium-ion batteries for use in the Australian market. Having seen significant interest in regions such as the US, Europe and India due to its performance, safety and price point, James Quinn, CEO of Faradion says Australasia was the next logical region for Faradion given the market conditions. UK-based Faradion Ltd.,

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TR Group & Hiringa partner to introduce heavy fuel cell electric trucks into NZ

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Hiringa Energy and TR Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer heavy fuel cell electric trucks for the New Zealand market powered by Hiringa’s nation-wide hydrogen refueling network, and TR’s heavy fleet lease, rental, and maintenance management expertise. It also builds on Hiringa’s existing partnership with TIL, one of New Zealand’s leading transport and logistics companies.

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Asia Oceania: Australia; Israel; Japan; Korea; New Zealand. Fuels Market Background OilWhen processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands. The International Energy Agency’s Monthly Oil Statistics shows that there are differences in refinery output throughout the world.

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NZ study shows cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions

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Researchers in New Zealand have shown that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. The researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University studied the impact of new cycling and walking paths built in New Plymouth and Hastings in 2011. In the three years after the development of the new infrastructure, they found there was a reduction of 1.6%

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Brake issue is pausing sales of popular Toyota hybrids overseas, not in US

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The issue has led to a stop-sale in Australia and New Zealand, among other markets, and affects the hybrid versions of the Toyota RAV4, Camry, Prius, Corolla hatchback, Lexus ES300h, and Lexus UX250h. A potential manufacturing fault relating to brake hardware has prompted Toyota to conduct an investigation that reaches around the globe.

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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. Mercedes said that the X-Class will also set new standards in the segment with regard to connected life. Production for the European, Australian and South African markets will start at the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017.

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NZ Super Fund makes $60M investment in LanzaTech, bringing total Series D to $112.6M

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The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has made a US$60 million equity investment in leading gas fermentation company LanzaTech. Founded in New Zealand in 2005 and now headquartered in Chicago, LanzaTech turns waste gas from steel mills into ethanol and other high value fuels and chemicals. In New Zealand, the Fund invests in expansion capital via investment managers Pencarrow Private Equity, Pioneer Capital Partners and Waterman Capital.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report. The new population projections indicate that nine countries will make up more than half the projected growth of the global population between now and 2050: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States of America (in descending order of the expected increase). Forecasts Market Background

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Bad News: Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Delayed Yet Again

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The Outlander PHEV is already on sale in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and has been on the market in Japan for over a year, but a series of small problems has seen its U.S. Those of you holding out for Mitsubishi''s Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will have to hold out even longer--as the car''s U.S. launch has been put back once again.

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Bustech to use new Cummins battery-electric and fuel-cell electric powertrains in next-gen XGi buses

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To support Bustech’s XDi zero-emission products, Cummins will provide local service to customers through their company-owned distributor network, one of the largest in Australia supporting the bus market. Cummins has more than 35 branch locations in Australia and New Zealand, and more than 6,000 dealer and distributor locations globally. build the next generation Bustech XDi low floor transit bus using Cummins battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell technologies.

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LanzaTech China JV reports 9M gallons of ethanol made from steel flue gas; new JV for PET

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Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., a joint venture between carbon recycler, LanzaTech, Shougang Group, a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, and its New Zealand partner, TangMing, have successfully produced more than 9 million gallons of ethanol from recycled steel mill emissions in their first year of operation.

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Daimler Financial Services makes strategic investment in Soul Machines; artificial and emotional intelligence

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Daimler Financial Services, the financial and mobility services arem of Daimler AG, has made a strategic investment in Soul Machines—a New Zealand company re-imagining how humans connect with machines—further to develop the combined use of artificial and emotional intelligence. AI Behavior Market Background

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities. New York, N.Y. Market BackgroundThe US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).

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Study suggests global impact of obesity may be extra ~700MT/y CO2eq: about 1.6% of worldwide GHG emissions

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A new analysis led by a team from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, estimates that on a global scale, obesity contributes to extra GHG emissions of ~49 megatons per year of CO 2 equivalent (CO 2eq ) from oxidative metabolism due to greater metabolic demands; ~361 megatons per year of CO 2 eq from food production processes due to increased food intake; and ~290 megatons per year of CO 2 eq from automobile and air transportation due to greater body weight.

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Mitsubishi Motors to Show Another i MiEV Concept for European Market at 2009 Geneva Show

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Currently involved in testing and promotional activities in Japan, New Zealand, the United States and Europe, the i MiEV will be launched in Japan during the summer of 2009 Alongside the i MiEV Sport Air concept ( earlier post ), Mitsubishi will unveil the Prototype i MiEV concept model at the 79 th Geneva International Motor Show (3-15 March).

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Bus manufacturer NFI Group acquires Alexander Dennis Limited for US$405M

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The combined business creates an independent global bus OEM with market-leading positions in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, North America and a growing footprint in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. NFI is North America’s largest and most diversified bus and coach manufacturer providing solutions under the brands New Flyer, MCI, ARBOC and NFI Parts. BMO Capital Markets and HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background

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Wrightspeed in $30M deal to provide range-extended electric powertrains to NZ Bus

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announced a US$30M deal with Infratil-owned NZ Bus, New Zealand’s largest operator of urban bus services. The company’s patented Geared Traction Drive (GTD) digitally drives each wheel of the vehicle, providing the slip control needed to manage New Zealand streets. With nearly 75% of its electricity sourced from clean energy including, hydro, geothermal and wind power, New Zealand has one of the cleanest energy mixes on the global stage. Wrightspeed Inc.

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Neste submits three pathways for California LCFS for renewable diesel produced at Porvoo refinery

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Finland-based Neste has submitted three new Tier 2 Pathways for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for renewable diesel produced at its Porvoo, Finland refinery. The RD produced is branded and marketed as Neste My Renewable Diesel. Two pathways are for Renewable Diesel from Tallow & Animal Fat and one is for Renewable Diesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO).

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Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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The national companies have joined the global electric vehicles initiative EV100 which aims to make electric transport the new normal by 2030. Other new members are Portugal’s EDP and New Zealand’s Meridian Energy. With two out of three new cars in Europe being sold to the private sector, business commitments to electric vehicles send a clear signal of demand for EVs to automakers.

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ZeoGas licenses ExxonMobil Methanol-to-Gasoline technology for Gulf Coast plant

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ExxonMobil’s proven methanol-to-gasoline technology is a critical element of our strategy to use only market-proven, production-scale component technologies, thereby eliminating the technology risk associated with many gas-to-liquids projects. ExxonMobil’s methanol-to-gasoline technology was first commercialized in 1985 by New Zealand Synfuels, a 14,500 barrel per day gas-to-gasoline plant in New Zealand.

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Toyota Formally Announces Introduction of Plug-in Prius Into Key Markets, Targeting Tens of Thousands in Public Sales in Two Years

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In Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) formally announced the introduction of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid—the plug-in version of the third-generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle—into key markets. TMC said it is therefore actively encouraging market introduction and aiding understanding of the vehicle type. The all-electric range of the Prius Plug-In (23 km) will cover more than 50% of distances driven by single cars each day in Japan, according to Toyota. Click to enlarge.

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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. Estonia deciding to buy 500 MiEVs in 2012 or Belgium offering high financial incentives but perhaps not to the right market, noted lead author Will Sierzchula. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins Policy

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Orbital Sources Motonic for Australian LPG Business

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Orbital Corporation Limited, through its LPG business Orbital Autogas Systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Motonic Corporation of Korea to source Motonic LPG components for the Australian and New Zealand LPG autogas markets.

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Global sales of EyeSight-equipped Subarus reach 1 million

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EyeSight-equipped Subaru models are currently sold in Japan, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and China, and will continue to be rolled out to other global markets. In Japan, EyeSight-equipped models tested in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment have all received the highest possible rating. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

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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

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GM to cease manufacturing in Australia by 2017

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General Motors announced it will transition to a national sales company in Australia and New Zealand. The decision to end manufacturing in Australia reflects the perfect storm of negative influences the automotive industry faces in the country, including the sustained strength of the Australian dollar, high cost of production, small domestic market and arguably the most competitive and fragmented auto market in the world.

ArborGen and GreenWood Resources for strategic alliance to supply purpose-grown poplar trees for biomass

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One of the leading providers of conventional and technology-enhanced seedlings to the global commercial forestry industry, ArborGen has sold approximately 240 million seedlings in the United States, New Zealand and Australia in fiscal 2010. The collaboration is intended to provide a significant increase in the supply of hybrid and pure-species poplar varietals to Southeast landowners and opportunities into purpose grown hardwood tree farms for multiple markets.

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China Steel Corporation making $46M investment in LanzaTech commercial waste-gas-to-ethanol project

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CSC has long been a champion of utilizing new technologies to create a better future and we are proud to help make this a reality. If we are to keep within our global carbon budget we need all technologies to contribute and, more importantly, we need forward looking industries and organizations, such as CSC, to bring these technologies to market. The domestic market takes roughly 65% of CSC’s production and the exports take the remaining 35%.

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Mack Trucks to showcase Wrightspeed turbine-based extended range electric powertrain in Class 8 refuse truck

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Designed as a replacement for conventional piston engine and transmission systems, the award-winning Route is a range-extended electric vehicle powertrain that provides unlimited range and significantly reduced fuel costs for today’s refuse, delivery and mass transit markets. Wrightspeed counts FedEx, Ratto Group and New Zealand Bus as early Route customers.

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ARB staff posts five more LCFS fuel pathways: biodiesel, RD, ethanol

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California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted five new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications to the LCFS public comments website: two for biodiesel, one for renewable diesel, and two for ethanol. The plant produces approximately 250 million gallons of RD annually; the product is marketed under the NExBTL trademark. Neste has applied for a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) pathway covering the RD produced from tallow obtained in New Zealand.

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SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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Built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the new EV will feature a range of 500 km (311 miles). The EV launch comes as part of a product offensive, in which SEAT will launch one new car every six months until 2020. Next year the new generation SEAT Leon will be available in dealerships with two variants, the five-door model and the ST family sized version. SEAT is going to launch one new car every six months until 2020.

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Siemens and LanzaTech sign 10-year agreement to transform steel mill off-gases into bioethanol

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Siemens Metals Technologies and LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, have signed a ten-year co-operation agreement to develop and market integrated environmental solutions for the steel industry worldwide. Siemens and LanzaTech will work together on process integration and optimization, and on the marketing and realization of customer projects.

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Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium membership reaches all-time high

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The consortium recently received membership pledges from start-up battery producer H-Power (of Charlotte, NC) and New Zealand start-up carbon producer ArcActive. ALABC says that the addition of these new members indicates that while the ALABC continues to draw influential members from the battery industry, it is also bringing in companies such as energy producers and cooperatives that represent other sectors for market expansion.

More Tesla stationary ESS partnerships: Cargill and PG&E, LichtBlick

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Following last night’s unveiling of Tesla Motors’ new lineup of stationary energy storage systems ( earlier post ), more early partners and pilots are emerging. Energy and IT company LichtBlick is collaborating with Tesla to integrate Tesla’s new Powerwall Home Batteries into the energy market. LichtBlick and Tesla will initially start their collaboration in Germany and the companies plan to expand their relationship to the EU, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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