Ford suspending JV operations in Russia

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Ford announced that it is suspending JV operations in Russia, effective immediately, until further notice. The situation has compelled us to reassess our operations in Russia. Other automakers without operations in Russia have suspended vehicle deliveries to that country, including GM, Volvo and Volkswagen. Market Background Russia Vehicle Manufacturers

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Volkswagen and Toyota stop production of vehicles in Russia

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Against the background of the Russian attack on Ukraine and the resulting consequences, the Group Board of Management of Volkswagen AG has decided to stop the production of vehicles in Russia until further notice. Vehicle exports to Russia will also be stopped with immediate effect. With the extensive interruption of business activities in Russia, the Executive Board is reviewing the consequences from the overall situation.

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Renault suspending industrial activities in Russia

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Regarding its stake in AVTOVAZ, Renault Group said that it is assessing the available options, taking into account the current environment, while acting responsibly towards its 45,000 employees in Russia. Renault was the first company to start assembling foreign-make vehicles in Russia; the Russian company was created in partnership with the Moscow government in 1998. Manufacturing Market Background Russia Vehicle Manufacturers

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EIA: US, Qatar and Russia provided almost 70% of liquefied natural gas received in Europe in 2021

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In 2021, a large share of Europe’s supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) originated in the United States, Qatar, and Russia. To meet demand, Europe’s natural gas imports, particularly from Russia, have increased in recent years. Europe LNG Market Background Russia

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Maersk, MSC, ONE suspend cargo bookings to and from Russia

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Moller – Maersk is temporarily suspending new Maersk bookings within ocean, air and intercontinental rail to and from Russia, with the exception of foodstuffs, medical and humanitarian supplies (bar dual-use items). Consequently, we will still call Russia although we will not accept new bookings unless they belong in the exception categories mentioned above. MSC will contact customers directly, as necessary, in respect of any Russia-related cargo that is already in transit.

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Equinor to start exiting from joint ventures in Russia

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Equinor’s Board of Directors has decided to stop new investments into Russia, and to start the process of exiting Equinor’s Russian Joint Ventures. Equinor has been in Russia for more than 30 years and entered a cooperation agreement with Rosneft in 2012. billion in non-current assets in Russia. The company expects that the decision to start the process of exiting Joint Ventures in Russia will impact the book value of Equinor’s Russian assets and lead to impairments.

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Benchmark: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine risks raising costs for Europe’s auto industry

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to increase costs for Europe’s vehicle industry, which is already struggling with record high lithium prices and a shortage of semiconductor chips, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Russia’s largest miner Nornickel produces around 20% of the world’s supplies of high purity class 1 nickel, which is used in electric vehicle batteries. Batteries Market Background Materials Mining Russia

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ExxonMobil to discontinue operations at Sakhalin-1, make no new investments in Russia

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ExxonMobil is discontinuing operations at Sakhalin-1, and will make no new investments in Russia. We deplore Russia’s military action that violates the territorial integrity of Ukraine and endangers its people. The sub-artic Sakhalin-1 Project is one of the largest single international direct investments in Russia. The Russia party is represented by two Rosneft affiliates: RN-Astra (8.5%) and Sakhalinmorneftegaz-Shelf (11.5%). Market Background Natural Gas Oil Russia

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Loop Energy partnering with METTEM-M on hydrogen electric powertrains for commercial vehicles in Russia; GAZ bus first project

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a developer of vehicle control systems and systems integrator, to provide hydrogen electric powertrain solutions to commercial vehicle OEMs across Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and greater Europe. Bus Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Russia

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Renault Group signs agreements to sell Renault Russia and its controlling interest in AVTOVAZ; option to buy back in future

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The Board of Directors of Renault Group unanimously approved the signing of agreements to sell 100% of Renault Group’s shares in Renault Russia to Moscow City entity and its 67.69% interest in AVTOVAZ to NAMI (the Central Research and Development Automobile and Engine Institute). Market Background Russia Vehicle Manufacturers

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Rosatom and EDF Group partner to develop green hydrogen in Russia and Europe

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Russian Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and the EDF Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement in March 2021 to develop green hydrogen in Russia and Europe. Rosatom’s ambition is to produce and to store decarbonized hydrogen, and take part in pilot projects in Russia and across the world. I am sure our collaboration with EDF will result in significant synergies and will enable us to conduct joint hydrogen projects, not only in Russia and France but also worldwide.

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ROSATOM subsidiary acquires 49% stake in Korean battery maker Enertech; planning gigafactory in Russia

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The signed agreement also includes building a facility for manufacturing of lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems in Russia, with at least 2 GWh production capacity by 2030. Lithium-ion batteries made in Russia will be applied in electric vehicles (buses and cars), special equipment and in power grids. ROSATOM is Russia’s state atomic energy corporation; it is the largest producer of electricity in Russia, ensuring more than 20% of the country’s energy needs.

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EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand—a fifth of Russia's total exports

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Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has triggered international sanctions throttling the country's oil exports, leading to fears of every higher gas prices.

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When Will Russia Run Out Of Oil?

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Russia’s exploration activities, which were hit not only by plummeting oil prices but also by a targeted sanctions regime, suffered a double blow during this period. In 2015, only seven new hydrocarbon discoveries were made in Russia, three of them in the Baltic Sea. In 2016, oil and gas companies in Russia discovered 40 prospective fields , however, the 3P reserves of the largest among them, Rosneft’s Nertsetinskoye, amounted to 17.4 When will Russia run out of oil?

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Russia ponders using EV subsidies to boost the economy and surge local manufacturing

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Russia’s Economy Ministry said earlier today that it has plans to utilize subsidy programs to boost the manufacturing and purchase of locally-built electric vehicles. Just 11,000 of the over 45 million vehicles driven in Russia last year were electric, with most being used cars.

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How Russia Sent Ukraine Racing Into the “Energy Eurozone”

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Ukraine's grid held, even as Russia damaged substations, lines and generators—a remarkable and heroic (though largely unheralded) achievement. ius says the situation also has helped the Baltic states on Russia’s far western flank: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the myriad negative pressures on Russia’s vital energy industry. Russia supplied about 30 percent (146.6

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Opinion: Oil Market ShowdownCan Russia Outlast The Saudis?

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In practice, the call for a change is a call for Saudi Arabia and Russia, the two dominant global crude exporters, which each daily export over seven-plus mmbbls (including condensates and NGLs) and which each see the other as the key to any "balancing" moves, to bear the brunt of any production cuts. Both, it would seem, have incentive to do so, as each has lost over $100 billion in crude revenues in 2015—and Russia bears the extra burden of U.S.

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Volkswagen Group expands presence in Russia with agreements with GAZ

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The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group have extended their manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and ŠKODA models in Russia until 2025. The Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group with its brands MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus as well as the GAZ Group, which is the largest manufacturer in Russia of light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, already have a long-standing partnership in the bus sector. Market Background Russia Vehicle Manufacturers

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk shoots down reports of Gigafactory Russia

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied that the electric automaker has landed on a location for its fourth Gigafactory after reports indicated that Russia would be the location. The post Tesla CEO Elon Musk shoots down reports of Gigafactory Russia appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Danish wind turbine giant Vestas to suspend work on four projects in Russia

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Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas will suspend work on four Russian wind projects in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Vestas will also suspend all new commercial activities in Russia.

Opinion: Saudis Planning For A War Of Attrition In Europe With Russia’s Oil Industry

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Russia’s central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil. Russia sends 70 percent of its oil to Europe, but Saudi Arabia has been making inroads in the European market amid the oil price downturn. The result is a heavier discount for Russia’s crude oil, the so-called Urals blend. However, the upside to Russia’s oil production is limited.

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Engineers Say “Nyet” to Doing Business in Russia, Survey Says

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Some other exceptions, like Instacart , haven’t ever done business in Russia, so the question didn’t really apply.) Russia Blind Careers UkraineGet my company out of Ukraine!

Russia could destroy nearly half of Ukraine’s renewables, worth nearly $6B

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The post Russia could destroy nearly half of Ukraine’s renewables, worth nearly $6B appeared first on Electrek. Almost half of Ukraine’s renewable energy facilities, which have a combined capacity of almost 4 gigawatts (GW) and worth of more than $5.6

An Army of Grain-harvesting Robots Marches Across Russia

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After initially experimenting with large heavy-duty trucks, we realized that the agricultural sector doesn't have the major legal and regulatory constraints that road transport has in Russia and elsewhere. Agriculture Robotics Russia

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Magna stories $156 million Q2 loss on affect of Russia-Ukraine struggle, increased prices

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The post Magna stories $156 million Q2 loss on affect of Russia-Ukraine struggle, increased prices appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. Magna Worldwide Inc.

Elon Musk confirms Russia is ramping its efforts to disrupt Starlink’s service in Ukraine

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service has become invaluable to Ukraine amidst the country’s ongoing war against Russia. According to Elon Musk, however, Russia has increased its efforts to disrupt Starlink’s service to Ukraine.

Moscow adding another 115 ultra-fast charging stations for electric buses

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Today the city already has the largest electric bus fleet in Europe in terms of the number of electric buses produced in Russia, especially at the SVARZ eco-plant. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure Russia

Nissan to begin production of Pathfinder hybrid in Russia; importance of Russian market

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Petersburg plant Russia’s first to produce a hybrid. Also at the Moscow Motor Show, making their Russia debuts, are the new Nissan Juke and new Nissan GT-R NISMO. Russia is Nissan’s fifth-largest global market, where Nissan is the fifth-largest brand in the market—jumping from eighth place last year. Russia also is the only market in the world where Nissan Motor Co. Hybrids Russia

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Elon Musk teases Tesla expansion in Russia and potentially even a factory in the region

Electrek

Elon Musk has teased the potential for Tesla to soon expand into Russia and even maybe establish a factory in the region. more… The post Elon Musk teases Tesla expansion in Russia and potentially even a factory in the region appeared first on Electrek.

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Nornickel to add new nickel and cobalt alloys to its range

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Russia-based Nornickel has begun prototyping new nickel- and cobalt-based alloys, which are of high demand in the aviation, space, nuclear, chemical and oil and gas industries. Nornickel’s Kola Division in Russia is represented by Kola MMC, a wholly owned key production site.

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Elon Musk hints at new Tesla Gigafactory, denies location is in Russia

Electrek

more… The post Elon Musk hints at new Tesla Gigafactory, denies location is in Russia appeared first on Electrek. Elon Musk denied rumors that Tesla has selected a Russian city as its next location for a new Gigafactory.

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Quote on Impact of ongoing Ukraine Russia conflict on Electric Vehicles

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Now, both Ukraine and Russia play a pivotal role in the global semiconductor supply chain. Russia is the leading producer of Palladium, which is essential for memory and sensor chips. EVs special EVIndia evs impact evupdates russia ukraine war

Hacked electric car charging stations in Russia displays ‘Putin is a d*ckhead’ and ‘glory to Ukraine’

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Hackers are ramping up their effort to disrupt Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine, and now it’s even affecting electric car owners in the country.

AVTOVAZ trying to work around Renault pull-out

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The Renault Group suspended its industrial activities in Russia on 23 March ( earlier post ). On 22 February—two days before Russia invaded Ukraine—the first serial LADA Vesta of the New Generation rolled off the assembly line of the LADA Izhevsk automobile plant.

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An Army of Grain-harvesting Robots Marches Across Russia

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After initially experimenting with large heavy-duty trucks, we realized that the agricultural sector doesn't have the major legal and regulatory constraints that road transport has in Russia and elsewhere. Agriculture Robotics Russia

Russia deems SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 safe to launch cosmonauts

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The post Russia deems SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 safe to launch cosmonauts appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Volkswagen Group inaugurates its own engine plant in Russia

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Following three years of construction, the Volkswagen Group today inaugurated its new engine plant at Kaluga, Russia. Through the construction of the engine plant, Volkswagen is stepping up its industrial activities in Russia. This determines that, as of 2016, at least 30 percent of vehicles produced in Russia are to be equipped with engines manufactured locally.

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Russia Decrees: Every Gas Station Must Have Electric-Car Charging Too

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Thanks to a single, sweeping decree, Russia could soon become a much more hospitable place for electric cars. Infrastructure Russia plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stationsThe country is currently home to just a small number of electric cars, and its charging infrstructure is relatively undeveloped. But the national government now requires that all gas stations in the country must be equipped for.

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Moscow rolling out all-electric bus fleet in New Moscow district

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The new fleet in the New Moscow is the first in Russia composed of electric buses only, without any diesel vehicles. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background Russia

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Elon Musk: Tesla Is Close To Establishing A Presence In Russia

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Russia is probably the world’s biggest market for Tesla vehicles that is not officially supported

Russia’s KRET develops universal charging stations for electric vehicles

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KRET, part of Rostec, has developed the FORA universal charging stations for the rapid charging of electric vehicles in Russia and abroad. According to experts, Russia currently needs at least 500,000 electric charging stations of all types. Prototypes will be presented at the KRET pavilion during the 3 rd international forum Engineering Technologies-2014.

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Shell intends to exit equity partnerships held with Gazprom entities

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Our immediate focus is the safety of our people in Ukraine and supporting our people in Russia. At the end of 2021, Shell had around $3 billion in non-current assets in these ventures in Russia. The decision to start the process of exiting joint ventures with Gazprom and related entities will impact the book value of Shell’s Russia assets and lead to impairments. Market Background Russia