Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

Green Car Reports

A key obstacle to getting more electric cars on the road at the moment may be building up a big enough supply of batteries to power them. So far, the only automaker with a large enough supply of batteries to produce electric cars in large volumes is Tesla. Volkswagen has also announced a $10 billion investment in electric-car batteries, but those. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteries

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Mercedes-Benz Cars develops blockchain prototype for sustainable supply chains

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Mercedes-Benz Cars and Icertis, a leading provider of enterprise contract management solutions in the cloud, have developed a blockchain prototype for consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain. Daimler requires its direct suppliers to pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the supply chain.

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Visiting EV-Supply in Bellevue

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Yesterday, I took a road-trip to Bellevue (near Seattle) to pick up the rest of my major EV parts from Carlo at EV-Supply. Most of the EV garages that I've been to have been a hodge podge of parts and people scurrying around like bees to get things done. This garage was no exception.

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AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

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Electric cars to be hit by supply disruptions

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The advancement of electric cars in the short-term could be affected by supply disruptions. That’s the verdict of a new report from the US Department of Energy entitled 2011 Critical Materials Strategy, which looks at supply challenges for five rare earth metals – dysprosium, neodymium, europium, terbium and yttrium. Electric cars Green cars Latest news DOE rare earth metal supply rare earth metals supply supply disruptions US Department of Energy

UK launches £35M research network to transform the steel supply chain

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The aim of SUSTAIN is to transform the whole steel supply chain, making it cleaner, greener and smarter, and more responsive to the fast-changing needs of customers.

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BMW Group Dingolfing factory to supply batteries for MINI EV from 2019

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The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant in Germany will supply the batteries for the all-electric MINI to be built in late 2019 in Oxford, South England. For many decades it was the seat of the worldwide spare parts supply of the BMW Group.

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Continental supplying 48V Eco-Drive for Jeep Wrangler eTorque mild-hybrid system

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Continental’s liquid-cooled 48-volt Eco Drive—a belt-driven starter generator with integrated inverter— supports FCA US’ eTorque mild-hybrid technology in the new Jeep Wrangler. Earlier post.).

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JRC: Europe must take steps to boost supply of cobalt for EV batteries

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As a result, demand is expected to exceed supply already in 2020 and the EU must take steps to boost supply and curb demand without hindering the growth in electric vehicles, according to a new JRC (Joint Research Center) report. million in 2017 to 130 million in 2030, the overall demand for cobalt could increase threefold within the next decade, outstripping supply already in 2020. Cobalt supply chain at risk of concentration disruption.

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BorgWarner supplies clutch for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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BorgWarner supplies its sprag one-way clutch for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the first FCA US LLC mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the industry’s first PHEV minivan.

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BorgWarner supplying global automaker with integrated EGR solution for reduced NOx emissions

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BorgWarner, a leader in clean and efficient solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is supplying its best-in-class EGR system to a major global automaker across different regions of the world.

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ADEME / IFPEN study examines non-geological risks in the security of lithium supplies based on electrification of global car fleet

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ADEME, France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency, carried out a study with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) on the dynamics of lithium supply and demand, based on different scenarios for the electrification of the global car fleet by 2050.

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EIA: Renewable diesel increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; 10.1% of total diesel supplied in 2Q18

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Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1%

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Cummins to supply Kalmar with driveline for new electric terminal tractor

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has selected Cummins to be the electrification solution provider for the next-generation electric terminal tractor offering for the European market. The Cummins driveline solution eliminates need for a transmission on a terminal tractor, simplifying the overall system and reducing maintenance needs. Cummins will provide powertrain technology, including the batteries, for the Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor (KT2E).

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Gevo and Avfuel enter into renewable jet fuel supply agreement; first long-term commercial supply agreement for Gevo ATJ

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Gevo has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel Corporation, effective 1 July 2018. The agreement with Avfuel is Gevo’s first long-term commercial supply agreement for its ATJ. The supply agreement contemplates two phases. During the first phase, Gevo will supply Avfuel from its smaller-scale hydrocarbon processing facility it operates in Silsbee, Texas, in partnership with South Hampton Resources, Inc.

2018 71

BMW to supply Motiv with i3 Li-ion batteries for integration into EPIC for commercial EVs

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California-based Motiv Power Systems, a provider of medium-duty all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses ( earlier post ), announced a supply agreement with BMW to integrate the latest (third) evolution of BMW’s passenger car lithium-ion battery packs into Motiv’s EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis).

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NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group.

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Daimler joins multiple initiatives for a sustainable raw material supply chain; future focus on battery cell supply chain

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As part of the offensive for a sustainable raw material supply chain, Daimler AG joins forces with associations, organizations and competitors in a number of initiatives. By joining, Daimler AG is expanding its broad commitment to initiatives and is actively promoting greater transparency in global raw material supply chains. In this way, the sustainable procurement of conflict minerals is promoted and more transparency is created in the supply chain.

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Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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Analysis by researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) suggests that, given the foreseen scaling of battery demand up to 2050, each may face supply risks, albeit for different reasons.

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Cerulogy analysis finds supply of clean fuels for Washington could meet 11.2% CI reduction target by 2028

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The modelling also assumes more modest increases in the supply of alternatives to diesel fuel—biodiesel, renewable diesel and renewable natural gas for trucks. Available clean fuels for the state of Washington could meet a 2028 target of 11.2%

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Tesla's head of global supply reportedly resigns in continuing exodus from automaker

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Tesla's vice president for supply management has resigned from the electric carmaker, yet another departure of a high-ranking executive from the luxury brand. The departure of Liam O'Connor, Tesla's VP of global supply management, was first reported by Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources who weren't authorized to speak publicly about the

2018 69

Toyota and partners launch low-carbon hydrogen supply-chain project in Japan

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The Association was established in October 2017 to promote the commercialization of a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain and to bridge entities including industry, academia, and government throughout the prefecture in order to achieve this.

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A List of Tools and Supplies

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Over the past few days, I've been compiling a list of tools and supplies needed to do an effective electric vehicle conversion. After getting valuable feedback from several people on the Civic-EV Google Group, I came up with the following list: [link] tools-needed If anyone has additional comments, I welcome the feedback. This list will continue to change as we find new information during the conversion process. Cheers, Tim

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Transmission Losses: More Oil Supply Trucks Bombed in Pakistan

Plugs and Cars

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dozens of tankers carrying fuel to Afghanistan for NATO troops were torched near Quetta in western Pakistan on Wednesday, the third major attack on supplies since Pakistan closed one border crossing to Afghanistan a week ago and the first at the only checkpoint that remained open.

BASF and Nornickel partner to supply cobalt and nickel battery materials

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Start-up is planned for late 2020, enabling the supply of approximately 300,000 full electric vehicles per year with BASF battery materials. Additionally, BASF and Nornickel have signed a long-term, market-based supply agreement for nickel and cobalt feedstocks from Nornickel’s metal refinery. The agreement will establish a locally sourced and secure supply of raw materials for battery production in Europe.

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Gevo signs definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding for commercial supply of renewable isooctane

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has entered into a definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding GmbH (HCS) to supply renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) under a five-year offtake agreement. The Supply Agreement has two phases: In the first phase, HCS will purchase isooctane produced at Gevo’s demonstration hydrocarbon plant located in Silsbee, Texas. Gevo, Inc.

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Continental supplying first turbocharger with aluminum housing

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The water-cooled aluminum turbine housing. Click to enlarge. Continental’s powertrain developers have launched series production of the first car turbocharger with an aluminum turbine housing. Integration of the unit in the three-cylinder, 1.5L

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

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However, the report finds that despite falling costs, additional investment will be needed to spur supply growth after 2020.

2018 99

GM increases Chevy Bolt EV production to ease supply constraints

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Amid shortages of Chevy Bolt EVs at dealerships across the U.S. and Canada, Chevy has announced it will increase production by 20 percent. So far this year, Chevy has sold fewer than 2,000 Bolt EVs in the U.S. per month, for total sales of just over 9,000. Worldwide, the company says it sold 26,000 last year against a production target of 30,000

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Gevo enters into long-term supply agreement for renewable isooctane with HCS Group: worth up to $180M

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HCS Group will be supplied exclusively for sales of Gevo’s renewable isooctane into high-end applications ranging from high purity solvents to specialty fuels under its Haltermann Carless brand, excluding use of isooctane for on-road transportation fuels. Gevo, Inc. and HCS Group have entered into a long-term, definitive, binding and bankable renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement.

2019 64

Nel ASA to supply 2MW PEM electrolyzer in Switzerland; 30 MW framework contract for Hyundai hydrogen trucks

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The framework agreement represents the first phase of 60 – 80 MW needed to supply hydrogen for the total expected 1,000 trucks and other applications. wide network of hydrogen stations and corresponding supply chain in Switzerland. In Switzerland, Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA, has received a purchase order for a 2 megawatt (MW) containerized Proton PEM electrolyzer, as part of a 30 MW framework agreement with Hydrospider AG, an affiliated company of H2 Energy.

2019 64

Toshiba supplying H2-based energy supply system to Tohoku Electric Power; evaluating H2 for overcoming fluctuations from renewables

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through its H2One, hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system. Bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output.

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Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

Green Car Reports

fuel supply appear to be gaining momentum. Efforts by the U.S. Congress to cap the amount of ethanol blended with the U.S. The current Renewable Fuel Standard, passed as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, has proven increasingly unpopular among certain legislators. But ardent support from the renewable-fuels industry and the. ethanol energy policy congress e85 flex fuel

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BRUSA supplies complete drivetrain for E-FORCE 18-t electric truck

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BRUSA Elektronik AG is to supply the main drivetrain components such as motors, inverters and chargers for the E-FORCE, Switzerland’s first all-electric 18-tonne truck. 2 x BRUSA NLG6 on-board fast chargers each supplying 22 kW. The E-Force truck for Feldschlösschen. Click to enlarge.

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Roskill: refined lithium supply expected to treble to 900kt by 2027, driven by use in batteries

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This placed strain on the battery supply chain which is likely to continue, with Roskill estimating that Chinese PEV sales could reach around one million units in 2021. The lead-time between first purchase of lithium compounds and then subsequent use in Li-ion battery applications created by the automotive industry supply chain increased demand ahead of consumption by 9% in 2017, a trend which Roskill expects to intensify over the coming years.

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Japanese researchers estimate 16M tonnes of rare earth deposits in deep-sea mud off Japan; hundreds of years of supply

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A team of Japanese researchers from multiple institutions has calculated that an area of deep-sea mud in the western North Pacific Ocean near Minami-Torishima Island, Japan, contains more than 16 million tons of rare-earth elements and yttrium (REY).

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Dynapower to supply 250kW energy storage inverters for Tesla Powerpack

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Dynapower Company will be supplying the 250 kW energy storage inverters as an integral part of Tesla’s recently announced Powerpack Commercial battery systems for large commercial and utility customers.

2015 102

Gevo to supply alcohol-to-jet fuel to Virgin Australia

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expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) ( earlier post ) to the Virgin Australia Group. The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ into the fuel supply system at Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia. Gevo’s ATJ is expected to be blended with traditional jet fuel and supplied on flights departing Brisbane Airport, including Virgin Australia flights. Gevo, Inc.

2017 60

Alstom to supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi

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Alstom will supply two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi’s freight transport. The automotive manufacturer will use the shunting locomotives to reorganize its factory traffic in Ingolstadt. The locomotives will be delivered at the end of 2015 and the end of 2016.

2015 107

Aemetis signs 20-year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol

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announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 20-year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol at a former US Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California, which is near the existing Aemetis biofuels plant in Keyes, California. The feedstock to be supplied comes from the more than 1.6 Aemetis, Inc.

2017 60

Schaeffler axlebox generator permits self-sufficient power supply for rail freight cars

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Schaeffler will present a self-sufficient power supply system for rail freight cars at the 2016 InnoTrans—a generator integrated into the housing cover of the axlebox bearing. The wear-free generator supplies electric energy in a wide range of speeds from 35 to 180 km/h.

2016 93

Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

Green Car Reports

Now, more than a year later, it appears that supply has finally caught up to demand for Honda''s 47-mpg The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013. But over the next year, despite favorable reviews and a handful of awards, the Accord Hybrid remained a rare beast indeed on dealership lots.

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Continental supplying 48-volt belt starter generator with integrated power electronics for Audi A8

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Continental is supplying the 48V belt-starter generator with integrated power electronics that is at the heart of the mild-hybrid (MHEV) system that is standard on Audi’s new A8.

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