Volvo Cars to supply tens of thousands of autonomous-driving-compatible base vehicles to Uber

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Volvo Cars’ engineers have worked closely together with engineers from Uber to develop the XC90 premium SUVs that are to be supplied to Uber. Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with Uber to provide “tens of thousands” of autonomous-driving-compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

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TM4 supplying motor and inverter to Ballard for FCvelocity-HD7 module for fuel cell vehicles

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for the supply of electric motors and inverters to be coupled with new compressor units for Ballard’s seventh-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power module. The air supply of a fuel cell is a critical system. Ballard Power Systems has selected TM4 Inc.

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DAIHEN to supply wireless EV charging stations with WiTricity technology

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DAIHEN sees opportunity to supply wireless charging stations for use at private residences, commercial parking lots and public parking facilities. >DAIHEN Corporation, a global leader in electric power transmission, distribution products and industrial robotics, has secured a license to commercialize wireless charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) utilizing WiTricity’s patented technology.

2017 25

GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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In AWD and power mode the engine operates continuously and a 34 kW engine-mounted ISG ensures the charge level in the battery pack to supply the eAxle with requested power.

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Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with EV company NIO ( earlier post ), to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles. Supply for NIO will come from Novelis’ Changzhou plant, China’s first facility dedicated to manufacturing heat-treated automotive sheet.

Oslo Airport first to supply Air BP renewable biojet via main fuel hydrant system; initial batch from Neste

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Air BP anticipates this will lay the foundations for the increased adoption worldwide of jet biofuel supply. Growing consumer awareness for responsible aviation practice also underpins the move towards jet biofuel supply.

Hyundai Supplies Five Tucson Fuel Cell Taxis To Paris Fleet

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Hyundai used the ongoing COP21 Paris climate-change talks as a backdrop to unveil a handful of hydrogen fuel-cell taxis. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers were delivered to Parisian taxi service STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) this week. The model--known as the Tucson Fuel Cell in the U.S.--is is likely the first. Europe hydrogen taxi hydrogen fuel cell fleet Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

GKN to supply 500 electric flywheel hybrid drive systems to Go-Ahead Group for buses

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The new agreement covers the supply of the complete Gyrodrive system, including the GKN Hybrid Power flywheel as well as GKN’s advanced EVO axial flux electric motor ( earlier post ), a GKN-designed and manufactured gearbox, and installation.

Maxwell supplying ultracaps to ABB for hybrid version of Philadelphia rail energy recuperation system

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is supplying ultracapacitors to ABB for its recent contract win to upgrade Philadelphia area rail lines. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. ABB will install a hybrid version of its high-efficiency ENVILINE wayside energy recovery and storage system for the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority’s (SEPTA) light rail system serving the greater Philadelphia area.

Tesla talks to LG, Samsung about Model 3 battery cell supplies

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Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company's lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic. That applies to the more recent Tesla Model X crossover SUV as well—and Panasonic was also an early investor in Tesla Motors shares, owning a small percentage of the Silicon Valley company. lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars LG Chem Panasonic Samsung gigafactory Tesla Model 3

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BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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BMW of North America won its bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 battery-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in the department’s transportation fleet.

2016 17

POSCO begins lithium production for first time in Korea; domestic supply for Samsung, LG; investing $261M in anode materials by 2020

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The PosLX Plant will supply its lithium carbonate to POSCO ESM which produces cathodes for secondary batteries, and LG Chem and Samsung SDI, manufacturers of secondary batteries. POSCO ESM currently supplies high-capacity anode materials to LG Chem. Korea-based steel-maker POSCO has begun commercial production of lithium in Korea for the first time.

2017 35

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

2014 17

Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

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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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LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Daimler for new smart EV

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By signing a supply contract with Daimler, LG Chem has become the world’s biggest automotive battery supplier, having at least 13 global automakers among the top 20 global brands. Daimler AG has selected LG Chem as the supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the smart EV that will be newly launched in 2016. Under the contract, LG Chem will provide battery cells to smart EV; Daimler will assemble the cells into the vehicle packs.

Toshiba H2One hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system now providing power to a Kyushu Resort Hotel; hydrogen storage alloy

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MWh; Hot water supply capacity: 24 liters maximum per minute. The H2One’s capacity is sufficient enough to supply Henn na Hotel’s Phase 2 with electricity all year round.

2016 26

Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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Ballard Power Systems has signed a Long-Term Sales Agreement (LTSA) with Solaris Bus & Coach, a bus OEM headquartered in Poland, for the sale and supply of fuel cell modules to support deployment of Solaris fuel cell buses in Europe.

2016 23

Panasonic Will Expand Battery Cell Supply For Tesla's Rising Production

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The two companies have reached an agreement for future automotive-grade lithium-ion battery supply, Panasonic now set to supply nearly 2 billion cells to

2013 23

Tesla Deal To Supply Toyota RAV4 EV Powertrain To End This Year

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Several news reports over the weekend noted that Tesla''s contract to supply Toyota with electric powertrains for its RAV4 EV crossover would end next year. In the words of Tesla''s latest quarterly report, cited by Bloomberg in a Saturday news story, “Toyota is expected to end the current RAV4 EV model this year." But a few other outlets have

2014 33

Japanese public-private partnership to test end-to-end H2 supply chain using wind power to begin this fall; 2nd-life hybrid batteries for ESS

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This low-carbon hydrogen supply chain is expected to reduce CO 2 emissions by at least 80% compared with a supply chain using forklifts powered by gasoline or grid electricity. Hydrogen supply chain feasibility study.

2016 28

BMW Group adopts new approaches for a more sustainable battery cell supply chain; focus on cobalt

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The BMW Group has now set itself the goal of enhancing the transparency of its battery cell supply chain and exploring options for model projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim of this initiative is to increase transparency and governance, and implement collective measures to overcome social and environmental risks in the cobalt supply chain.

Axeon and A123 Systems sign supply agreement

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European firm Axeon is to work with its US counterpart, A123 Systems with both companies set to benefit from the collaboration and supply agreement. Two giants in the field of electric car batteries have signed an agreement to work together to help advance the UK’s uptake of electric cars. Customers will benefit from the combination [.]. Electric cars Green credentials A123 Systems Axeon battery Lithium Ion

Toyota and partners begin full-scale operation of showcase project to supply low-carbon H2 to fuel cell forklifts

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The goal of the project is to implement and evaluate a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain which will utilize hydrogen produced from renewable energy in facilities along Tokyo Bay (in Yokohama and Kawasaki) to power 12 fuel cell forklifts. a hydrogen supply chain feasibility study.

2017 12

Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems; Li-ion batteries for hybrids may be in short supply

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Li-Ion batteries for strong hybrids are in short supply. Low-cost 14V micro hybrid systems and full (strong) hybrid (i.e.,

Hydrogenics to supply electrolyzers to Doosan Babcock for Aberdeen

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded a contract by Doosan Babcock Limited to install two of its HySTAT100 electrolyzers, along with compression and storage equipment, at the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Tesla Road Trip, Accord Hybrid Supply, Geneva Show Cars: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Why does French maker Renault returning to North America with the Twizy electric car make very little sense to us? And how did our Tesla-driving author fare as he drove cross-country, without benefit of Superchargers along parts of his route?

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now able to supply vehicle-to-home (V2H) power

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Mitsubishi Motors’ Outlander PHEV is now also able to supply electrical power to the home in Japan using the SMART V2H (vehicle-to-home) system made by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the EVPower Station made by Nichicon Corporation and the Tsubaki eLINK made by Tsubakimoto Chain Co.

2014 18

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

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Of the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added another name to its roster: Tesla Motors. The Silicon Valley maker of luxury electric cars confirmed yesterday that it would purchase cells for its Roadster "3.0" battery-pack. Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars lg-chem

2015 29

BorgWarner supplying turbochargers for VW Group’s new 1.4L 3-cylinder diesel

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BorgWarner is supplying the advanced variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers for the newly developed 1.4-liter three-cylinder diesel engines from the Volkswagen Group, for both the 55 kW (74 hp) and 66 kW (89 hp) variants.

2015 19

Toyota and public and private partners in Japan to trial renewable CO2-free hydrogen supply chain

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Major corporate and public sector partners in Japan are launching an effort to test a full carbon-neutral hydrogen supply chain powered by renewable wind energy. A hydrogen supply chain feasibility study (hydrogen price, CO 2 reduction, etc.).

2015 17

U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

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Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made? China, Japan, and South Korea currently have the largest manufacturing bases, but the U.S. could become a larger player as well. A new report from the Department of Energy's. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars

2015 30

IEA says oil supplies may not keep up with demand

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A well-supplied oil market in the short-term should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead, as the world is set to rely more heavily on a relatively small number of producing countries,” the IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol, said in a press release. by Nick Cunningham of Despite what appears to be a saturated oil market in 2014, oil producers around the world will struggle to meet rising demand over the next few decades.

2014 13

Amyris to enter partnership to supply renewable jet fuel from sugar to GOL Airlines

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An overview of the direct sugar to hydrocarbon (DSHC) process for the production of renewable jet fuel. Source: Amyris. Click to enlarge. Renewable fuels and chemicals company Amyris, Inc. and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.,

2013 26

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Still In Very Short Supply: Why?

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The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the 50-mpg Toyota Prius, but the Accord is a more conventional looking mid-size sedan--a plus for many buyers. Yet sales have been remarkably low, and potential buyers routinely

2014 21

GM signs China supply agreement

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GM and Shanghai GM have formalised an agreement to buy complete vehicles, vehicle kits, equipment and machinery from their parent company – with Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet vehicles all included as part of the deal. The agreement, which was signed in Phoenix, Arizona, is valued at $607million and is seen as a strong sign of GM’s commitment to its venture in China. Shanghai GM is a 50-50 joint venture agreement between both General Motors and the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp Group.

XALT Energy to supply Li-ion packs to Efficient Drivetrains for PHEVs

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XALT Energy and Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announced a tentative agreement through which XALT will supply EDI with its NMC graphite Lithium-ion battery energy storage packs for use in EDI’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions. The agreement is a first phase of a possible multi-year supply agreement that aims at upgrading to the new XALT XPAND pack battery modules when they become available in 2016.

2015 13

DOE issues RFI on biomass supply systems to support billion-ton bioeconomy vision

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This request for information (RFI) asks for input about specific aspects in the development of large-scale supply systems and technologies to eventually supply up to a billion dry tons of biomass feedstocks annually for a variety of end uses. Existing feedstock supply systems are not adequate to reliably provide high-quality feedstock at the increasing volumes demanded over the next few decades by a growing bioeconomy.

2016 11

LG Chem to supply Li-ion battery modules for AES Advancion energy storage; 1 GWh of capacity

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The agreement covers the supply of several of LG Chem’s battery modules that have been designed and configured for AES’ Advancion grid-scale energy storage solution. The supply agreement covers battery modules with configurations ranging from 30 minutes to 4 hours of discharge duration.

2015 18

3 Years Of Painful Cuts Sets Oil Markets Up For Serious Supply Crunch

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Total global oil production could decline for the next several years in a row as scarce new sources of supply come online. According to data from Rystad Energy, overall global oil output will fall this year as natural depletion overwhelms all new sources of supply. But Statoil’s CFO said the world could start to see supply problems by 2020. In other words, deficits create profit opportunities for drillers, ushering in new supplies. by Nick Cunningham of

2016 11

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

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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