Stellantis Announces German Assembly Expansion For New BEV Crossover

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2023 06:03:22 +0000

One of the big question marks in the automotive industry is how the existing ICE players are going to enter the electric age while staying profitable and successful. The transition from gasoline-powered to electric vehicles (EVs) presents a major challenge for automakers that rely on traditional fuel sources. With the shift to EVs, automakers will […]

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Leader & Laggard of the Week: Ford & Germany

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2023 01:16:04 +0000

A large part of our role in the media is to highlight cleantech leaders, and another large part is to bring to light climate and cleantech laggards. With that in mind, we’re starting a new series — a weekly look at a company, person, organization, or country that stood out in a good way and […]

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The Battle for Germany’s EV Market, Part II — Tesla Model 3 Called for Duty

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 15:03:46 +0000

The Tesla Model Y was the 2nd best selling automobile in the overall German auto market in February (an “off-peak month” for Tesla).

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Japan’s JERA Buying Offshore Wind Developer in $1.7 Billion Deal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 19:00:49 +0000

Japan’s largest power generation group is moving into renewable energy in a big way, agreeing to a deal to buy Belgium’s biggest player in offshore wind. JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power, on March 22 said it has a definitive agreement with Belgium’s Virya Energy to […]

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Energy Insecurity

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 18:24:24 +0000

Energy InsecurityOne of the lessons that countries are learning from the current war in Ukraine is that centralised power generation creates energy vulnerability, and therefore energy insecurity. In a despicable move against the civilians of Ukraine, Russia has targeted energy infrastructure. Wars have been fought over access to energy sources for centuries, and energy generation can […]

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Germany’s BEVs Up, PHEVs Down — Tesla Model Y 3× Rivals

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 04:36:59 +0000

Germany, Europe’s single largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicles take 21.5% share of sales in February 2023, a drop from 24.9% year on year. Full electric share grew, but plugin hybrid share almost halved. Overall auto volume was 206,210 units, up by some 3% YoY, but still some 18% down from pre-2020 seasonal norms. […]

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Two-Thirds of European Battery Production at Risk — Analysis

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 06:00:05 +0000

IRA subsidies are chief threat to gigafactory plans unless Europe offers accessible incentives and streamlined permitting.

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Minority German Party Tries To Block EU Rule To Go 100% BEV By 2035

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 17:30:14 +0000

While Volkswagen Group plans to go all electric by 2033 in the EU, some German drivers and BMW would like to keep their tailpipe polluters. After agreeing to the EU regulation to ban internal combustion light vehicles by 2035, the FDP, the smallest member of the German governing coalition, is walking back its agreement to […]

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