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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China: Regulatory chaos, confusion reign over EV market

The severe downturn in China’s traditional vehicle market in the second half of 2018 caught automakers unprepared.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Reuters analysis of 29 global automakers found that they are investing at least $300 billion in electric vehicles, with more than 45 percent of that earmarked for China.

Global automakers are planning an unprecedented level of spending to develop and procure batteries and electric vehicles over the next five to 10 years, with a significant portion of their budgets targeted at China, according to a Reuters analysis of public data released by those companies.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Before the Electric Car Takes Over, Someone Needs to Reinvent the Battery

To deliver an electric vehicle that’s cheaper, safer and capable of traveling 500 miles on a single charge, the auto industry needs a breakthrough in battery technology. Easier said than done.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Politics and supply chain difficulties suggest European battery push is too frenetic to work well

10 HOURS AGO To quote a battery engineer: “For the European auto companies to change over to electric vehicles is like turning a battleship. And it’s a battleship with a mutinous crew.” As the European policy world noticed with this week’s French government surrender on diesel taxes, going green is not that easy.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Two-thirds of all housing units in US had a garage or carport in 2017

According to the US Bureau of the Census 2017 American Housing Survey, 66% of all occupied housing units in the United States had a garage or carport in 2017. Garages and carports often have access to electricity for parked vehicles, so these data are important for electric vehicle studies.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China Has a Secret Weapon in the Race to Dominate Electric Cars

Over the past two years, cobalt has emerged as one of the hottest commodities of the electric-vehicle revolution. The silvery-blue metal, an important component in lithium-ion batteries, has more than doubled in price, making carmakers and tech giants fret about securing their future needs.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Thousands of Electric Vehicles Are Heading to London

Uber Technologies Inc. and Hitachi Ltd. are among companies that will flood London with 3,000 electric vehicles as part of a study aimed at overcoming a shortage of charging points blamed for holding back sales.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: BMW could force plug-in hybrids to adopt electric-only mode in polluted cities

LOS ANGELES -- BMW said it can force its plug-in hybrid cars switch to an electric-only mode in heavily polluted inner-city areas, helping its vehicles compete with full-electric rivals as a raft of cities seek to create emissions-free zones.

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