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Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth – Research Report

Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with over supply. Then comes fastest growth with supply sometimes unable to keep up with demand then comes saturation.  Take pure electric buses as an example. Here China rapidly deployed 400,000, 99% of the total number in the world, then it collapsed subsidies causing a collapse in deliveries and sadly it mainly makes smoking buses again. The rest ...

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Hyundai Motor Plans to Generate Electricity from Hydrogen

Hyundai Motor Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with local energy firms Korea East-West Power (EWP) and Deokyang to generate electricity from hydrogen. The pilot project conducted under the MOU will deliver a 1 megawatt (MW) hydrogen fuel cell power facility, with Hyundai Motor building the fuel cell system, EWP managing the facility and sale of electricity, and Deokyang ...

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Women at Toyota Honored For Leadership in Manufacturing

Three Toyota team members were honored Thursday nigh in Washington, D.C. with Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards from The Manufacturing Institute. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers. Award winners represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to executive leadership. Toyota’s award ...

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BMW Group Sales Up 2.8% in March, Beating Market Trends in Several Major Markets

March 2019 was the best-ever single sales month in the BMW Group’s history with a total of 263,319 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 2.8% on the same month last year. Across the first quarter of the year, the company maintained sales at last year’s high level, with a total of 605,333 (+0.1%) vehicles ...

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Over One Billion Litres of Petrol Available-NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has once again appealed to Nigerians to stop the panic buying of petrol. The state owned company urged Nigerians to disregard trending social media report of an impending fuel scarcity due to purported refusal by some oil marketers to lift products from depots. The NNPC in a release on Friday by its Group General ...

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Unmasked: Man Behind some World’s Most Iconic Car Designs 

A stunning new feature-length documentary, Chasing Perfect, reveals the untold story of Frank Stephenson, the man behind some of the world’s most iconic car designs.  Responsible for the shape of the MINI, Fiat 500, Ferrari FXX, McLaren P1 and more, Stephenson reveals the inspiration and meticulous creative process behind each, giving viewers a unique insight into his quest for ‘perfect’ design. Richly ...

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New Market Report On Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029

China is the world’s largest EV market and an increasingly formidable exporter, innovator and acquiror. The new report “Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029” from business intelligence firm IDTechEx Research covers markets, technology, export/import prospectsand more. The report, “Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029” finds that the market penetration in China of electric buses is more impressive than electric cars. However, it cautions that, even here, two or more diesel buses ...

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“New BMW Z4 is Cool and Dangerous,” Says Brooklyn Beckham

He loves analogue black-and-white photography and tattoos – clearly, Brooklyn Beckham is as difficult to pigeonhole as the new BMW Z4, which combines the classic vehicle concept of the roadster with cutting-edge technology. And there’s one thing the two particularly have in common: they are always keen to cause a stir. BMW brought them together in Coachella Valley near Palm Springs ...

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Toyota Rolls Out All-New RAV4

Toyota Motor Corporation has launched a completely redesigned RAV4 in Japan. In a media statement released this morning (Wednesday), the auto maker says the it was motivated by a need to develop a car that stimulates the curiosity of its customers, inspiring their desire to try something new. “We aimed to develop a car that stimulates the curiosity of customers, ...

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