December 4th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released the results of its 2019 Battery Price Survey, finding that industry-weighted average battery pack prices have already fallen to $156 per kWh. This is over 13% lower than the 2018 average ($180/kWh, when adjusted for inflation), and BNEF foresees cost reductions continuing, with $100/kWh potentially being reached by 2023. Let's dive in
November 21st, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
There seems to be no end to the incentives blues, with the Chinese plug-in market plunging 46% year over year (YoY), and this time both powertrain technologies crashed at the same speed (-47% for BEVs, -46% for PHEVs), a worrying drop, considering the overall market was down just 6% Yo
November 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology. The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today's lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today's lithium-ion cells
November 14th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
For rapid low-carbon transformation, too many roads lead to China for comfort for many in the United States and Canada
November 14th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Los Angeles has just ordered 130 electric buses from BYD, the largest single order for electric buses in US history.
November 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
In a surprise move, Toyota and BYD have agreed to form a joint venture to develop and produce electric cars for the Chinese market.
October 31st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
BYD reported a steep decline in earnings for Q3 because of weak sales of its electric cars. Should EV fans be worried?
October 26th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon
Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our September 2019 edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website
October 25th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
There seem to be no end to the end-of-incentives hangover in China, with the Chinese plug-in market dropping a steep 27% year over year (YoY), and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) crashing 45% YoY last month. Additionally, BEVs finally got dragged into the red ink, dropping a harsh 20% in September. The overall auto market was not so catastrophic, sliding down just 6% Yo
October 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Louisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah's Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options
October 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field
BYD charged into Busworld Europe 2019 this week in Brussels touting its ability to deliver a "total transport solution" for transit operators to not only electrify their fleet, but to power them with BYD technology as well
October 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Hamburger Hochbahn is on a mission to put only electric buses on the streets of Hamburg, Germany, by 2020. You may know Hamburg as the spot where hamburgers were invented, but this is major port city in Germany with over a million people living in it
October 12th, 2019 | by Paul Jan Jacobs
Companies like Tencent, Baidu, Amazon, Samsung, Google, IKEA, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Renault-Nissan, and many more are investing heavily in the field of electric mobility, according to The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for Q2 2019.
It seems like all Forbes 500 companies have awoken and now want to tap into an industry that is projected to have a value of over $500 billion in
October 7th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Parent company PepsiCo, Inc. is replacing the fleet of diesel freight vehicles that service its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California with zero-emission and near-zero emission vehicles. The upgrades are coming to the central California facility thanks to funding provided by the state-funded Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project
October 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Anheuser-Busch is starting to dip its toes into the electrification of its fleets with the purchase of a staggering 21 fully electric Class 8 trucks from
September 30th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
As self-driving cars move closer and closer to reality, one particular market stands to benefit — autonomous taxis (aka robotaxis). Tasha Keeny from Ark Invest recently evaluated the players who'd likely benefit from this massive market opportunity. Keeney writes, "Autonomous vehicles will transform personal mobility ... reap[ing] the benefits of a new market which promises to ramp from essentially $0 now to $10 trillion in global gross annual revenues by 2030."
September 29th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
The end-of-incentives hangover deepened in August for the Chinese plug-in vehicle market, with the market dropping a steep 12% year over year (YoY) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) crashing 51%. Amazingly, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) managed to grow, by 4%, a small increase over the 1% growth rate of July, which means BEVs are currently the only ray of light in the Chinese auto market (the overall market also dropped, by 8% YoY)
September 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
BYD is moving into car country with its first order for fully electric transit buses in Germany. The orders for 22 of its 12-meter buses came from German public transit operators BOGESTRA and HCR and are aimed at improving ailing air quality in the greater Ruhr Metropolitan Region
September 6th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The largest transit operator in Israel, Egged, added 10 fully electric BYD buses to its fleet this week as the new buses arrived
September 6th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
IndyGo in Indianapolis launched the new Red Line this week, adding new transit capability that just happens to utilize a fleet of fully electric buses from none other than BYD. The Red Line was given the green light to start service on Monday with an initial 13 American-made BYD K11 articulated buses. These 60-footers can carry up to 120 passengers at a time for some serious high volume rapid transit