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Chinese £3,200 budget electric car takes on Tesla

BBC News 25 Feb 2021
A budget electric vehicle (EV) selling in China for $4,500 (£3,200) is now outselling Tesla's more upmarket cars ... Last month sales of the budget electric car in China were around double those of Tesla, which was questioned this month over safety issues there.
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Geely Auto won’t merge but collaborate with Volvo

Asiatimes 25 Feb 2021
Swedish automaker Volvo Cars and China’s Geely Auto said Wednesday they were abandoning merger plans but said they would reinforce their collaboration on electric vehicles. “Volvo Cars ... The Swedish carmaker aims to stop making fuel-driven cars and sell only electric cars by 2030.
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Volvo scraps merger with China's Geely

The National 25 Feb 2021
China’s Geely Automobile Holdings and its Swedish affiliate Volvo Cars are putting off earlier plans to merge, wagering they will be more agile as standalone entities ... “This is about maintaining top-line momentum,” Volvo Cars chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said in an interview ... China’s Baidu to partner with Geely to manufacture electric cars.
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China’s Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Dreams Inch Ahead

Caixin Online 24 Feb 2021
China has been modestly promoting ... By comparison, electric car sales for the month more than tripled to 158,000 units, according to the China Passenger Car Association, as that technology fast becomes competitive with traditional gas-powered cars thanks to efforts by U.S.
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When the fantasy of better battery science doesn’t match reality

Hindustan Times 24 Feb 2021
In China, the world’s largest market for electric> cars where sales are growing steadily, battery installations of so-called lithium iron phosphate, or LFP, batteries – the technology of the last decade – accounted for 38% of the market, up from 33% the year before.
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Geely, Volvo Shelve Merger Plan, Agree to Deeper Collaboration

Caixin Online 24 Feb 2021
China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. and its Swedish affiliate Volvo Cars will expand cooperation on electric and self-driving vehicles while putting off their merger plan, the companies said Wednesday ... “I firmly believe that this is the best combination, the best way forward for our companies,” Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.
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Catsimatidis Critical of Biden Energy Plan, ‘Seriously Considering’ Mayoral Run

The National Herald 24 Feb 2021
... oil. Europe has no oil… What they are trying to do is they are conning the American people to believe that we should go that way too,” referring to China and Europe's reliance on electric cars and green energy, Fox Business reported.
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Biden orders 100-day review amid supply chain strains

BBC News 24 Feb 2021
The initial review is focused on computer chips, pharmaceuticals, rare earth minerals and large batteries, such as those used in electric cars. China is a key supplier for many of those items. US officials said the review was not targeted at China, which like the US imports most of its computer chips and has been trying to boost domestic production.
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7 in-demand green jobs that are key to a fossil fuel-free future

Ideas Ted 24 Feb 2021
(Currently, China leads with 39 percent, or 4.1 million, of the world’s renewable energy jobs.). From electric car assembly line workers to urban farmers and green building retrofitters, here are eight green jobs that can help us achieve a zero-carbon future ... Electric vehicle workers.
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BMW's CEO says Tesla will struggle to maintain its rapid growth because of mounting competition ...

Business Insider 23 Feb 2021
Other automakers have committed to boosting electric-car sales ... Other automakers are increasingly scaling up their efforts to launch electric cars as the market continues to boom. Zipse's company, BMW, started selling the Mini Electric in 2020, which is the lowest-cost electric car currently available in the US, Insider's Tim Levin reported.
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The land of fjords and electric mobility: how Norway is creating the world's most advanced ...

Business Insider 23 Feb 2021
China leads the world in the sheer number of electric cars ... In 2020, electric cars already accounted for 6.7 percent of new registrations in the Federal Republic ... in 2020, for the first time, more electric cars were newly registered than classic combustion engines ... In 2020, the Audi e-tron electric SUV was Norway's best-selling car.
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