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Tesla’s Powerpack Battery Cost $66 Million and Has Already Made Up To ~$17 million

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Posted by Fred Lambert

on Monday, 24 September 2018 08:55


We have already seen several pieces of evidence that Tesla’s massive Powerpack battery project in Australia is quite financially successful, but now we get all the numbers as Neoen, Tesla’s partner in the project, files for IPO.

The giant battery cost ~$66 million and it reportedly already made up to $17 million during the first ~6 months of operation.... CLICK for complete article


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VW Plans 27 Electric Cars by 2022

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Posted by Eric C. Evarts

on Friday, 21 September 2018 14:13

Volkswagen is doubling down on its electric car strategy, it announced at a press event in Dresden, Germany on Monday.

The company announced plans to build 27 electric cars on its upcoming MEB affordable electric-car architecture by 2022 in an effort it calls...click here for full article

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Why Oil Markets Can’t Escape OPEC, Russian Influence

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Posted by Tsvetana Paraskova

on Thursday, 20 September 2018 08:08


OPEC members and their Russia-led non-OPEC allies have yet to decide how to share the 1 million bpd production boost they pledged in June. when they saw the market started to tighten too quickly which pushed oil prices to $80 a barrel—potentially ringing in the beginning of demand destruction. CLICK for complete article


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Diesel Demand Is Set To Soar

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Posted by Irina Slav

on Monday, 17 September 2018 08:45


The International Maritime Organization’s new rules on fuel emissions that will come into effect in 2020 will help to lift diesel demand, according to industry insiders attending an S&P Global Platts event in Brussels this week.

The new emission rules stipulate that only vessels using fuels with a sulfur content of 0.5 percent or less will be allowed to roam the oceans, as per the IMO’s strategy aimed at cutting total carbon emissions from maritime transport in half by 2050. Those that use fuel with a higher sulfur content—the current limit is 3.5 percent—will only be allowed to remain in operation if they are equipped with emission-clearing equipment, which comes at no small cost.

As a result, expectations are, naturally, that high-sulfur fuels demand will take a hit while low-sulfur fuels enjoy higher demand.... CLICK for complete article


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Electric Cars - Focus on the Small Picture

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Posted by Liam Denning

on Monday, 10 September 2018 16:47


Electric vehicles, prized for their acceleration, are speeding up. Bloomberg NEF estimates the global electric vehicle market will this week pass the milestone of 4 million sold to date, according to a report published on Thursday. Having taken about five years to get to the first million, the last million were sold in about six months.

Four million vehicles sold in the space of about seven and a half years doesn’t sound like a lot; mainly because it isn’t: Light-vehicle sales worldwide totaled almost 590 million in that time.
But if you aren’t looking at the rate of change, as opposed to just the overall absolute numbers, then you risk being left behind... CLICK for the complete article


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