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WHAT'S NEXT?: Automated vehicles could lead to a significant increase in vehicle-sharing and a significant reduction in the size of the global vehicle fleet, emissions, travel time, associated infrastructure and costs. By 2030, electric vehicles could represent about 30 percent of all new cars sold globally. Future connected car applications will drive a 150% increase in demand for contextual information between now and 2020.

  • [New] Lithium materials could be in deficit for the next 2 to 3 years, a factor that would potentially add to the cost of an electric vehicle. /
  • [New] Car manufacturers used nearly a fifth of all aluminum consumed worldwide in 2019 and they are forecast to double their aluminum consumption by 2050 as they transition to electric vehicles. / Human Rights Watch
  • [New] The transition to electric vehicles means that car manufacturers are forecast to double their aluminum consumption by 2050. / Human Rights Watch
  • [New] The IEA has said that it pictures 125 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. / Pocket
  • [New] The first Shell Recharge EV charging points are expected to launch at a Waitrose site early 2022 and will represent Shell's first move into destination charging where customers can charge their vehicle while it is parked at a location they are primarily visiting for another activity. / Business Green
  • [New] Electric vehicles need to increase 11-fold to 35 million vehicles a year, sustainable aviation fuels need to make up 18% of aircraft fuel by 2030, recycling of aluminium and plastics need to double, and 18 million heat pumps will be needed each year. / reneweconomy
  • [New] Outlining its strategy for an electric future, the German luxury carmaker said on Thursday it would, with partners, build eight battery plants as it ramps up EV production, and that from 2025 all new vehicle platforms would only make electric cars. / NBC News
  • [New] Mercedes-Benz will shift its focus entirely to electric vehicles in 2025 and be prepared to sell nothing but electric cars by 2030. / The New York Times
  • [New] Stellantis's predecessor company, FCA Canada, in 2020 said it would spend as much as $ 1.5-bilion to retool its Windsor minivan plant to make plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles by 2024, adding 2,000 jobs. / The Globe and Mail
  • [New] Ford will launch an autonomous vehicle fleet with Lyft and Argo AI by the end of the year. / Business News World
  • [New] Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (BMI) forecasts Britain needs at least 175 GWh of battery cell capacity by 2035 to supply around 3 million fully-electric vehicles. / Reuters
  • [New] Increasing regulation will erode margins on internal combustion engined cars so much that margin parity with battery electric vehicles will be reached within two to three years. / Adpunctum
  • [New] Telecom, Technology and Media Suzuki to enter electric vehicle market by 2025, starting with India Suzuki Motor Corp will enter the electric vehicle (EV) market by 2025 starting in its stronghold market India. / upload
  • [New] Autonomous automobiles on roads might save a whole bunch of hundreds of lives and alter the world. / NB News
  • [New] Autonomous vehicles on roads could save hundreds of thousands of lives and change the world. / Wired
  • [New] Honda has already announced plans to sell only electrified vehicles in Europe by 2022, and to go all-electric in North America by 2040. / Charged EVs
  • [New] Under the non-exclusive agreement, Veoneer will develop, market and integrate a scalable Spectrum - Scan platform from Baraja to serve the automotive market. / Vehicle Telematics, ADAS, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle
  • [New] The CCC recommends rapid transition to electric vehicles (EVs), with battery electric vehicles accounting for around half of all new cars sold in 2025 and nearly 100% by 2030. / Inside track
  • [New] The Biden White House is promoting a transition to electric vehicles, but that risks subjecting the U.S. to the whims of the Chinese government. / IER
  • [New] The demand for electric vehicles is expected to grow dramatically over the next decade, with estimates of approximately 15 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. / UK Government

Last updated: 24 July 2021