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BATTERIES: China Embraces Battery-Swapping System for Electric Vehicles

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China is stepping up efforts to facilitate initiatives that allow swapping electric-vehicle batteries on-the-go, seeking to further spur the adoption of EVs in the world’s biggest car market.

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LITHIUM: Bid deadline extended for North American Lithium

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Sayona Mining

Emerging lithium miner Sayona Mining Limited (ASX:SYA) announced today the bid deadline for North American Lithium(NAL) has been extended by the administrator to no later than 2pm (Montreal time),21 February 2020,compared to the previous 21 January deadline.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn plan Chinese electric vehicle joint venture

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the parent of iPhone assembler Foxconn plan to set up a joint venture to build electric cars and develop internet-connected vehicles.

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JEWELLERY: Marks & Spencer sells the most stunning proposal rings from £12.50

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Hello Magazine

Proposal rings are one of the biggest trends for couples getting engaged in 2020. Designed to be given at the time of proposal, they’re perfect for those who would prefer to choose their engagement ring as a couple, they’re a great compromise for someone nervous about getting it right. While some may consider this a little impersonal, we prefer to think of it as the best of both worlds - you get a pretty ring that your loved-one has chosen, and can pick out something you both love together.

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PGM PROJECTS: PolyMet will appeal permit ruling to Minnesota Supreme Court for mine in Lake Superior watershed

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — PolyMet Mining Inc. said Thursday it will ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that canceled three permits needed for its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

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PALLADIUM: Palladium passes $2,500/oz. in biggest one-day surge since 2008

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Seeking Alpha

Spot palladium soars as much as 9.3% to $2,528.51/oz. amid the metal's best weekly performance since 2001, even as some analysts caution about a bubble.

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AUTO NEWS: VW creating first innovation hub in North America

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: WRCB tv

Volkswagen officials say they are partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America.

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FUEL CELLS: Honda, Isuzu power up fuel cell partnership for heavy-duty trucks

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Honda Motor Co and Isuzu Motors Ltd on Wednesday said they would jointly research the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power heavy-duty trucks, looking to expand fuel cell use by applying the zero-emission technology to larger vehicles.

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