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AUTO SALES: BYD sales rebound on strength of electrified vehicles

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News China

Sales at BYD Co., China’s largest electrified vehicle manufacturer, recovered in June on demand for EVs and plug-in hybrids after a 10 percent decline the previous month.

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BATTERIES: China's Great Wall-linked battery maker plans to build 20 GWh factory in Europe

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SVOLT Energy Technology Co Ltd, which became independent in 2018, also said it is making “good progress” on developing a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery - a goal of battery producers aiming to eliminate the pricey and increasingly scarce mineral.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities.

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BATTERIES: Adamas: NCM 811 deployment in passenger EV batteries in May up 113% over capacity deployed in April

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

In May 2019, NCM 811 (cathode with nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1) battery cell deployment in passenger EV batteries (MWh deployed) was 113% higher than the total capacity deployed in April, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Capacity Monthly” report.

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FUEL CELLS: Exciting new stimulus for hydrogen power, fuel cells, platinum economy

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The emerging world of hydrogen power, fuel cells, platinum and climate change mitigation received another stimulus on Tuesday with the announcement of new high-level investment backing for a fund that promotes technologies dependent on the high-performance characteristics of platinum group metals (PGMs).

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: One of the World’s Worst Polluters Finally Gets an Electric Vehicle

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. on Tuesday launched its Kona SUV in India, where 3.4 million new cars and SUVs hit the roads last year, and is the only major market without a real electric vehicle. The vehicle will sell starting at 2.5 million rupees ($36,000) in the South Asian nation, more than eight times the starting price for the Alto, India’s most popular and best-selling car that’s made by the local unit of Suzuki Motor Corp.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats’s return to profit sets scene for tough wage talks

A return to full-year profits for Impala Platinum (Implats) sets the scene for tough wage negotiations for the world’s second-largest miner of the metal and its peers.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South African platinum firms kick off wage talks

JOHANNESBURG, July 9 (Reuters) - The world’s top platinum miners kicked off talks with South Africa’s unions on Tuesday in what is expected to be a tough round of wage talks, as a rise in profits is likely to provoke higher wage demands.

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