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BATTERY RECYCLING: UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain

A review of lithium ion battery recycling led by the University of Birmingham suggests that, while electric vehicles (EVs) offer a solution for cutting pollution, governments and industry need to act now to develop a robust recycling infrastructure to meet future recycling need.

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BATTERIES: Volvo to trace battery cobalt using blockchain technology

  • Date: 06-11-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

STOCKHOLM -- Volvo Cars said on Wednesday it will make the cobalt used in its batteries globally traceable using blockchain technology, following an agreement with its two battery suppliers, China's CATL and South Korea's LG Chem.

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DIESEL: Bristol leads the way in driving out diesel cars

  • Date: 06-11-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Financial Times

Bristol has become the first British city to approve a total ban on diesel cars as part of an effort to drastically improve air quality.

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AUTO SALES: French sales rise 9% in October with DS, Audi, Seat big winners

  • Date: 06-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

PARIS -- New-car registrations in France rose by 8.7 percent in October, with DS Automobiles, Audi and Seat the biggest winners.

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LITHIUM: Livent CEO sees 'difficult environment' for lithium producers

  • Date: 06-11-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - The lithium industry is working through “difficult” times due to low prices for the battery metal and global oversupply concerns, though an upswing in demand should help beginning next year, Livent Corp (LTHM.N) Chief Executive Paul Graves said on Wednesday.

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ESKOM: Anglo Says S. Africa’s Eskom a Major Risk as It Mulls Growth

  • Date: 06-11-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Anglo American Plc sees South Africa’s struggling state-owned power utility and regulatory uncertainty posing major risks to its operations in the country, where it’s planning to boost spending to expand output for platinum, manganese and iron ore.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Germany to increase subsidies for electric vehicles

Berlin has agreed to expand subsidies for electric vehicles and to increase the number of charging stations across Germany, in a move that highlights growing concern among business and political leaders that the country has fallen behind its competitors in a crucial area.

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AUTO SALES: UK car market down 6.7% in October

  • Date: 05-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

UK new car sales fell by 6.7% in October, as the market continued to be hit by weak consumer and business confidence.

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