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BATTERIES: Mercedes shows car with compostable battery

  • Date: 07-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Electrive

At the CES, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the Vision Avtr, a fully electrically powered concept car that not only has a futuristic design but also features visionary battery technology.

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EMISSIONS: How automakers plan to avoid CO2 fines in Europe

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

For Europe's automakers, a great leap into the unknown began on New Year's Day, when European Union emissions standards that require a fleet average of 95 grams per kilometer of CO2 took effect. The numbers are stark. According to the EU, fleet emissions in 2018 were 120g/km, which means automakers need a 21 percent reduction overall to avoid fines that could total as much as 33 billion euros this year, according to some estimates. Each gram over the limit, per vehicle, will cost automakers 95 e

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AUTO SALES: Record year for zero emission cars fails to reboot UK market, as sector calls for supportive policies to boost uptake

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: SMMT

The UK new car market declined in 2019, with annual registrations falling for the third consecutive year,2 according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 2,311,140 units were registered last year, representing a -2.4% decline as the turbulent market reacted to weak business and consumer confidence, general political and economic instability and confusion over clean air zones.

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HYDROGEN: Toyota will build a 175-acre hydrogen-powered test city beginning next year at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Auto News

LAS VEGAS — Toyota will build a 175-acre hydrogen-powered test city beginning next year at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji to study the interactions of a number of cutting-edge technologies, including autonomous transportation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

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HYDROGEN: Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it planned to build a prototype “city of the future” at the base of Japan’s Mt. Fuji, powered by hydrogen fuel cells and functioning as a laboratory for autonomous cars, “smart homes,” artificial intelligence and other technologies.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: 2636 EV charging stations sanctioned under Fame India Phase II

The second phase of FAME India Scheme, which spans a period of three years commencing from April 1, 2019, provides a total budgetary support of Rs100 billion.

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ESKOM: First day at the death spiral for new Eskom CEO

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Energy Voice

Eskom’s new CEO Andre de Ruyter has begun his tenure, faced with a major challenge of how to address the company’s debt load and power outs.

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PGM PROJECTS: Generation Mining Delivers Robust Independent PEA for Marathon Palladium Project

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Junior Mining Network

TORONTO, Jan. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Generation Mining Limited (CSE:GENM) (“Gen Mining”, “Generation”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results of a positive independent Preliminary Economic Assessment study (“PEA”) prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 on the Marathon Palladium and Copper Project (the “Project”) located in Northern Ontario. Generation acquired a 51% interest in the Project from Sibanye Stillwater in July, 2019, and has an option to earn up to an 80% interest by spending $10 million within four years (see Gen Mining’s news release dated July 11, 2019). The PEA provides a compelling base case assessment for the development of the Marathon Palladium Mineral Resource by open pit mining. 

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