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AUTO SALES: China car sales drop at steepest pace in almost seven years

  • Date: 11-12-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s automobile sales fell about 14 percent in November from a year earlier, the country’s top auto industry association said, marking the steepest such drop in nearly seven years in the world’s largest auto market.

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FUEL CELLS: Hyundai Plans $6.7 Billion Investment to Boost Fuel-Cell Output

  • Date: 11-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers plan to spend of 7.6 trillion won ($6.7 billion) through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells by more than 200-fold as the South Korean automaker targets to become a key player in the new-energy vehicle technology.

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AUTO SALES: India light vehicle sales update

  • Date: 10-12-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: LMC Auto

In spite of the festival season just starting, India’s Light Vehicle (LV) wholesales in September dipped by 1% year-on-year (YoY) to 349k units. Although this is not a huge drop, it marks the first YoY decline in 15 months.

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EMISSIONS: Affordable mobility threatened by car CO2 targets, major auto CEOs warn

  • Date: 10-12-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 10 December 2018 – Ahead of tonight’s EU ‘trilogue’ negotiations on new CO2 targets for cars and vans, Europe’s automobile manufacturers warn that low-and-middle-income families will not accept CO2 standards with a negative impact on their freedom of mobility.

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FUEL CELLS: Scania, partners developing fuel cell electric refuse truck

  • Date: 10-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in western Sweden, fuel cell manufacturer Powercell Sweden AB, and JOAB, a manufacturer of truck bodies. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified compactor.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Politics and supply chain difficulties suggest European battery push is too frenetic to work well

10 HOURS AGO To quote a battery engineer: “For the European auto companies to change over to electric vehicles is like turning a battleship. And it’s a battleship with a mutinous crew.” As the European policy world noticed with this week’s French government surrender on diesel taxes, going green is not that easy.

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JEWELLERY: Platinum Guild International 2018 China Platinum Jewelry Summit Forum held in Shenzhen

  • Date: 07-12-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Read01

Platinum Guild International (PGI®) held the 2018 China Platinum Jewelry Summit Forum in Shenzhen on December 7th, working with Chinese jewelry executives, industry innovators, industry leaders and industry partners. Sharing the status quo of China's platinum jewelry industry, interpreting the challenges facing the jewelry industry and conducting a particularly in-depth analysis of the potential opportunities in the future, and also in-depth exchanges and discussions on the development of the pl

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AUTO SALES: China Lending Crackdown Deals Blow to World's Biggest Car Market

  • Date: 06-12-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China’s plan to escalate its crackdown on peer-to-peer lending could hardly have come at a worse time for the country’s slumping car market.

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