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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Former Ford CEO says industry faces 'reckoning' over EV goals

Former Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields says the auto industry needs to tap the brakes on its expectations for electrification.

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AUTO SALES: Turkey 2019 auto sales forecast cut to 350,000-400,000 vehicles- assn

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

ISTANBUL, June 11 (Reuters) - Turkey’s Automotive Distributors’ Association said on Tuesday it had cut its automotive sales forecast for 2019 as sales continue to contract despite extended tax cuts by the government to encourage purchases.

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LITHIUM: Lithium Giant Sees Stable Prices Following a ‘Crazy Peak’

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

Lithium prices aren’t going go back to the historic highs of recent years but won’t plummet to pre-boom levels either, according to the world’s third-largest producer of the mineral key to electric-vehicle batteries.

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LITHIUM: Chile to clean up rules for lithium industry to boost production

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

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile´s Mining Ministry said on Tuesday it would release in “the coming weeks” a plan to clarify rules around its lithium industry to maintain its global share of output amid spiraling demand for the coveted battery metal.

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BATTERIES: BASF ‘enters energy market’ with NGK NAS battery partnership

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Energy Storage News

BASF is using NGK Insulators’ sodium sulfur batteries as its entry point into the energy market, with the German chemical company signing up as a sales partner to the Japanese manufacturer.

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HYDROGEN: Hyundai Rotem, Hyundai Motor to Develop Hydrogen Train by 2020

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Korea Biz Wire

Hyundai Rotem Co., South Korea’s leading railway system and plant equipment maker, said Monday it will work with Hyundai Motor Co. to develop a hydrogen-powered train by 2020.

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FUEL CELLS: Ballard Unveils 8th Generation Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Module for Heavy Duty Motive Market

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: PR News Wire

VANCOUVER and STOCKHOLM, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today unveiled the Company's 8th generation high performance fuel cell module, the FCmove™-HD, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden.  

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AUTO NEWS: FCA-Renault merger revival possible - report

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

A withdrawn proposal for a merger between Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) and Renault could be revived if a way can be found to alleviate Renault's alliance partner Nissan's concerns over future stakeholdings and influence, a report says.

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