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EMISSIONS: EPA Seeks 50-State Rule to Cut Heavy-Duty Truck Pollution

  • Date: 14-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Trucks

The first new rule since 2001 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce smog-forming pollution from heavy-duty trucks was positively received by the trucking industry and EPA critics.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China Is leading the World to an electric car future

The world’s biggest market for electric vehicles wants to get even bigger, so it’s giving automakers what amounts to an ultimatum. Starting in January, all major manufacturers operating in China—from global giants Toyota Motor and General Motors to domestic players BYD and BAIC Motor—have to meet minimum requirements there for producing new-energy vehicles, or NEVs (plug-in hybrids, pure-battery electrics, and fuel-cell autos). A complex government equation requires that a sizable portion of their production or imports must be green in 2019, with escalating goals thereafter. 

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FUEL CELLS: Ballard closes strategic collaboration with Weichai Power; heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles

  • Date: 14-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Ballard Power Systems has successfully closed a strategic collaboration transaction with Weichai Power Co., Ltd., initially announced in August.

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PGM SUPPLY: Lonmin deal must deliver on social benefits, Competition Tribunal hears

  • Date: 14-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Business Live

Communities have complained to the Competition Tribunal about a veil of secrecy around the proposed merger of Lonmin and Sibanye-Stillwater.

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FUEL CELLS: Mercedes launches 'GLC F-Cell' hydrogen/PHEV powertrain

  • Date: 13-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Just Auto

Mercedes says the powertrain set-up for the vehicle is unique as it features both fuel cells and a battery drive which can be charged externally using plug-in technology. Alongside various national and regional ministries as well as the National Organisation Hydrogen (NOW) and H2 Mobility, the first customers in the German market also include Deutsche Bahn, the German national railway operator.

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EMISSIONS: Electrifying the World Is No Panacea for Global Warming, IEA Says

  • Date: 13-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Driving electric cars and scrapping your natural gas-fired boiler won’t make a dent in global carbon emissions, and may even increase pollution levels.

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BATTERIES: Battery prices will go down by 52% between 2018 and 2030

  • Date: 13-11-18
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Automotive World

Lithium-ion batteries will see their price going down by 52 per cent between 2018 and 2030, and this (together with the rise of electric vehicles market) will drive the global energy storage market growing to a cumulative 857GWh by 2040 (now we are at 198 gigawatt hours).

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JEWELLERY: The world's largest platinum mine owner Amplats CEO visited Bofook

  • Date: 13-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: jewellery.org

On November 12th, Chris Griffith, CEO of Amplats Anglo Platinum, the world's largest platinum mining company, and more than 20 analysts, investors and reporters visited Baofu Jewelry.

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