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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: At Shanghai auto show, a dim future for most China EV startups

Hundreds of new companies have popped up across China to develop electric vehicles with the dream of becoming the next Tesla.

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HYDROGEN: Hydrogen power is here to stay. How do we convince the public that it’s safe?

  • Date: 25-04-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: We Forum

A decade ago, hydrogen was heralded as an emerging clean energy source. But despite extensive promotion and governmental support from world leaders, including former US President Barack Obama, the use of hydrogen as an alternative energy source is not yet ubiquitous. This delay in adoption has largely been due to technology readiness and its associated high cost.

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HYDROGEN: Hydrogen as Replacement for Natural Gas Gets a Boost in U.K.

  • Date: 25-04-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Bloomberg

Lawmakers from Britain’s main political parties called for using hydrogen as a source of energy to significantly reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and help transition to a low-carbon systems.

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DIESEL: Maruti's decision to phase out diesel by April 2020 may hasten the end of the road for the fuel

  • Date: 25-04-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Business Today

Only last week, Maruti introduced a new 1.5 litre indigenously developed diesel engine on its mid-size sedan Ciaz but even that variant will be discontinued.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Umicore Plummets as Electric Car Slowdown Prompts Profit Warning

Umicore SA dropped the most in more than a decade after warning profit will miss analyst estimates this year as demand slows for electric vehicles in China and South Korea, weighing on the Belgian company’s battery materials sales.

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COBALT: BMW to buy cobalt direct from Australia, Morocco for EV batteries

  • Date: 23-04-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Reuters

German carmaker BMW will buy cobalt, a key component for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, directly from mines in Australia and Morocco to ensure they are not produced by child labour, an executive said on Tuesday.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Mazda: Skyactiv-X engine still on track for U.S. launch

It may be a while before Mazda's innovative Skyactiv-X engine -- which combines gasoline and diesel combustion traits -- reaches North American showrooms.

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DIESEL: Mazda diesel is here at last. Will it sell?

  • Date: 22-04-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Auto News

Mazda is betting its long-anticipated diesel engine will help burnish its premium image in the U.S. But the first diesel model to arrive here, the CX-5 crossover, might be a tough sell.

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