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PGM SUPPLY: Karo Resources issued with preliminary development permit

  • Date: 12-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Sunday Mail

The Environmental Management Authority has issued Karo Resources a preliminary development permit, paving way for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) certificate.

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FUEL CELLS: Hydrogen fuel is back in the picture

  • Date: 12-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Cosmos Magazine

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was refuelling his hydrogen fuel-cell car at one of the 50-plus refuelling stations scattered around Germany when a Tesla driver, who was recharging his own car, approached.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

The number of battery-electric buses ordered in Europe more than doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching 1,031 vehicles, according to a new analysis by environmental NGO Transport & Environment. T&E estimates this to be equivalent to around 9% market share of new registrations in 2018.

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MICRO MOBILITY: Ford buys electric scooter start-up Spin in a bid to take on Bird and Lime

Ford will become the first major carmaker to launch its own fleet of electric scooters after securing a deal to buy California start-up Spin.

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EMISSIONS: Mazda Plans Electric Push to Avoid EU Emission Penalties in 2021

  • Date: 08-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Mazda Motor Corp. is accelerating a push into electrified vehicles, planning a slew of introductions by 2021 to help avoid European Union fines for failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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AUTO SALES: Fuel types of new cars: diesel -18.2%, petrol +15.2%, electric +30.0% in third quarter of 2018

  • Date: 08-11-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 8 November 2018 – In the third quarter of 2018, almost 58% of all new passenger cars sold in the EU ran on petrol, while roughly one third was fuelled by diesel. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 7.8% of the market, and just 2% of cars registered across the EU during the third quarter of 2018 was electrically-chargeable.

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JEWELLERY: Hong Kong jewellery retail performance slows

  • Date: 07-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Jewellery Net

The China-US trade war has hit Hong Kong's retail industry. According to the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, the total retail sales in Hong Kong in September was 36.6 billion Hong Kong dollars, up only 2.4% year-on-year, the lowest growth since June last year. Retail sales of jewellery, watches and clocks and valuable gifts have slowed sharply, with an increase of only 2.2%, a decrease of 18.6% from August.

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FUEL CELLS: Nikola Motor introduces Nikola Tre heavy-duty hydrogen-electric truck for Europe

  • Date: 06-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

In response what it said is widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has designed a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets. Reservations for the Nikola Tre (means “Three” in Norwegian) are now open. Guests at Nikola World in Phoenix in April 2019 will be able to view a prototype display of the Nikola Tre, along with other new zero-emission products from Nikola including the production intent Nikola Two.

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