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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe receives uninterrupted Eskom power supply

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: SABC

Zimbabwe says it is still receiving an uninterrupted power supply from Eskom despite increased load shedding in South Africa.

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EMISSIONS: Suppliers look to European Commission for leniency on CO2 targets

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

Suppliers had hoped for a reduction of around 20 percent in CO2 emissions for 2030. Companies are pictured at a meeting of the European suppliers group CLEPA in Brussels last week.

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AUTO NEWS: 2020 Could be a Strange Year for Europe’s Car Market

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: LMC Automotive

From a volume perspective, the fundamentals point to a 2020 car market little changed from 2019. But we are already starting to see seasonal distortion coming into play as a result of impending regulatory hurdles. As OEMs seek to reduce their new car fleet CO2 emissions levels from January next year, we anticipate (and already have anecdotal evidence of) OEM activity designed to move registrations of high CO2 emitting cars from 2020 into Q4 of 2019.

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FUEL CELLS: ENGIE orders 3.5 MW electrolyzer from Nel for hydrogen fuel cell mining truck project

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyzer AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has received a purchase order, following a previously announced contract, for a 3.5 MW electrolyzer from ENGIE. The electrolyser is an element of ENGIE’s hydrogen solution to produce renewable hydrogen for the world’s largest fuel cell electric mining haul truck for Anglo American, a global mining company, and is scheduled to be installed during 2020.

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EMISSIONS: Europe may tighten CO2 emissions targets in 'Green Deal'

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

Automakers selling cars in the EU may face tougher CO2 emissions reduction targets after the European Commission signaled it will review goals already set for 2030.

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LITHIUM: BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Electrive

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: New NACFE guidance report address viability of hybrid, electric heavy-duty trucks

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its newest industry guidance report this week, a deep dive into the viability of electric, hybrid and alternative-fueled powertrains for Class 7 and 8 tractors.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla’s China-made cars qualify for subsidies

Tesla Inc.’s made-in-China sedans qualified to receive subsidies in the country, a potential boon for Elon Musk’s electric-car maker as it prepares to start selling locally-built models in the world’s biggest market for the vehicles.

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