Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies


ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Australian state governments introduce tax on electric vehicles

There is going to be increasing tension going forward between subsidising EVs to meet governments’ CO2 commitments and paying for those same commitments. The EVs need to pay their fair share argument is going to become more common.

View full story

HYDROGEN: Italy's Snam to boost green hydrogen with 33% stake in De Nora

  • Date: 19-11-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian gas group Snam SRG.MI said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a 33% stake in Industrie De Nora from Blackstone in a deal valuing the clean energy company at around 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) including debt.

View full story

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report (earlier post) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. The report is based on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

View full story

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The US presidential election is over, but the path to electrification remains strewn with obstacles

Citizens of the US have spoken and elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to lead the country in 2021. The president elect’s platform includes a strong climate impact reduction plan, which calls for the US to rejoin the Paris Agreement as a matter of priority. A task force has been assembled already, whose agenda encompasses improvements within the transport sector, ranging from Passenger Cars, to Heavy Duty Trucks, Buses, aircraft and more. The aim is not only to reduce the direct impact of any gi

View full story

AUTO SALES: Europe Car Sales Slide 7.1% on Reimposed Virus Restrictions

  • Date: 18-11-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

European car sales fell last month as countries reimposed restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19, snuffing out a short-lived recovery in demand.

View full story

HYDROGEN: How Faurecia aims to become a hydrogen leaderPRINT

  • Date: 17-11-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Auto News

Faurecia is preparing to be a fully independent company after PSA Group divests its stake in the supplier as part of its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Among the initiatives Faurecia is pursuing is an annual investment of up to 60 million euros ($71 million) in hydrogen technology and cooperation with ZF in cockpit technology. CEO Patrick Koller spoke with Klaus-Dieter Floerecke of Automobilwoche, the German language sister publication of Automotive News Europe, about the challenges ahea

View full story

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Shift to electric cars will need 'Herculean' effort, says industry

The goal, which revises the government's original target by 10 years, is part of a wider plan to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050.

View full story

JEWELLERY: Hallmarking slightly improves in October

  • Date: 16-11-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Jewellery Focus

The total number of pieces hallmarked in October 2020 fell by 17.5% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Birmingham Assay office.

View full story