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EMISSIONS: China - Industry group urges provinces against rush to enact tougher emission standards

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News China

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, a government-backed industry trade group, called on domestic provinces that haven’t adopted State 6 vehicle emission standards not to enact the new rules ahead of schedule.

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AUTO SALES: China Car Slump Extends to a Year With Few Signs of Reprieve

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Local manufacturers hurting more, international brands hold up China’s car sales declined for the 12th consecutive month, a historic slump that’s left manufacturers reeling as trade tensions and economic worries weigh on consumer sentiment.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Former Ford CEO says industry faces 'reckoning' over EV goals

Former Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields says the auto industry needs to tap the brakes on its expectations for electrification.

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AUTO SALES: Turkey 2019 auto sales forecast cut to 350,000-400,000 vehicles- assn

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

ISTANBUL, June 11 (Reuters) - Turkey’s Automotive Distributors’ Association said on Tuesday it had cut its automotive sales forecast for 2019 as sales continue to contract despite extended tax cuts by the government to encourage purchases.

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LITHIUM: Lithium Giant Sees Stable Prices Following a ‘Crazy Peak’

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Lithium prices aren’t going go back to the historic highs of recent years but won’t plummet to pre-boom levels either, according to the world’s third-largest producer of the mineral key to electric-vehicle batteries.

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LITHIUM: Chile to clean up rules for lithium industry to boost production

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile´s Mining Ministry said on Tuesday it would release in “the coming weeks” a plan to clarify rules around its lithium industry to maintain its global share of output amid spiraling demand for the coveted battery metal.

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BATTERIES: BASF ‘enters energy market’ with NGK NAS battery partnership

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Energy Storage News

BASF is using NGK Insulators’ sodium sulfur batteries as its entry point into the energy market, with the German chemical company signing up as a sales partner to the Japanese manufacturer.

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HYDROGEN: Hyundai Rotem, Hyundai Motor to Develop Hydrogen Train by 2020

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Korea Biz Wire

Hyundai Rotem Co., South Korea’s leading railway system and plant equipment maker, said Monday it will work with Hyundai Motor Co. to develop a hydrogen-powered train by 2020.

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