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EMISSIONS: China - Hasty rollout of new emissions rules wreaks havoc on dealers

  • Date: 31-05-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News China

As the new-vehicle market continues to contract, car dealers have come under increasing pressure with rising inventories.

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EMISSIONS: UK truck NOx drops 50% in five years

  • Date: 31-05-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

NOx emissions from UK lorries have halved in five years, according to new government statistics.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China's EV plants expected to run at 80% of capacity in 2019-20

Electrified vehicle makers in China will utilize 80 percent of their annual production capacity, on average, in 2019 and 2020, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. 

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Brexit shutdown slashes UK car production by 45%

Factory shutdowns designed to cope with disruption from a 29 March Brexit, slashed UK car production in April by almost a half.

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HYDROGEN: Countries launch a new international effort on hydrogen to help achieve global clean energy ambitions

  • Date: 29-05-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Clean Energy Ministerial

Vancouver, B.C.- At the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) meeting today, a new international hydrogen partnership will be announced under the leadership of Canada, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands and the European Commission with participation of several other CEM member countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) will be coordinating efforts under this initiative. For the first time, under the Clean Energy Ministerial, this effort will put the spotlight on the role that hydrog...

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat Chrysler, Renault face tall odds delivering on cost-cutting promises in merger

  • Date: 29-05-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Pressure to cut automotive pollution is driving the latest round of consolidation. Automakers are looking at multibillion-dollar bills to develop electric and hybrid cars and cleaner internal combustion engines.

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COBALT: Glencore, Umicore enter cobalt supply agreement

  • Date: 29-05-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Argus Media

Switzerland-based commodities trading and producing company Glencore has entered into an agreement to supply cobalt hydroxide to Belgian battery materials producer Umicore.

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RARE EARTHS: Are rare earth minerals China's trump card in its trade war with US?

China has been signalling that it may restrict the export of rare earth minerals to the United States as the trade conflict between the two countries escalates.

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