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FUEL TECHNOLOGY: Is the spark about to die for the internal combustion engine?

After a century’s dominance beneath the bonnets of the world’s cars, the piston-driven petrol engine faces a gradual replacement by batteries or fuel cells.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Toyota, BYD to set up research venture to develop EVs

Toyota and Chinese electric-car maker BYD said their joint venture to design and develop battery-electric cars will be set up next year and will be based in China.

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AUTO SALES: Fuel types of new cars: petrol +6.1%, diesel -14.1%, electric +51.8% in third quarter of 2019

  • Date: 07-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 7 November 2019 – In the third quarter of 2019, EU demand for passenger cars running on diesel continued its downward trend to reach a market share of 29.1%. By contrast, registrations of petrol cars further increased, now accounting for 59.5% of the EU market.

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BATTERY RECYCLING: Australian, South Korean companies join forces to recycle battery metals

Envirostream Australia, a 24% subsidiary of Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT), announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with South Korean company SungEel HiTech Co. for the sale of recycled battery metals.

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PGM PROJECTS: Advancing the next Palladium mine, Waterberg

  • Date: 07-11-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Investor Intel

Mario Drolet President of MI3 Communications Financières Inc. (MI3) released a technical note at market open today on Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (TSX: PTM | NYSE American: PLG) for exclusive distribution on InvestorIntel. In this note, MI3 highlighted the following points on Platinum Group Metals Ltd.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: BYD, Toyota Partner Up For New Electric Vehicles

While BYD has been working on electric vehicles for many years now, the Chinese company’s most public EVs - especially in the U.S. - have been its zero-emission buses. This might change - in China, at least - with today’s announcement that BYD and Toyota will establish a new joint venture focused on researching and developing battery electric vehicles.

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BATTERY RECYCLING: UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain

A review of lithium ion battery recycling led by the University of Birmingham suggests that, while electric vehicles (EVs) offer a solution for cutting pollution, governments and industry need to act now to develop a robust recycling infrastructure to meet future recycling need.

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BATTERIES: Volvo to trace battery cobalt using blockchain technology

  • Date: 06-11-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

STOCKHOLM -- Volvo Cars said on Wednesday it will make the cobalt used in its batteries globally traceable using blockchain technology, following an agreement with its two battery suppliers, China's CATL and South Korea's LG Chem.

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