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AUTO SALES: China mulls relaxing curbs on auto sales to spur market

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

BEIJING -- China unveiled measures on Tuesday to help boost consumption, including the possible removal of restrictions on vehicle purchases, as growth in the world's second-biggest economy falters amid mounting U.S. trade pressures.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: PSA says vehicles Euro 6 compliant

"PSA was one of the few carmakers ready last year for the first step of WLTP and able to deliver all its range to its customers after 1 September, 2018," said PSA Quality and Engineering EVP, Nicolas Morel.

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FUEL CELLS: AFC Energy prepares for first orders as fuel cells notches one-year milestone

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Pro Active Investors

The fuel cell developer's Italian De Nora has begun scaling up its manufacturing facility in advance of anticipated large-scale electrode orders

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LITHIUM: Lithium hit by oversupply and electric vehicle subsidy cuts

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Financial Times

The rise of the electric car was once a boon for the lithium industry, which produces the critical raw material for all batteries used in the vehicles. But this year has been bleak.

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COBALT: Glencore-backed Canada cobalt refinery aims for first production by late 2020

  • Date: 26-08-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The refinery that TSX-V-listed First Cobalt plans to bring back to life in Canada with funding by global mining group Glencore, is set for first production late next year, the junior company said on Monday, announcing that it had entered into a definitive financing agreement with Glencore.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: GM, Volkswagen Say Goodbye to Hybrid Vehicles

Auto makers for two decades have leaned on hybrid vehicles to help them comply with regulations on fuel consumption and give customers greener options in the showroom. Now, two of the world’s largest car manufacturers say they see no future for hybrids in their U.S. lineups.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam's peak funding for its projects is over

JOHANNESBURG - JSE-listed platinum group producer Northam Platinum aims to return value to shareholders now that it is over the peak funding requirements for its projects.

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BATTERIES: S. Korean EV battery makers striving to secure cathode materials

  • Date: 26-08-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: YNA

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's major battery makers are striving to secure key materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, with demand for cathode metals spiking in line with the EV battery sector's sharp growth, industry watchers said Monday.

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