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AUTO SALES: JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

  • Date: 24-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Passenger electric cars recorded 1.26 million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales). It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said.

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DIESEL: ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

  • Date: 22-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Green Car Congress

In Germany, testing by ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club eV) has found that all the Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles that have been measured on the road to date meet much stricter requirements nitrogen oxides (NOx) than required by the EU.

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AUTO SALES: China's sales slump: Not as scary as it seems

  • Date: 22-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News China

The latest sales figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers are grim: New light-vehicle demand fell 18 percent year over year to 2.02 million in January. It was the seventh consecutive decline and the steepest monthly dip since July 2018.

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HYDROGEN: Air Liquide, Idex, STEP, Toyota create HysetCo to promote development of hydrogen mobility in Paris region; 600 Hype H2 taxis by the end of 2020

  • Date: 22-02-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP), and Toyota are teaming up through a joint-venture called HysetCo, the first company devoted to the development of hydrogen mobility in the Paris region.

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LITHIUM: Europe's first lithium mine looks to automakers for investment

  • Date: 21-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Europe’s first lithium mine is looking for auto industry investors who want to secure an environmentally-friendly supply of the key battery material for their electric vehicles.

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FUEL CELLS: 'Goldilocks' thinking to cut cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

  • Date: 21-02-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Purdue

Electric vehicles running on fuel cells are too pricey to scale up. A new method can help cut down on expensive platinum needed in fuel cell electrodes.

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HYDROGEN: Industry group signs MOU to develop and test hydrogen fueling hardware for heavy-duty vehicles

  • Date: 21-02-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Hydrogen suppliers & fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) automakers, Air Liquide, Hyundai, NEL, Nikola Motor, Shell and Toyota have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for hydrogen fueling components for the purpose of testing state-of-the-art heavy duty (HD) hydrogen fueling hardware to assist in standardization and speed to market for fuel cell electric trucks.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric Cars Are China Auto Industry's Lone Bright Spot

Electric cars are holding their own in China, the world’s biggest auto market, even as the industry has seen a slump in overall sales for seven straight months.

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