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NORNICKEL: Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel to Launch Digital Trading Platform by End of 2019

  • Date: 10-07-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Coin Telegraph

Russian mining and smelting giant Nornickel is planning to roll out a digital platform for metals trading by the end of 2019, local news outlet TASS reported on July 9.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel plans to invest in own development $11 billion to 2022

  • Date: 10-07-19
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Tass

YEKATERINBURG, July 10. /TASS/. According to Nornickel’s strategy for long-term development, the mining and metallurgical company will invest in own development $11 billion to 2022, Nornickel’s Senior Vice President Andrei Bugrov said at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit in Yekaterinburg on Tuesday.

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CHINA: Changsha weighs subsidizing the purchase of locally produced vehicles

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Auto News China

The inland city of Changsha is considering offering subsidies toward the purchase of locally made cars and light trucks, according to a document viewed by Reuters and confirmed by an official at a local planning agency.

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EMISSIONS: New Zealand proposes discounts for cleaner cars, slaps new fee on gas guzzlers

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

New Zealand said on Tuesday that it plans to slash prices for electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles and penalize gas guzzling cars with a new fee, as it looks to make greener cars more affordable.

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AUTO SALES: BYD sales rebound on strength of electrified vehicles

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News China

Sales at BYD Co., China’s largest electrified vehicle manufacturer, recovered in June on demand for EVs and plug-in hybrids after a 10 percent decline the previous month.

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BATTERIES: China's Great Wall-linked battery maker plans to build 20 GWh factory in Europe

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SVOLT Energy Technology Co Ltd, which became independent in 2018, also said it is making “good progress” on developing a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery - a goal of battery producers aiming to eliminate the pricey and increasingly scarce mineral.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities.

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BATTERIES: Adamas: NCM 811 deployment in passenger EV batteries in May up 113% over capacity deployed in April

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

In May 2019, NCM 811 (cathode with nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1) battery cell deployment in passenger EV batteries (MWh deployed) was 113% higher than the total capacity deployed in April, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Capacity Monthly” report.

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