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AUTO PRODUCTION: BMW plug-in hybrids to automatically switch into EV mode in 2020

Starting next year, all BMW plug-in hybrid models will come standard with a function that automatically switches to full-electric mode when the vehicles enter areas designated for emissions-free driving only.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Retrenchment tracker: South Africa’s big corporate job losses in 2019 - so far

  • Date: 25-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Insider

The alarming state of the South African economy is taking a heavy toll on companies, and many have announced retrenchments. These are some of the biggest job losses since the start of the year...

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Nissan Leaf e+ 2019 REVEALED - Electric car gets HUGE range upgrade and more power

Nissan has revealed the all-new Leaf e+ which offers more range and power than the standard car. The Leaf is one of the most popular electric vehicles in the UK and across the world and was one of the first mass-market EVs. To date, more than 400,000 LEAFs have been sold globally since 2010. One thing that has always let the Leaf down was the range from its battery.

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FUEL CELLS: Hydrogen cell trains could be introduced in coming years - in US

  • Date: 25-06-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Evening Tribune

HAMBURG, Germany — While it may rank as the most desirable, high-speed train technology is not the only rail manufacturing technology Alstom may be bringing to the United States.

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HYDROGEN: Three reasons why the IEA report on hydrogen is a game-changer

  • Date: 25-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: IEA

The International Energy Agency’s groundbreaking new report on hydrogen, launched this month on the margins of the meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers in Japan, was a key moment for hydrogen, which is enjoying unprecedented momentum around the world.

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EMISSIONS: In The Battle Against CO2, Will Flawed, Expensive Battery Power Lose Out To Flexible Hybrids?

  • Date: 25-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Forbes

The European Union is trying to force its citizens into electric cars by demanding ever more unrealistic fuel economy from gasoline and diesel fuelled ones, but battery-only power is so flawed, hybrids are likely to win the affection of buyers.

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BREXIT: Hard Brexit Could Cost U.K. Auto Industry $63,750 a Minute

  • Date: 25-06-19
  • Category: BREXIT
  • Source: Bloomberg

Britain’s automotive industry stands to lose 50,000 pounds ($63,750) a minute should the country crash out of European Union without a deal because friction at the border will leave plants starved of parts, the U.K.’s car industry lobby said.

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HYDROGEN: Construction starts on the world’s largest PEM electrolyser at Shell’s Rheinland Refinery

  • Date: 25-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: ITM Power

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to note the announcement by the REFHYNE consortium of the commencement of construction of the 10MW hydrogen electrolysis plant at the Shell Rheinland refinery in Wesseling, Germany. The REFHYNE announcement is set out below.

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