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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla and NIO Fires in China Spur Electric-Car Safety Checkups

China is ordering carmakers to conduct checks on electric vehicles after cars made by Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. caught on fire, spurring anxiety over the safety of battery-powered automobiles.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Geely's LEVC spins van off range extender London taxi

Geely-owned London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) - the latest name for Britain's main 'London Taxi' maker - has spun off a light van based on its latest TX electrified taxi.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom says winter plan has resulted in low risk of load shedding

  • Date: 17-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eyewitness News

Eskom's head of generation Andrew Etzinger said despite the resignation of the utility's CEO Phakamani Hadebe, the plan is in full swing.

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AUTO SALES: China Used-Car Dealers Ask for Tax Cut as Market Slump Continues

  • Date: 17-06-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China’s used-car dealers asked the government for a tax cut as a sales slump continues in the world’s largest auto market.

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EMISSIONS: Ireland to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030

  • Date: 17-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: BBC

The Irish government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, as part of a major strategy to protect the environment.

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SOUTH AFRICA: AMCU leader takes diplomatic tone ahead of platinum wage talks

The leader of SA's biggest union in the platinum industry, which had the longest-ever platinum-mining strike and which self-identifies as "militant", the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa is sounding rather diplomatic.

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FUEL CELLS: Japan, E.U. and U.S. to Cooperate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • Date: 16-06-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Lithium News

On June 15, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and the United States Department of Energy issued a joint statement affirming their shared desire to strengthen trilateral cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Unions warn auto and mining industries of possible strike action

  • Date: 15-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – The country’s major industries including auto and mining have been warned of possible strike action. This week, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said they would have no choice but to down tools should negotiations in their respective industries not yield desirable results.

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