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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Cars on Hyundai’s Electric Platform Can Charge 80% in 18 Minutes

Hyundai Motor Group plans to build 23 electric vehicles on its new EV-dedicated platform, and is aiming to sell 1 million of the cars worldwide by 2025, the South Korean automaker said Wednesday.

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HYDROGEN: Hydrogen Is a Trillion Dollar Bet on the Future

  • Date: 02-12-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Bloomberg

The world is on the brink of what may turn out to be its most important energy experiment. If proposals to build a new industry producing so-called green hydrogen succeed, we may have the final piece of the puzzle to prevent devastating climate change. If they fail, we may be about to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on a white elephant.

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AUTO SALES: Gasoline Car Bans Show Why Market Forces Aren't Always Enough

  • Date: 01-12-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

It’s been a strange year, so you’d be forgiven for missing an odd thing that happened in the U.K. last month. When Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leader of the Conservative Party, banned sales of new internal combustion engine cars from 2030, the decision was supported by the likes of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc and the Confederation of British Industry, a powerful business group.

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EMISSIONS: Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals 'within reach'

  • Date: 01-12-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: BBC

A new analysis, seen by the BBC, suggests the goals of the UN Paris climate agreement are getting "within reach."

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HYDROGEN: Italy targets 5 GW of electrolyzer capacity by 2030

  • Date: 01-12-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: PV Magazine

The Italian government has unveiled a new hydrogen strategy that aims for 20% hydrogen penetration into final energy demand by 2050.

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AUTO SALES: Europeans buy up old cars to avoid public transport

  • Date: 01-12-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON -- Across Europe, customers wary of spending too much on a new car in uncertain economic times are snapping up older models as they seek to avoid using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic.

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EMISSIONS: Ford says automakers should consider backing California emissions deal

  • Date: 30-11-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. is urging major automakers to consider backing a framework deal with California on vehicle emissions in a bid to reach industry consensus before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday.

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PGM PROJECTS: Platreef updated feasibility study yields an after-tax NPV8% of US$3.7 billion

(Kitco News) - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; OTCQX: IVPAF) announced today that the company’s South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, and its partners welcome the outstanding positive findings of an independent Platreef Integrated Development Plan 2020 for the tier one Platreef palladium, platinum, rhodium, nickel, copper and gold project in South Africa, which consists of an updated feasibility study (FS) and a preliminary economic assessment.

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