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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Toyota’s $2 Billion Pledge Revs Up Indonesia’s Electric Car Push

Toyota Motor Corp. will lead 50 trillion rupiah ($3.6 billion) in investments that global carmakers have pledged to plow into Indonesia’s electric-vehicle program in the next five years, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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LITHIUM: Nemaska Lithium Announces CAD 600M Equity Investment Proposal from The Pallinghurst Group

  • Date: 19-07-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Nemaska Lithium

Nemaska Lithium Inc. (the "Corporation" or “Nemaska Lithium”) (TSX: NMX) (OTCQX: NMKEF) (Frankfurt: N0T) is pleased to announce that it has received and accepted a letter of intent (“LOI”) from The Pallinghurst Group (“Pallinghurst”), a global metals and mining industry investor, for the financing of the Whabouchi project, comprised of a lithium mine located in the Eeyou Istchee James-Bay territory and an electrochemical plant in Shawinigan. Pallinghurst’s LOI contemplates a CAD 200M ...

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: MG ZS EV, the first truly affordable, family friendly electric car

MG Motor UK today announces its entry into the zero-emissions vehicle market with the first truly affordable, family friendly electric car. The sensational MG ZS EV has been designed to bring EV technology to a wider audience than ever before and represents an exciting new chapter in the MG story.

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BATTERIES: Breakthrough Widens Working Temperature Range Of Li-Ion Batteries

  • Date: 19-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Inside EVs

The next big thing on battery tech is undeniably related to solid-state technology. Even John Goodenough – father of the lithium-ion batteries – is researching them. But it seems regular li-ion will also be perfect in what depends on PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) scientists. They have managed to increase the working temperature range of these batteries, which now work well from -40 ºF to 140 ºF (-40 ºC to 60 ºC).

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ACQUISITIONS: Rustenburg communities want ConCourt to set aside Sibanye's Lonmin takeover

  • Date: 19-07-19
  • Category: ACQUISITIONS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG – The Greater Lonmin Community (GLC) have approached the Constitutional Court seeking leave to appeal and set aside the acquisition of platinum mining company, Lonmin by Sibanye-Stillwater.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Our future is bright: Mimosa

Platinum miner Mimosa says it is performing at full capacity and sees no threats of losses for its operation in the immediate future.

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ESKOM: Eskom teams up with police to restore electricity supply in Gauteng

  • Date: 19-07-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: ESI Africa

The Gauteng Provincial Government and Eskom agreed to implement joint action to decisively deal with the problems of ongoing disruptions in the supply of electricity in a number of areas in the province.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum Q2 2019 production report

  • Date: 18-07-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Total PGM production increased by 1% to 1,118,700 ounces (platinum production increased by 3% to 520,300 ounces and palladium production decreased by 1% to 347,100 ounces), excluding Sibanye-Stillwater Rustenburg 4E material which transitioned to a tolling arrangement from 1 January 2019. Despite the increase in production, the quarter was impacted by unprotected industrial action at Mototolo, maintenance at Mogalakwena North Concentrator and production challenges at Modikwa and Mototolo.

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