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FUEL CELLS: How to break through the fuel cell cost barrier

  • Date: 26-11-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Auto News

Hydrogen-fuel cell technology has been touted as a best-of-both-worlds mobility solution, combining the short fill-up time and longer range of an internal-combustion engine with zero CO2 emissions.

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AUTO SALES: Coronavirus: Second-hand car website becomes latest 'unicorn'

A second-hand car website has seen its value rocket to more than $1bn (£750m), putting it into unicorn status.

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BREXIT: UK car industry says failure to get Brexit deal could cost $74B by 2025

  • Date: 25-11-20
  • Category: BREXIT
  • Source: Auto News

LONDON -- Britain's car industry body called on Brexit negotiators to agree to a deal by the end of 2020, saying failure to do so could cost the sector 55.4 billion pounds ($74 billion) in tariffs by 2025 and undercut its ability to develop the next generation of zero-emissions vehicles.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: U.K. 100% Clean Car Target Energizes Electric Vehicle Sector

Under the "Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution," the U.K. has committed to a phase-out of new sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030. By 2035, sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles will also be banned. Under this new policy, 2.4 million battery-electric and and fuel-cell passenger vehicles will be sold in the U.K. in 2035. To support the increase in the electric vehicles fleet, the U.K. will need 14 million EV charging connectors by 2035.

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EMISSIONS: Plug-In Cars Come Under Fire for Emitting More Than Advertised

  • Date: 23-11-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Plug-in hybrid cars put out far more CO2 in real-world driving than in tests that determine emissions compliance and ratings advertised to consumers, according to a group urging governments to roll back support for such models.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Australian state governments introduce tax on electric vehicles

There is going to be increasing tension going forward between subsidising EVs to meet governments’ CO2 commitments and paying for those same commitments. The EVs need to pay their fair share argument is going to become more common.

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HYDROGEN: Italy's Snam to boost green hydrogen with 33% stake in De Nora

  • Date: 19-11-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian gas group Snam SRG.MI said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a 33% stake in Industrie De Nora from Blackstone in a deal valuing the clean energy company at around 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) including debt.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report (earlier post) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. The report is based on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

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