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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The US presidential election is over, but the path to electrification remains strewn with obstacles

Citizens of the US have spoken and elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to lead the country in 2021. The president elect’s platform includes a strong climate impact reduction plan, which calls for the US to rejoin the Paris Agreement as a matter of priority. A task force has been assembled already, whose agenda encompasses improvements within the transport sector, ranging from Passenger Cars, to Heavy Duty Trucks, Buses, aircraft and more. The aim is not only to reduce the direct impact of any gi

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AUTO SALES: Europe Car Sales Slide 7.1% on Reimposed Virus Restrictions

  • Date: 18-11-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

European car sales fell last month as countries reimposed restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19, snuffing out a short-lived recovery in demand.

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HYDROGEN: How Faurecia aims to become a hydrogen leaderPRINT

  • Date: 17-11-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Auto News

Faurecia is preparing to be a fully independent company after PSA Group divests its stake in the supplier as part of its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Among the initiatives Faurecia is pursuing is an annual investment of up to 60 million euros ($71 million) in hydrogen technology and cooperation with ZF in cockpit technology. CEO Patrick Koller spoke with Klaus-Dieter Floerecke of Automobilwoche, the German language sister publication of Automotive News Europe, about the challenges ahea

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Shift to electric cars will need 'Herculean' effort, says industry

The goal, which revises the government's original target by 10 years, is part of a wider plan to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050.

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JEWELLERY: Hallmarking slightly improves in October

  • Date: 16-11-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Jewellery Focus

The total number of pieces hallmarked in October 2020 fell by 17.5% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Birmingham Assay office.

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IRIDIUM: Iridium breakthrough a boost for green hydrogen economy, PGMs mining

  • Date: 16-11-20
  • Category: IRIDIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The amount of iridium required to electrolyse green hydrogen has been drastically reduced, a breakthrough that is a significant boost for the upcoming green hydrogen economy as well as South African platinum group metals (PGMs) mining.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: LG Chem hit by GM recall of Bolt electric vehicles

A second recall of electric vehicles using LG Chem batteries has put the spotlight on South Korean battery makers, raising questions over the reliability of their technology as the country tries to take the lead in the booming industry. South Korea is home to three EV battery makers including LG Chem, the world’s largest, Samsung SDI and SK Innovation. 

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Johnson to Unveil Green Plan That May Halt Sales of Petrol Cars

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a green 10-point plan on Wednesday, as he weighs controversial proposals to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade.

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