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HYDROGEN: 9 companies in Japan launch preparatory committee for Japan Hydrogen Association (JH2A)

  • Date: 14-10-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Nine private companies in Japan engaged in the construction and expansion of a hydrogen society announced that they are launching a new preparatory committee called “Japan Hydrogen association (JH2A)” to promote the formation of a hydrogen supply chain and global partnerships in the hydrogen sector.

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AUTO SALES: China auto sales jump in 'Golden September' as shoppers return to showrooms

  • Date: 14-10-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China auto sales marked a sixth straight month of gain, rebounding a solid 12.8% in September as the world’s biggest vehicle market comes off lows hit during the coronavirus lockdown.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Ford drops diesel from Fiesta in favor of hybrid

Ford has dropped diesel engines from its top-selling Fiesta small car range and replaced them with mild-hybrid gasoline alternatives.

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BATTERIES: Battery Maker EVE Energy May Buy More Lithium, Cobalt Before Prices Lift

  • Date: 13-10-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

EVE Energy Co., a Chinese producer of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars to earphones, is considering plans to step up purchases of key metals amid signs prices could soon rise from recent lows.

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ENERGY: IEA warns of slowest decade of energy demand growth since 1930s

  • Date: 13-10-20
  • Category: ENERGY
  • Source: Financial Times

A prolonged battle with the pandemic and a weaker global economy will usher in the slowest decade of worldwide energy demand growth since the 1930s, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

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BATTERIES: Chasm between copper, cobalt and nickel exploration success and future demand

  • Date: 12-10-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining.com

The switch to green energy and electric vehicles will see demand for battery metals and copper boom over the coming decades.

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CHINA: Renminbi jumps by most in 15 years as China returns to work

  • Date: 09-10-20
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Financial Times

China’s currency staged its biggest rally in 15 years on Friday, buoyed by a wave of foreign demand for Chinese assets and rising expectations that a Joe Biden victory in next month’s US presidential election could help reset relations between the two superpowers. 

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EMISSIONS: Porsche, Ferrari buyers face $59,000 green tax in France

  • Date: 09-10-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

A draft budget law weaving its way through France’s parliament may force car shoppers to reconsider purchases of Porsche, Ferrari or Lamborghini models that used a lot of gasoline.

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