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BATTERIES: BASF ‘enters energy market’ with NGK NAS battery partnership

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Energy Storage News

BASF is using NGK Insulators’ sodium sulfur batteries as its entry point into the energy market, with the German chemical company signing up as a sales partner to the Japanese manufacturer.

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HYDROGEN: Hyundai Rotem, Hyundai Motor to Develop Hydrogen Train by 2020

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Korea Biz Wire

Hyundai Rotem Co., South Korea’s leading railway system and plant equipment maker, said Monday it will work with Hyundai Motor Co. to develop a hydrogen-powered train by 2020.

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FUEL CELLS: Ballard Unveils 8th Generation Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Module for Heavy Duty Motive Market

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: PR News Wire

VANCOUVER and STOCKHOLM, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today unveiled the Company's 8th generation high performance fuel cell module, the FCmove™-HD, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden.  

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AUTO NEWS: FCA-Renault merger revival possible - report

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

A withdrawn proposal for a merger between Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) and Renault could be revived if a way can be found to alleviate Renault's alliance partner Nissan's concerns over future stakeholdings and influence, a report says.

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FUEL EFFICIENCY: Japan to raise fuel-efficiency target by 32% in 2030

The Japanese government plans to introduce new regulations in the 2030 fiscal year (FY2030) requiring automakers to improve average fuel efficiency by over 30% from FY2016 levels.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Audi Recalls Its First Electric Car for Battery Fire Risk

Volkswagen AG luxury brand Audi is recalling its first all-electric vehicle due to the risk of a battery fire.

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EMISSIONS: Cummins Reveals Euro 6 Move

  • Date: 07-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Diesel Progress

Cummins said it is ready to meet the next step of Euro 6 emissions control with clean diesels now certified to the more stringent Phase-D regulation, following a two-year development and test programme. The B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engines with a 112-298 kW range for bus and coach applications will move to full production status at the Cummins Darlington facility in the UK before Phase-D takes effect on Sept. 1, 2019.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: EV Sales Are Set To Soar 540%

The United States’ electric vehicle market is amped up and surging ahead full throttle. While EVs have truly revolutionized the global automotive sector since their inception about a decade and a half ago, for all their pomp and verve, EV sales currently make up just a tiny fraction of total car sales in the country.

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