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FUEL CELLS: South Korea lifts target for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

  • Date: 16-01-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Just Auto

The South Korean government aims to have around 80,000 hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles on the country's roads by 2022, as it looks to expand the country's "hydrogen economy".

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DIESEL: Hainan province to ban sales of diesel, petrol cars from Mar 1

  • Date: 16-01-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Metal News

Hainan province will ban sales of diesel or petrol cars from March 1 when new air pollution measures and laws take effect.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Volvo CE goes electric on smaller vehicles

In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.

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AUTO SALES: Russia sales seen slowing this year after 13% jump in 2018

  • Date: 15-01-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Sales of new cars in Russia are expected to rise 3.6 percent this year to 1.87 million, marking a slowdown from last year's surge of 13 percent to 1.80 million, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB) lobby group.

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LITHIUM: Chile nuclear watchdog weighs probe into fraud over lithium exports

  • Date: 15-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

Chile’s nuclear watchdog CCHEN is considering an investigation into potential fraud after an audit found that the agency for decades failed to properly record exports of ultralight battery metal lithium, documents obtained by Reuters show.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Veloz: 2018 banner year for EV sales in California; up 84% from 2017; 312% increase from January to December

According to tracking by Veloz—a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the transition to electric vehicles—Californians are buying electric cars at a sharper rate of increase, with year-over-year increases in sales for all twelve months in 2018; total electric car sales increasing 84% from 2017 to 2018; and, comparing the start and end of 2018, the state saw a 312% increase in sales.

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AUTO SALES: India displaces Germany to become fourth-largest auto market

  • Date: 14-01-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

India has displaced Germany as the world’s fourth-largest market for vehicle sales by volume and is on track to take the number three position from Japan within three years. Commercial and passenger vehicle sales in India grew 8.3 per cent last year to 3.99m, overtaking the 3.74m of sales in Germany, a market that grew less than 1 per cent, according to data from LMC Automotive, a market intelligence provider. McKinsey has projected that India is poised to overtake Japan as the third-biggest mar

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AUTO SALES: China's First Car Sales Dip in 3 Decades Stirs Stimulus Talk

  • Date: 14-01-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China vehicle sales fell for the first time in 28 years, raising the prospect of a government-led stimulus to revive demand in the world’s biggest auto market as consumers from Europe to U.S. balk at buying new cars.

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