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AUTO PRODUCTION: Jaguar will become all-electric brand as part of new turnaround plan

Future Jaguar models will be built exclusively on a full-electric architecture, Jaguar Land Rover said.

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NICKEL: Nickel pig iron producers eye up electric vehicle battery market

  • Date: 12-02-21
  • Category: NICKEL
  • Source: Mining.com

Producers of nickel pig iron (NPI) in Indonesia are looking at converting their material into an intermediate product that can be turned into nickel chemicals for the lucrative electric vehicle market.

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ENERGY: Siemens Energy and BASF partner on low-carbon energy projects

  • Date: 12-02-21
  • Category: ENERGY
  • Source: Power Engineering

German multinational chemical company BASF has partnered with Siemens Energy to accelerate commercial implementation of new technologies designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: EU should target 1m EV public chargers by 2024, say carmakers, environmentalists and consumer groups

Brussels, 11 February 2021 – Carmakers, environmentalists and consumer groups are calling on the EU to set ambitious targets per country for the deployment of electric vehicle charging points. In a common letter today, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Transport & Environment (T&E) and the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) asked the EU climate, transport, industry and energy commissioners to use this year’s revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure law to requ

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AUTO SALES: New-vehicle demand rebounded sharply in January, CAAM projects

  • Date: 04-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

New-vehicle sales surged 32 percent in January from a year earlier, when the coronavirus outbreak emerged and the lunar Chinese New Year holiday resulted in fewer working days, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers estimates.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Ford to curtail F-150 production as chip shortage hits truck plants

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. next week will be forced to curtail production of its bestselling, most profitable vehicle because of an ongoing chip shortage.

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AUTO SALES: Fuel types of new cars: electric 10.5%, hybrid 11.9%, petrol 47.5% market share full-year 2020

  • Date: 04-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 4 February 2021 – In the fourth quarter of 2020, nearly one in six passenger cars registered in the European Union was an electrically-chargeable vehicle (16.5%). Stimulus packages introduced by governments to boost demand, following the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on car sales, sought to stimulate alternatively-powered vehicles in particular, further driving demand for low and zero-emission cars.

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HYDROGEN: "Hydrogen Forward" Coalition Formed to Advance Hydrogen in the U.S.

  • Date: 03-02-21
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: PRNews Wire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of 11 companies have partnered to form Hydrogen Forward, an initiative focused on advancing hydrogen development in the United States. The founding members – Air Liquide, Anglo American, Bloom Energy, CF Industries, Chart Industries, Cummins Inc., Hyundai, Linde, McDermott, Shell and Toyota – are united under a shared belief in the environmental and economic benefits of hydrogen technologies. These companies believe that accelerating investmen

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