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EMISSIONS: UNECE endorses stringent new vehicle emissions regulation; towards a single type approval for major markets ‎

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) will make it easier for countries around the world to implement state-of-the-art emissions test procedures with a new UN Regulation featuring the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).

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BATTERIES: A breath of fresh air for longer-running batteries

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Eurekalert

DGIST researchers are improving the performance of lithium-air batteries, bringing us closer to electric cars that can use oxygen to run longer before they need to recharge. In their latest study, published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, they describe how they fabricated an electrode using nickel cobalt sulphide nanoflakes on a sulphur-doped graphene, leading to a long-life battery with high discharge capacity.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Three miners die at mining operations in Free State and North West

  • Date: 19-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Dispatch Live

Three miners died at mining operations in the Free State and North West in the past week, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Sunday.

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ZIMBABWE: Zim platinum leakages hurting national purse

  • Date: 19-01-20
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Newsday

WITH its economy tanking, Zimbabwe is looking to mining for salvation. But platinum ore exports may be leaking millions of dollars in potential revenue the country needs to plug an acute shortage of foreign currency, fuel and drugs, according to local mining experts.

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BATTERIES: China Embraces Battery-Swapping System for Electric Vehicles

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China is stepping up efforts to facilitate initiatives that allow swapping electric-vehicle batteries on-the-go, seeking to further spur the adoption of EVs in the world’s biggest car market.

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LITHIUM: Bid deadline extended for North American Lithium

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Sayona Mining

Emerging lithium miner Sayona Mining Limited (ASX:SYA) announced today the bid deadline for North American Lithium(NAL) has been extended by the administrator to no later than 2pm (Montreal time),21 February 2020,compared to the previous 21 January deadline.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn plan Chinese electric vehicle joint venture

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the parent of iPhone assembler Foxconn plan to set up a joint venture to build electric cars and develop internet-connected vehicles.

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JEWELLERY: Marks & Spencer sells the most stunning proposal rings from £12.50

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Hello Magazine

Proposal rings are one of the biggest trends for couples getting engaged in 2020. Designed to be given at the time of proposal, they’re perfect for those who would prefer to choose their engagement ring as a couple, they’re a great compromise for someone nervous about getting it right. While some may consider this a little impersonal, we prefer to think of it as the best of both worlds - you get a pretty ring that your loved-one has chosen, and can pick out something you both love together.

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