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BATTERIES: Battery prices will go down by 52% between 2018 and 2030

  • Date: 13-11-18
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Automotive World

Lithium-ion batteries will see their price going down by 52 per cent between 2018 and 2030, and this (together with the rise of electric vehicles market) will drive the global energy storage market growing to a cumulative 857GWh by 2040 (now we are at 198 gigawatt hours).

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JEWELLERY: The world's largest platinum mine owner Amplats CEO visited Bofook

  • Date: 13-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: jewellery.org

On November 12th, Chris Griffith, CEO of Amplats Anglo Platinum, the world's largest platinum mining company, and more than 20 analysts, investors and reporters visited Baofu Jewelry.

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PGM SUPPLY: Karo Resources issued with preliminary development permit

  • Date: 12-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Sunday Mail

The Environmental Management Authority has issued Karo Resources a preliminary development permit, paving way for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) certificate.

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FUEL CELLS: Hydrogen fuel is back in the picture

  • Date: 12-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Cosmos Magazine

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was refuelling his hydrogen fuel-cell car at one of the 50-plus refuelling stations scattered around Germany when a Tesla driver, who was recharging his own car, approached.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

The number of battery-electric buses ordered in Europe more than doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching 1,031 vehicles, according to a new analysis by environmental NGO Transport & Environment. T&E estimates this to be equivalent to around 9% market share of new registrations in 2018.

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MICRO MOBILITY: Ford buys electric scooter start-up Spin in a bid to take on Bird and Lime

Ford will become the first major carmaker to launch its own fleet of electric scooters after securing a deal to buy California start-up Spin.

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EMISSIONS: Mazda Plans Electric Push to Avoid EU Emission Penalties in 2021

  • Date: 08-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Mazda Motor Corp. is accelerating a push into electrified vehicles, planning a slew of introductions by 2021 to help avoid European Union fines for failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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AUTO SALES: Fuel types of new cars: diesel -18.2%, petrol +15.2%, electric +30.0% in third quarter of 2018

  • Date: 08-11-18
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 8 November 2018 – In the third quarter of 2018, almost 58% of all new passenger cars sold in the EU ran on petrol, while roughly one third was fuelled by diesel. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 7.8% of the market, and just 2% of cars registered across the EU during the third quarter of 2018 was electrically-chargeable.

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