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AUTO NEWS: Global automotive market report - Q4 2018

  • Date: 30-01-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

The global vehicle market was virtually flat in 2018, but the fourth quarter showed a near 5% year-on-year drop on the back of a similarly sized decline posted in Q3. Dave Leggett takes a look at the market numbers and considers the outlook for 2019.

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RIDE HAILING: China’s ride-hailing giant is getting into the electric-car business

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is making a bet on electric cars. It’s also betting on battery-swapping technology, which has stalled in the US but is revving up in China.

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LITHIUM: Oversold Lithium could be about to rally

  • Date: 30-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Green Car Congress

It’s been a decade of lows for commodities after posting 7 declines in 11 years, but we’ve seriously underestimated lithium. It’s back with a vengeance in 2019.

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FUEL CELLS: World’s first hydrogen fuel cell train tours across Germany

  • Date: 29-01-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Global Railway Review

Presenting the ready-to-use hydrogen technology in six federal states, Alstom will demonstrate an emission-free alternative for non-electrified lines.

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CHINA: China to offer subsidies on cars - report

  • Date: 29-01-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Just Auto

China's government is planning a range of measures - including subsidies for car purchase - as it seeks to stimulate the country's slowing economy.

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PGM PROJECTS: Jangada doubles Jorc resource at Pedra Branca

  • Date: 28-01-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Research Channel

The share price of Jangada Mines rose sharply on Monday morning, after the company announced an upgrade of 117% to its 2012 Joint-Ore Reserves Committee- (Jorc-) compliant resource, which, in turn, meant a substantial increase in the size and categorisation of the resource at the company’s Pedra Branca platinum group metals (PGMs) project, in north-eastern Brazil.

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ENERGY: EIA projects decline in transportation sector energy consumption through 2037 despite increase in VMT, followed by increase

  • Date: 28-01-19
  • Category: ENERGY
  • Source: Green Car Congress

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019 projects continued robust growth in US energy production, emergence of the United States as an energy exporter, and a cleaner S electric power generation mix. For the Transportation sector, EIA projects that energy consumption will decline between 2019 and 2037 (in the Reference case) because increases in fuel economy more than offset growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

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HYDROGEN: Copper catalyst splits water at neutral pH

  • Date: 28-01-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Chemistry World

Metal porphyrin complex takes significant step towards cheap water oxidation catalysts. A copper complex inspired by nature can efficiently split water at neutral pH, potentially opening the door to more commercially viable hydrogen fuel production.

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