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AUTO SALES: China tweaks sales tax in favour of buyers

  • Date: 28-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

The Chinese government said it plans to amend its sales tax policy to reflect the actual sales price of vehicles, according to local reports citing a government announcement last week.

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AUTO SALES: U.S. auto sales seen slipping 2.1% in May: J.D. Power, LMC Automotive

  • Date: 28-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. auto sales are expected to drop 2.1% in May from the year-ago period, as higher prices keep buyers at bay, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

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EMISSIONS: Gasoline vs diesel

  • Date: 09-05-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

In Europe, diesel engines used to be promoted as a clean and efficient vehicle technology that would play a key role in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport sector.

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AUTO SALES: Electric car sales not taking off in lower income EU countries

  • Date: 09-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data highlighting the correlation between the affordability of electric cars and their market uptake. This ACEA analysis compares national data on the sales of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) with GDP per capita in the EU member states for the full-year 2018.

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AUTO SALES: Plug-in hybrid car sales fall after UK government cuts grants

  • Date: 07-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

Sales of hybrid cars that plug in to recharge fell by a third in the UK in April, after the government cut incentives for the vehicles, a move the industry denounced as premature.

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FUEL CELLS: Ballard reaches agreement for $44M order with Weichai-Ballard JV to support initial fuel cell vehicle deployments in China

  • Date: 02-05-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Ballard Power Systems reached agreement with Weichai Ballard Hy-Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. (Weichai-Ballard JV) for the supply of a mix of certain fuel cell products and components that will be used in the assembly of modules to power zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in China. The order will have a total value of approximately $44 million to Ballard.

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FUEL CELLS: China to support hydrogen fuel-cell technology

  • Date: 01-05-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Just Auto

The Chinese government confirmed it would fully support hydrogen fuel cell technology as a mainstream automotive fuel of the future alongside battery powered electric vehicles, according to local reports.

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EMISSIONS: 'Location, location, lung disease': pollution ads target property market

  • Date: 01-05-19
  • Source: The Guardian

A citizen-funded advertising campaign against air pollution will target the property market with billboard slogans including “Location, location, lung disease” and “The neighbourhood’s gone to the docs”.

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