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HYDROGEN: Faurecia accelerates its hydrogen strategy in China with majority investment in CLD

  • Date: 18-02-21
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Faurecia and CLD will develop and manufacture homologated type III and IV hydrogen storage tanks for the Chinese market. Headquartered in ShenYang, CLD has around 200 employees and 2 plants in Liaoning with a capacity of 30,000 tanks per year. The company is already an established and recognized player providing homologated hydrogen tanks to leading Asian commercial and light vehicle automakers.

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AUTO SALES: Tesla Cuts Model 3 Prices in Japan By as Much as 24%

  • Date: 18-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. slashed prices for its Model 3 in Japan, part of a wider effort to build its presence and spur demand in a market that has seemed largely impenetrable for the electric vehicle maker.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: SolarEdge to supply electric powertrain units, batteries for Fiat EV

SolarEdge e-Mobility will supply Fiat with full electrical powertrain units and batteries for the automaker’s E-Ducato light commercial vehicle.

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HYDROGEN: Green hydrogen production via 20 MW electrolyzer at Italian oil refinery

  • Date: 17-02-21
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: PV Magazine

A refinery of Italian oil product provider Saras will host a large scale electrolyzer that will produce hydrogen to be used as a raw material in the refinery itself. The green energy production will be set up by Italian energy company Enel.

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BATTERIES: SK Innovation loses U.S. battery trade case but gets temporary OK to sell to Ford, VW

  • Date: 17-02-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday sided with South Korea’s chemicals and electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem Ltd, which accused its cross-town rival SK Innovation Co Ltd of misappropriating trade secrets related to EV battery technology.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -24.0% in January 2021

  • Date: 17-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 17 February 2021 – In January 2021, new car registrations tumbled by 24.0% from 956,447 units in January 2020 to 726,491 units this year, marking the lowest January total on record to date.

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PGM PROJECTS: Ivanplats arranging project-level financing of up to US$420 million to advance development of the world-scale Platreef Project

  • Date: 17-02-21
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Ivanhoe Mines

MOKOPANE, SOUTH AFRICA – Ivanhoe Mines’ (TSX: IVN; OTCQX: IVPAF) Co-Chairs Robert Friedland and Yufeng “Miles” Sun are pleased to announce that the company’s South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, has signed a non-binding term sheet with Orion Mine Finance, a leading international provider of production-linked stream financing to base and precious metals mining companies, for a US$300 million gold, palladium and platinum streaming facility.

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AUTO SALES: Europe Auto Sales Resume Steep Decline in January After Reprieve

  • Date: 16-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Passenger-car sales in Europe’s five biggest markets tumbled by more than a quarter last month after lockdowns to combat the pandemic shuttered dealerships and consumers shied away from large purchases.

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