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CHINA: Changsha weighs subsidizing the purchase of locally produced vehicles

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Auto News China

The inland city of Changsha is considering offering subsidies toward the purchase of locally made cars and light trucks, according to a document viewed by Reuters and confirmed by an official at a local planning agency.

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EMISSIONS: New Zealand proposes discounts for cleaner cars, slaps new fee on gas guzzlers

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

New Zealand said on Tuesday that it plans to slash prices for electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles and penalize gas guzzling cars with a new fee, as it looks to make greener cars more affordable.

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AUTO SALES: BYD sales rebound on strength of electrified vehicles

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News China

Sales at BYD Co., China’s largest electrified vehicle manufacturer, recovered in June on demand for EVs and plug-in hybrids after a 10 percent decline the previous month.

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BATTERIES: China's Great Wall-linked battery maker plans to build 20 GWh factory in Europe

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SVOLT Energy Technology Co Ltd, which became independent in 2018, also said it is making “good progress” on developing a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery - a goal of battery producers aiming to eliminate the pricey and increasingly scarce mineral.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities.

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BATTERIES: Adamas: NCM 811 deployment in passenger EV batteries in May up 113% over capacity deployed in April

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

In May 2019, NCM 811 (cathode with nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1) battery cell deployment in passenger EV batteries (MWh deployed) was 113% higher than the total capacity deployed in April, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Capacity Monthly” report.

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FUEL CELLS: Exciting new stimulus for hydrogen power, fuel cells, platinum economy

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The emerging world of hydrogen power, fuel cells, platinum and climate change mitigation received another stimulus on Tuesday with the announcement of new high-level investment backing for a fund that promotes technologies dependent on the high-performance characteristics of platinum group metals (PGMs).

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: One of the World’s Worst Polluters Finally Gets an Electric Vehicle

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. on Tuesday launched its Kona SUV in India, where 3.4 million new cars and SUVs hit the roads last year, and is the only major market without a real electric vehicle. The vehicle will sell starting at 2.5 million rupees ($36,000) in the South Asian nation, more than eight times the starting price for the Alto, India’s most popular and best-selling car that’s made by the local unit of Suzuki Motor Corp.

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