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BATTERIES: China's CATL considers big expansion for German battery plant

  • Date: 27-02-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Contemporary Amperex Technology, one of China's largest suppliers of battery cells, is considering expanding its German plant to make it one of the largest in the world, amid higher expected demand for electric vehicles.

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CHINA: China Gold Association and World Platinum Investment Association signed a cooperation agreement

  • Date: 25-02-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: 0755zb.com

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) was honoured to announce its latest strategic partner in China, the China Gold Association (CGA), on February 20, 2019.

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AUTO SALES: JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

  • Date: 24-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Passenger electric cars recorded 1.26 million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales). It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said.

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DIESEL: ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

  • Date: 22-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Green Car Congress

In Germany, testing by ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club eV) has found that all the Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles that have been measured on the road to date meet much stricter requirements nitrogen oxides (NOx) than required by the EU.

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AUTO SALES: China's sales slump: Not as scary as it seems

  • Date: 22-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News China

The latest sales figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers are grim: New light-vehicle demand fell 18 percent year over year to 2.02 million in January. It was the seventh consecutive decline and the steepest monthly dip since July 2018.

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HYDROGEN: Air Liquide, Idex, STEP, Toyota create HysetCo to promote development of hydrogen mobility in Paris region; 600 Hype H2 taxis by the end of 2020

  • Date: 22-02-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP), and Toyota are teaming up through a joint-venture called HysetCo, the first company devoted to the development of hydrogen mobility in the Paris region.

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LITHIUM: Europe's first lithium mine looks to automakers for investment

  • Date: 21-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Europe’s first lithium mine is looking for auto industry investors who want to secure an environmentally-friendly supply of the key battery material for their electric vehicles.

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FUEL CELLS: 'Goldilocks' thinking to cut cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

  • Date: 21-02-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Purdue

Electric vehicles running on fuel cells are too pricey to scale up. A new method can help cut down on expensive platinum needed in fuel cell electrodes.

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