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BATTERIES: VW secures lithium for EV batteries

  • Date: 05-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Just Auto

The Volkswagen Group and China's Ganfeng Lithium have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells.

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DIESEL: Dumping Diesel Is Bad for the Planet

  • Date: 05-04-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Bloomberg

File this under “unintended consequences.” The anti-diesel campaign that followed the 2016 discovery that Volkswagen AG used software cheats to understate its cars’ nitrogen oxide emissions has led to a rise in carbon dioxide, which has a greater impact on the climate.

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MACROECONOMICS: German Manufacturing Orders Plunge

German factory orders unexpectedly plunged in February, adding to evidence that Europe’s largest economy is some way off from overcoming a painful slump in industry.

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AUTO SALES: UK sales fall in key 'plate change' month

  • Date: 04-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

UK new car registrations declined by 3.4% last month - unusual as March is one of two 'plate change' months.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Toyota to give royalty-free access to hybrid-vehicle patents

Toyota Motor Corp said it would offer royalty-free access to its hybrid-vehicle technology patents through 2030, as it seeks to expand use of lower emissions vehicles before the global auto industry shifts to all-battery electric cars.

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HYDROGEN: Full steam ahead for hydrogen in Korea

  • Date: 03-04-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Just Auto

While the rest of the world seems fixed on driving up the use of electric and hybrid vehicles to help reduce emissions and energy consumption, the South Korean government is putting forward a transportation policy based on hydrogen power.

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BATTERIES: Battery Reality: There’s Nothing Better Than Lithium-Ion Coming Soon

  • Date: 03-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Clean-energy visionaries have long argued that the world needs a better battery capable of selling skeptical consumers on electric cars and running the grid on renewable power. And yet the battery of the future—at least for the coming decade—will almost certainly be the battery of the past.

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BATTERIES: Battery Reality: There’s Nothing Better Than Lithium-Ion Coming Soon

  • Date: 03-04-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Clean-energy visionaries have long argued that the world needs a better battery capable of selling skeptical consumers on electric cars and running the grid on renewable power. And yet the battery of the future—at least for the coming decade—will almost certainly be the battery of the past.

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