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DIESEL: What role does diesel play in the 2030 vehicle mix?

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Diesel Information Hub

The Paris Agreement and the EU’s 2030 Climate & Energy Framework will require steep cuts in CO2 emissions from transport. Currently, 25% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions come from transport, and 40% of this comes from passenger vehicles; making a switch to cleaner powertrains inevitable.

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BATTERIES: Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) signed a cooperation agreement with Honda Motor in Tokyo to cooperate formally to develop electric vehicles for the future market.

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AUTO SALES: Nestlé, Carrefour and Alstom among businesses calling for strong sales benchmark for cleaner trucks

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Transport Environment

The EU should set an ambitious sales benchmark for zero-emission trucks that truckmakers must meet in 2025, six major global brands and transport companies have told lawmakers negotiating Europe's first truck CO2 law.

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AUTO SALES: German sales fall 1% in January even as diesel market recovers

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Registrations in Germany fell 1.4 percent in January even as sales of diesel cars started to recover. New-car sales were 265,702 for the month, according to data released Monday by the KBA Motor Transport Authority.

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AUTO SALES: British new car registrations dip -1.6% in January but demand for electrified models surges

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: SMMT

UK new car market dips -1.6% in January as 161,013 models leave forecourts. Private buyers boost the market in first month of 2019, but fail to offset declines in business and fleet registrations. Demand for electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges – up 26.3%, with petrols rising 7.3%.

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COMMODITIES: New Goldman CEO plans to cut commodities business

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: COMMODITIES
  • Source: Market Watch

Commodities trading at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., GS, -1.12% once a huge moneymaker and a central part of the bank’s DNA, is on the chopping block.

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LITHIUM: Lithium price: Spodumene is getting crushed

  • Date: 04-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining.com

As expansion programs at South American brine operations slow down, the bulk of new lithium capacity is coming from hard rock mines.

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FUEL ECONOMY: CAFE chaos looms as Trump team finalizes rules

WASHINGTON — Instead of making life easier for automakers, the less-stringent fuel economy rules due from the Trump administration by March 31 are expected to be quickly challenged in court, leading to regulatory uncertainty and huge compliance headaches.

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