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FUEL CELLS: Manufacture of 2nd-gen Toyota Mirai in autumn

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Electrive

Toyota has just named some new key points for the market launch of the second generation of its Mirai fuel cell model. The production of the second model generation will start in Japan this autumn.

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COBALT: Tesla in talks to buy cobalt from Glencore

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Financial Times

Tesla is in talks to buy supplies of the battery metal cobalt from Glencore for its new factory in Shanghai, according to people familiar with the matter. The electric carmaker has held recent discussions with the Switzerland-based miner over a long-term supply deal though no final agreement has been signed, they said.

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AUTO SALES: Tough conditions ahead for Europe's car market

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

A weak December 2018 explains part of the strong December gain, but a relatively strong selling rate - close to 15.3m units - suggests some pull-forward in sales prior to the 2020 CO2 targets that will apply in the EU.

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PGM PROJECTS: Surging palladium and rhodium prices good news for Ivanplats

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Review

Ivanhoe Mines’ South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, is fast-tracking a feasibility study on a smaller-scale, early-stage development plan using Shaft 1 as a production shaft at its Platreef palladium, platinum, nickel, copper, gold and rhodium mining licence in South Africa.

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HYDROGEN: The Hydrogen Council announces significant membership growth covering new geographies and financial sector

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Hydrogen Council

The Hydrogen Council today announces a wave of new members to include for the first time both an Australian and Saudi company, as well as a group of financial institutions which form a new Investor Group with the aim of supporting massive scale-up of hydrogen solutions to help decarbonise sectors including transport, buildings and heavy industry.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Cost remains the biggest barrier against EV adoption, study finds

A global study of consumers points to a continued disconnect between environmental awareness and electric vehicle sales—especially among Americans.

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AUTO NEWS: Trump administration moves closer to rolling back mpg increases

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

WASHINGTON -- New rules enacting President Donald Trump's reductions in fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles through 2026 moved closer to reality on Tuesday when U.S. agencies sent proposals to the White House for final review.

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PGM PROJECTS: Court Decision on MN Mining Permits Could Set Precedent

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Public News Service

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The future of a proposed copper-nickel mine for northern Minnesota is uncertain after an appeals court reversed the approval of key permits. One expert says the ruling could have a lasting effect.

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