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AUTO SALES: How China put nearly 5 million new energy vehicles on the road in one decade

  • Date: 29-01-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ICCT

At the end of 2020, an important milestone was reached when 4.92 million new energy vehicles (NEVs), including battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, were operating on China’s roads. These were 1.75% of the country’s total vehicle stock. Ten years ago, China had only deployed some 20,000 NEVs nationwide, and it was only eight years ago that China established a mid-term strategy for NEV development that aimed at a cumulative 5 million vehicles sold by the end of 2020. This mean

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Sinocharged: The bright future of China’s electric vehicle market

This report on electrification, titled Sinocharged: The bright future of China’s electric vehicle market, highlights how the new energy vehicle (NEV) market in China has changed over the past year and summarises trends in three major areas of electrification, namely original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the battery value chain and electric vehicle (EV) charging. The report analysis integrates observations from KPMG partners involved in the auto industry, as well as input from in-depth intervi

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FUEL CELLS: World’s first hydrogen double decker buses start their routes in Aberdeen

  • Date: 28-01-21
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Aberdeen City

The world's first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses is being officially launched into service tomorrow in Aberdeen.

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AUTO SALES: GM aims to stop selling gasoline vehicles by 2035

  • Date: 28-01-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

"General Motors is joining governments and companies around the globe working to establish a safer, greener and better world," CEO Mary Barra said in a post Thursday on LinkedIn. "We believe that with our scale and reach we can encourage others to follow suit and make a significant impact on our industry and on the economy as a whole."

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MOBILITY: Will the global bus industry suffer from long COVID?

  • Date: 28-01-21
  • Category: MOBILITY
  • Source: LMC Automotive

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a seismic impact on the global bus market. Not only was the industry one of the first to be hit, but it also suffered more than most and will likely be one of the last to recover. To put this into context, sales fell by around a third in 2020, to their lowest level in 15 years.

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BATTERIES: European Commission approves further €2.9bn battery research project

  • Date: 28-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: PV Magazine

The European Commission has approved another near-€12 billion element of its European Battery Alliance strategy by designating the 12-nation European Battery Innovation project an ‘important project of common European interest' (IPCEI).

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AUTO PRODUCTION: UK car production tumbles to 'worst in a generation'

The number of new cars built in the UK last year fell by a third to just under 921,000, the lowest total since 1984, latest industry figures reveal. Output was 920,928 vehicles, a 29.3% fall on 2019, rounding off a "dreadful year", Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders chief Mike Hawes said.

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COBALT: Sherritt meets 2020 guidance, but shares fall

  • Date: 26-01-21
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Mining.com

Sherritt International (TSX: S) on Monday reported its production results for full-year 2020, and also provided guidance for expected production, unit costs and capital spending in 2021.

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