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FUEL CELLS: Ballard reaches agreement for $44M order with Weichai-Ballard JV to support initial fuel cell vehicle deployments in China

  • Date: 02-05-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Ballard Power Systems reached agreement with Weichai Ballard Hy-Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. (Weichai-Ballard JV) for the supply of a mix of certain fuel cell products and components that will be used in the assembly of modules to power zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in China. The order will have a total value of approximately $44 million to Ballard.

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FUEL CELLS: China to support hydrogen fuel-cell technology

  • Date: 01-05-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Just Auto

The Chinese government confirmed it would fully support hydrogen fuel cell technology as a mainstream automotive fuel of the future alongside battery powered electric vehicles, according to local reports.

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EMISSIONS: 'Location, location, lung disease': pollution ads target property market

  • Date: 01-05-19
  • Source: The Guardian

A citizen-funded advertising campaign against air pollution will target the property market with billboard slogans including “Location, location, lung disease” and “The neighbourhood’s gone to the docs”.

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AUTO SALES: More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

  • Date: 30-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

The combined total of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) sold in China in 2018 was more than 1 million, or 8.1% of the light-duty vehicle market there, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electrified car registrations pass 100K units in Europe for 1st time in March; total reg down 3.6%; Model 3 top EV

The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: BYD profit leaps on demand for electrified vehicles

Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD, backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, reported a 632 percent jump in its first-quarter net profit, buoyed by strong demand for its new energy vehicles.

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AUTO SALES: US: Near-record inventories pinch dealers

  • Date: 29-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Automakers and their dealers have millions of reasons to be concerned about weakening U.S. new-vehicle sales — nearly 4.2 million reasons, to be more precise.

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FUEL CELLS: Bosch agrees deal with Sweden's Powercell to mass produce fuel cells

  • Date: 29-04-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Auto News

Bosch has joined forces with fuel cell stack maker Powercell Sweden in a bet the technology will eventually play a key role in making trucks and cars greener.

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