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LITHIUM: Lithium Giant Sees Stable Prices Following a ‘Crazy Peak’

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Lithium prices aren’t going go back to the historic highs of recent years but won’t plummet to pre-boom levels either, according to the world’s third-largest producer of the mineral key to electric-vehicle batteries.

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LITHIUM: Chile to clean up rules for lithium industry to boost production

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile´s Mining Ministry said on Tuesday it would release in “the coming weeks” a plan to clarify rules around its lithium industry to maintain its global share of output amid spiraling demand for the coveted battery metal.

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BATTERIES: BASF ‘enters energy market’ with NGK NAS battery partnership

  • Date: 11-06-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Energy Storage News

BASF is using NGK Insulators’ sodium sulfur batteries as its entry point into the energy market, with the German chemical company signing up as a sales partner to the Japanese manufacturer.

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HYDROGEN: Hyundai Rotem, Hyundai Motor to Develop Hydrogen Train by 2020

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Korea Biz Wire

Hyundai Rotem Co., South Korea’s leading railway system and plant equipment maker, said Monday it will work with Hyundai Motor Co. to develop a hydrogen-powered train by 2020.

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FUEL CELLS: Ballard Unveils 8th Generation Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Module for Heavy Duty Motive Market

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: PR News Wire

VANCOUVER and STOCKHOLM, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today unveiled the Company's 8th generation high performance fuel cell module, the FCmove™-HD, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden.  

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AUTO NEWS: FCA-Renault merger revival possible - report

  • Date: 10-06-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

A withdrawn proposal for a merger between Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) and Renault could be revived if a way can be found to alleviate Renault's alliance partner Nissan's concerns over future stakeholdings and influence, a report says.

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FUEL EFFICIENCY: Japan to raise fuel-efficiency target by 32% in 2030

The Japanese government plans to introduce new regulations in the 2030 fiscal year (FY2030) requiring automakers to improve average fuel efficiency by over 30% from FY2016 levels.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Audi Recalls Its First Electric Car for Battery Fire Risk

Volkswagen AG luxury brand Audi is recalling its first all-electric vehicle due to the risk of a battery fire.

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