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FUEL CELLS: ENGIE orders 3.5 MW electrolyzer from Nel for hydrogen fuel cell mining truck project

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyzer AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has received a purchase order, following a previously announced contract, for a 3.5 MW electrolyzer from ENGIE. The electrolyser is an element of ENGIE’s hydrogen solution to produce renewable hydrogen for the world’s largest fuel cell electric mining haul truck for Anglo American, a global mining company, and is scheduled to be installed during 2020.

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EMISSIONS: Europe may tighten CO2 emissions targets in 'Green Deal'

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

Automakers selling cars in the EU may face tougher CO2 emissions reduction targets after the European Commission signaled it will review goals already set for 2030.

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LITHIUM: BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Electrive

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: New NACFE guidance report address viability of hybrid, electric heavy-duty trucks

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its newest industry guidance report this week, a deep dive into the viability of electric, hybrid and alternative-fueled powertrains for Class 7 and 8 tractors.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla’s China-made cars qualify for subsidies

Tesla Inc.’s made-in-China sedans qualified to receive subsidies in the country, a potential boon for Elon Musk’s electric-car maker as it prepares to start selling locally-built models in the world’s biggest market for the vehicles.

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EMISSIONS: Is your council a clean-air hypocrite?

  • Date: 10-12-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto Express

The vast majority of the 66,000 vehicles operated by UK councils run on diesel, Auto Express has discovered, with authorities admitting that no “viable electric alternative” to the fuel exists in “the vast majority” of cases. And, in areas where emission zones are operational or planned, council vehicles often breach the limits set or proposed.

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BATTERIES: EC approves €3.2B public support by 7 Member States for a pan-European battery push

  • Date: 10-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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AUTO SALES: SIAM urges petroleum ministry to provide BS-VI fuel ahead of the April 2020 deadline

  • Date: 10-12-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Express

The Society of India Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), on the sidelines of announcing last month’s numbers said that the sales are still showing a negative trend. This was observed more on the commercial vehicle side while more passenger units have started rolling off the showoom floors compared to last month. SIAM says that the decline in sales is due to varied reasons.

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