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Automakers push back on Chinese quotas

Polluted highway outside Beijing

Associations from US, European, Japanese and Korean have called for a delay in the 8% EV mandate International car-makers are urging China to delay and reduce its planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid vehicles. The auto-makers contend that they will be unable to meet China’s “impossible” mandates and …

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BASF and Nornickel plan €400M investment in raw materials for li-ion batteries

Source: Nornickel

Germany and Russia have come together to provide raw materials for the production of lithium ion batteries in Europe. International chemicals company, BASF, and mining giant, Nornickel, announced that the two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect, earlier this week. The agreement starts the process of negotiations …

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China EV quota to stick, reports say

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Draft public consultation document maintains 2018 date for 8% sales quota China, the world’s largest electric car market, is apparently not loosening strict EV sales quotas, reports Reuters. China’s Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had reached a compromise that would have required less stringent quotas, the leaders …

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Hyperloop One shows off Eurotrips

Hyperloop One test track, Nevada.

Open competition proposes routes across Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and more Hyperloop One, the more developed of the two companies attempting to commercialise the vacuum-tube transportation technology made famous by Elon Musk, has unveiled a number of proposed European routes. At an event in Amsterdam the company laid out …

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Hermes set to send Mercedes electric vans soaring with new fleet purchase

Hanjo Schneider and Volker Mornhinweg
Source: Daimler

It has been announced that Daimler and Hermes have finalised an agreement for the courier service to purchase up to 1500 all-electric fleet vehicles. Initially, the partnership will undergo a trial phase, starting in 2018, which could lead to the full fleet implementation going through by 2020. Hermes intends to …

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