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Volkswagen joins “Cobalt for Development” initiative

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Volkswagen says that it is actively engaging in improving artisanal cobalt mining conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well as the living conditions for people in the surrounding communities. Cobalt is an important raw material for the production of electric vehicle batteries. Artisanal mining involves risks to the environment and people. Volkswagen has joined the “Cobalt for Development” initiative ( earlier post ) and is thus supporting efforts to minimize these risks.

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GM EV plans, Mirai details, Elantra Hybrid review, $35K Model 3 déjà vu: The Week in Reverse

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Which EV startup revealed plans to personalize its upcoming vehicles with wraps? Which popular electric vehicle earned an abysmal reliability rating? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 20, 2020.

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Snam taking 33% stake in De Nora to strengthen position in hydrogen technologies

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Italy-based global energy infrastructure operator Snam signed an agreement with funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for the purchase of a strategic stake of approximately 33% in Industrie De Nora S.p.A.,

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IMO Environment Committee approves draft mandatory regulations to cut ship carbon intensity; technical and operational

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. This builds on current mandatory energy efficiency requirements to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.

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GM EV Factory ZERO first US auto plant to install 5G technology

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General Motors announced that Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, the company’s all-electric vehicle assembly plant, is the first automotive plant in the US to install dedicated 5G fixed mobile network technology. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is operating now at Factory ZERO, with its exponential increases in both bandwidth and speed supporting the ongoing transformation of the plant as it prepares to begin producing EVs in 2021.

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