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Commented by Nico Popp on May 15th, 2023 | 07:20 CEST

Thanks to Macron: Special boom for fuel cells? Plug Power, First Hydrogen, Volkswagen

  • Hydrogen
  • fuelcell
  • Electromobility

It is a bombshell announcement that is expected to be made by the French Cabinet in Paris this week. As reported by Handelsblatt, in the future, emissions generated during the production of electric vehicles will be taken into account when promoting these vehicles. Until now, France, similar to Germany, has provided incentives for each electric vehicle priced below EUR 47,000. With the new law, Chinese manufacturers could be left out. We look at what this means and why hydrogen could be heading towards a special boom.

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Commented by Nico Popp on May 9th, 2023 | 09:40 CEST

Security of supply? More and more commodity deals are wobbling: Lynas Rare Earths, Power Nickel, Volkswagen

  • Mining
  • RareEarths
  • Lithium
  • Nickel
  • Electromobility

Critical raw materials, such as lithium, rare earths and nickel, are indispensable for the desired mobility and heat transition. But which companies can secure the raw materials now in demand? And which mining regions are suitable? Recently, producing countries have become more and more self-confident - reason enough for investors to turn to safe mining regions.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on May 5th, 2023 | 09:50 CEST

The future calls for battery metals! BYD, Grid Metals, VW - The international pecking order in e-mobility is reshuffling!

  • Mining
  • Lithium
  • Batteries
  • Electromobility
  • climatechange

Since Western governments have finally started to get serious about climate protection, the media have focused on the areas of energy, mobility and health. It is clear to all participants that the changes in the world climate will lead to undesirable developments. Glaciers are melting, the earth's temperature is rising, and the oceans are already too warm for many species. Huge investments are being made in renewable power generation and modern mobility solutions, and it requires access to metals. Some companies are making a name for themselves, and shareholders can profit from this.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on May 2nd, 2023 | 08:50 CEST

Nuclear off, secure energy now! Altech Advanced Materials, Varta and BYD - Up 700 % and no end in sight?

  • Technology
  • Electromobility
  • Batteries

The nuclear reactors are now off! As though there was enough energy far and wide, the Berlin government ensemble decided to phase out nuclear energy. The reaction of the electricity suppliers followed immediately. On Monday, April 17, E.ON raised its electricity prices by 43%. Meanwhile, the coalition government cannot be deterred from suggesting to citizens that electricity prices will decrease in the long term. It will now be difficult for private households to behave in a climate-friendly way and still be able to consume. There are plenty of solutions for battery storage, but what is affordable and reliable? We take a look at an industry with a future.

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Commented by Nico Popp on April 27th, 2023 | 08:50 CEST

The batteries of the future: Varta, Altech Advanced Materials, Volkswagen

  • Electromobility
  • Batteries
  • Technology

Affordable e-cars that offer all the comforts and safety - even though many car industry commercials already sound like this, the reality is quite different. E-cars are still expensive, and the charging process forces travellers to take a mandatory break that is more or less relaxing, depending on their schedule. But technology is advancing. Batteries will soon be able to do much more than they do today. We introduce three companies that want to drive innovation.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on April 26th, 2023 | 08:55 CEST

Caution at Nel ASA and drumbeat at Volkswagen: Can Canadian North Resources profit?

  • Mining
  • PreciousMetals
  • Nickel
  • Lithium
  • Electromobility

Things are getting exciting for shareholders of Nel ASA. The hydrogen pioneer will publish its figures for the first quarter tomorrow. A current buy recommendation does not help the share price. At least the expectations for the figures are anything but high at the moment. Is there anything positive to report on the order book? Plug Power recently placed an order with a competitor. In the battery sector, Volkswagen has caused a sensation. The Wolfsburg-based company has announced its intention to build its largest battery factory to date in Canada. The Canadian government is subsidizing the project and expects thousands of new jobs at VW and its suppliers. The latter could include Canadian North Resources. The Company is currently developing a vast area and has already found copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum, and palladium there. Another drilling programme has just been launched. It is hoped that lithium will also be found.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on April 26th, 2023 | 07:50 CEST

Tesla, BYD and Volkswagen are all looking for the perfect battery. First Phosphate, BASF and Varta in focus

  • Mining
  • phosphate
  • renewableenergies
  • Batteries

The battery is becoming the linchpin of e-mobility. As the batteries age, their performance diminishes, which will soon affect this technology's first buyers. Although there are fewer wearing parts on an electric vehicle than on a conventional combustion engine, the battery is one of the most expensive components. Therefore, its replacement is anything but cheap. Meanwhile, big manufacturers like Tesla, BYD and VW are working on the ultimate battery with increased power and range. Volkswagen is investing EUR 10 billion in a new gigafactory near Valencia. The sector is betting on the new mobility, and the industry is adapting accordingly. Which shares have their noses in the wind?

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on April 20th, 2023 | 09:10 CEST

BYD overtakes Volkswagen! Do Manuka Resources and Varta benefit from battery demand?

  • Mining
  • Vanadium
  • Electromobility
  • Batteries

Changing of the guard in the world's largest car market: for the first time since the 1980s, the Volkswagen brand is no longer number 1 in China. BYD sold more vehicles in the Middle Kingdom than VW in the first quarter. And while BYD sold only electric models, the German manufacturer also sold combustion engines. If the world's largest car market is to be a blueprint for Europe and the USA, Volkswagen, BMW & Co. are in for hard times. But the latest sales figures also show that demand for batteries is not going to collapse any time soon, as one or two experts predicted for this year. Those who want to bet on the raw materials for batteries should look at Manuka Resources. The Australians also have a second hot iron in the fire with gold projects. And what is the German battery pioneer Varta doing? Next week should be exciting.

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Commented by Juliane Zielonka on April 20th, 2023 | 08:00 CEST

Orestone Mining, Nikola, Volkswagen - Where solid work still counts for investors

  • Mining
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Electromobility

The global demand for electric transport vehicles is increasing, and with it, the demand for precious metals such as gold and silver. Whether in cockpit electronics or as an application in luxury BEVs, companies like Orestone Mining Corporation are well-positioned to serve the global markets. In contrast, all that glitters is not gold at Nikola Motors. The share price continues to plummet as the management team seems good at only one thing: Burning money. One of the accused confessed this week on the subject of the combustion engine in the Volkswagen Group's Dieselgate scandal. Accordingly, the target price of VW shares has now been adjusted.

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Commented by Nico Popp on April 3rd, 2023 | 15:59 CEST

Range of up to 2,000 km - Hydrogen comeback? Volkswagen, dynaCERT, NEL

  • Hydrogen
  • fuelcell
  • Technology

Car manufacturers like Volkswagen apply for a whole series of patents every year. Many of them never become relevant. A few months ago, however, Volkswagen and a partner company filed a hydrogen patent that is quite something. There is talk of a fuel cell that, thanks to a ceramic membrane, is more efficient and enables ranges of up to 2,000 km for one tankful. Will the patent bring about the hydrogen revolution in private transport? We analyse the situation and look at three listed companies.

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