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AUTO PRODUCTION: Toyota halts UK, French output after virus border chaos hits parts supplies

Toyota will halt production in the U.K. and France starting Tuesday due to transport delays caused by the spread of a mutant strain of coronavirus that has led several countries to close their borders with Britain.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Toyota targets renewed interest in hydrogen with new Mirai

Toyota has achieved a 10-fold increase in production capacity for the launch of its new hydrogen-powered car amid renewed global interest in the fuel as a means of meeting carbon targets.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: China converting battery electric vehicles into platinum-linked hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Battery electric vehicles such as municipal buses and trucks are being converted into hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by China.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Japan Plans Phase-Out of New Gasoline Cars by Mid-2030s

All new vehicles sold in Japan by the mid-2030s will be hybrid or electric as the government begins to unveil concrete steps for reaching its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, broadcaster NHK said.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Ford drops diesel from Fiesta in favor of hybrid

Ford has dropped diesel engines from its top-selling Fiesta small car range and replaced them with mild-hybrid gasoline alternatives.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Plug-in hybrids set for rapid rise but trouble looms

Plug-in hybrid sales in Europe soared by 145 percent in the first seven months as generous incentives and the threat of emissions fines for automakers helped them to buck the sharply downward trend of the overall market because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: UK car production slumps to lowest level since 1954

The number of cars built in the UK over the past six months has slumped to the lowest since 1954, according to the industry's trade body.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Tesla Nears Historic Milestone of World’s Most Valuable Carmaker

Shares in Musk’s automaker have risen more than 20% this month The surge in Tesla Inc.’s shares so far this month moved Elon Musk’s company even closer to displacing Toyota Motor Corp. as the world’s most valuable carmaker.

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