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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: +1.2% in 2019; +21.7% in December

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 16 January 2020 – In December 2019, EU passenger car demand grew for the fourth month in a row (+21.7%), marking the highest December total on record to date.

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SOUTH AFRICA: How resource king John Biccard stuck to his guns

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

Last year’s resurgence in the JSE’s platinum miners was vindication for Investec’s value fund manager, John Biccard, after a painful few years

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AUTO SALES: Hyundai aims to sell over 10,000 Nexo hydrogen cars in 2020

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it aims to sell over 10,000 units of the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle Nexo in the domestic market this year.

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AUTO NEWS: Germany plans aid for struggling auto industry

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is preparing measures to aid workers in Germany's struggling auto sector, according to the labor ministry.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater: Conclusion of S189 consultation process at the Marikana operations

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) advises that the consultation process with relevant stakeholders in terms of Section 189A (S189) of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA), regarding the proposed restructuring of its Marikana operation and associated services (previously Lonmin), as previously announced on 25 September 2019, has been concluded.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat adds 500, Panda mild hybrids in green push

MILAN -- Fiat is starting an electrification push with mild hybrid versions of its 500 and Panda minicars.The mild hybrid powertrain will cut CO2 emissions on average by 20 percent in both cars compared with the cars' 68-hp, 1.2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine, Fiat said.

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EMISSIONS: PSA will avoid EU CO2 fines in 2020 - Citroen CEO

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

Groupe PSA is in a position to avoid EU penalties that would arise from exceeding tougher company fleet average CO2 targets in 2020, according to Citroen CEO Linda Jackson.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Actions speak louder than words: the French commitment to electric vehicles

On Christmas Eve, the French government prepared itself an early Christmas present: President Emmanuel Macron promulgated the Loi d'orientation des mobilités, or Mobility Guidance Law, which sets a legislative framework to integrate environmental aspects into transportation policy. With the implementation of the bill two days later, France is now the first country in Europe to put combustion engine vehicle phase-out targets into law.

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