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HYBRID VEHICLES: Fiat tests automatic switch to electric mode for its hybrid cars in Turin

MILAN -- Fiat is piloting a project in its historic Italian home of Turin to allow its hybrid plug-in cars to automatically switch to electric-only mode when entering congested city centers.

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EMISSIONS: Automakers warned by EU to significantly cut emissions

  • Date: 03-06-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

BRUSSELS -- The European Union told automakers to do more to meet stringent emissions targets after a new report showed carbon dioxide pollution from cars had increased.

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PGM PROJECTS: PTM to raise $2m for Waterberg project

  • Date: 03-06-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) plans to undertake a private placement to raise $2-million, through the sale of about 1.4-million shares at $1.40 apiece.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Anglo American Platinum shuts unit at processing plant

JOHANNESBURG, June 3 (Reuters) - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Wednesday that it had closed the Phase B unit of its Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) after detecting a water leak in the high-pressure cooling section.

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HYDROGEN: Asian countries accelerate hydrogen plans with policies and projects

  • Date: 01-06-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: SP Global

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region, such as India, Japan, South Korea, China and Australia, are planning to set up projects as well as speed up policy formulation, as they step up efforts to make hydrogen a part of their energy mix.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China Is Trying to Salvage Its Bruised Electric-Car Industry

China is quietly reinforcing its car industry, pushing a range of support measures and levers to help salvage its world-leading push into electric vehicles.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Sibanye-Stillwater takes surgical approach to closures as COVID-19 infections rise to 65

THE Minerals Council South Africa warned a rise in positive cases of COVID-19 was inevitable on the country’s mines and so it has come to pass with Sibanye-Stillwater adding its name to the list.

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AUTO SALES: Automakers disappointed by EU's recovery program

  • Date: 28-05-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Automakers criticized Europe's 750 billion-euro ($827 billion) fiscal stimulus package for not outlining how the region's auto industry will be helped to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused vehicles sales to collapse to historic lows.

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