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EMISSIONS: Mercedes, BMW count on new plug-ins to meet CO2 targets

  • Date: 17-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

The new Mercedes GLA, CLA Coupe and CLA wagon plug-in hybrids will help the automaker to meet CO2 reduction targets.

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PALLADIUM: China auto slowdown may see palladium demand drop by 200,000 oz: analyst

  • Date: 17-03-20
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: SP Global

London — China's auto manufacturing slowdown may result in palladium demand dropping by around 200,000 oz, putting a dent in the expected supply deficit this year, Standard Chartered's global research precious metals analyst Suki Cooper told S&P Global Platts in an interview.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: UK deals for vanadium redox flow merger and electric vehicles announced

English partners appear to be in demand with a London-based vanadium flow supplier tying up with a U.S. partner just as an automotive design company in Coventry announces plans for electric and hydrogen vehicle production in the West Midlands.

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BATTERIES: VW to start using high-nickel batteries for electric car

  • Date: 17-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will raise the amount of nickel used in it electric car battery cells to 80% in the next year from 65% at present, Frank Blome, head of battery cells at the carmaker said on Tuesday.

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COVID-19: Coronavirus Lockdown Likely Saved 77,000 Lives In China Just By Reducing Pollution

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Forbes

China’s coronavirus lockdown likely saved tens of thousands of lives by slashing air pollution from factories and vehicles, according to a new analysis by a Stanford University scientist.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Carmaker VW on brink of closing main German plant

Volkswagen on brink of closing main German plant Joe Miller in Frankfurt and Peter Campbell in London report Volkswagen is suffering severe supply chain disruption that could force the carmarker to curtail production at several European plants including its Wolfsburg headquarters factory in the coming days, according to two people familiar with the company. The German carmaker is struggling to source parts from Italy and Spain, and its emergency stockpiles of parts are beginning to run down.

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JEWELLERY: Customers return to Hong Kong’s protest-hit jewellery shops to sell their gold as coronavirus pushes prices sky high

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: SCMP

Customers return to Hong Kong’s protest-hit jewellery shops to sell their gold as coronavirus pushes prices sky high

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COVID-19: BNEF projects impact of COVID-19 on renewables, energy storage, EVs, etc.

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Green Car Congress

BloombergNEF has issued a research note highlighting some of the likely effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak over the next year on the transition to a clean economy: including renewable power, energy storage, electric vehicles, heating, cooling and the circular economy.

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