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DIESEL: Mazda diesel is here at last. Will it sell?

  • Date: 22-04-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Auto News

Mazda is betting its long-anticipated diesel engine will help burnish its premium image in the U.S. But the first diesel model to arrive here, the CX-5 crossover, might be a tough sell.

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EMISSIONS: Ford counts on hybrids to comply with stricter European emissions targets

  • Date: 22-04-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

Ford of Europe says that its coming broader range of hybrid models will permit it to comply with stricter European Union emissions targets set for 2020-21 without the risk of paying fines.

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AUTO SALES: Europe’s Car Market Is Getting Even Worse

  • Date: 17-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

European car sales declined for a seventh straight month in March as several countries struggled with slowing growth, adding to challenges for an industry shouldering record spending on electric and connected cars.

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AUTO SALES: Carmakers Look to Beijing to Revive China's Slumping Auto Market

  • Date: 17-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co. and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. are among the carmakers increasingly counting on Chinese government tax cuts to stimulate demand and help the world’s biggest auto market rebound from its worst slump in a generation. The unanswered question is when that will happen.

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CHINA: China considers plan to ease controls over new car licenses: Caixin

  • Date: 17-04-19
  • Category: CHINA
  • Source: Reuters

China is considering plans to relax controls over the issuance of new car licenses in major cities to boost flagging auto sales, financial magazine Caixin reported on Wednesday, citing a draft document by the country’s state planner.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Royal Bafokeng Platinum Quarterly Review and Production Report

  • Date: 17-04-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Royal Bafokeng Platinum

Total tonnes delivered to concentrators increased by 17.3% to 862kt with total tonnes milled increasing by 11.6% to 846kt compared to the corresponding 2018 quarter.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The uphill road - battery limitations to test China's electric vehicle ambitions

It took one 330 kilometre trip from Chongqing to Chengdu in his Nio ES8, a seven-seater all-electric SUV, for its owner Wang Haichun to be consumed with buyer’s remorse.

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FUEL CELLS: Hyundai Motor, H2 Energy JV to spearhead hydrogen mobility in Europe; 1,600 fuel cell heavy-duty trucks to the JV through 2025

  • Date: 16-04-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy AG have signed a contract for a joint venture—Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility—aimed at taking a lead across Europe’s burgeoning hydrogen mobility ecosystem.

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