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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU postpones platinum wage pact signing as it was seeking further ‘technical’ talks

SOUTH Africa’s platinum group metal (PGM) producers put the celebrations on hold today as the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) said it was seeking further “technical” talks before formally agreeing to a new wage deal.

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EMISSIONS: Daimler facing one of the worst years in a decade as CO2 compliance costs bite

  • Date: 13-11-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Mercedes has managed just 445 registrations for the EQC EV in Germany through October, against 3,204 for the Audi e-tron and 789 for the Jaguar I-Pace.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Brexit drove Tesla to pick Germany over Britain for new factory, report says

LONDON -- Britain missed its chance to host Tesla's European factory because of Brexit, CEO Elon Musk told a UK car magazine.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South Africa's AMCU mining union seals platinum wage deals

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 12 (Reuters) - South Africa’s biggest platinum mining union has sealed wage agreements with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater, the union said in a statement sent to media on Tuesday.

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BATTERIES: Tesla Picks Germany for European Gigafactory

  • Date: 12-11-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Elon Musk picked a glitzy event in Germany, a few hours’ drive from the birthplace of the internal combustion engine, to drop the news before some of the world’s biggest car bosses: Tesla Inc. plans to set up shop in their backyard.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla’s Model 3 Success Hits BMW the Hardest

We asked 5,000 owners about what it’s like to live with Elon Musk’s electric car. Here’s what we found.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Mimosa shelves US$70m refinery plant

Platinum Group of Metals (PGM) producer, Mimosa Mining Company, has shelved plans to build a US$70 million refinery plant at the Zvishavane premises for local beneficiation of the minerals after feasibility studies showed the investment would be uneconomic.

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AUTO SALES: China's NEV market may contract this year due to subsidy cut - industry assoc.

  • Date: 11-11-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Fewer new energy vehicles (NEV) could be sold in China this year than in 2018, an official at the country’s biggest auto industry association said on Monday, as customers hold back on purchases following a government decision to cut subsidies.

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