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EMISSIONS: PSA on track to escape CO2 fines, Tavares says

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

PSA Group has met its EU CO2 emissions target so far this year, helped by strong sales of diesel cars and low emissions electrified vehicles.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Honda to cut production at two Japan plants amid parts shortage

TOKYO -- Honda said it will temporarily cut back local production due to difficulty in sourcing parts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Record R3bn operating profit for Northam

JOHANNESBURG - Northam Platinum, one of the world’s lowest-cost platinum group metals (PGM) producers, posted a record R3 billion operating profit during the half-year ended December on stronger revenues, underpinned by robust metal prices, as it warned Eskom was a risk to the company.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China’s Megacity Drivers Leading New Push to Cheap EV Batteries

Electric-vehicle manufacturers in China are seen turning to cheaper batteries to slash costs and meet the needs of drivers in its megacities who don’t need to travel huge distances.

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HYDROGEN: UK Hydrogen Taskforce launched today in Parliament

  • Date: 02-03-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: H2 View

A newly launched cross-industry coalition wants to establish 100 hydrogen stations in the UK by 2025 and wants the UK Government to commit £1bn towards hydrogen projects.

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CORONAVIRUS: Coronavirus is a major wake-up call for U.S. auto industry

  • Date: 29-02-20
  • Category: CORONAVIRUS
  • Source: Auto News

Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to respond to the massive dislocations in their supply chains caused by the coronavirus that broke out in China.

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CORONAVIRUS: Geneva motor show cancelled after Swiss government bans mass events

  • Date: 28-02-20
  • Category: CORONAVIRUS
  • Source: Auto News

The organizers of the Geneva auto show said the event has been canceled after Swiss government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people.

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AUTO SALES: German registrations expected to fall further due to coronavirus

  • Date: 27-02-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

German new-car registrations are expected to decline by 6 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak hits automakers and suppliers, industry association VDA said on Thursday.

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