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AUTO SALES: Nestlé, Carrefour and Alstom among businesses calling for strong sales benchmark for cleaner trucks

  • Date: 06-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Transport Environment

The EU should set an ambitious sales benchmark for zero-emission trucks that truckmakers must meet in 2025, six major global brands and transport companies have told lawmakers negotiating Europe's first truck CO2 law.

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AUTO SALES: German sales fall 1% in January even as diesel market recovers

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Registrations in Germany fell 1.4 percent in January even as sales of diesel cars started to recover. New-car sales were 265,702 for the month, according to data released Monday by the KBA Motor Transport Authority.

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AUTO SALES: British new car registrations dip -1.6% in January but demand for electrified models surges

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: SMMT

UK new car market dips -1.6% in January as 161,013 models leave forecourts. Private buyers boost the market in first month of 2019, but fail to offset declines in business and fleet registrations. Demand for electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges – up 26.3%, with petrols rising 7.3%.

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COMMODITIES: New Goldman CEO plans to cut commodities business

  • Date: 05-02-19
  • Category: COMMODITIES
  • Source: Market Watch

Commodities trading at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., GS, -1.12% once a huge moneymaker and a central part of the bank’s DNA, is on the chopping block.

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LITHIUM: Lithium price: Spodumene is getting crushed

  • Date: 04-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining.com

As expansion programs at South American brine operations slow down, the bulk of new lithium capacity is coming from hard rock mines.

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FUEL ECONOMY: CAFE chaos looms as Trump team finalizes rules

WASHINGTON — Instead of making life easier for automakers, the less-stringent fuel economy rules due from the Trump administration by March 31 are expected to be quickly challenged in court, leading to regulatory uncertainty and huge compliance headaches.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The cheapest Chinese electric cars are coming to the US and Europe—for as little as $9,000

China already sells more electric vehicles than the rest of the world combined. And there’s a long list of the categories you can choose from—including large buses, sports cars, two-wheeled motorcycles, and zippy scooters.

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AUTO SALES: Global Light Vehicle industry: where next to look for growth?

  • Date: 04-02-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: LMC Auto

As the world seeks to identify the next economic miracle that will drive global growth, it is unlikely to be found beyond the frontiers of China. Could another country ever be capable of replicating China’s explosive expansion and its impact on the world economy, particularly in terms of scale? Doubtful.

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