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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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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam places R1.65bn in new notes as existing note maturity draws near

NORTHAM Platinum has completed the private placement of R1.65bn in domestic medium term notes which will be used to settle existing notes that mature from this month.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The $18 Billion Electric-Car Bubble at Risk of Bursting in China

An iPhone assembler, e-commerce emporium and real-estate developer typically don’t compete in the same business -- except when it comes to electric vehicles in China.

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LITHIUM: Orocobre and Toyota Tsusho approve Japan plant

  • Date: 12-04-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Lithium miner Orocobre and its joint venture (JV) partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation have approved the development of the $77.6-million Naraha lithium hydroxide plant, in Japan.

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EMISSIONS: Mazda's SUV sales success risks heavy EU fines

  • Date: 11-04-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Mazda's success in selling SUVs has left the automaker at risk of heavy fines for missing European CO2 reduction targets.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Twilight of combustion engine comes for Germany

The completed combustion engine fitted into a BMW M5 is a 1,200-piece puzzle that weighs more than 181 kg (400 pounds). There are about 150 moving parts whose interlocking precision can catapult a six-figure sports car to 97 kph (60 mph) in 3.3 seconds.

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