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AUTO NEWS: UK auto industry's structure 'not sustainable' under no-deal Brexit

  • Date: 28-08-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

UK carmakers could be facing an annual bill of GBP4bn in the event of a no-deal Brexit due to challenges such as increased costs for imported components and tariffs on vehicles exported to the EU, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The research suggests that the UK auto industry - operating in a highly competitive business environment with low margins on many of its products - would, in the event of no-deal, be unable to maintain its current structure.

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DIESEL: Mexico's truck makers delay investment amid doubts on new clean diesel rules

  • Date: 28-08-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Reuters

PEMEX has significant operational issues, but this also looks like foot dragging by the manufacturers. I’m not sure if this has implications for catalyst loadings.

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FUEL CELLS: Scotland to Power Ferries with Hydrogen

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Marine Link

Ferries serving the Western Isles and West Coast of Scotland could soon be powered by hydrogen generated from onshore island wind power, according to a newly published feasibility study.

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PGM PROJECTS: Marathon could host palladium mine

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Northern Ontario

With palladium prices primed for record highs, a Toronto exploration outfit is adding more acreage, outside the town of Marathon, to assess the potential for a palladium and copper mine.

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AUTO SALES: China mulls relaxing curbs on auto sales to spur market

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

BEIJING -- China unveiled measures on Tuesday to help boost consumption, including the possible removal of restrictions on vehicle purchases, as growth in the world's second-biggest economy falters amid mounting U.S. trade pressures.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: PSA says vehicles Euro 6 compliant

"PSA was one of the few carmakers ready last year for the first step of WLTP and able to deliver all its range to its customers after 1 September, 2018," said PSA Quality and Engineering EVP, Nicolas Morel.

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FUEL CELLS: AFC Energy prepares for first orders as fuel cells notches one-year milestone

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Pro Active Investors

The fuel cell developer's Italian De Nora has begun scaling up its manufacturing facility in advance of anticipated large-scale electrode orders

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LITHIUM: Lithium hit by oversupply and electric vehicle subsidy cuts

  • Date: 27-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Financial Times

The rise of the electric car was once a boon for the lithium industry, which produces the critical raw material for all batteries used in the vehicles. But this year has been bleak.

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