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AUTO NEWS: PSA seeks to avoid state aid to keep FCA merger on track

  • Date: 21-04-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS — PSA Group hopes to avoid tapping French government loans, which could complicate its pending merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the automaker said.

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POLLUTION: Air pollution linked to raised Covid-19 death risk

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Dr Maria Neira, of the World Health Organization (WHO), told BBC News countries with high pollution levels, many in Latin America, Africa and Asia, should ramp up their preparations.

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COVID-19: Faurecia expects Chinese factories to return to 100% capacity by end of May

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS -- Faurecia's first quarter sales fell by 14 percent because of the coronavirus crisis, the French car parts maker said Monday, adding that it hoped for a full return to full capacity at Chinese factories by May.

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AUTO SALES: Auto Sales Are Added to U.S. Guidelines on Essential Workers

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. newly deemed vehicle sales an essential service in revised federal guidelines Friday, potentially easing the path for auto retailers to restore more normal business operations.

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AUTO SALES: Brazilian market collapses

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

Responsible for 4.5% of Brazil's GNP, the auto industry is one of the economy's most vulnerable sectors in this Covid-19 epidemic.

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ENERGY: Renewable Energy Can Support Resilient and Equitable Recovery

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: ENERGY
  • Source: Irena

IRENA’s first Global Renewables Outlook shows decarbonisation of the energy system supports short-term recovery while creating resilient and inclusive economies and societies.

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MOBILITY: J.D. Power: Consumer sentiment on future mobility technologies lags far behind automakers plans

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: MOBILITY
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Consumer confidence in future mobility technologies lags far behind automakers’ plans to bring self-driving and battery-electric vehicles to the marketplace, according to the J.D. Power 2020 Q1 Mobility Confidence Index Study fueled by SurveyMonkey Audience.

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EMISSIONS: COVID-19 and CO₂: Learning from one challenge for the other

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Daimler

April 20, 2020 - This article is appearing while people all over the world are fighting COVID-19. It’s too early to take stock, but we can already learn some lessons from dealing with the pandemic, for another global challenge that will be with us for much longer: climate change.

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