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PALLADIUM: Fiat Recall Leaves Palladium Buyers Bracing for ‘Supply Shock’

  • Date: 13-03-19
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s recall of almost 900,0000 gasoline-fueled vehicles could spur additional demand for the palladium market that’s already reeling from shortages.

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EMISSIONS: Lease company blames diesel confusion for CO2 fleet rise

  • Date: 12-03-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

The UK-based Fleet Alliance says that confused government policy towards diesel vehicles, which has led to falling sales of cars powered by the fuel, has caused the first ever increase in average CO2 emissions across its fleet.

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POLLUTION: Air pollution: How damaging are idling cars and buses?

  • Date: 12-03-19
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Public Health England has been talking about the steps that can be taken to reduce air pollution. One of its recommendations is to stop vehicles idling close to places such as schools and hospitals.

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WLTP: VW brand margin slips on WLTP, EV investments

  • Date: 12-03-19
  • Category: WLTP
  • Source: Europe Auto News

WOLFSBURG -- Volkswagen Group said the operating margin at its VW brand had taken a hit last year from new emissions tests and its investment on electric vehicles. Profits at Audi and Bentley were also hit by Europe's new WLTP test cycle.

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AUTO SALES: China's Light-vehicle sales drop for 8th straight month amid slowing economy

  • Date: 12-03-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News China

China’s new light-vehicle sales contracted in February for the eighth consecutive month, falling 17 percent to fewer than 1.22 million cars and light trucks, amid slower economic growth.

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POLLUTION: London and Paris failing to meet air pollution limits in spite of policies

  • Date: 11-03-19
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Air Quality News

Both London and Paris are failing to meet legal limits for nitrogen dioxide and airborne particle pollution set by the World Health Organisation, despite introducing several new policies to tackle the issue since 2005.

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HYDROGEN: Faurecia and Michelin to create a global leader in hydrogen mobility

  • Date: 11-03-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Faurecia

Michelin, world leader in tyres and sustainable mobility, and Faurecia, technology leader in the automotive industry, announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint venture bringing together all of Michelin’s fuel cell related activities - including its subsidiary Symbio – with those of Faurecia.

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DIESEL: Fiat Chrysler will backtrack on diesel ban pledge if sales hold up

  • Date: 11-03-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Financial Times

Fiat Chrysler will roll back an earlier pledge to eliminate diesel from its passenger cars in Europe by 2022 if public demand for the vehicles remains strong, its chief executive has told the Financial Times.

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