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PGM PRODUCERS: Shut-open-shut repair period at ACP drawing to a close – Amplats

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Repair work to the water leak detected in the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is expected to be completed next week.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: VW will start ID3 deliveries in September with software patch

VW will start ID3 deliveries in September with software patch. Early buyers of the VW ID3 will have to wait months for all its features to work. ... Binding orders for the 30,000 models making up the limited First Edition ID3 can be placed starting June 17 in most European countries, VW said.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Amplats confident production guidance not affected by closure

Anglo American Platinum announced on 3 June 2020 that a water leak had been detected in the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit.

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AUTO SALES: China market gains give auto industry a lift

  • Date: 09-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

New vehicle sales in China rose by almost 12% year-on-year to 2.14 million units in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Europe’s auto industry restarts, but the road to recovery is long

Despite several large plants remaining idle, Europe’s auto industry is slowly emerging from a lengthy shutdown period. Having closed for an average of 6-7 weeks, plants are restarting as governments ease COVID-19 lockdown measures and manufacturers introduce new hygiene and social distancing processes. Although this is welcome news, opening factory doors is just the first step in the industry’s journey to recovery, and a return to pre-pandemic production rates will take far longer...

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: GM’s Barra sees U.S. transition to electric vehicles taking decades

General Motors' top executive expects it will take decades for electric vehicles to take over as the dominant form of transportation but sees driverless cars on the road within five years.

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AUTO SALES: UK Car scrappage scheme to boost sales ‘unlikely’, say ministers

  • Date: 09-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

Ministers have warned the British motor industry that there is no guarantee of a “scrappage scheme” to boost car sales as part of a post-lockdown stimulus, amid deep divisions within the sector over the type of incentives it would like.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric truck start-up Nikola takes on car giants

An electric truck company that has yet to deliver a single vehicle already has a market value higher than industry stalwart Fiat Chrysler.

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