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BATTERIES: VW to start using high-nickel batteries for electric car

  • Date: 17-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will raise the amount of nickel used in it electric car battery cells to 80% in the next year from 65% at present, Frank Blome, head of battery cells at the carmaker said on Tuesday.

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COVID-19: Coronavirus Lockdown Likely Saved 77,000 Lives In China Just By Reducing Pollution

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Forbes

China’s coronavirus lockdown likely saved tens of thousands of lives by slashing air pollution from factories and vehicles, according to a new analysis by a Stanford University scientist.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Carmaker VW on brink of closing main German plant

Volkswagen on brink of closing main German plant Joe Miller in Frankfurt and Peter Campbell in London report Volkswagen is suffering severe supply chain disruption that could force the carmarker to curtail production at several European plants including its Wolfsburg headquarters factory in the coming days, according to two people familiar with the company. The German carmaker is struggling to source parts from Italy and Spain, and its emergency stockpiles of parts are beginning to run down.

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JEWELLERY: Customers return to Hong Kong’s protest-hit jewellery shops to sell their gold as coronavirus pushes prices sky high

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: SCMP

Customers return to Hong Kong’s protest-hit jewellery shops to sell their gold as coronavirus pushes prices sky high

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COVID-19: BNEF projects impact of COVID-19 on renewables, energy storage, EVs, etc.

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Green Car Congress

BloombergNEF has issued a research note highlighting some of the likely effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak over the next year on the transition to a clean economy: including renewable power, energy storage, electric vehicles, heating, cooling and the circular economy.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Horror show for JSE’s mining firms as COVID-19 panic leaves no share unscathed

SOUTH African gold shares were heavily affected by the South African government’s declaration of national disaster on Sunday following the proliferation of the COVID-19 virus in the country.

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EMISSIONS: COVID-19 outbreak: Auto industry likely to urge SC to extend BS 6 deadline in India

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Times Now News

The auto industry has previously requested the Supreme Court of India to extend the deadline for BS 6 in the country as companies and dealerships are still struggling to sell of their stock. While previously, the request was ascribed to a variety of factors, such as the sales slowdown of 2019, liquidity crunch, etc. However, the country's top court had remained steadfast in its decision. Unfortunately, the situation has further worsened with the global coronavirus pandemic. And according to the

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AUTO SALES: Study Predicts Prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic Could Sharply Reduce Vehicle Sales

  • Date: 16-03-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Forbes

The COVID-19 crisis could cause U.S. new vehicle sales to fall by as many as 2.4 million units from 2019 according to research released Monday by ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar.

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