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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat Chrysler, Renault face tall odds delivering on cost-cutting promises in merger

  • Date: 29-05-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Pressure to cut automotive pollution is driving the latest round of consolidation. Automakers are looking at multibillion-dollar bills to develop electric and hybrid cars and cleaner internal combustion engines.

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COBALT: Glencore, Umicore enter cobalt supply agreement

  • Date: 29-05-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Argus Media

Switzerland-based commodities trading and producing company Glencore has entered into an agreement to supply cobalt hydroxide to Belgian battery materials producer Umicore.

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RARE EARTHS: Are rare earth minerals China's trump card in its trade war with US?

China has been signalling that it may restrict the export of rare earth minerals to the United States as the trade conflict between the two countries escalates.

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AUTO SALES: China tweaks sales tax in favour of buyers

  • Date: 28-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

The Chinese government said it plans to amend its sales tax policy to reflect the actual sales price of vehicles, according to local reports citing a government announcement last week.

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AUTO SALES: U.S. auto sales seen slipping 2.1% in May: J.D. Power, LMC Automotive

  • Date: 28-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. auto sales are expected to drop 2.1% in May from the year-ago period, as higher prices keep buyers at bay, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

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EMISSIONS: Gasoline vs diesel

  • Date: 09-05-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

In Europe, diesel engines used to be promoted as a clean and efficient vehicle technology that would play a key role in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport sector.

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AUTO SALES: Electric car sales not taking off in lower income EU countries

  • Date: 09-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data highlighting the correlation between the affordability of electric cars and their market uptake. This ACEA analysis compares national data on the sales of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) with GDP per capita in the EU member states for the full-year 2018.

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AUTO SALES: Plug-in hybrid car sales fall after UK government cuts grants

  • Date: 07-05-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

Sales of hybrid cars that plug in to recharge fell by a third in the UK in April, after the government cut incentives for the vehicles, a move the industry denounced as premature.

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