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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat unveils electric 500 in Milan despite virus fears

MILAN -- Fiat's new 500 full-electric car will join the growing number of battery-powered minicars targeting customers in Europe's cities seeking emissions-free mobility.

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BATTERIES: GM Reveals New Ultium Batteries and a Flexible Global Platform to Rapidly Grow its EV Portfolio

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: General Motors

WARREN, Mich. – Starting today, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is gathering hundreds of employees, dealers, investors, analysts, media and policymakers to share details of its strategy to grow the company’s electric vehicle (EV) sales quickly, efficiently and profitably.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater settles Lonmin PGM streaming deal for $50m as beds down merger

SIBANYE-Stillwater today settled a metals streaming agreement over platinum group metals (PGM) mined from Marikana, operations formerly owned by Lonmin.

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EMISSIONS: New car CO2 emissions hit the highest average in Europe since 2014

  • Date: 03-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Jato

The automotive industry faces a number of major challenges this year. In addition to the European car market recording timid growth in 2019, CO2 emissions have continued to increase. This despite new regulation designed to curtail this.

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EMISSIONS: PSA on track to escape CO2 fines, Tavares says

  • Date: 03-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

PSA Group has met its EU CO2 emissions target so far this year, helped by strong sales of diesel cars and low emissions electrified vehicles.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Honda to cut production at two Japan plants amid parts shortage

TOKYO -- Honda said it will temporarily cut back local production due to difficulty in sourcing parts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Record R3bn operating profit for Northam

JOHANNESBURG - Northam Platinum, one of the world’s lowest-cost platinum group metals (PGM) producers, posted a record R3 billion operating profit during the half-year ended December on stronger revenues, underpinned by robust metal prices, as it warned Eskom was a risk to the company.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China’s Megacity Drivers Leading New Push to Cheap EV Batteries

Electric-vehicle manufacturers in China are seen turning to cheaper batteries to slash costs and meet the needs of drivers in its megacities who don’t need to travel huge distances.

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