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EMISSIONS: Real-World emissions ratings will allow economy to rebuild after COVID-19 while retaining air quality and lowering CO2

  • Date: 22-04-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Air Index

New real-world data on vehicle emissions will allow revitalisation of an automotive industry and global economy devastated by the COVID-19 outbreak but with cleaner air and reduced impact on climate change.

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FUEL CELLS: Volvo & Daimler form JV for fuel cells for heavy duty vehicles

  • Date: 21-04-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Daimler

Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Daimler will consolidate all its current fuel cell activities in the joint venture. The Volvo Group

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FUEL TYPES: Fuel types of new buses: diesel 85%, hybrid 4.8%, electric 4%, alternative fuels 6.2% share in 2019

  • Date: 21-04-20
  • Category: FUEL TYPES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 21 April 2020 – Last year, 85.0% of all new medium and heavy buses (over 3.5 tonnes) registered in the European Union were fuelled by diesel, while the market share of petrol in this segment was close to zero. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 15.0% of the EU bus market in 2019, with electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) making up 4.0% of total new bus registrations.

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AUTO NEWS: PSA seeks to avoid state aid to keep FCA merger on track

  • Date: 21-04-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS — PSA Group hopes to avoid tapping French government loans, which could complicate its pending merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the automaker said.

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POLLUTION: Air pollution linked to raised Covid-19 death risk

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: BBC

Dr Maria Neira, of the World Health Organization (WHO), told BBC News countries with high pollution levels, many in Latin America, Africa and Asia, should ramp up their preparations.

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COVID-19: Faurecia expects Chinese factories to return to 100% capacity by end of May

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS -- Faurecia's first quarter sales fell by 14 percent because of the coronavirus crisis, the French car parts maker said Monday, adding that it hoped for a full return to full capacity at Chinese factories by May.

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AUTO SALES: Auto Sales Are Added to U.S. Guidelines on Essential Workers

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. newly deemed vehicle sales an essential service in revised federal guidelines Friday, potentially easing the path for auto retailers to restore more normal business operations.

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AUTO SALES: Brazilian market collapses

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

Responsible for 4.5% of Brazil's GNP, the auto industry is one of the economy's most vulnerable sectors in this Covid-19 epidemic.

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