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AUTO NEWS: Fiat Chrysler, PSA confirm talks on potential tie-up

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News Europe

MILAN/PARIS -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group said they are in talks about a possible combination, in a potential deal that would reshape the global auto industry and create a European powerhouse to rival Volkswagen Group.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China’s Electric Carmakers Battle for Survival After Subsidies Scaled Back

When Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. delivered positive earnings few saw coming last quarter, China’s top electric carmakers were weathering a historical contraction in demand.

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FUEL CELLS: Hyundai Motor accelerates hydrogen technology development through 3 strategic investments

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Company announced key investments into three hydrogen companies—Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies—to strengthen its leadership position in the global hydrogen fuel cell ecosystem.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye mulls over moving primary listing to New York

JOHANNESBURG – Sibanye Gold chief executive Neal Froneman is considering moving the South African miner’s primary listing to New York from 2021 after he curbs the company’s debt.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom power plan; Rand fizzles; unemployment high; Sibanye eyes NY; scientists discover early man in Bots

The government issued its big plan to save Eskom, but the details were a disappointment for many hoping to see faster, firmer action. In particular, Eskom’s debt burden hasn’t been dealt with, worry analysts. As Bloomberg reports, the plan includes exposing Eskom to greater competition, lowering fuel costs, increasing renewable-energy output and selling non-core assets. A policy paper released by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan envisions Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. relinquishing its almos

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PGM PROJECTS: Zimbabwe PGM projects face “insurmountable obstacles”, say SA platinum producers

SOUTH African platinum group metals (PGMs) producers Sibanye-Stillwater and Impala Platinum (Implats) expressed scepticism Zimbabwe would be able to increase production of the metals as it plans because the obstacles to investment were “insurmountable”.

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FUEL CELLS: Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Cummins Inc. unveiled a heavy-duty truck with fuel cell and battery electric power at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Cummins’ strategy is to provide its customers with a broad portfolio of power options, from diesel and natural gas, hybrids, to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions.

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BATTERIES: Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

  • Date: 30-10-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes.

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