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AUTO NEWS: VW creating first innovation hub in North America

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: WRCB tv

Volkswagen officials say they are partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America.

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FUEL CELLS: Honda, Isuzu power up fuel cell partnership for heavy-duty trucks

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Honda Motor Co and Isuzu Motors Ltd on Wednesday said they would jointly research the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power heavy-duty trucks, looking to expand fuel cell use by applying the zero-emission technology to larger vehicles.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: +1.2% in 2019; +21.7% in December

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 16 January 2020 – In December 2019, EU passenger car demand grew for the fourth month in a row (+21.7%), marking the highest December total on record to date.

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SOUTH AFRICA: How resource king John Biccard stuck to his guns

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

Last year’s resurgence in the JSE’s platinum miners was vindication for Investec’s value fund manager, John Biccard, after a painful few years

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AUTO SALES: Hyundai aims to sell over 10,000 Nexo hydrogen cars in 2020

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it aims to sell over 10,000 units of the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle Nexo in the domestic market this year.

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AUTO NEWS: Germany plans aid for struggling auto industry

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is preparing measures to aid workers in Germany's struggling auto sector, according to the labor ministry.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye-Stillwater: Conclusion of S189 consultation process at the Marikana operations

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) advises that the consultation process with relevant stakeholders in terms of Section 189A (S189) of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA), regarding the proposed restructuring of its Marikana operation and associated services (previously Lonmin), as previously announced on 25 September 2019, has been concluded.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fiat adds 500, Panda mild hybrids in green push

MILAN -- Fiat is starting an electrification push with mild hybrid versions of its 500 and Panda minicars.The mild hybrid powertrain will cut CO2 emissions on average by 20 percent in both cars compared with the cars' 68-hp, 1.2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine, Fiat said.

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