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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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EMISSIONS: PSA will avoid EU CO2 fines in 2020 - Citroen CEO

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

Groupe PSA is in a position to avoid EU penalties that would arise from exceeding tougher company fleet average CO2 targets in 2020, according to Citroen CEO Linda Jackson.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Actions speak louder than words: the French commitment to electric vehicles

On Christmas Eve, the French government prepared itself an early Christmas present: President Emmanuel Macron promulgated the Loi d'orientation des mobilités, or Mobility Guidance Law, which sets a legislative framework to integrate environmental aspects into transportation policy. With the implementation of the bill two days later, France is now the first country in Europe to put combustion engine vehicle phase-out targets into law.

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LITHIUM: World-class High-Grade Lithium Intersection of 107m @ 1.70% Li2O at Finniss - Core Lithium

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Core Lithium

World-class lithium intersection of 107m @ 1.70%Li2O at Finniss Lithium Project near Darwin in the NT; Two other recent RC drill holes at BP33 Prospect have also intersected spodumene pegmatite;

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye CEO on Marikana restructuring, PGM outlook & self-generation of power

Sibanye-Stillwater says it managed to save about 500 jobs from the projected 5,270 it initially planned. The CEO Neal Froneman joins CNBC Africa for more.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye cuts fewer jobs than planned in Marikana restructuring

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African miner Sibanye-Stillwater (SGLJ.J) said on Thursday it has concluded a consultation process that reduced the number of proposed job cuts as it restructures the loss-making Marikana operations it acquired last year.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: GM appoints first chief sustainability officer

DETROIT — General Motors has appointed its first chief sustainability officer, Dane Parker, to chart the automaker's path toward a zero-emissions future.

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FUEL CELLS: Manufacture of 2nd-gen Toyota Mirai in autumn

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Electrive

Toyota has just named some new key points for the market launch of the second generation of its Mirai fuel cell model. The production of the second model generation will start in Japan this autumn.

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