Automotive Industry

German transport minister backs electric cars in e-fuel debate

News from Brussels - 2022-01-17

The debate over how best to decarbonise road transport has long pitched synthetic e-fuels against full electrification...

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EC Publishes draft Delegated Act on Secure Parking Areas

News from Brussels - 2022-01-17

On 13 January, the European Commission published the draft Delegated Act on Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPAs,) in the remit of the Driving and Rest Times Regulation, for publ...

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Eurovignette: Transport MEPs clear way for plenary vote

News from Brussels - 2022-01-17

A deal on new road charging rules for trucks to transition from time-based to distance-based charging was approved in the Transport and Tourism Committee on 13 January...

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ICL announces the hiring of Gina Tovar as Managing Director for Europe

Members Corner - 2022-01-14

13 January 2022 - ICL, the leading provider of finished vehicle logistics software in North America, announces the hiring of Gina Tovar as Managing Director for Europe, effective 10 January, 2022...

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Migrants have saved Germany from acute HGV driver shortage, says think tank

Land Transport - 2022-01-14

In a report published this week, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research concluded that migrant labour has helped Germany avoid the severe labour shortages seen in the UK's logistics and hospi...

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VW shuts two China plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-14

Volkswagen Group has shut a plant it jointly runs with FAW Group in the city of Tianjin, as well as a components factory, due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks there...

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Renault Will Sell Only All-Electric Cars In Europe By 2030

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-14

Renault accelerates its transition to an all-electric future in Europe, but the automaker has a "Plan B" as well...

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EU court slaps down Brussels, Paris and Madrid in car pollution spat

News from Brussels - 2022-01-14

The Court of Justice of the EU on 13 January told Brussels, Paris and Madrid they have no right to challenge the European Commission's attempts to set technical standards on vehicle emissions...

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Auto parts makers accused of obstructing EU climate policies

News from Brussels - 2022-01-14

European auto parts makers are undermining efforts to decarbonise the transport sector by lobbying against climate-friendly EU policies, a new analysis by the climate thinktank InfluenceMap ...

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ETS: road transport revenues should be ringfenced for zero-emission trucking

News from Brussels - 2022-01-14

The European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT,) the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and the European Shippers’ Counc...

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Ports congestion increasing in Europe 

News from ECG - 2022-01-14

2022 has not got off to a good start for the Finished Vehicle Logistics industry which is now confronted with increasing congestion in ports across Europe...

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30bn euros pumped into rail northern Germany

Land Transport - 2022-01-13

By 2030, at least €30bn will be invested in expanding the rail infrastructure in the north of Germany...

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Germany goes paperless with e-CMR

Land Transport - 2022-01-13

Germany has confirmed its commitment to fully paperless goods transport by acceding to the e-CMR protocol...

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VW brand sales fell 8% in 2021 but EVs a bright spot

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-13

Volkswagen brand's deliveries fell 8% to just under 4...

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BMW passes 100,000 electric vehicle mark for 2021

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-13

The BMW Group delivered 103,855 fully electric vehicles in 2021, 133...

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Road tolls reform will incentivise switch to cleaner trucks, MEPs told

News from Brussels - 2022-01-13

In June 2021 negotiators on behalf of the European Parliament and Council reached an agreement on revising the Eurovignette Directive on road tolling...

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Shipping carbon price loophole lets millions of tonnes of CO2 off the hook

News from Brussels - 2022-01-13

Over 25m t of CO2 – equivalent to the total CO2 emissions of Denmark – are exempt from the EU’s proposed carbon price for shipping, a new Transport & Environment (...

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Fact sheet – Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation: cars & vans

News from Brussels - 2022-01-13

Ambitious CO2 targets must be accompanied by equally ambitious mandatory targets for charging points and hydrogen stations in all 27 EU Member States...

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Latest report from ECG Business Intelligence: European Outlook 2022

News from ECG - 2022-01-12

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report from ECG Business Intelligence in partnership with Automotive from Ultima Media...

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Merge of Antwerp and Zeebrugge port create largest vehicle transhipment port in Europe

Maritime & Ports - 2022-01-12

The Belgian Competition Authority has approved the merger between the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge...

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