Automotive Industry

Boris Johnson implies hauliers are to blame for UK’s poor lorry parking facilities

Land Transport - 2021-10-04

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that the haulage industry in Britain is to blame for a lack of investment in lorry parking facilities...

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Boris Johnson: No going back to ‘uncontrolled migration’ to tackle shortages

Land Transport - 2021-10-04

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 3 October said he wouldn't fall back on "uncontrolled migration" to respond to supply chain disruptions, adding there would be a "period...

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VW works council urges faster EV rollout at Wolfsburg plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-04

Volkswagen Group's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, might face historically low output in 2021 and needs a faster shift toward electric vehicles to remain competitive, according to the ...

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Stellantis prioritises making EVs in midst of chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-04

With only so many semiconductors to work with, Stellantis is putting electric cars before combustion-engine vehicles as consumers respond to sweeteners including significant subsidies...

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e-CMR adoption by Germany - A big step forward for digital transport

News from ECG - 2021-10-01

After years of campaigning ECG finally welcomes the adoption by Germany of the e-CMR protocol following the approval by the Bundesrat on 17th September...

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IHS Markit announces major production forecast revision

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

The IHS Markit light-vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6...

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Report: lorry drivers using visa scheme to be paid up to 20% more

Land Transport - 2021-10-01

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, British retail insiders say higher pay is required in order to attract lorry drivers from abroad to take on temporary work through the UK government's...

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Belgian minister wants ease of state aid rules for European rail

Land Transport - 2021-10-01

Belgian Mobility Minister Georges Gilkinet has asked Europe to ease state aid rules for rail transport, both for freight and for international passenger transport, including night trains...

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August car production falls as global chip shortage continues to bite

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

British car production falls -27...

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Opel will close Grandland X plant in Germany on chips shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

Opel will close its plant in Eisenach, Germany, from next week until the end of the year because of the global semiconductor shortage...

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BMW raises profit forecast as higher car prices counter chip woes

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

BMW raised its profit expectations for this year after higher car prices outweighed a worsening semiconductor shortage that is hampering output across global automakers...

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Successful online Quality meeting held

News from ECG - 2021-10-01

The last online meeting of the Quality Working Group was held on 29 September, with a very good attendance rate from members, OEMs and ECG partners alike...

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VW extends production cuts at Wolfsburg plant until mid-October

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-30

Volkswagen, which is suffering from a shortage of automotive chips, will cut working hours at its main German factory in Wolfsburg until the middle of October...

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Gas truck as bad for the climate as diesel in on-road tests

Land Transport - 2021-09-30

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) are no better for the climate than conventional diesel trucks and pollute the air far more than manufacturers claim, new independent tests indic...

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France eyes control over chip agenda in EU-US tech alliance

News from Brussels - 2021-09-30

Top EU and US officials are set to meet in Pittsburgh on 29 September to inaugurate the new Trade and Tech Council (TTC), amid ongoing disruption to the global supply chain of microchips...

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IMO: Seafarers play vital role in ensuring sustainable future for shipping

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-30

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the global maritime community have come together to mark World Maritime Day with a focus on this year’s theme: “Seafarers: At the core of ...

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Global transport chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain

Land Transport - 2021-09-30

Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply...

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Automobile Industry Pocket Guide 2021-2022

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-30

Every year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) publishes this Pocket Guide in order to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of one of Europe’s most strategic a...

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China’s electric carmakers make their move on Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-30

China’s electric carmakers are darting into Europe, hoping to catch traditional auto giants cold and seize a slice of a market supercharged by the continent’s drive towards zero emissions...

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More European lorry drivers disregard UK’s temporary visa scheme

Land Transport - 2021-09-29

On 28 September, drivers on Trans...

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