Automotive Industry

Lack of green maritime fuels makes liquid natural gas a necessity says Commission

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-29

Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a necessary transitional fuel to decarbonise EU maritime activities as the available quantities of zero, or low-carbon fuels are currently insufficient, the European Commis...

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UK haulage industry in crisis as driver numbers haemorrhage

Land Transport - 2021-09-29

The current fuel crisis in the UK, which is being blamed on a severe shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers available to distribute it, is the latest example of a transport staffing crisis that is no...

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Following election, VW CEO calls for faster CO2 price increase, earlier coal exit

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is calling for a faster increase in the CO2 price, an earlier coal phaseout and a greater expansion of renewables...

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Germany’s car industry braces for a new government

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

The German election result means tough talks on forming a new governing coalition, but that's good news for the country's car industry...

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EV interest soars as Britons confront fuel crisis

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

Britain's fuel crisis has intensified interest in electric vehicles, based on the record level of inquiries at one online auto marketplace...

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Stellantis criticised by French unions over furlough scheme to cushion chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

Two leading trade unions at Stellantis criticised the way the automaker is implementing a furlough scheme aimed at mitigating the impact of a fall in output brought on by a global chip shortage...

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Two new E-Flexer ferries to join Stena Line’s Baltic Sea fleet next year

Members Corner - 2021-09-28

Stena Line is to continue its expansion on the Baltic Sea during 2022, increasing both freight and passenger capacity...

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Drivers using UK visa scheme likely to work for just 2 months

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

A Home Office source has told Inews that the first drivers to take advantage of the UK's new visa scheme are expected to arrive at the end of October...

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Europe’s looming truck driver gap undermines UK appeals

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

A shortage of truck drivers isn't just a British problem...

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Serbia to invest EUR 6 billion for rail modernisation

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced that the government will invest €6bn to modernise the rail infrastructure to get connected with all countries in the region and the EU by ...

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Swedish electric carmaker Polestar to go public

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-28

Electric carmaker Polestar, controlled by Sweden’s Volvo Cars and its Chinese owner Geely, said on 27 September it plans to go public in a stock market debut that could value it at around $...

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"The semiconductor crisis has not peaked yet," warns Andrew Austin

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-28

The widespread effect of the semiconductor crisis on the automotive sector has been well documented of late, with many manufacturers halting production or altering vehicle specs in response to the sho...

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Shift to EVs means huge 'reskilling' job for Europe, study says

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-28

The shift to electric vehicles will force huge changes in the auto industry and require EU backing for 'reskilling' programs to help workers prepare for a zero-emissions future, according to a...

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Progress made on life-cycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) guidelines for alternative low/zero carbon marine fuels

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-27

An International Maritime Organisation (IMO) working group has made concrete progress in developing lifecycle GHG/carbon intensity guidelines (LCA guidelines,) to be utilized when assessing the o...

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UK to issue short-term visas to help ease trucker, food industry shortages

Land Transport - 2021-09-27

The United Kingdom will grant temporary visas in an effort to tackle supply chain woes, the government said late 25 September...

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Tesla's German factory will fuel competition, VW's Diess says

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-27

The planned opening of Tesla's first gigafactory in Europe later in 2021 will force local industry to step up its game, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said...

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Transport Ministers Discuss Afir Proposal

News from Brussels - 2021-09-27

Transport Ministers of the EU gathered on 23 September at an informal meeting in Slovenia to discuss the key aspects the proposal for a regulation on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure...

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Successful Eastern Europe Regional Meeting in Katowice  

News from ECG - 2021-09-24

The Eastern Europe Regional Meeting took place in presence on 23 September in Katowice kindly sponsored by ECG Member CAT Mosolf Poland (CMPL)...

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BP closes some petrol stations amid Heavy Good Vehicle driver shortage

Land Transport - 2021-09-24

Some petrol stations in the UK have been forced to close after the nationwide shortage of Heavy Good Vehicle drivers left forecourts without supplies...

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Freeze fuel duty forever, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-09-24

Business group Logistics UK is calling on government to freeze fuel duty forever to help the sector make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on the road to Net Zero...

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