Automotive Industry

German carmaker Porsche bets on e-fuels

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-06

German carmaker Porsche wants to continue selling cars with combustion engines and invests in the production of synthetic fuels to lower their emissions...

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UK output falls -28.7% despite electric vehicle boost

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-06

UK car production fell -28...

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Higher greenhouse gas reduction quota for transport fuels applies in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-06

Germany’s greenhouse gas reduction quota for transport fuels has increased as planned as of 1 January 2022...

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German registrations of purely electric cars soar 83% in 2021

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-06

Germany saw a 10% decrease in new car registrations in 2021 compared to 2020, but a large rise in the share of electric and hybrid cars, Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) said in its annual...

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Launch party: third newbuild dual-fuel LNG

Members Corner - 2022-01-05

UECC has celebrated the New Year in fitting style with the launch of the third and final newbuild in a series of advanced dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTCs that are being rolled out in rapid successi...

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How a coat of paint makes our vessels more sustainable

Members Corner - 2022-01-05

Believe it or not, a thin coat of paint on the hull of our vessel’s is reducing CO2 emissions by 4%...

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Domestic UK freight traffic recovers but international fails to follow

Land Transport - 2022-01-05

Official figures from the Office of Rail and Road point to a recovery in the rail freight sector...

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Stellantis' Chrysler brand to go all electric by 2028 -executive

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-05

Automaker Stellantis' Chrysler brand said on 5 January it plans to shift to an all-electric lineup by 2028 and introduce new products, including a utility vehicle, as it moves forward, t...

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5 transport headaches facing Europe in 2022

News from Brussels - 2022-01-04

Transport was dominated in 2021 by the two C’s — climate and COVID — and that will still be the case in 2022...

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Toyota to launch its own automotive software platform by 2025, report says

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-04

Toyota is planning to launch its own operating system, which would be capable of handling advanced operations such as autonomous driving, for its vehicles by 2025, the Nikkei reported...

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German union steps up efforts to recruit Tesla workers with office near Berlin plant

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-04

IG Metall, the dominant metalworkers' union in Germany, wants to represent as many employees as possible at Tesla's new factory near Berlin...

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UK ports braced for next stage of Brexit borders arrangements although the main changes will be next summer

Maritime & Ports - 2022-01-03

Ahead of the implementation of the enforcement of customs controls at UK borders from 1st January, the British Ports Association is hopeful that traders will be ready for the new arrangements...

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The push for "green" ships will keep ocean freight costs high

Maritime & Ports - 2022-01-03

Ocean freight costs are likely to remain high in 2022 as investors and regulators scramble to accelerate decarbonization of the shipping industry and companies grapple with green financing, sources sa...

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BMW to create up to 6,000 new jobs in 2022 

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-03

Germany's BMW plans to create up to 6,000 new jobs in 2022 to prepare for growing demand for its electric vehicles, the carmaker's chief executive told daily Muenchner Merkur...

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Hyundai, Kia forecast 12% sales increase in 2022 despite chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-03

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia forecast that their combined global sales will jump 12% in 2022, even as 2021's sales fell short of target due to the global chip shortage...

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A wonk’s guide to the French EU presidency policy agenda

News from Brussels - 2022-01-03

As the French presidency of the Council of the EU kicked off on January 1, Brussels is looking to Paris with a mix of excitement and mild apprehension...

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UK car plants have worst November since 1984

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-24

British car manufacturers had their slowest November in 37 years as the sector struggled to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global supply chains, industry data showed...

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VW expects production in Wolfsburg to rise 43% in 2022

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-24

Volkswagen expects to produce around 43% more vehicles at its main plant in Wolfsburg, its works Council Boss, Daniela Cavallo, told a German newspaper...

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Dutch government allocates €43 million for hauliers to buy electric HGVs

Land Transport - 2021-12-23

The Dutch government is preparing a subsidy scheme for hauliers to purchase zero-emission Heavy Goods Vehicles between 2022 and 2024...

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UPDATE 1-Tesla, authorities submit documents for German plant approval

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-23

Tesla and relevant authorities have submitted all the documents necessary for the approval process for its planned factory near Berlin, the Environment Ministry of the German State of Brandenburg said...

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