Automotive Industry

Plug-in hybrids in new emissions scandal as tests show higher pollution than claimed

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles are skyrocketing in Europe, but tests on the newest models confirm they pollute the climate far more than carmakers claim – even when starting with a f...

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BMW Leipzig plant prepares for production of a future MINI Crossover

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

In 2023 the first MINI “born in Germany” will roll off the assembly lines at BMW Group Plant Leipzig...

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Ineos partners with Hyundai to make hydrogen happen

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

Petrochemicals giant Ineos Group is joining forces with Hyundai Motor in a bid to give hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the boost they need to become more mainstream...

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EU plans tight car CO2 limits under green finance rules

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

Automakers will need to meet tight emissions limits for their activities to be classed as a sustainable investment under proposed European Union rules, which the auto industry said could undermine inv...

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End-of-series provisions: ACEA-CECRA letter to Commissioner Breton

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-20

On behalf of the national automobile industry associations of all EU Member States, ACEA and CECRA wrote a joint letter to European Commissioner Thierry Breton, asking the Commission to provide writte...

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Carmakers expect up to 15 million electric cars in Germany by 2030

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-20

The number of electric cars on German roads could rise much more quickly than most experts and the government currently assume...

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Nissan's UK business tough to sustain without Brexit deal, COO says

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-19

Any final exit by Britain from the European Union that worsens business conditions through increased tariffs would threaten the sustainability of Nissan's UK operations, the automaker's chief ...

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German automakers welcome electric-car support, see challenges

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-19

Germany's automakers welcomed the government's €3bn ($3...

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UK petrol and diesel car ban brought forward to 2030

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-18

LONDON — The UK will bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030, Boris Johnson will confirm Wednesday, as part of a “10-point plan” for the country to...

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Renault Germany CEO calls on Berlin to maintain e-car purchase premium

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-18

Renault Germany CEO Uwe Hochgeschurtz has appealed to the German government to maintain the purchase premium for e-cars ahead of Wednesday’s auto summit with Chancellor Angela Merkel...

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Germany’s e-car target of 10 million by 2030 unrealistic – study

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-18

The goal of the German government to get ten m electric cars on the road by 2030 is unrealistic, according to a study conducted by the consulting firm Deloitte...

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German auto sector gets billions in aid to weather virus crisis

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-18

BERLIN -- Germany’s auto industry secured €5bn ($5...

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BMW trials vehicle exports by rail from Germany to China

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-18

BMW has started pilot rail shipments of the 5 Series between its Dingolfing plant in Germany and Chengdu in China...

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Passenger car registrations: -26.8% 10 months into 2020; -7.8% in October

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-18

In October 2020, the EU passenger car market slipped back into negative territory, after posting the first increase of the year in September...

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Industry makes last call for zero tariffs and greater clarity on Brexit

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-17

Bodies representing the UK’s automotive and logistics sectors are calling on the government for a zero-tariff trade deal with the European Union and clearer instruction on customs processes as B...

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China's desire for luxury cars keeps eastern Europe producing cars

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-17

Chinese appetite for high-end cars is proving a boon for eastern European economies that had earlier worried about an over-reliance on auto plants...

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UK to ban sale of non-hybrid fossil fuel cars from 2030, report says

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-17

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to announce next week a ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, the Financial Ti...

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Fiat Chrysler and Engie EPS agree to set up e-mobility joint venture

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-13

MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Engie EPS, a division of French utility Engie that focuses on energy storage systems and microgrids, plan to set up a joint venture to boost electric mobility, t...

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Poland bets on electric cars to boost domestic suppliers

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-12

WARSAW -- For air filter maker PZL Sedziszow, Poland's ambitious plan to produce electric vehicles from scratch could be the catalyst that helps domestic suppliers catch up with foreign rivals...

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UK Auto counts £735 million cost of Brexit preparation with final plea for zero-tariff trade deal as negotiations enter endgame

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-10

The UK automotive industry on 10 November issued a last-chance plea for a zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal that delivers for automotive as negotiations enter the endgame this week...

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