Automotive Industry

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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VW cuts output at Wolfsburg plant again on chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-24

Volkswagen will reduce production next week at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, as the global shortage of microchips and electronic components continues to hit the automaker...

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Elkann says Turin is key to Stellantis production

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-23

Stellantis Chairman John Elkann said an investment in a historical production plant in Italy showed manufacturing in the country remained key to the automaker...

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Czech leader demands big changes to EU green deal over cars

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-23

The Czech Republic will demand major changes to the European Union's plan to cut carbon emissions because the current proposal would damage its key automotive industry, Prime Minister Andrej Babis...

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Tesla invites public to visit controversial European plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-22

Tesla is inviting people living near its new German factory to look around the production complex in October...

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Russia sales fall 17% in August on chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-22

New-car sales in Russia fell 17% in August as the global shortage of semiconductors continued to squeeze the volume of vehicles available on the market...

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BMW, Daimler sued in Germany over carbon emissions targets

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-21

A German environmental group has sued BMW and Daimler for refusing to tighten their carbon-emissions targets and give up fossil fuel cars by 2030, Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper r...

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Auto forecaster cuts outlook by most since chip shortages emerged

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-20

IHS Markit, whose production projections are cited by automakers, suppliers and research analysts the world over, just took its biggest chop yet to estimates that have been falling all year due to the...

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Infineon opens Austrian chip plant ahead of schedule

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-20

Infineon Technologies opened a €1...

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Europe's car sales go from uninspiring to ugly amid chip crunch

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-20

Auto sales are deteriorating in Europe, with months of meek recovery giving way to deliveries that no longer even measure up to last year's pandemic-depressed results...

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VW's SEAT to Extend Assembly Curbs in Spain Into 2022 on Chip Shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-17

Volkswagen's Spanish unit SEAT plans to extend partial car assembly suspensions at its plants near Barcelona well into 2022 because of global semiconductor supply bottlenecks, the company said in ...

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Infineon plant downed by power outage in Germany could worsen chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-17

One of German auto chipmaker Infineon Technologies' most important manufacturing sites was forced to shut down after a power outage, potentially exacerbating a global semiconductor supply crunch...

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Record year for carbon reduction despite COVID stalling economic progress

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-16

Automotive brands are investing billions into the development and production of new zero-emission models...

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Mercedes sees sales stabilising by year-end despite chip turmoil

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-15

The German automaker is pushing to retain its profitability level even as some costs such as travel expenses creep back up once the pandemic eases...

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Stellantis kicks off China reboot with push to take over Jeep venture, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-14

The automaker is in advanced discussions with state-owned partner Guangzhou on raising its stake in the 50-50 JV...

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In the waiting room: how the chip crunch is now hitting dealer sales

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-14

As semiconductor shortages hit production, most OEMs were able to satisfy demand by running down inventory, but worsening supply shortages are starting to choke off new vehicle registrations, with imp...

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Czech government will fight EU plan to ban combustion engine cars

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-13

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said he will defend the country's key auto industry and will challenge a European Union proposal to abandon gasoline and diesel cars by 2035...

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Germany can achieve net zero emissions by 2045 at net zero costs – consultancy

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-13

Germany could transform its economy to net zero emissions by 2045 at net zero costs, because switching to green technologies opens up new markets and opportunities for growth, consultancy McKinsey has...

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Toyota cuts output again on shortage of chips, parts

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-10

Toyota will slash global production again in October by 330,000 units, as the pandemic and global shortage of automotive microchips continue to bite...

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CUPRA to go emissions-free by 2030

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-09

CUPRA aims to become a fully electric brand by 2030 – Seat will then continue to offer internal combustion engines and hybrids...

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