Automotive Industry

German gov't courts BMW in bid to speed up green transition

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-21

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck began a charm offensive targeting major industrial companies and regional leaders this week as the government tries to accelerate its plan to cut emissions and me...

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Intel CEO urges Europe, US to push ahead with chip manufacturing plans

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-21

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger urged the US and Europe to push ahead with efforts to bring back chip manufacturing, arguing that government funding is needed to address an overconcentration of production in ...

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Toyota curbs Japan production after workers test positive for coronavirus

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-20

Toyota says it has paused some production at a plant in central Japan after 14 workers there tested positive for coronavirus...

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Europe's EV drive comes with environmental, social risks, Stellantis CEO says

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-19

The European Commission's strategy to phase out combustion engines in favor of electric vehicles is a political choice that carries environmental and social risks, Stellantis CEO Carlos ...

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A new reality check on self-driving cars

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-18

Some carmakers and tech companies say they're preparing to deliver self-driving cars to consumers within just a few years, a fresh promise that makes it seem like 2016 again...

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Toyota cuts February output, expects to miss annual production target on chips crunch

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-18

After holding strong for months, Toyota now expects to miss its global production target as the automaker capitulates to the double whammy of parts shortages and the pandemic...

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Citroen's global sales rise 7% despite chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-17

Citroën's global sales increased by 7% in 2021 amid the semiconductor shortage, with gains in every region, the automaker said...

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Position paper of the European Clean Trucking Alliance: raising the ambition of the van CO2 standards

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-17

The current market uptake of zero emission vans is critically low: only 2% of van sales were electric in 2020 (compared to almost 11% for cars), and only six zero emission van models exceeded sales of...

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Volkswagen open to giving away majority in battery division-board member

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-17

Volkswagen could end up owning a minority stake in its battery division, which could be listed in an initial public offering at some point, the carmaker's Board Member in charge of the busine...

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VW shuts two China plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-14

Volkswagen Group has shut a plant it jointly runs with FAW Group in the city of Tianjin, as well as a components factory, due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks there...

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Renault Will Sell Only All-Electric Cars In Europe By 2030

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-14

Renault accelerates its transition to an all-electric future in Europe, but the automaker has a "Plan B" as well...

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VW brand sales fell 8% in 2021 but EVs a bright spot

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-13

Volkswagen brand's deliveries fell 8% to just under 4...

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BMW passes 100,000 electric vehicle mark for 2021

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-13

The BMW Group delivered 103,855 fully electric vehicles in 2021, 133...

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Tesla extends production tests at behind-schedule Berlin factory

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-12

Tesla has been given permission to extend preproduction testing at its new factory near Berlin while the automaker waits for the project...

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Opel's Eisenach plant restarts production following chip crunch

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-11

Opel has resumed production at its plant in Eisenach, Germany, after a break of more than three months due to a lack of parts...

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VinFast seeks EV production site in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-10

Vietnamese automaker VinFast and the economic promotion agency Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) are working together to help the manufacturer find a location for an electric-vehicle plant in Germany...

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Mercedes loses premium sales crown to BMW, as chip shortage hits deliveries

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-10

Mercedes-Benz sold 2...

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Honda JV to build EV plant

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-07

Honda Motor Co...

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How VW, Toyota aim to overthrow Elon Musk with very different approaches

Automotive Industry - 2022-01-07

The epic fight over who controls the future of the car industry is about to get a whole lot more interesting...

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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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