Automotive Industry

UK witnesses record demand for alternatively fuelled cars in November

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-05

The UK new car market fell 1...

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Automakers are cutting 80,000 jobs globally as EV shift upends industry

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-04

It’s turning out to be one of the worst years ever for auto workers across the globe amid shrinking demand and a tectonic shift in vehicle technology, with Daimler and Audi announcing almost 20,...

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BMW to invest €400m in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-02

The BMW Group is investing around €400m ($440m) in its Dingolfing vehicle plant for production of the BMW iNEXT...

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East European car plants must adapt or die in the electric era

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-01

In a steamy foundry behind a century-old Czech brewery, a mechanical arm pours molten aluminum into a two-story robotic mold...

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Russia will support car sales with $78m loan subsidies, reports say

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-28

Russia's government plans to spend around 5bn rubles ($78...

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Slump in demand pulls down UK production in October

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-28

UK car production dropped 4% in October, hit by weak domestic demand caused by political and economic uncertainty over Brexit, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said...

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Fiat Chrysler has started 90% of planned investments in Italy

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-26

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has started 90% of the investments planned for Italy, according to the carmaker's Europe boss Pietro Gorlier...

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ACEA-CLEPA paper: Future C-ITS spectrum needs

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-27

The automotive industry strongly supports ambitious policy goals towards achieving a European environment for Co-operative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), which can contribute to a safer, mo...

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Nissan leads calls for battery technology roll-out to achieve European Climate Change targets

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-25

An action plan to unlock the potential of electric vehicles and battery technology and enable Europe to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 has been unveiled...

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Risks for FCA-PSA merger deal rise after GM lawsuit

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-21

General Motors' surprise racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has raised the risks for FCA's plan to combine with Peugeot-maker PSA Group...

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Volkswagen to use low-emission LNG drive for overseas car freighters from January 2020

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-20

Volkswagen Group Logistics is the first company to use two car freighters powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in overseas traffic...

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Hazards ahead: Electric cars face battery recycling hurdles in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-20

European recyclers have called for changes to EU regulations on hazardous metals and waste shipment that “sometimes stand in the way” of a fully European electric car manufacturing value c...

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PSA unions approve FCA merger but remain 'vigilant' on plant implications

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-19

The majority of unions representing workers at PSA Group are in favor of a planned $50bn merger with Fiat Chrysler, PSA executives and union representatives said...

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Renault could pull out of markets, ax products in strategy review

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-19

Renault could withdraw from some markets or ax some models as part of a review of its midterm goals...

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Volkswagen's ID.3 to be assembled in Dresden Glass Plant from fall 2020

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-18

Volkswagen continues to step up the pace of its electric offensive: The ID...

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Brexit uncertainty is death by a thousand cuts for UK car industry

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-15

At theRegional Forum South event, held by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in Luton UK, Helen Foord, head of government relations and public policy at Vauxhall Motors, summed up a...

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France warms to FCA-PSA merger after derailing Renault deal

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-12

France may have helped scupper a deal between Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but its approach to the marriage of FCA with PSA Group shows it’s open for business...

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Tesla chooses Berlin for European gigafactory

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-13

US electric car firm Tesla will build its European base of operations in Germany, near Berlin, according to company founder Elon Musk who made the long-awaited announcement on 12 November...

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Higher e-car buyer's premium puts small manufacturers at risk

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-11

Small manufacturers of e-cars say their business could be threatened by the German government's increased buyer's premium intended to boost sales of electric vehicles, writes Sp...

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‘No way around electrification,’ BMW says

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-08

Consumers are increasingly turning to electric vehicles – and they’re liking it, said BMW’s chief lobbyist in Europe, calling on policymakers to accelerate charging infrastructure de...

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