Automotive Industry

Rolls-Royce resumes two-shift working with workforce maintained

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-16

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company has resumed full two-shift production at its Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood, West Sussex...

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Interactive map: Electric vehicle purchase incentives per country in Europe (2020 update)

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-15

This map demonstrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and the availability of purchase incentives to stimulate ECV sales (in 2020) for each of the ...

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A quarter of new cars in Europe electric by 2025, Germany scoops up half of production – study

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-14

One in four cars produced in Europe in 2025 will be fully electric, a study by the Chemnitz Automotive Institute (CATI) has predicted...

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UK agrees to post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-14

Britain has secured its first big post-Brexit trade deal, an agreement with Japan that it hailed as "historic" as it struggles to agree on trade with its closest trading partners in the Euro...

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Automakers could face tougher 2030 EU CO2 target

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-14

The European Commission will propose that the European Union further tighten its auto emissions limits, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Friday 11 September 2020, prompting a pushback ...

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EVs shine in Europe during a brutal period for global car sales

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-11

Global automobile sales plunged dramatically in the first half of the year as the coronavirus pandemic kept buyers out of showrooms...

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Germany examines further options for supporting troubled car industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-10

The German government is examining additional options for supporting the country's car industry amid the twin challenges of a COVID-19 related drop in sales and the technological transformation aw...

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Automakers seek longer UK furlough period

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-10

Automotive and aviation sectors in Britain are most in need of a furlough extension in order to protect key skills and research and development investment worth 5...

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Germany's Merkel resists calls to give automakers more state aid

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-09

German car industry leaders emerged from a two-hour video conference with Angela Merkel empty-handed as the chancellor continues to resist calls for more state support for the sector...

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China to support fuel cell vehicle rollout, official says

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-08

China will roll out a new package of policies to support hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to improve the industry's supply chain and technologies, a government official said on 5 September...

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Calls grow for state aid to support embattled German car industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-08

Labour unions and political parties in Germany are calling for a public investment fund to help the country's struggling automotive industry weather the double impact of coronavirus and the sector...

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France plans hydrogen alliance with Germany

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-08

The French government is planning to co-operate with Germany in the development of hydrogen technologies, reports newsagency dpa in article carried by finanzen...

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Musk tests VW EVs during meeting with Diess

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-07

Before Tesla CEO Elon Musk returned to the US after a three-day visit to Germany, he made a final stopover to meet with one of his biggest competitors -- Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess...

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One in ten Germans plan to buy an e-car – survey

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-04

A growing number of people in Germany are interested in driving electric cars, a survey by the German Association for Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) has found...

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Billions invested in electric vehicle range but nearly half of UK buyers still think 2035 too soon to switch

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-04

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today called on government to commit to significant long-term incentives for electric vehicle (EV) purchase and binding targets on charging infras...

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EU gains power to recall vehicles for flouting emissions rules

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-01

The European Commission will be able to recall vehicles and potentially revoke their certification for roadworthiness if they breach EU emissions limits, under new rules that aim to avoid a repea...

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VW's Diess backs Bill Gates's proposals for greener transportation

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-31

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has encouraged Bill Gates to advise governments on how to lower carbon emissions from transportation and renewed his criticism of Germany's slow abandonment of c...

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Porsche postpones launch of roomier Taycan EV to early next year

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-31

Porsche will launch a more spacious variant of its Taycan electric car later than planned, citing strong demand for the initial model in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic...

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July UK car production down 20.8%

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-28

UK car manufacturing output fell 20...

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New emission test leads to higher average motor vehicle tax in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-26

The implementation of new emissions tests for cars has led to a large increase in average vehicle tax for newly registered vehicles in Germany, the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) repor...

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