Automotive Industry

A time of risk and uncertainty for vehicle logistics in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-24

At this year’s General Assembly and Spring Congress for the Association for European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), members from the top outbound logistics providers and their OEM customers discussed ...

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Tesla plans to ramp up to pre-lockdown output in Shanghai by Tuesday

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-24

Tesla Inc plans to restore production at its Shanghai plant to the level at which it had operated before the city's COVID-19 lockdown by Tuesday, a day later than its most recent recovery pla...

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Electric trucks: new data maps out priority locations for charging points

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-24

New analysis conducted by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI on behalf of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) will help governments and infrastruc...

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Car industry looks for more vertical integration to avoid risk

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-24

Carmakers and their suppliers have had two years full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (Vuca) and are actively looking for new strategies to mitigate risk in the supply chain secur...

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Toyota to cut global production plan by 100,000 in June

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-24

Toyota Motor Corp will cut its global production plan by about 100,000 to roughly 850,000 vehicles in June due to the semiconductor shortage, it said on Tuesday 24 May...

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Electric cars spell trouble for Central Europe

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-23

In the Czech Republic, the prime minister has blasted the EU's Green Deal as an “existential threat...

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Court puts sales ban on Ford's internet-linked cars in Germany in patent dispute

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-23

A German court has put a nation-wide sales and production ban on Ford cars able to establish internet connection, it said, as part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents...

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BMW exploring energy investments to reduce dependence on natural gas

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-23

BMW is exploring new investments in solar, geothermal and hydrogen energy to lower its dependence on natural gas, the carmaker's production chief told Reuters on Monday 23 May, warning an emb...

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German business morale rises in May on buoyant services sector

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-23

German business morale rose unexpectedly in May thanks to a pick up in the services sector in Europe's largest economy that helped offset the impact of high inflation, supply chain problems and th...

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Volkswagen’s global production network for electric vehicles grows with the launch of a second German site in Emden

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-23

Volkswagen is pressing ahead with gearing its plants to electric mobility...

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Polestar trims 2022 sales forecast as China lockdowns upend supplies

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-20

Polestar cuts 2022 delivery forecast amid China lockdown Polestar has accelerated the introduction of a second shift at its factory in Luqiao, China, and plans to recover some of the lost prod...

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Renault unveils hydrogen-powered prototype SUV in race to cleaner driving

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-20

Renault unveiled on Thursday  19 May a prototype hydrogen fuel cell-powered sports utility vehicle (SUV), as the French carmaker scrambles to catch up with rivals in the race to cleaner...

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US agency opens probe into fatal Tesla vehicle crash that killed three

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-19

A US auto safety agency said Wednesday 18 May it has opened an investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle in California this month that resulted in three deaths and could hav...

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Production in Grünheide still behind schedule – ramp-up expected in July

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-19

Production at the German Tesla factory in Grünheide is apparently still running at a low level...

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Volkswagen set to get unconditional EU nod for Europcar deal

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-19

A group led by Europe's largest carmaker Volkswagen is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its €2...

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China in talks with automakers on EV subsidy extension -sources

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-18

China is in talks with automakers about extending costly subsidies for electric vehicles (EV) that were set to expire in 2022, aiming to keep a key market growing as the broader economy slows, three p...

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Toyota, Air Liquide and CaetanoBus join forces

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-18

Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Toyota Motor Europe, Air Liquide and CaetanoBus for the expansion of hydrogen mobility...

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AI reshapes automated vehicle inspection

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-17

In today’s world, disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT are transforming automotive operations...

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ABB and Shell to launch first nationwide network of world’s fastest EV charger in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-17

On Monday 16 May 2022, ABB E-mobility and Shell announce plans to launch the first nationwide network of Terra 360’s, the world’s fastest all-in-one electric car charger...

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Return of the Moskvich: Russia to revive 'legendary' Soviet-era car after Renault exit

Automotive Industry - 2022-05-17

A Soviet-era car brand the "Moskvich" could make a surprise comeback in Russia, as Moscow takes over assets belonging to Renault following the French carmaker's exit from the country...

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