Automotive Industry

Common rulebook on automated driving gets go-ahead

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-26

More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the EU member states, have agreed common regulations for vehicles that can take over some driving functions, including having a mandatory black...

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Spain’s auto industry to get billion-euro boost from government

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-25

The Spanish government has announced a €3...

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VW said to explore acquisition of car rental group Europcar

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-24

Volkswagen is in talks to acquire car rental company Europcar Mobility Group in a deal that would allow the German automaker to better capitalize on its fleet, people familiar with the matter said on ...

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Germany’s EU presidency: A chance to boost electric cars at home and abroad

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-23

Disclaimer: This is not a press article but an opinion piece Germany’s six-month-long stint at the helm of the EU Council Presidency will see it preside over talks on the Commission&rsqu...

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Fiat Chrysler, PSA should revise merger terms, investor says

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-23

A PSA Group shareholder is calling for the automaker to change the terms of its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to reflect the downturn in the global auto industry and declining prospects of FCA...

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UK car sector calls for more government help to handle virus hit

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-23

Britain's car industry called on the government to introduce additional measures such as a sales tax cut to boost the sector as a third of automotive workers remain furloughed due to the coronavir...

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Greek law gives strong push for electromobility

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-22

The Greek government has put forward a new bill which speeds up the electrification of transport through a number of incentives, Greek media reported...

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Are compressed natural gas vehicles a clean solution for transport?

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-19

Some claim that compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are a clean, low-emission technology and a solution for Europe’s air pollution crisis...

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New VW brand chief downplays thrust of carmaker's electric transition

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-19

The new brand chief of VW, Ralf Brandstätter, has appeared to play down the group’s transition to a full focus on electric vehicles, news agency dpa reports in an article car...

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German premium carmakers book above-average sales of plug-in hybrids – report

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-18

German carmakers BMW, Mercedes, and Audi have recorded above-average sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles this year, according to a report by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM)...

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All Volkswagen plants back to production with effect 16 June

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-18

On Tuesday 16 June, production resumes at the Puebla plant in Mexico...

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VW Group to pay $267m for Audi buyout

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-17

Volkswagen Group will pay a 48% premium to buy out the minority shareholders of premium division Audi, the group's premium brand said on Tuesday 16 June...

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Charging points surge ahead of EV boom

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-16

The number of publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles jumped 60% in 2019, the biggest increase in three years and outpacing sales of battery-powered cars, according to the ...

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Spain plans $4.2bn lifeline for auto industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-15

The Spanish government will unveil a €3...

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Car comparison websites say new govt support pushes up e-car demand

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-12

The doubling of government subsidies for electric cars agreed last week as part of Germany's economic stimulus programme has considerably boosted interest for such vehicles on car comparison websi...

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Renault chief says nationalization of automaker 'isn't on the table'

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-12

A further investment by the French government in Renault would not be the ideal use of state resources, the automaker's chairman said on Thursday 11 June, adding that the nationalization of the co...

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Renault sees growing threat from imports of Chinese EVs

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-12

A flood of Chinese electric cars coming ashore in Norway -- one of the biggest markets for battery-powered vehicles in Europe -- is a sign of the “ferocious competition” awaiting the regio...

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Vauxhall's Astra factory will resume output after 1 September

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-11

PSA Group's Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port, England, will not resume production until after 1 September...

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Ford, VW to make about 8M commercial vehicles

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-11

Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group said on Wednesday 3 June they would make up to 8m units of medium pickup trucks and commercial vans during the lifecycle of the vehicles as part of ...

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German public electric car charging network grows 60%

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-10

Germany's public network for electric vehicles expanded by 10,000 charging spots, an increase of nearly 60%, in the last year, the country's electricity lobby said on Monday 8 June 2020...

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