Automotive Industry

Dacia halts production in Romania

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

Romanian automaker Dacia, owned by Renault Group, will stop production at its Mioveni plant on Thursday until 5 April due to the coronavirus outbreak...

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Renault stops production at Morocco plants

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

Renault Group is shutting down more factories in response to the coronavirus outbreak, adding its assembly plants in Morocco and a powertrain facility in Portugal on Wednesday 18 March...

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Mini, Rolls-Royce to stop production at UK plants

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

Mini and Rolls-Royce will temporarily stop production in the UK as part of parent BMW Group's shutdown of factories during the coronavirus outbreak...

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France vows to support PSA, Renault in virus crisis

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-19

The French government has told PSA and Renault they are entitled to help such as guarantees on loans and leeway on bills as it seeks to help companies cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandem...

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Daimler AG takes further measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Due to the worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daimler Group has decided to suspend the majority of its production in Europe, as well as work in selected administrative departments, for ...

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Toyota stops production at French factory

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Toyota Europe will halt production at its factory in Valenciennes, northern France, starting on Wednesday 18 March to comply with the country’s lockdown measures designed to stop the s...

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Mercedes, BMW count on new plug-ins to meet CO2 targets

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are adding new plug-in hybrids as they step up their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions to meet tough EU targets...

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Volvo to stop output at Belgian factory

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-18

Volvo will temporarily stop production at its plant in Ghent, Belgium, the company said...

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How virus crisis is affecting European production

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-17

The coronavirus emergency is disrupting Europe's automotive industry, forcing plants to close or reduce production...

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Fiat Chrysler halts output at most European plants

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-17

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is halting production for two weeks at most of its European plants to help protect staff against the coronavirus pandemic and to adjust to a slump in demand...

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Volvo shifting more outbound volumes to rail

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-17

As part of its climate action plan announced in October last year, Volvo Cars is moving more finished vehicle transport to rail from truck, thereby reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations...

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Tesla pulls staff from Berlin on virus fears

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-16

Tesla has ordered about 30 US employees back home because of rising fears about the spread of the coronavirus in Germany, Automobilwoche reported...

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VW's electric push puts future of CNG cars in doubt

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-16

The Volkswagen Group has stopped development on new cars powered by compressed natural gas...

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Renault-Nissan, VW's Seat halt Spain output after virus hits supply chain

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-16

Supply problems caused by the coronavirus epidemic prompted Renault-Nissan and Volkswagen Group's Spanish division, Seat, to announce temporary stoppages that could last for days or weeks...

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Ford to shut Spanish factory for one week due to coronavirus outbreak

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-16

Ford said on Sunday 15 March it would shut its Spanish plant in the eastern region of Valencia for one week starting on Monday after three employees tested positive for coronavirus...

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Ford plans sweeping dealer closures to accelerate Europe rebound

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-12

Ford's plan to shrink its European retail network to help the unit return to profit in the region will result in deep cuts to its dealers, particularly in the UK...

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Coronavirus latest: mandated lockdowns in Italy are impacting automotive output

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-12

The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy has led the government to extend strict quarantine measures to the whole country...

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Coronavirus latest: mandated lockdowns in Italy could yet impact automotive supply

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-11

The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy has led the government to extend strict quarantine measures to the whole country...

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PSA reduces UK plants workweek; job cuts could follow

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-10

PSA will shift its troubled Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, northwest England, to a four-day workweek, leading to fears of further job cuts...

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Russia: still supporting exports

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-10

The Russian government is seemingly succeeding in its ambition of turning the country into a fully fledged automotive exporter...

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