Automotive Industry

VW CEO warns factory closures may drag on for weeks

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-24

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess  warned that the coronavirus crisis may force the company to keep its factories shut for longer than initially planned...

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Germany asks automakers to make medical gear to fight virus

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

The German government asked domestic automakers to consider producing medical equipment such as masks or ventilators to help fight the rapidly spreading coronavirus...

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Europes dealers fear automakers crisis help may not be enough

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

Automakers are working to provide support to independent and manufacturer-owned dealerships as showrooms close all over Europe because of coronavirus restrictions - but some dealers worry that the mea...

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Russian car industry caught between coronavirus and currency fluctuations

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

Automotive plants in Russia are reported to be running out of components as supply shortages caused by the coronavirus continue out of China and South Korea, and disruption spreads across Europe...

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Coronavirus: EU auto industry faces unprecedented crisis

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-23

The effect of the coronavirus on society and the global economy is unprecedented, with grave consequences for the automobile industry...

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Ford halts output of Transit vans in Turkey

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-20

Ford is pausing production at its plants in Turkey for two weeks in response to the growing coronavirus epidemic, the company said...

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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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