Automotive Industry

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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Italys auto industry adapts to havoc caused by expanded virus rules

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-09

The Italian automotive industry expects to find a way to operate amid havoc caused by new measures taken by the government to contain Europe's worst coronavirus outbreak, with more than 6,300 conf...

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Nissan invests for new Qashqai at UK factory despite Brexit warning

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-09

Nissan is pushing on with plans to build its new Qashqai SUV at its British factory despite warnings over Brexit, announcing on Friday a 52-million-pound investment in a new press line at the site...

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German carmakers to become global EV market leaders from 2021 – McKinsey

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-06

German carmakers VW, BMW and Daimler are set to overtake Chinese rivals to become global market leaders for electric cars from 2021, according to business consultanc...

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Bentley says Brexit priority is deal with Europe, not the US

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-06

 Bentley said free trade with Europe not the United States was its priority as Britain negotiates its new relationship with the European Union, and worse terms could force it to do more work on i...

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Tesla could start construction on German e-car factory this month

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-04

Tesla could break ground on its new e-car factory outside Berlin as soon as this month, and the company could be eligible for €280m in subsidies from the regional government, Brandenburg sta...

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Making car CO2 standards fit for the electric age

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-04

Under the current fleet standard regulation, the allowed emissions of combustion-powered cars are getting out of control as more and more zero-emission vehicles enter the fleet, writes Günter H&o...

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PSA's UK factory plans dependent on Brexit talks, Tavares says

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-04

PSA Group could only export cars to Britain and invest in local plants if the UK government helped to offset any potential tariffs imposed after the country's exit from the European Union, CEO Car...

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VW will not develop new natural gas vehicles as it shifts aggressively to e-cars

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-03

VW has decided not to develop new natural gas vehicles, just two years after predicting that cars fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) could eventually account for up to 10% of the Europea...

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Coronavirus puts brakes on car shows

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-03

Coronavirus put an end to this year's Geneva International Motor Show...

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CV sector calls for ambitious deal, as negotiations set to begin

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-03

Today we published manufacturing figures for CVs, down -10...

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Geneva Show cancellation may spell the end of car shows as we know them says show President

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-02

In a live-streamed news conference today, 28 February, President of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Foundation Maurice Turrettini, and Olivier Rihs, Managing Director of GIMS, said that whi...

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Germany bucks international trend with solid increase in electric cars

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-02

The number of electric cars on German roads increased significantly last year, while major markets like the U...

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Renault to sell dealerships to prepare for online sales

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-02

Renault plans to sell some of its company-owned dealerships in France, as the automaker embarks on a comprehensive cost-cutting program to reduce expenses by a total of €2bn in the next thre...

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Axing of Geneva show forces automakers to rethink car launches

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-02

Automakers were scrambling to reorganize press conferences and vehicle presentations after Swiss authorities forced the cancellation of the Geneva auto show after the Swiss government banned...

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