Automotive Industry

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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Geneva show canceled after Swiss government bans mass events

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-28

The organizers of the Geneva auto show said the event has been canceled after Swiss government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people...

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UK car industry seeks support, free-trade Brexit deal, as output falls

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-28

Britain's car industry called on the government to help boost the market in its upcoming budget and secure a free-trade deal with Europe as output fell again in January, hit by a double-digit slum...

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Fiat Chrysler says coronavirus outbreak hasn't halted Italian production

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-26

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has so far not interrupted production in Italy following a coronavirus outbreak in the country, European chief Pietro Gorlier said on 25 February...

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Daimler warns of adverse effects of virus outbreak

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-25

Daimler warned of risks for the economy and its own business from the outbreak of coronavirus that is spreading in China and around the world...

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Nissan warns about future of European plants as Brexit weighs

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-25

Nissan gave the starkest warning yet on the future of the automaker’s car factories in western Europe, with a plant in the UK threatened by Brexit and another in Spain suffering from a slump in ...

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Daimler braces for higher Mercedes diesel costs in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-24

Daimler warned of a further crackdown on Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Germany and boosted provisions for legal and regulatory costs that already crimped profit last year...

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Volvo Group to be part of Swedish-Indian collaboration for Increased Traffic Safety

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-24

In 2018, Sweden and India signed an innovation agreement...

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Geely starts online sales as epidemic keeps buyers at home

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-24

Geely is launching a service in China for customers to buy cars online and get them delivered directly to their homes, in a bid to drum up sales as the coronavirus outbreak prompts buyers to stay away...

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Carmakers’ ‘license to pollute’ should be removed, EU research shows

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-21

The “licence to pollute” given to the car industry in real-driving emissions (RDE) tests is wrong, a long-awaited EU study shows, and it should be phased out immediatel...

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Fiat Chrysler to resume China production soon

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-20

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon resume full production at plants it operates in China, a spokesman said...

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Survey finds most German automotive suppliers expect to cut jobs

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-19

More than half of Germany’s automotive suppliers are planning to cut jobs, according to a survey by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) reported by the Frankf...

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Trade barriers threaten automotive sector after Brexit

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-19

The UK government has confirmed that almost all imports from Europe will be the subject of trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU at the end of this year...

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Fiat Chrysler suspends 500L production over China supply disruption

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it had temporarily halted production at its Serbian plant due to disruptions related to components sourced from China, where companies have been hampered by the outbreak...

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New-car shortages lead Turkish run on used vehicles

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-17

The lira crash came and went more than a year ago in Turkey but it left behind a surprising hedge against inflation and falling interest rates in the form of a run on secondhand cars...

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Supply shortage hits Jaguar I-Pace assembly in Graz

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-17

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been forced to halt production of the I-Pace electric SUV because of “supplier scheduling issues”, thought to be related to battery supply...

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Tesla searches for bats and resettles ants in preparation for German gigafactory

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-14

Tesla has searched for bats in the wooded area where it plans to build its German car factory and also plans to resettle ants living there, reports manager magazine...

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