Automotive Industry

Renault will partly idle Spanish plants until end September over chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-14

Renault has started negotiations with unions to extend the partial idling of three of its four factories in Spain until the end of September as a preemptive measure in case a global semiconductor shor...

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DHL Supply Chain report looks at automotive challenges ahead

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-13

Contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain has published a report that shows how the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic will create and speed up certain trends in the automotive industry but arrest ...

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Volvo, Nvidia accelerate race for data-processing power

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-13

Volvo Cars will use a new generation of high-powered chips from Nvidia to enable more autonomous driving functions in future vehicles, starting in 2022...

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Magna will develop and build EV with Israeli startup

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-13

Magna International will develop a modular electric vehicle with Israeli startup REE Automotive, helping the Canadian supplier and contract manufacturer move further into a growing field of EV players...

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In cities 63% support EU ban on petrol and diesel car sales after 2030

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-13

Almost two-thirds of urban residents support banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in Europe after 2030, according to a new YouGov online poll in 15 European cities...

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Once 'green' plug-in hybrid cars suddenly look like dinosaurs in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-12

Plug-in hybrid cars were once seen as a go-to technology for the climate-conscious driver...

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Volvo Group and SSAB to collaborate on the world’s first vehicles of fossil-free steel

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-12

Volvo Group and SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialisation of the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel...

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Berlin continues to lead German cities with most e-car charging stations

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-12

Berlin has expanded its lead as the city with the most electric car charging stations in Germany, according to the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)...

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Daimler CEO expects solid returns from flagship EV

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-12

Daimler's new flagship full-electric sedan will generate "reasonable" returns right from the start as the vehicle features top-line technology, CEO Ola Kallenius said...

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Tesla calls for speedy permits for climate-friendly projects, as Berlin gigafactory awaits approval

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-09

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Nikola loses key executive heading fuel cell development

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-08

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Semiconductor shortage hits Volvo Truck manufacturing

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-08

Volvo Group has said the ongoing shortage of semiconductors to the automotive industry will cause it to halt production at its truck manufacturing operations in the second quarter of this year...

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German auto industry gets spring boost as orders rise

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-07

Germany's auto industry picked up speed in March, a survey published by the Ifo economic institute showed on Tuesday 6 April 2021, although automotive executives also become less optimis...

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Self-driving startup Argo AI, backed by VW and Ford, may go public to boost funding, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-06

Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group, is considering going public as soon as this year, according to people familiar with its plans...

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Stellantis plans to triple electrified-vehicle sales in 2021

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-02

Stellantis is looking at nearly tripling its global sales of electrified vehicles this year, said John Elkann, the Head of holding company Exor, the automaker's main shareholder...

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Electric Peugeot e-308 will arrive in 2023

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-01

The new Peugeot 308 was immediately presented with plug-in hybrid powertrains, but there was still no trace of an EV version...

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Daimler to speed up electric shift as 2021 starts strongly

Automotive Industry - 2021-04-01

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler said it will accelerate its shift to electric cars as it builds on a strong start to 2021 despite a global semiconductor chip shortage, but gave no details of how fast its ...

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Nio suspends assembly in China because of chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-31

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up Nio has been forced to temporarily suspend operations at the plant it shares with state-owned carmaker JAC Motors in Hefei because of a shortage of semiconductor...

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Stellantis is No. 1 in Europe sales, ahead of VW

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-31

One of the main justifications for the merger of PSA Peugeot Citroën and Fiat Chrysler into Stellantis was the promise of creating a European champion that will create billions in annual sav...

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Carmakers open to higher CO2 targets, if there is matching infrastructure ramp-up across the EU

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-31

The EU automobile industry is open to higher CO2 reduction targets for cars in 2030, provided that they are directly linked to binding commitments from Member States to roll out the required char...

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