Automotive Industry

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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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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