Automotive Industry

Nissan Sunderland restarts vehicle production

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-09

Nissan Sunderland plant resumed vehicle production after almost three months, with a new Nissan Juke the first car off the line...

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Japan to push for early scrapping of UK auto tariffs in trade talks

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-09

Japan will call for an early elimination of automobile and auto parts tariffs in negotiations on a post-Brexit trade agreement with Britain...

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Mercedes-Benz Cars to use CO2-free rail transport in Germany and Austria

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-08

In implementing its sustainable business strategy, Mercedes-Benz Cars is taking the next step towards CO2-neutral mobility...

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Italy considers scrapping subsidies to boost car sales

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-08

Italy is considering incentives of up to €4,000 ($4,550) for buyers of the latest generation of gasoline and diesel cars, joining France and Germany in offering support to the automotive ind...

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UK plans scrapping program to boost EV sales, paper says

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-08

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering giving drivers up to 6,000 pounds ($7,600) to swap their diesel and gasoline cars for electric vehicles, a British newspaper said...

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Germany to require EV chargers at gasoline stations in stimulus plan

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-05

The German government said it will require gasoline stations to offer electric car charging to help ease buyers’ concerns about range and support demand for EVs as part of its €130bn (...

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Germany’s ruling parties agree on €130bn virus stimulus

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-04

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition on Wednesday (3 June) agreed a bumper stimulus package to speed up Germany’s recovery from the coronavirus...

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Nissan warns UK plant 'unsustainable' without EU trade deal

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-04

Nissan's plant in Sunderland, northern England, is "unsustainable" if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, the automaker said on Wednesday 3 June...

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Automakers warned by EU to significantly cut emissions

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-04

The European Union told automakers to do more to meet stringent emissions targets after a new report showed carbon dioxide pollution from cars had increased...

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Renault finalizes $5.6bn credit facility with French state

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-03

Renault finalized on Wednesday 3 June a €5bn ($5...

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German coalition parties wrestle over car incentives

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-03

Germany's Social Democrats expect difficult talks with their coalition partners, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, on a stimulus package because they want incentives to buy a new car t...

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Opposition to new car buyer’s premiums within German government coalition

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-02

There is significant opposition among Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU parliamentarians to the idea of introducing additional buyers’ premiums for car customers as an ...

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Renault is Macron’s problem champion

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-02

French President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to use national and EU financial firepower to rescue crucial companies and bolster their roles as champions — that makes Renault a problem...

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Renault moves to defuse union outcry over French cost-cutting program

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-02

Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard sought to defuse a strike that erupted at a factory in northern France after the automaker announced a cost-cutting program, saying he was not planning to shut t...

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German ministry said to propose $5.6bn incentives to boost sales

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-02

Germany's Ministry of Economics has proposed a €5bn ($5...

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No V-shaped recovery for automotive industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-06-02

Automotive analyst Daniel Harrison predicts the Covid-19 crisis will cause a global decline in vehicle sales this year of around 14m units, including both passenger and commercial vehicles, down 15...

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Spain’s government lashes out at Nissan over Barcelona factory closure

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-29

Nissan said Thursday 28 May it would close its plant at Barcelona’s Zona Franca, threatening about 3,000 jobs and triggering a scramble among politicians to figure out a contingency plan...

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Nissan to close Barcelona plant, Spanish gov't says

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-28

Nissan has decided to close its factory in Barcelona, resulting in the loss of about 2,800 jobs, the Spanish government said...

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Can VW's and Tesla's costly EV goals survive coronavirus reality?

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-28

At a factory in eastern Germany, Volkswagen Group's ambitious strategy to become the global leader in electric vehicles is coming up against the reality of manufacturing during a pandemic...

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Renault to cut 5,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive, paper says

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-27

Renault plans to cut 5,000 jobs by 2024 to help save €2bn ($2...

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