Automotive Industry

Germany registers more than 20,000 pure electric cars in a month for first time

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-06

A record number of car buyers in Germany have opted for electric vehicles in September...

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Toyota, Nissan will seek reimbursement from UK if Brexit talks fail, paper says

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-06

Toyota and Nissan will ask for reimbursement from Britain if the UK government fails to agree on a trade deal with the European Union, the Nikkei financial daily reported on Monday 5 October...

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German government squabbles over CO2 label for cars

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-05

A bitter dispute has flared up within Germany's government about which new cars are to receive a green label indicating relatively low CO2 emissions to potential buyers, report Michael B...

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Tesla faces clear path to German plant, state premier says

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-05

Tesla's factory near Berlin faces no major hurdles before getting the final green light to start producing electric cars next year, according to the premier of Brandenburg in Germany, where the pl...

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FCA What's Behind, season 2 – episode 3: Supply Chain Management

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-02

The first two episodes of the second season of FCA What’s Behind offered a broad overview of the philosophy that underpins FCA: a constant tension toward progress, expressed through research int...

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VW confirms 2020 outlook; expects September delivery growth to continue

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-01

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said the automaker's September orders have been higher than last year and that he expects the positive trend to continue in the fourth quarter...

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Making intelligent vehicles will be bigger challenge than electric cars – VW brand chief

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-30

The transformation of the car industry will pose a challenge for German car manufacturer VW in the decades to come, brand chief Ralf Brandstätter has told Frankfurter Allgemeine Ze...

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Internal combustion engine ‘not going away’, automakers say

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-30

While automakers are busy making plans to roll out electric vehicles, the existing car fleet will continue relying on traditional fuels for many years to come, the industry says, arguing in favour of ...

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Renault unions reject cost-cutting plans, report says

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-30

The four main unions representing employees at Renault oppose its cost-cutting plans, French union sources said, adding to the automaker's restructuring headaches...

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Start-up vehicle makers demand more from their logistics providers

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

Automotive start-ups are well-known for changing the rules when it comes to the cars they produce, as well as their sales and distribution models, but they are doing things a little differently when i...

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Building e-car requires same labour as combustion engine car – BCG study

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

A study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says that there is little difference in the amount of personnel and work involved in building an electric car and a vehicle with a combustion engine, repo...

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France plans to trim EV subsidies, lower limit for CO2 penalties

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

France will gradually cut subsidies for full-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, posing a risk to a segment that is growing but still remains a relatively small portion of the market...

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German car industry says California's 2035 conventional car ban is inappropriate

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

The German car industry has criticised California's decision to ban sales of new conventional cars from 2035...

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UK production falls by nearly half in August

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-28

British car production fell by an annual 45% in August as the sector continues to suffer due to the COVID-19 pandemic pushing down demand, an industry body said on Friday 25 September...

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SMMT response to CBI Brexit survey

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-28

"The pandemic has caused immense damage to the automotive sector, with thousands of jobs lost and precious resources diverted to dealing with the crisis at hand...

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UK should support viable suppliers in distress amid COVID pandemic, McLaren says

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-25

Britain should prevent viable suppliers in trouble because of the coronavirus pandemic from going bankrupt, McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt said...

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Daimler to re-tool century-old engine plants in electric shift

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-25

Daimler has entered discussions with its powerful German labor unions to convert key engine and transmission factories for the electric-vehicle era...

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Tesla faces local backlash over Berlin plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-24

Tesla's push to build its first European car factory is facing a key test this week at a public hearing near Berlin, where local residents have filed hundreds of complaints about a range of issues...

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Geely debuts EV architecture it will offer to other automakers

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-24

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the Chinese company whose stable of brands includes Volvo and Lotus, said the underpinnings of a new electric model coming next year will be offered up to other manufactu...

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Tesla warns on challenges of scaling up production

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-23

Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned about the difficulties of speeding up production as an expert cautioned that the automaker's increased reliance on large-scale aluminum parts could bring new manufacturi...

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