Automotive Industry

Stellantis will halt production at Fiat-Jeep plant in April

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-30

Stellantis will halt production at its plant in Melfi, southern Italy, between April 2 and April 12 because of low demand triggered by the COVID-19 crisis, and not because of the global chip shortage,...

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BMW has got its timing right for expanding EV lineup, CEO says

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-30

BMW has timed its shift to electric cars well and its upcoming products will reverse the perception the automaker is behind on electrification and could make its stock compete with the likes of Tesla,...

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UK commercial vehicle production down -45.4% in February

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-29

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production declined -45...

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Mercedes to unveil flagship electric sedan with Tesla-beating battery

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-29

Mercedes-Benz is about to unveil a new flagship model it expects to boast market-leading battery range, following through on its pledge to compete in the luxury electric-vehicle segment with top techn...

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Suez ship is refloated in first step to clearing canal

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-29

Work to free the giant container vessel blocking the Suez Canal is proving successful in a key step toward getting one of the world's most important trade arteries moving again...

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Ford to drop Mondeo sedan in Europe as market shifts to SUVs

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-26

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Production line at Fiat-Jeep plant in Italy could close, union says

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-26

Factory builds the Jeep Compass and Renegade, and Fiat 500X Stellantis is studying a plan that would involve the closure of one of two production lines at its Melfi plant in southern Italy, the hea...

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Germany offers $6.5B in funding for EV charging infrastructure

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-25

Germany will provide €5...

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How the auto industry is revolutionising its sales model

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-24

During the more than 135 years since the automobile was invented one thing has remained mostly the same: the sales model...

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Toyota, Isuzu revive alliance with capital tie-up

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-24

Toyota and Isuzu Motors announced a capital alliance, reviving a partnership to bolster their competitive edge in connected, commercial vehicles...

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Renault boosts Spanish plants with 5 new hybrid SUVs

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-24

Renault will build five new hybrid SUV models at its Spanish plants in 2022-24 as part of a new labor agreement with unions, CEO Luca de Meo said...

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Environmental NGOs call on carmakers to phase out combustion engines by 2030

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-23

German environmental organisations have called on the country's carmakers to stop selling new vehicles with combustion engines in Europe by 2030 at the latest...

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Seat to lead development of Volkswagen Group's compact EVs

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-23

Seat is set to lead the development and production of entry-level compact electric vehicles from Cupra, Skoda, Volkswagen and potentially Audi based on the Volk...

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MG plans to double European dealer network

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-22

MG Motor plans to double the number of its dealerships in mainland Europe to more than 200 this year as the brand looks to increase its presence in the region on the back of new electric model launche...

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Automotive supply chains disrupted by semiconductor shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-22

Automotive supply chains are being disrupted by a semiconductor shortage, causing firms to either suspend or reduce industrial production...

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Toyota to halt production at Czech car plant due to shortage of semiconductors: CTK agency

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-22

Toyota’s Czech unit Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic will halt production at its car plant in Kolin, east of Prague, for 14 days from 22 March due to a shortage of semiconductors, ...

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BMW steps up electrification plans, turns Mini into e-car brand

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-19

BMW has stepped up its plans for the electrification of its vehicle fleet and will turn Mini into a pure e-car brand...

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Plug-in car, van and truck grant to be targeted at more affordable models to allow more people to make the switch

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-19

The grant scheme for electric cars, vans and trucks has been updated to target less expensive models and reflect a greater range of affordable vehicles available, allowing the scheme&rs...

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Logistics UK statement: Reduction in government's Plug-in Car, Van and Truck Grant

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-19

Speaking about government announcement on 18 March on a reduction in the government’s plug in car, van and truck grant, Logistics UK’s Head of Public Policy Michelle Gardner said: ...

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Targeting Tesla, Geely to launch new premium EV brand, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-19

China's Geely plans to roll out electric vehicles under a new marque with different branding and sales strategies, people familiar with the matter said, as the Volvo owner looks to take on its mai...

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