Automotive Industry

Volvo Group to be part of Swedish-Indian collaboration for Increased Traffic Safety

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-24

In 2018, Sweden and India signed an innovation agreement...

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Geely starts online sales as epidemic keeps buyers at home

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-24

Geely is launching a service in China for customers to buy cars online and get them delivered directly to their homes, in a bid to drum up sales as the coronavirus outbreak prompts buyers to stay away...

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Carmakers’ ‘license to pollute’ should be removed, EU research shows

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-21

The “licence to pollute” given to the car industry in real-driving emissions (RDE) tests is wrong, a long-awaited EU study shows, and it should be phased out immediatel...

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Fiat Chrysler to resume China production soon

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-20

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon resume full production at plants it operates in China, a spokesman said...

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Survey finds most German automotive suppliers expect to cut jobs

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-19

More than half of Germany’s automotive suppliers are planning to cut jobs, according to a survey by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) reported by the Frankf...

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Trade barriers threaten automotive sector after Brexit

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-19

The UK government has confirmed that almost all imports from Europe will be the subject of trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU at the end of this year...

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Fiat Chrysler suspends 500L production over China supply disruption

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it had temporarily halted production at its Serbian plant due to disruptions related to components sourced from China, where companies have been hampered by the outbreak...

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New-car shortages lead Turkish run on used vehicles

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-17

The lira crash came and went more than a year ago in Turkey but it left behind a surprising hedge against inflation and falling interest rates in the form of a run on secondhand cars...

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Supply shortage hits Jaguar I-Pace assembly in Graz

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-17

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been forced to halt production of the I-Pace electric SUV because of “supplier scheduling issues”, thought to be related to battery supply...

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Tesla searches for bats and resettles ants in preparation for German gigafactory

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-14

Tesla has searched for bats in the wooded area where it plans to build its German car factory and also plans to resettle ants living there, reports manager magazine...

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Ford cuts Fiesta production on falling UK demand

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-14

Ford has cut production of the Fiesta small hatchback at its plant in Cologne, Germany, in reaction to factors including a drop in UK sales...

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Spain's booming used-car market worries automakers

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-14

Spain's registrations fell 4...

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Brexit: impact on ACEA statistics

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-13

As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union...

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Daimler to axe 15,000 jobs as cost cuts intensify, paper says

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-10

Daimler is intensifying existing cost-cutting measures and plans to cut up to 15,000 jobs, Handelsblatt newspaper reported, citing company sources...

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WLTP CO2 data: Fleets urged to review vehicle policies

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-10

Businesses should consider reviewing their fleet policies due to a lack of WLTP CO2 data for some cars, says the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association...

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Electric car sales sky-rocket in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-07

Sales of electric cars rose 81% in Europe in the final quarter of 2019, new figures show...

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Global automaker supplies threatened by China coronavirus crisis

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-07

The threat from the coronavirus crisis closed in on the global auto industry on 6 February, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles warned that a European plant could shut down within two to four weeks...

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BMW plans for local assembly in Russia hit a dead end

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-06

BMW has cancelled its plans to build a car plant in the Russian province of Kaliningrad following a failure to agree on investment terms with the government...

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Macron cuts ribbon on first battery mega-project

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-04

French President Emmanuel Macron attended on 30 January the ground-breaking ceremony for a new battery factory in southwest France: the first real result of an EU-led policy aimed at boosting the...

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Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

Automotive Industry - 2020-02-04

A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans...

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