Automotive Industry

VW CEO says diesel too cheap for more ambitious transport climate targets

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-22

Diesel must become more expensive to allow a faster transformation of the car industry to comply with more ambitious climate targets proposed by the European Commission, according to Volkswagen CEO He...

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Japan-UK free trade deal will benefit automotive industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-22

Japan and the UK have secured a free trade agreement estimated to increase trade between the two countries by £15...

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Interactive map: COVID-19 impact on EU automobile production, first half of 2020

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-22

The interactive map visualises the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the production of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles during the first half of 2020 for each of the 27 EU member state...

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Germany raises tax on high-emission cars, but critics call reform 'cosmetics'

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-21

The German federal parliament has agreed to a reform of the motor vehicle tax that will take into account CO2 emissions, but critics said the changes will do far too little for the climate...

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Banning combustion-engine cars by 2030 would meet UK climate goal, study says

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-21

The UK government must bring forward by a decade its ban on the sale of the most polluting cars if it wants to even come close to its climate change goals, a new study by Greenpeace and Green All...

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FCA wins $949m credit line from European bank for EV production

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-21

The European Investment Bank has increased to almost €800m ($949m) its credit line being extended to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to support production of electric and hybrid vehicles, the bank...

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Rolls-Royce resumes two-shift working with workforce maintained

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-16

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company has resumed full two-shift production at its Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood, West Sussex...

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Interactive map: Electric vehicle purchase incentives per country in Europe (2020 update)

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-15

This map demonstrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and the availability of purchase incentives to stimulate ECV sales (in 2020) for each of the ...

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A quarter of new cars in Europe electric by 2025, Germany scoops up half of production – study

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-14

One in four cars produced in Europe in 2025 will be fully electric, a study by the Chemnitz Automotive Institute (CATI) has predicted...

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UK agrees to post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-14

Britain has secured its first big post-Brexit trade deal, an agreement with Japan that it hailed as "historic" as it struggles to agree on trade with its closest trading partners in the Euro...

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Automakers could face tougher 2030 EU CO2 target

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-14

The European Commission will propose that the European Union further tighten its auto emissions limits, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Friday 11 September 2020, prompting a pushback ...

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EVs shine in Europe during a brutal period for global car sales

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-11

Global automobile sales plunged dramatically in the first half of the year as the coronavirus pandemic kept buyers out of showrooms...

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Germany examines further options for supporting troubled car industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-10

The German government is examining additional options for supporting the country's car industry amid the twin challenges of a COVID-19 related drop in sales and the technological transformation aw...

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Automakers seek longer UK furlough period

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-10

Automotive and aviation sectors in Britain are most in need of a furlough extension in order to protect key skills and research and development investment worth 5...

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Germany's Merkel resists calls to give automakers more state aid

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-09

German car industry leaders emerged from a two-hour video conference with Angela Merkel empty-handed as the chancellor continues to resist calls for more state support for the sector...

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China to support fuel cell vehicle rollout, official says

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-08

China will roll out a new package of policies to support hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to improve the industry's supply chain and technologies, a government official said on 5 September...

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Calls grow for state aid to support embattled German car industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-08

Labour unions and political parties in Germany are calling for a public investment fund to help the country's struggling automotive industry weather the double impact of coronavirus and the sector...

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France plans hydrogen alliance with Germany

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-08

The French government is planning to co-operate with Germany in the development of hydrogen technologies, reports newsagency dpa in article carried by finanzen...

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Musk tests VW EVs during meeting with Diess

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-07

Before Tesla CEO Elon Musk returned to the US after a three-day visit to Germany, he made a final stopover to meet with one of his biggest competitors -- Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess...

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One in ten Germans plan to buy an e-car – survey

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-04

A growing number of people in Germany are interested in driving electric cars, a survey by the German Association for Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) has found...

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