Automotive Industry

Macron demands carmakers turn to ‘Made in France’ for €8bn virus aid

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-27

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled on Tuesday (26 May) an €8bn aid package for the auto industry, which includes increased subsidies for electric car purchases and encourages manufacturers...

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Germany’s top court says VW must pay damages to customers

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-26

Germany’s highest court ruled on Monday (25 May) that Volkswagen must pay damages to plaintiffs in the diesel emissions scandal, who can now demand a refund of the purchase price...

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Nissan, Renault need alliance more than ever to survive pandemic

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-26

The coronavirus pandemic buffeting the auto industry may prove to be a watershed moment for the alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors as they prepare deep cost cuts to survive...

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Investing in Nissan's Spain factory is cheaper than closing it, gov't official says

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-26

Nissan would find it cheaper to invest in its Barcelona factory than to close it, a senior Spanish industry ministry official said on Monday 25 May, pegging the estimated cost of a shutdown at more th...

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Jaguar Land Rover said to seek UK virus aid package

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-25

Jaguar Land Rover is seeking a government aid package to weather a collapse in car sales brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, reports said...

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French minister warns Renault could 'disappear' without aid

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-25

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that Renault could go out of business if it does not get help very soon to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis, while adding that the automake...

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UK Auto calls for car showrooms to re-open, as new calculations reveal £61 million daily cost of closure

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-25

The UK automotive industry is today calling on government to allow the country’s 4,900-strong network of new car showrooms to reopen as a matter of urgency, as new calculations from the Society ...

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Automotive manufacturing sector ready to ramp up production, as SMMT publishes safe restart guidance

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-25

The UK automotive manufacturing sector today announced its preparedness to get production lines rolling again, with the publication of new sector-specific guidance by the Society of Motor Ma...

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Germany weighs higher e-car support payments as local carmakers drag feet

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-19

The German government is weighing an €11,000 subsidy for electric cars in a bid to help the country’s hard-hit auto industry in the coronavirus crisis, even though the sector is having...

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France to focus aid on greener car sector after virus hit, minister says

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-19

France is seeking to bolster sales of cars with lower emissions as part of a support package to be announced over the next two weeks for an industry hard hit by coronavirus lockdowns, Finance Minister...

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New online booking service: DFDS Direct

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-18

DFDS’ online booking service for logistics customers, DFDS Direct, went live on 15 May...

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Groupe PSA retailers will be ready to reopen safely

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-18

Groupe PSA retailers will be ready to reopen safely when government lockdown lifts as UK plant gears-up for production...

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Russia spending billions to bolster car market

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-18

The Russian government has said it will spend Rub20bn ($240m) to support vehicle purchases across the country this year...

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Honda plans to restart UK production early next month

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-15

Honda said it plans to resume production in the UK early next month, becoming the latest automaker to restart European operations shuttered amid the global coronavirus pandemic...

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Automotive manufacturing sector ready to ramp up production, as SMMT publishes safe restart guidance

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-15

The UK automotive manufacturing sector today announced its preparedness to get production lines rolling again, with the publication of new sector-specific guidance by the Society of Motor Ma...

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Toyota, PSA extend shutdown at Czech plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-14

TPCA, a joint venture of Toyota and PSA Group, has extended the shutdown of its plant in Kolin, Czech Republic, until at least 25 May...

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VW slows Wolfsburg output amid tepid European demand

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-14

Volkswagen Group will reduce output at its factory in Wolfsburg on four days this month as consumer demand for new cars remains weak in Europe...

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Nissan said to plan $2.8bn in cost cuts, scrap Datsun brand

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-13

Nissan is planning to cut about 300bn yen ($2...

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Bentley Motors resumes production

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-12

Bentley Motors resumed production at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, England, with over 1,700 employees following the 250 comprehensive and wide-ranging hygiene and social distancing guidel...

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Tesla's German plant will not face major delays over coronavirus, minister says

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-12

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday 11 May that he did not expect any major delays to the construction of Tesla's factory near Berlin due to the coronavirus pandemic...

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