Automotive Industry

Ford upgrading German factory to prepare for electrification

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-18

Ford has started to redesign its factory site in Cologne-Niehl...

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Germany launches tender to quickly expand countrywide e-car charging network

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-18

The German Transport Ministry (BMVI) has launched a tender scheme to accelerate the construction of charging stations for electric cars across the country...

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Geely warns COVID-19, chip shortage pose 'significant threat' to earnings

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-18

China's Geely Automobile Holdings said its first-half net profit grew 4%, as sales in the world's biggest auto market recover from COVID-19 pandemic lows...

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Faurecia acquires majority stake in Hella electronics

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-17

The French automotive supplier Faurecia has acquired a 60% stake in the German lighting and electronics specialist Hella...

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Renault's partnership with Geely in China raises questions for Nissan

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-17

Alliance partners Nissan and Renault are fine-tuning their strategy of carving up the world into spheres of influence, but Asia is a new bone of contention as Renault returns to China...

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Tesla's Musk hopes to make first cars at German plant in Oct.

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-16

Tesla hopes to make the first cars at its new factory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, in October or soon afterwards, CEO Elon Musk said...

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Musk calls Renesas and Bosch's chip supply 'problematic'

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-13

Tesla CEO Elon Musk called out two of the world’s biggest suppliers of automotive chips for inhibiting the electric-car maker’s production...

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Chinese EV maker Nio steps up plans for mass-market brand to compete with VW, Toyota

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-12

Chinese premium electric vehicle maker Nio, which now counts Tesla, BMW and Audi as rivals, is working on a mass-market brand that will be positioned similar to Volkswagen and Toyota...

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Tesla's Musk visits Germany, meets with state leaders over new factory

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-12

Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with the leadership of Brandenburg, the German state where the EV maker's €5...

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Ford battery venture with SK Innovation will extend into Europe, automaker says

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-12

Ford Motor's electric vehicle battery joint venture with South Korea's SK Innovation will extend beyond North America into Europe, a Senior Ford Executive said...

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Volvo halts production at Swedish plant on chips shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-12

Volvo Cars will temporarily stop production at its Swedish plant near Gothenburg due to the shortage of semiconductor chips...

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Renault partners with Geely in China, South Korea

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-09

Renault is looking to revive business in China by forming a joint venture with Geely Holding Group for hybrid vehicles...

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Further Stellantis brands to go fully electric

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-06

At the presentation of its business figures for the first half of the year, Stellantis gave new details on its electrification strategy...

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New car market slows as shortages suppress growth

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-06

123,296 new cars registered as industry records weakest July performance since before the millennium...

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Study: EVs cost more to service than ICE vehicles

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-06

It costs more to service electric vehicles than their gasoline-powered counterparts, but the gap narrows over time, according to new data from analytics firm We Predict...

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Continental cuts 2021 vehicle production outlook on chips crunch

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-06

Continental cut its growth forecast for the production of passenger and light commercial vehicles in 2021 due to a chip supply crunch it sees persisting throughout the year...

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Infineon production outages compound chip supply crunch

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-05

Chipmaker Infineon Technologies said production outages at two of its plants had hit deliveries to core automotive clients, as the auto industry battles the worst supply crunch in three decades...

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Russia plans to subsidise electric cars to spur demand

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-05

Russia plans to subsidise the purchase of domestically manufactured electric vehicles to stimulate demand and production...

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Give logistics businesses time to implement new apprenticeship standard, says Logistics UK

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-04

The introduction of a new Apprenticeship category for HGV drivers, enabling them to drive HGVs and trailers (or C+E as categorised on their driving licence), has been welcomed by business group Logist...

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British car manufacturing recovery hampered by ‘pingdemic’ and chip shortages

Automotive Industry - 2021-08-04

UK vehicle production and exports are rising from pandemic lows, but the sector is facing serious challenges in supply chain bottlenecks and labour shortages because of the ne...

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