Automotive Industry

Shift to e-cars only works if Germany builds 2,000 charging points per week – car lobby

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-10

Germany must speed up its charging infrastructure rollout tenfold to avoid a failure in its shift to electric mobility, which is rapidly gathering pace, the country's car industry has warned...

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German politicians express relief, hope for climate cooperation after Biden win

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-09

German politicians, researchers and media commentators breathed a collective sigh of relief following Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential elections and expressed hope for a new partnership ...

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Existential electric race awaits after pandemic, VW's Diess says

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-06

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said the automaker will pursue a sweeping transition to electric cars, declaring it a matter of survival even as the coronavirus risks upending business in the near ...

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Fully electric cars' share of new registrations reaches record 8.4 percent in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-05

Pure electric cars' share of new car registrations in Germany reached 8...

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UK industry opposes dealership closures amid latest COVID lockdown

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-05

The British auto industry is fighting against new lockdown measures that will force showrooms in England to close from 5 November until 2 December as the country struggles to control the coronavi...

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European sales backslide in the midst of another coronavirus wave

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-05

New-car sales fell in the European Union's four largest auto markets last month, signaling demand has relapsed in the midst of another wave of the coronavirus cases hitting the region...

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Germany’s narrow focus on battery cars endangers CO2 targets - engineers' association

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-04

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) has warned against what it sees as the narrow focus of the German government and parts of the country’s industry  on electric vehicles as...

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Production of the iconic M3 begins at BMW Group’s Munich plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-04

This week sees the start of series production of the new BMW M3 at BMW Group Plant Munich...

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Honda joins Fiat Chrysler in pooling with Tesla for EU emissions compliance

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-03

Honda joined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in pooling its fleet with Tesla Inc...

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Second Covid wave will cripple vehicle sales and distribution

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-03

Carmakers are looking at a damaging month of sales as Europe-wide lockdowns hit the dealer network...

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Mercedes bets on evolution as Tesla touts revolution in automated driving

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-02

As Tesla touts the cutting-edge nature of its new Full Self Driving software, rival Mercedes-Benz says it has developed a similar system but stops short of allowing members of the public to take it on...

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Start-up vehicle makers demand more from their logistics providers

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-02

Automotive start-ups are well-known for changing the rules when it comes to the cars they produce, as well as their sales and distribution models, but they are doing things a little differently when i...

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German car industry commits to 2050 climate neutrality, insists on combustion engines

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-30

The German car industry has committed to climate-neutral mobility by 2050 for the first time, but continues to reject a sole focus on electric mobility...

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The auto industry needs help making its next turnaround

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-30

This is an opinion piece and does not necessarily reflect the views of ECG What’s the biggest automotive industry turnaround in recent memory? Chances are most people will mention Obama&rsquo...

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Ford's electric van, E-Transit, to be unveiled on 12 November

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-30

Ford Motor's upcoming battery-electric van will be called the E-Transit and will be unveiled on 12 November...

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Mini To Launch Two Electric Crossovers

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-29

Two words seem to dominate the automotive news stream these days - crossovers and EVs...

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Jaguar Land Rover braces for border chaos with or without a Brexit trade deal

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-29

Jaguar Land Rover is resigned to the UK's exit from the European Union resulting in a messy and complicated transition period for its operations regardless of how government trade-deal negotiation...

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Volkswagen Group returns to profitability

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-29

Countermeasures initiated by the Volkswagen Group right at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to reduce costs, secure liquidity and decrease the funds tied up in working capital continued to have...

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Polestar to get EVs from new Geely plant, sources say

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-27

Polestar will get electric vehicles from a new plant that parent Zhejiang Geely Holding plans to build in China, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday 26 October...

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Carmakers focus on China for electric vehicle exports to Europe

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-27

A growing number of carmakers are looking to China for the production of electric vehicles (EVs) destined for sale in Europe, including Tesla, BMW and Renault...

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