Automotive Industry

Billions invested in electric vehicle range but nearly half of UK buyers still think 2035 too soon to switch

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-04

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today called on government to commit to significant long-term incentives for electric vehicle (EV) purchase and binding targets on charging infras...

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EU gains power to recall vehicles for flouting emissions rules

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-01

The European Commission will be able to recall vehicles and potentially revoke their certification for roadworthiness if they breach EU emissions limits, under new rules that aim to avoid a repea...

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VW's Diess backs Bill Gates's proposals for greener transportation

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-31

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has encouraged Bill Gates to advise governments on how to lower carbon emissions from transportation and renewed his criticism of Germany's slow abandonment of c...

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Porsche postpones launch of roomier Taycan EV to early next year

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-31

Porsche will launch a more spacious variant of its Taycan electric car later than planned, citing strong demand for the initial model in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic...

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July UK car production down 20.8%

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-28

UK car manufacturing output fell 20...

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New emission test leads to higher average motor vehicle tax in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-26

The implementation of new emissions tests for cars has led to a large increase in average vehicle tax for newly registered vehicles in Germany, the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) repor...

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The promise of AI drives anticipation for the cars of the future

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-24

It’s always entertaining to look back on the unique traits of old cars...

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EV builder Nio hopes to enter Europe in 2021

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-21

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio hopes to enter international markets from the second half of next year starting with selected European countries, CEO William Li said...

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Volkswagen steps up electric offensive: Series production of ID.4 begins in Zwickau

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-21

Volkswagen’s electric offensive continues to gather speed: Series production of the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the ID...

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Nissan postpones closure of Barcelona plant and confirms parts distribution

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-18

The closure of Nissan’s plant in Barcelona has been delayed by a year following an agreement with employee representatives...

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European battery makers power up for a green recovery

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-14

European battery makers are gearing up to take advantage of massive "green" stimulus packages unveiled since the coronavirus pandemic though many acknowledge it will be tough to match the As...

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Europe subsidies have EV and plug-in hybrid market exceeding China sales

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-14

Western Europe’s electrified vehicle sales pulled ahead of China’s last month after countries including Germany and France boosted government subsidies to stimulate demand that had been de...

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Ford Issues Kuga PHEV Recall Over Battery Fire Risk

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-12

Known as the Escape in the United States but essentially the same vehicle under the skin, inside, and in terms of exterior design, the Kuga has seen better days...

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German automakers appear to be finally waking up to climate neutrality - op-ed

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-11

The reality of having to shift to climate-neutral production and products has finally hit German automakers, writes Rolf Obertreis in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Rundschau...

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Fisker has tentative deal for Magna Steyr to build its electric SUV in Austria

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-11

Electric carmaker Fisker, which recently announced plans to go public through a merger with a so-called blank-check company, said on Friday 7 August it has a tentative deal for Canadian...

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UK-Japan auto tariffs to remain until 2026, report says

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-10

Japan and Britain agreed to lift auto tariffs for a post-Brexit trade agreement in 2026 despite Japan's push to lift the tariffs earlier, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review...

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Nissan, unions agree to delay Barcelona plant closing

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-07

After 30 hours of negotiations, Nissan Motor and workers at its three Barcelona plants agreed to postpone the closing of the factories by one year, until December 2021, the company and union...

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Pent-up demand drives European car market recovery in July

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-07

The European car market was expected to be one of the hardest hit regions because of the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus but the UK, France and Spain actually performed better than expected in Jul...

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Number of global EV charging stations passes 1 million

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-06

The electric vehicle industry has quietly hit one of its biggest milestones to date, as the number of public charging plugs around the world ticks above the 1m mark...

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Fuel types of new passenger cars

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-06

In 2019, almost 60% of all new cars registered in the European Union ran on petrol (58...

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