Automotive Industry

No deal Brexit would increase cost of EVs by £2,800, says SMMT

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-27

The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a no deal Brexit could push up the cost of buying an imported battery electric vehicle (BEV) in the UK by £2,800 ...

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Researchers develop lightweight battery pack for electric vehicles

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-26

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF) have developed a lightweight battery pack to reduce the overall weight of e-car batteries...

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Renault, Fiat will end van collaboration ahead of FCA/PSA merger

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-26

Renault Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are ending their production collaboration on commercial vans ahead of FCA’s merger with PSA Group...

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Volkswagen continues fight with German car lobby group over future use of fuels

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-23

The German car industry lobby group VDA and its biggest member, Volkswagen, are continuing their internal argument over whether combustion engines in passenger cars still have a future in th...

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EU carmakers pressure Barnier to soften Brexit electric vehicle rules

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-22

It's taken a while, but Europe's carmakers are moving to help the U...

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‘No deal’ tariffs would undermine Britain’s green recovery with £2,800 drain on electric car affordability, warns SMMT

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-22

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has again urged both sides to re-engage with vigour in the Brexit negotiation process, honouring the commitment to get a good deal done, as new ca...

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Oil will still drive Europe’s cars by 2030, data show

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-21

Europe has been trying for a long time to decarbonise its transport sector...

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Daimler warns hard Brexit would hurt even without a UK plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-21

Daimler probably will lose hundreds of millions of euros if the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal, and its chief executive officer is ruling out the idea of helping Prime Minister Bori...

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Magna to build Fisker Ocean electric vehicle in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-21

Magna International is going to build Fisker’s forthcoming Ocean SUV under contract at its manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria...

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SUV’s profit from Germany’s e-car premium, observers cry foul

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

Germany’s recent e-car boom – a record number of electric vehicles were registered in September 2020 – is partly thanks to generous government incentives – but these ...

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Renault aims to produce a 'mini Ferrari' with its Alpine subbrand

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

Renault's Italian-born CEO Luca de Meo has an impossible-sounding ambition: to build a sports-car brand barely brought back to life into a Ferrari fighter...

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Tesla targets Germany, France for China-built Model 3 sedans

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

Tesla will start exporting Model 3 sedans from China to more than 10 countries, including Germany, France and Switzerland, the automaker said...

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BMW joins Daimler getting boost from speedy auto-sales recovery

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

BMW said its auto business generated much more cash than expected in the third quarter, joining rival Daimler in posting surprisingly positive preliminary earnings...

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German Greens plan clear focus on e-mobility to lower transport emissions

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-19

The German Greens propose a transport policy with a clear focus on electric mobility that restricts the use of hydrogen on the road to heavy-duty trucks, reports Daniel Delhaes in business d...

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De Meo to offer 8-year turnaround plan for Renault

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-19

Renault Group will unveil an eight-year plan next year as the automaker contends with a demand slump exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, CEO Luca de Meo said in an interview with a Spanish newspape...

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PSA to ditch Peugeot 108, Citroen C1, report says

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

PSA Group is ending the production of Peugeot and Citroen minicars, three sources told Reuters, withdrawing from an increasingly unprofitable market as it starts a strategic review ahead of its planne...

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BMW To Produce Next Mini Countryman In-House Due To Coronavirus

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

Since 2016, the Mini Countryman has been produced at VDL Nedcar plant in the Netherlands...

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Synthetic fuels ready for serial use in passenger cars by 2030 – Porsche CEO

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

The serial use of synthetic fuels in passenger vehicles could become a reality in about ten years' time, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has said...

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Lack of e-car charging price transparency continues to irk German consumer groups

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

Prices at electric car charging points in Germany are not transparent and diminish the trust people have in e-mobility, the consumer protection association vzbv has said...

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Germans convinced transport must change but doubt e-cars are the solution - survey

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-15

Most people in Germany regard the mobility sector as a great threat to the country's climate targets and call for measures to reduce the impact of transport on greenhouse gas levels, a&n...

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