Automotive Industry

Need more than strict CO2 limits for transport transition – MEP and VW workers’ council head

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-10

In setting ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gases, the European Union and its Member States should be careful not to forget about the impact this has on the bloc’s most important i...

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Interactive map: COVID-19 impact on EU automobile production, full-year 2020

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-09

Based on full-year figures for 2020, this map shows the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the production of motor vehicles for each of the 27 EU countries and the UK...

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Tavares delivers reassuring message on French competitiveness

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-09

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares told unions that French plants were competitive within the newly created automotive giant, reassuring workers after he said the company will not cut jobs or close pl...

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VW considers turning Seat's Spanish factory into EV hub

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-08

Volkswagen Group plans to turn Seat's Martorell factory near Barcelona into a full-electric car production site, if the project gets support from the European Commission...

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Aston Martin will build electric vehicles in UK from 2025, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-08

Aston Martin will build its new full-electric cars in the UK starting in 2025, the automaker's chairman and biggest shareholder, Lawrence Stroll, told the Financial Times...

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Stellantis will increase pace of EV launches in Europe, US

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-05

Stellantis will go “full throttle” on battery-electric vehicles to meet emissions goals in Europe and the US, as hybrid powertrains eventually “disappear,” CEO Carlos Tavares s...

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VW's ID3 electric car stacks up well against Tesla in UBS teardown

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-04

A teardown of Volkswagen's first dedicated full-electric vehicle found it measures up favorably to Tesla models in several key aspects...

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Stellantis waiting for UK support on Vauxhall plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-04

Any investment by Stellantis in its Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, England, is dependent on support from the British government, CEO Carlos Tavares said in an interview with a French newspaper...

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Stellantis aims to lift Fiat Chrysler margins toward PSA levels

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-03

Stellantis, created by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot Citroën, aims to lift profit margins this year toward the levels attained by its CEO Carlos Tavares at PSA Peugeot C...

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GEFCO Partners with Polestar for Home Delivery of Cars in China

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-03

GEFCO is partnering with Polestar to deliver electric cars to individual customers in Shanghai and Beijing...

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UK 'very hopeful' for Vauxhall factory's future as investment decision looms

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-02

Britain is "very hopeful" that a good outcome can be found for the Vauxhall car factory, Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on 1 March, as owners weigh up Brexit and electrification in a ...

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New EU car emissions rules could lead to major job losses – BMW works council head

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-01

Stricter European passenger car CO2 limits could lead to major job losses, Manfred Schoch, chairman of the BMW Group Works Council, said during an event of the Mobil in Deutschland...

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EV costs, regulations drive Renault’s decision to cut engine lineup

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-01

Renault plans to launch seven full-electric vehicles by 2025, and has just signed an agreement for a joint venture with Plug Power to develop hydrogen fuel cell technology, starting with a h...

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New small Jeep to go into production in July 2022, sources say

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-01

The first Jeep model built on a PSA Peugeot Citroën Group platform as part of the merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that formed Stellantis will start production in July 2022 in Tychy, Po...

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Stellantis seeks UK aid to convert Vauxhall plant for EVs

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-26

Stellantis is reviewing options for its Ellesmere Port car factory in England including closing the plant if it cannot reach a deal with the British government on new investments...

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January UK car production falls -27.3% as industry calls for measures to support competitiveness

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-26

UK car production fell -27...

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Car CO2 targets can only be as ambitious as the infrastructure deployed on the ground in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-26

This year will be a pivotal one for the EU auto industry in the transition to carbon neutrality...

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Germany to reach one million e-cars target this year – government advisors

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-25

Germany will probably reach its target of having 1m fully electric or plug-in hybrid cars on the road this year, government advisors have said...

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Geely says revised Volvo pact better serves its investors

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-25

Geely Automobile CEO Gui Shengyue talked up the decision not to pursue a full merger with Volvo Cars, saying on an investor call that shareholders’ interests are better served if the two compani...

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Biden to press for $37bn to boost chip output amid shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-25

President Joe Biden said on 24 February he would seek $37bn in funding for legislation to supercharge chip manufacturing in the United States as a shortfall of semiconductors has forced US automa...

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