Automotive Industry

German domestic car market expands, but exports and output fall

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-15

Registrations for new passenger cars in Germany grew by 5% year-on-year to 3...

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VW turns to Brazil for help building chic, affordable small car

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-13

The push for greater regional autonomy that has helped Volkswagen win back market share in Brazil could now reap benefits in its European home market...

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New diesel cars exceed particle limits, tests show

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-13

New diesel vehicles are exceeding the limit for particle emissions, European campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) said on Monday (13 January), calling on EU lawmakers to make emissions t...

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New CO2 rules cloud 2020 European sales outlook

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-10

"Uncertainty" was the watchword for European sales going into 2019, and that will again be the case in 2020, executives and analysts say...

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Keeping calm: RNM Alliance’s Mark Sutcliffe on how to handle supply chain volatility

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-10

The automotive industry is undergoing a technological transformation and facing upheavals in key markets, but the OEM’s senior vice-president of industrial strategy and supply chain management b...

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Massive rise in EV charging points needed to reach EU climate goals, analysis finds

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-08

Europe needs a fifteen-fold increase in electric vehicle public charging points by 2030 to support the EU’s goal of becoming “climate neutral” by mid-century, according to new resear...

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German car production drops to 23-year low on lower exports

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-08

German car production fell to its lowest level in almost a quarter of a century as Europe's biggest economy suffers from the fallout of a global trade war...

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Turkey debuts home-made electric car

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-07

Turkey unveiled its first fully domestically-produced car on 27 December saying it aimed to eventually produce up to 175,000 a year of the electric vehicle in a project expected to cost 22bn lira...

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Production volumes, models for Tesla's European factory confirmed in official notice
 

Automotive Industry - 2020-01-07

Tesla will build several models at new European factory near Berlin starting with the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover, according a public notice published by the German state of Brandenburg...

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COP25: Push for electric cars intensifies but cost question remains unanswered

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-19

A number of policymakers emphasised at the global climate conference COP25 in Madrid that electrification should play a leading role in road transport’s decarbonisation efforts...

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Europe may tighten CO2 emissions targets in 'Green Deal'

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-12

Automakers selling cars in the EU may face tougher CO2 emissions reduction targets after the European Commission signaled it will review goals already set for 2030...

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Europe's dealer network must shrink further as online sales increase, report says

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-11

The number of dealerships across Europe needs to be cut by half in the medium term to adapt to changing customer behavior and the rise of online car purchasing, according to a report...

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Tesla's German plant will build 500,000 cars a year, report says

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-11

Tesla plans to build 500,000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany's Bild newspaper reported...

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Global auto manufacturers call for resolution of WTO impasse

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-11

The EU, US, Japanese and Korean automobile manufacturers have joined forces to express their concerns about the impending blockage of the decision-making process in the World Trade Organisation’...

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UK witnesses record demand for alternatively fuelled cars in November

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-06

The UK new car market fell 1...

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Automakers are cutting 80,000 jobs globally as EV shift upends industry

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-05

It’s turning out to be one of the worst years ever for auto workers across the globe amid shrinking demand and a tectonic shift in vehicle technology, with Daimler and Audi announcing almost 20,...

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BMW to invest €400m in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-03

The BMW Group is investing around €400m ($440m) in its Dingolfing vehicle plant for production of the BMW iNEXT...

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East European car plants must adapt or die in the electric era

Automotive Industry - 2019-12-02

In a steamy foundry behind a century-old Czech brewery, a mechanical arm pours molten aluminum into a two-story robotic mold...

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Russia will support car sales with $78m loan subsidies, reports say

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-29

Russia's government plans to spend around 5bn rubles ($78...

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Slump in demand pulls down UK production in October

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-28

UK car production dropped 4% in October, hit by weak domestic demand caused by political and economic uncertainty over Brexit, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said...

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