Automotive Industry

Vauxhall prepares safety steps ahead of plant restarts

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-20

Vauxhall is planning several safety measures including temperature checks, face mask-wearing and shift rescheduling to allow it to restart production amid the coronavirus outbreak...

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Volkswagen starts with step-by-step resumption of production

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-17

The plants of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand are to successively restart production...

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Toyota plans limited operations in France, Poland

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-17

Toyota plans to restart limited production at its plants in France and Poland after closing them due to the coronavirus pandemic...

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Individual ashtrays, hourly disinfection: French automakers eye production restart

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-17

PSA Group and Renault are planning new safety measures in a push by France’s major industrial groups for a breakthrough with workers to reopen some factories before the government lifts its lock...

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Hungary's auto industry plans gradual restart of production

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-16

Automakers are restarting production at their factories in Hungary gradually after weeks of shutdown to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus...

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Production could resume at end of April, says Seat

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-15

Spanish carmaker Seat could restart operations at its Martorell and Componentes plants near Barcelona by the end of April, in view of the latest government announcements and the negotiations the carma...

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Spains car industry risks isolation in post-virus reshuffle

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-14

The disruption caused by the fallout from coronavirus outbreak is the last thing Spain's car industry needs...

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Kia considers halting Korean plants as virus hits Europe, U.S. exports

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-14

Kia told its labor union in South Korea that it wants to suspend operations at three of its domestic factories as the coronavirus outbreak weighs on exports to Europe and the United States...

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Fiat reaches deal with unions for production restart in Italy

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-10

Fiat reached a deal with unions over measures to adopt in its Italian plants once the government eases restrictions on business activity put in place to contain the coronavirus outbreak...

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COVID-19 headlines: auto-related coronavirus news from around the Web.

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-10

Field hospital: A field hospital installed inside Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' former leisure and sports club in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, is now ready to operate and ...

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Fiat Chrysler in talks with unions over production restart in Italy

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-09

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and unions are discussing plans for increased health measures at Italian plants to pave the way for most profitable production to restart as soon as the government eases a na...

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Ferrari to pilot 'Back on Track' employee screening for coronavirus

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-09

Ferrari is piloting a project to conduct voluntary screening of employees and their families for the coronavirus once the automaker's factories in Italy reopen...

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Covid-19 and Brexit – a double whammy for UK automotive

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-09

Following the Automotive Supply Chain March update, broadcast on 27 March, there were a number of questions from viewers relating to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the automotive industry t...

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Corona crisis: almost 1.5m vehicles in production losses for European auto makers

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-09

Factory shutdowns as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have resulted in lost production amounting to 1,465,415 motor vehicles to date, according to new figures published by the European Automobile Manuf...

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VW plans to partially reopen Spanish plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-08

Volkswagen hopes to partially reopen its factory in Pamplona, Spain, on 20 April after its closure in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesman for the plant said on Tuesday 07 April...

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Industry can master pandemic hit, crisis expert says

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-07

Xavier Mosquet, a Detroit-based managing director and senior partner at Boston Consulting Group, led a team of 20 experts that advised President Barack Obama's automotive task force in the wake of...

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Ford extends Europe production pause

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-07

Ford Motor extended the temporary suspension of vehicle and engine production at most of its European factories until at least 4 May...

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March marks record e-car month in Germany with over 10,000 new registrations

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-07

A total of 10,329 new fully electric cars were registered in Germany in March 2020, reports the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in a press release...

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Auto industry uses lessons from 2008 recession to survive corona chaos

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-06

In the spring of 2008, Renault executives in France started receiving alerts from colleagues at Nissan North America about the health of the U...

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6 ways to save the auto industry from pandemic decline

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-03

Europe’s auto industry is in big trouble from the coronavirus crisis and is looking to policymakers to clear the road for a successful recovery when it finally ends...

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