Automotive Industry

Fiat Chrysler has started 90% of planned investments in Italy

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-27

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has started 90% of the investments planned for Italy, according to the carmaker's Europe boss Pietro Gorlier...

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ACEA-CLEPA paper: Future C-ITS spectrum needs

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-27

The automotive industry strongly supports ambitious policy goals towards achieving a European environment for Co-operative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), which can contribute to a safer, mo...

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Nissan leads calls for battery technology roll-out to achieve European Climate Change targets

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-26

An action plan to unlock the potential of electric vehicles and battery technology and enable Europe to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 has been unveiled...

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Risks for FCA-PSA merger deal rise after GM lawsuit

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-25

General Motors' surprise racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has raised the risks for FCA's plan to combine with Peugeot-maker PSA Group...

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Volkswagen to use low-emission LNG drive for overseas car freighters from January 2020

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-21

Volkswagen Group Logistics is the first company to use two car freighters powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in overseas traffic...

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Hazards ahead: Electric cars face battery recycling hurdles in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-21

European recyclers have called for changes to EU regulations on hazardous metals and waste shipment that “sometimes stand in the way” of a fully European electric car manufacturing value c...

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PSA unions approve FCA merger but remain 'vigilant' on plant implications

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-21

The majority of unions representing workers at PSA Group are in favor of a planned $50bn merger with Fiat Chrysler, PSA executives and union representatives said...

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Renault could pull out of markets, ax products in strategy review

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-20

Renault could withdraw from some markets or ax some models as part of a review of its midterm goals...

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Volkswagen's ID.3 to be assembled in Dresden Glass Plant from fall 2020

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-19

Volkswagen continues to step up the pace of its electric offensive: The ID...

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Brexit uncertainty is death by a thousand cuts for UK car industry

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-18

At theRegional Forum South event, held by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in Luton UK, Helen Foord, head of government relations and public policy at Vauxhall Motors, summed up a...

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France warms to FCA-PSA merger after derailing Renault deal

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-13

France may have helped scupper a deal between Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but its approach to the marriage of FCA with PSA Group shows it’s open for business...

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Tesla chooses Berlin for European gigafactory

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-13

US electric car firm Tesla will build its European base of operations in Germany, near Berlin, according to company founder Elon Musk who made the long-awaited announcement on 12 November...

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Higher e-car buyer's premium puts small manufacturers at risk

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-12

Small manufacturers of e-cars say their business could be threatened by the German government's increased buyer's premium intended to boost sales of electric vehicles, writes Sp...

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‘No way around electrification,’ BMW says

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-08

Consumers are increasingly turning to electric vehicles – and they’re liking it, said BMW’s chief lobbyist in Europe, calling on policymakers to accelerate charging infrastructure de...

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German government expands subsidies for electric cars

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-06

The German government and car industry have agreed to increase joint subsidies for electric car buyers and extend the program to 2025...

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Merkel aims to supercharge Germany’s electric car revolution

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on 3 November that Germany should install one million electric car charging points by 2030, ahead of crunch talks with the Bundesrepublik’s car industry...

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European factories at risk in FCA-PSA merger

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-06

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group have said they will not to close factories if they merge but this promise is likely to come under heavy strain as the combined group would have spare production...

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Volkswagen announces 'system change' as production of e-car model ID.3 starts

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-05

The beginning of serial production of Volkswagen's e-car flagship model ID...

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VW Group's plans to add a new plant come as some existing factories struggle

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-05

Volkswagen Group's plan to build a new plant in Turkey, a move that is currently on hold, raises questions as to the future of its existing sites -- especially in Europe -- just as the industry gr...

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Fiat plans to exit Europe's minicar segment

Automotive Industry - 2019-11-05

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to quit Europe's minicar segment, where it is the leader, joining other automakers in axing their smallest cars because of increasing development costs to make them...

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