Automotive Industry

Volkswagen steps up electric offensive: Series production of ID.4 begins in Zwickau

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-21

Volkswagen’s electric offensive continues to gather speed: Series production of the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the ID...

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Nissan postpones closure of Barcelona plant and confirms parts distribution

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-18

The closure of Nissan’s plant in Barcelona has been delayed by a year following an agreement with employee representatives...

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European battery makers power up for a green recovery

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-14

European battery makers are gearing up to take advantage of massive "green" stimulus packages unveiled since the coronavirus pandemic though many acknowledge it will be tough to match the As...

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Europe subsidies have EV and plug-in hybrid market exceeding China sales

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-14

Western Europe’s electrified vehicle sales pulled ahead of China’s last month after countries including Germany and France boosted government subsidies to stimulate demand that had been de...

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Ford Issues Kuga PHEV Recall Over Battery Fire Risk

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-12

Known as the Escape in the United States but essentially the same vehicle under the skin, inside, and in terms of exterior design, the Kuga has seen better days...

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German automakers appear to be finally waking up to climate neutrality - op-ed

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-11

The reality of having to shift to climate-neutral production and products has finally hit German automakers, writes Rolf Obertreis in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Rundschau...

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Fisker has tentative deal for Magna Steyr to build its electric SUV in Austria

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-11

Electric carmaker Fisker, which recently announced plans to go public through a merger with a so-called blank-check company, said on Friday 7 August it has a tentative deal for Canadian...

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UK-Japan auto tariffs to remain until 2026, report says

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-10

Japan and Britain agreed to lift auto tariffs for a post-Brexit trade agreement in 2026 despite Japan's push to lift the tariffs earlier, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review...

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Nissan, unions agree to delay Barcelona plant closing

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-07

After 30 hours of negotiations, Nissan Motor and workers at its three Barcelona plants agreed to postpone the closing of the factories by one year, until December 2021, the company and union...

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Pent-up demand drives European car market recovery in July

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-07

The European car market was expected to be one of the hardest hit regions because of the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus but the UK, France and Spain actually performed better than expected in Jul...

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Number of global EV charging stations passes 1 million

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-06

The electric vehicle industry has quietly hit one of its biggest milestones to date, as the number of public charging plugs around the world ticks above the 1m mark...

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Fuel types of new passenger cars

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-06

In 2019, almost 60% of all new cars registered in the European Union ran on petrol (58...

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Applications for German government's e-car buyer's premium soar to record level

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-05

The number of applications for Germany's e-car purchase premium reached a record level in July, the economy ministry said...

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Germany's car industry shows initial signs of recovery

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-05

Germany's car industry has seen demand picking up after coronavirus-related restrictions were eased and auto industry exports are expected to rise, a survey published by the Ifo economic institute...

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No More New Mitsubishis In Europe, Sales To Wind Down

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-04

The company will focus its business on Southeast Asia...

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Russian regulator backs Hyundai purchase of GM plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-04

Russia's Anti-Monopoly Service said on Monday it had approved Hyundai's possible acquisition of a General Motors factory in St...

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Audi using drone to locate vehicles at Neckarsulm

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-04

In the latest example of Industry 4...

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Tesla on track for swift Berlin plant completion, minister says

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-03

Tesla could be on track to complete its new plant near Berlin more quickly than its Shanghai facility, according to a local government minister...

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Italy to help auto sector, minister says

Automotive Industry - 2020-08-03

Italy's latest stimulus package, aimed at helping the economy overcome the coronavirus pandemic, will include assistance for the auto and tourism sectors, Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said...

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Industry needs clarity, time to reach EU clean-air target, ANE Congress panelists say

Automotive Industry - 2020-07-31

The European Union needs to offer automakers more clarity on future regulations and to oversee the faster rollout of a charging infrastructure, a panel of industry executives told viewers of the lates...

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