Automotive Industry

Output at Nissan's plants in UK, Spain suspended throughout April

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-03

Production at Nissan's British factory is suspended throughout April, continuing a shutdown in place since mid-March as the coronavirus outbreak continues across Europe...

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Merkel and German auto industry seek ways to restart factories

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-03

Chancellor Angela Merkel and German auto industry executives are studying how and when to restart the country’s sprawling factory network amid concerns that some cash-poor suppliers may not surv...

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Fiat to start three Italian sites immediately after lockdown ends union says

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-03

Fiat aims to restart operations at three Italian sites as soon as the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on manufacturing, a union representative said...

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Kia to re-open Slovakia plant on April 6

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-02

Kia will re-open its plant in Slovakia on 6 April, as planned, after it halted production on 23 March because of the coronavirus outbreak, the automaker said on Tuesday 31 March...

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Europe's auto industry sees unprecedented crisis following production losses

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-02

Europe's automakers are calling for immediate support from the European Union and member states after suffering a production loss that could render companies short of cash in just weeks...

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PSA, Valeo help France ramp up ventilator production

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-01

PSA Group and Valeo are contributing volunteer workers, factory space and technical expertise to help France ramp up domestic production of ventilators to help coronavirus victims...

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VW extends production stop in Germany on slumping demand

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-01

Volkswagen said it is extending the production shutdown at its German factories because of the decline in demand for vehicles and continuing challenges in the supply chain...

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Adampol S.A. - Pandemic situation

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-31

At present, we all face many difficulties related to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Volkswagen resumes production at 22 locations across China

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-31

Just two months ago, China was considered the centre of the corona pandemic...

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Paris show organizers seek ways to rescue event amid virus outbreak

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-31

The Paris auto show will not be maintained in its current form this year because of the effects of the coronavirus crisis, organizers said...

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Toyotas European plants to remain closed

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-31

Toyota said it would extend a production suspension at all of its factories in Europe, with the exception of Russia, until further notice...

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Lockdown set to prevent Fiat attempt to restart some Italian production

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-31

A probable extension of Italy's lockdown could frustrate an attempt by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to resume some vehicle production at three Italian plants next week, a union representative said on...

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VW faces major problems in flagship ID.3 e-car production – report

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-30

The mass production of VW's flagship e-car model ID...

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PSAs plan for pilot production restart opposed by unions

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-30

PSA Group is taking preparatory steps to reopen its European factories, which were closed in response to the coronavirus outbreaks, but unions said the the plan is premature...

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European sales forecast to plunge amid virus shutdowns

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-30

With factories and dealerships closed by the coronavirus crisis, European auto sales could fall by up to 20% this year, representing millions of vehicles, industry analysts and financial ratings servi...

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Ventilator Challenge UK to start production in Covid-19 fight

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-30

A group of British manufacturers will begin producing medical ventilators for the NHS this week, under the twin codenames Project Oyster and Project Penguin, after the government ordered 10,...

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VW extends production halt in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-27

Volkswagen Group will extend stops to production in Germany as it deals with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak...

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Renault pauses production in Turkey

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-27

Renault said that it was suspending production in Bursa, Turkey, starting on Thursday 26 March, adding to a global shutdown of its manufacturing operations because of the coronavirus crisis...

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Fiat Chrysler agrees new $3.8bn credit facility with banks

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-27

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it has agreed a new credit facility with two banks, at a time when automakers are having to shut down plants, losing revenue as demand slumps in the wake of the coronavi...

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Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-27

Download the full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions...

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