Automotive Industry

Toyota to restart two more European manufacturing plants on 11 May

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-11

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) will gradually resume production at two more manufacturing sites from 11 May following the recent restart of its French and Polish plants...

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Green cash for clunkers deals on the starting grid

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-11

Car renewal schemes aimed at boosting the automotive industry and the wider economy during the virus recovery period are likely to be linked to climate targets, although the actual effectiveness of su...

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Renault suspends production at French plant after a COVID-19 linked court order

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-08

Renault has suspended production at one of its French factories, following a court order criticizing the way the automaker told unions about its increased protective measures put in place to prevent t...

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Kia dealers ready to take remote orders and reopen workshops

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-07

Following the latest government announcement, Kia Motors (UK) Limited has announced that individual Kia dealers are ready to start taking remote orders during lockdown, according to dealership discret...

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VW sees multi-speed virus rebound led by China

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-07

Volkswagen Group said demand in China was starting to rebound, thanks to customers who are switching from public transport to personal vehicles, but warned sales would not recover as quickly in other ...

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BMW delays Hungary plant in savings drive

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-07

BMW will put investments on hold as it seeks to conserve cash to counter a fall in demand caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Financial Officer Nicolas Peter said...

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German goverment unlikely to meet carmaker demands for coronavirus bailout - report

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-05

Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to discuss the coronavirus crisis with automotive industry executives in a conference call on Tuesday 5 May, with carmakers calling for a stimulus package as well as a ...

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Mercedes-Benz car plants successfully restart production

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-05

After a phase of suspension of production and short-time work caused by the Covid-19- pandemic, the Mercedes-Benz car plants in Untertürkheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Sindelfingen and Bremen have succes...

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German government signals no rush on scrapping program

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-05

Germany needs several more weeks to decide on a scrapping program to counter a slump in car sales, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said...

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Start-stop production part of the new normal for OEMs

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-05

After weeks of inactivity caused by the coronavirus crisis, carmakers are potentially hostage to a halting series of restarts, according to Matteo Fini, executive director, automotive supply chain and...

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Tesla faces post-coronavirus car crunch at Berlin gigafactory

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-04

The global health crisis isn't putting the brakes on Tesla's plan to make electric vehicles in the forests outside Berlin, but if the factory opens on schedule next year it will face an utterl...

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Nissan gives an update on operations at its Sunderland plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-04

Vehicle production at Nissan Sunderland Plant has been suspended since 17th March...

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Automobili Lamborghini prepares to restart production on 4 May

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-04

Automobili Lamborghini is set to resume its production activities from 4 May, in accordance with the Italian Prime Minister’s decree of 26 April...

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Renault’s €5bn bailout gets EU go-ahead

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-04

The French government’s €5 billion bailout of Renault got the green light from the European Commission on Wednesday 29 April, as the EU executive heralded the carmaker’s focus on elec...

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Fiat Chrysler's Italian dealerships to reopen

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-04

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its Italian network of approved dealers and repair workshops would reopen on Monday 4 May, when the country is set to start lifting a national lockdown put in place to l...

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UK car production falls -37.6 per cent in March as coronavirus halts automotive manufacturing

Automotive Industry - 2020-05-04

UK car manufacturing fell -37...

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Porsche to restart manufacturing of sports cars

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-30

As from 4 May, Porsche is restarting production on a site-and task-specific basis...

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German automakers ready scrappage proposals

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-30

The German auto industry is readying proposals for a new scrappage program to counter a sales slump that risks choking off production restarts at factories across Europe’s biggest economy...

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Volvo will cut 1,300 Swedish jobs as coronavirus speeds up change

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-30

Volvo Cars will lay off 1,300 white-collar employees in Sweden, with the automaker saying it needs to step up its shift to new products and business models amid the coronavirus pandemic...

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Even if we manage to overcome COVID-19, a no-deal Brexit might be the next threat to the auto sector

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-30

Message from ACEA's Director General – April 2020 As soon as the immediate crisis is over, it is in Europe’s interest that the auto sector – which is of great strategic value ...

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