Automotive Industry

Amazon-Backed Rivian Plans Electric-Vehicle Plant in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-15

Rivian Automotive, the electric-vehicle maker backed by Amazon, is scouting locations in Europe to build a new factory, according to people familiar with the matter...

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German automakers fear production snags from virus border checks

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-15

Restrictions at Germany's border with the Czech Republic risk severing automotive supply lines and could spark a wave of production stoppages, according to Germany's VDA automaker association...

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Who will build the Apple car? Here are the candidates to watch

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-12

Apple's car plans could involve several potential manufacturing partners capable of building an electric self-driving vehicle for the technology giant...

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Decarbonising the supply chain will be a gradual effort

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-12

With the range of electric vehicles (EVs) available on the market it is possible to buy a car that does not have any tailpipe emissions...

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EU weighs deal with TSMC, Samsung for microchip foundry

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-12

The European Union is considering building an advanced semiconductor factory in Europe in an attempt to avoid relying on the US and Asia for technology at the heart of some of its major industrie...

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Toyota hikes profit forecast 54%, shrugs off global chip supply issues

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-11

Toyota Motor Corp said on 9 February it has an up to four-month stockpile of chips and was not immediately expecting a global chip shortage to hit production, as it jacked up its full-year earnin...

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VW, Microsoft partner to develop self-driving car software

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-11

Volkswagen and Microsoft are expanding their co-operation involving the US software giant's cloud technology to include speeding up development of automated driving...

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EU should target 1m EV public chargers by 2024, say carmakers, environmentalists and consumer groups

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-11

Carmakers, environmentalists and consumer groups are calling on the EU to set ambitious targets per country for the deployment of electric vehicle charging points...

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Sales of electric vehicles jump above 10% for first time in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-10

The proportion of electric vehicles sold in the EU more than trebled in 2020 to reach 10...

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Pandemic gives finished vehicle logistics a fresh perspective

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-10

According to speakers at the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live North America conference there was a silver lining to the disruption inflicted on the automotive industry by the coron...

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Audi wants to build its own fast-charging infrastructure for e-cars

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-09

German carmaker Audi plans to set up its own charging infrastructure for electric vehicles...

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Renault, Dacia, Opel, Citroen production hit by chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-08

Renault Group and Stellantis are the latest automakers to suspend production because of a worldwide shortage of crucial semiconductors...

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Volvo CEO sets tougher green-car target

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-08

Volvo Cars’ Top Executive has set an even tougher 2021 sales target for the automaker’s Recharge line of electrified cars after the automaker narrowly missed his 2020 goal...

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Nearly 40% of German motorists will not buy e-car 'under any circumstances' - survey

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-05

Many Germans remain deeply sceptical about electric cars...

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Ford, Stellantis production cuts raise concerns chip shortage impact could worsen

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-05

Production cuts by automakers Ford and Stellantis due to the global semiconductor chip shortage and warnings from suppliers Robert Bosch and German chipmaker Infineon on 4 February have rais...

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Hit by shortage, Volkswagen demands boost to Europe chip sector

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-05

Europe needs to stump up cash to boost its chip industry, a Board member of the continent's largest carmaker Volkswagen said, pointing to a global semiconductor shortage that has highlighted depen...

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Fuel types of new cars: electric 10.5%, hybrid 11.9%, petrol 47.5% market share full-year 2020

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-04

In the fourth quarter of 2020, nearly one in six passenger cars registered in the European Union was an electrically-chargeable vehicle (16...

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VW plans to challenge Google with own AV software

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-03

Volkswagen plans to develop most of the software needed for autonomous cars in-house, the Head of the German carmaker’s luxury unit Audi said on 26 January...

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Volkswagen looks at direct buying to secure scarce chips

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-03

Volkswagen is looking into buying chip supplies directly from manufacturers, according to a company Executive, as automakers battle a global semiconductor shortage...

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Ford and Google to accelerate auto innovation, reinvent connected vehicle experience

Automotive Industry - 2021-02-02

Ford and Google on 2 February announced a unique strategic partnership to accelerate Ford’s transformation and reinvent the connected vehicle experience...

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