Automotive Industry

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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VW expects car market to recover in summer

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-26

Volkswagen expects the car market in Germany to recover in the summer after the automaker was forced to suspend output due to the coronavirus pandemic...

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Car dealers turn to online sales and servicing

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-26

Vehicle sales around the world are being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with end-users either prevented from visiting dealerships by closure or quarantine, or at best fearful of doing so...

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Worst crisis ever : Carmakers line up for recovery cash amid calls to go green

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

While European carmakers cry for help, environmentalists say public money aimed at helping the automotive industry recover from the COVID-19 crisis must be future-proof and geared towards green techno...

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VW to halt Russia output due to supply shortage from Europe

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

Volkswagen Group will suspend its vehicle production in Russia over a supply shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, VW Group Rus said on Tuesday 24 March...

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Aston Martin will shut UK plants after virus hits demand

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

Aston Martin said it will suspend production at its UK factories starting Wednesday 25 March to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, which has hurt demand for its cars...

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UK dealers face service centre dilemma after virus lockdown

Automotive Industry - 2020-03-25

UK dealer groups have taken different approaches on whether to keep their service centres open after the British government ordered nonessential businesses to close to prevent the spread of the corona...

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