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Stellantis will increase pace of EV launches in Europe, US

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-05

Stellantis will go “full throttle” on battery-electric vehicles to meet emissions goals in Europe and the US, as hybrid powertrains eventually “disappear,” CEO Carlos Tavares s...

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BOOSTLOG Launch Event: Boosting the impact of freight transport and logistics EU funded research supporting competitiveness and addressing the climate challenge

News from Brussels - 2021-03-05

All stakeholders interested in logistics, particularly those who work on sustainability and innovation, are welcome to join the event on 26 March 2021 from 10:30-12:30...

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Future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia, industry groups tell EU

News from Brussels - 2021-03-05

The EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law, major shipping industry players and environmentalists have told the European Commission...

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IRU briefs German government on the border chaos they have created

News from Brussels - 2021-03-05

Following an open letter urging Chancellor Angela Merkel to reconsider Germany’s misguided border restrictions on testing commercial vehicle drivers, IRU was invited on 4 March by...

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Rosslare – Dunkirk ferry route expands capacity

Members Corner - 2021-03-04

On 1 April, DFDS will introduce a fourth freight ferry to the successful direct ferry service between Rosslare Europort in Ireland and the Grand Port of Dunkerque in Northern France...

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Road transport industry fights disproportionate driving restrictions in Austria

News from Brussels - 2021-03-04

IRU, along with several of its EU member associations, has written to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for European Commission action against multiple driving bans ...

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VW's ID3 electric car stacks up well against Tesla in UBS teardown

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-04

A teardown of Volkswagen's first dedicated full-electric vehicle found it measures up favorably to Tesla models in several key aspects...

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Stellantis waiting for UK support on Vauxhall plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-04

Any investment by Stellantis in its Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, England, is dependent on support from the British government, CEO Carlos Tavares said in an interview with a French newspaper...

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Ice Ahead no sweat

Members Corner - 2021-03-03

Sailing in demanding winter ice conditions in the Baltic Sea is all in a day’s work for the crews of UECC’s sophisticated workhorse PCTCs M/V Auto Eco and M/V Auto Energy...

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Stellantis aims to lift Fiat Chrysler margins toward PSA levels

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-03

Stellantis, created by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot Citroën, aims to lift profit margins this year toward the levels attained by its CEO Carlos Tavares at PSA Peugeot C...

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GEFCO Partners with Polestar for Home Delivery of Cars in China

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-03

GEFCO is partnering with Polestar to deliver electric cars to individual customers in Shanghai and Beijing...

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Grimaldi Group's green giant Eco Livorno christened

Members Corner - 2021-03-03

This morning the christening of the vessel Eco Livorno took place at the Port of Livorno...

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New UN report targets TIR for COVID-19 recovery

Land Transport - 2021-03-02

A new UN publication on building pandemic-resilient transport systems underlines the importance of co-ordinated action and international instruments such as TIR to keep borders open and good...

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UK 'very hopeful' for Vauxhall factory's future as investment decision looms

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-02

Britain is "very hopeful" that a good outcome can be found for the Vauxhall car factory, Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on 1 March, as owners weigh up Brexit and electrification in a ...

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EU plotting ban on internal combustion engine as of 2025: industry

News from Brussels - 2021-03-02

The European Commission’s proposed Euro 7 emission rules on cars, vans, trucks and buses would amount to “a ban through the back door” of internal combustion engines as of 2025, if i...

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Electric vehicles: Helping consumers identify the right recharging option with standardised labels

News from Brussels - 2021-03-02

A brand new harmonised set of labels for electric vehicles and charging stations will start to be used throughout Europe as of 20 March this year, in line with the requirements of the EU Directive on ...

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COVID-19 update: German pre-registration platform temporarily unavailable due to cyber attacks

News from Brussels - 2021-03-01

The German Ministry for Health (BMG) informs about a massive disruption in access to the German COVID-19 pre-registration portal www...

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New EU car emissions rules could lead to major job losses – BMW works council head

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-01

Stricter European passenger car CO2 limits could lead to major job losses, Manfred Schoch, chairman of the BMW Group Works Council, said during an event of the Mobil in Deutschland...

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EV costs, regulations drive Renault’s decision to cut engine lineup

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-01

Renault plans to launch seven full-electric vehicles by 2025, and has just signed an agreement for a joint venture with Plug Power to develop hydrogen fuel cell technology, starting with a h...

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New small Jeep to go into production in July 2022, sources say

Automotive Industry - 2021-03-01

The first Jeep model built on a PSA Peugeot Citroën Group platform as part of the merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that formed Stellantis will start production in July 2022 in Tychy, Po...

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