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SUV’s profit from Germany’s e-car premium, observers cry foul

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

Germany’s recent e-car boom – a record number of electric vehicles were registered in September 2020 – is partly thanks to generous government incentives – but these ...

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Renault aims to produce a 'mini Ferrari' with its Alpine subbrand

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

Renault's Italian-born CEO Luca de Meo has an impossible-sounding ambition: to build a sports-car brand barely brought back to life into a Ferrari fighter...

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Tesla targets Germany, France for China-built Model 3 sedans

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

Tesla will start exporting Model 3 sedans from China to more than 10 countries, including Germany, France and Switzerland, the automaker said...

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BMW joins Daimler getting boost from speedy auto-sales recovery

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-20

BMW said its auto business generated much more cash than expected in the third quarter, joining rival Daimler in posting surprisingly positive preliminary earnings...

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German Greens plan clear focus on e-mobility to lower transport emissions

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-19

The German Greens propose a transport policy with a clear focus on electric mobility that restricts the use of hydrogen on the road to heavy-duty trucks, reports Daniel Delhaes in business d...

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De Meo to offer 8-year turnaround plan for Renault

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-19

Renault Group will unveil an eight-year plan next year as the automaker contends with a demand slump exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, CEO Luca de Meo said in an interview with a Spanish newspape...

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EU to push new standards for ‘greenest’ car batteries on earth

News from Brussels - 2020-10-19

The European Commission will table new EU-wide regulations this autumn to ensure that batteries manufactured or imported into Europe are “the greenest on this planet,” a top EU official to...

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Fight global youth unemployment by reducing the minimum age of professional drivers

Land Transport - 2020-10-16

IRU is calling on governments to lower the minimum age for professional drivers to 18 in all sectors (truck, bus and coach)...

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PSA to ditch Peugeot 108, Citroen C1, report says

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

PSA Group is ending the production of Peugeot and Citroen minicars, three sources told Reuters, withdrawing from an increasingly unprofitable market as it starts a strategic review ahead of its planne...

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BMW To Produce Next Mini Countryman In-House Due To Coronavirus

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

Since 2016, the Mini Countryman has been produced at VDL Nedcar plant in the Netherlands...

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Synthetic fuels ready for serial use in passenger cars by 2030 – Porsche CEO

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

The serial use of synthetic fuels in passenger vehicles could become a reality in about ten years' time, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has said...

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Lack of e-car charging price transparency continues to irk German consumer groups

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-16

Prices at electric car charging points in Germany are not transparent and diminish the trust people have in e-mobility, the consumer protection association vzbv has said...

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The potential of blockchain technology for the Finished Vehicle Logistics industry

Members Corner - 2020-10-15

This is an opinion piece and does not necessarily reflect the views of ECG COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) business in Europe in the past months...

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Digital transformation set to produce Port of Gothenburg 2.0

Members Corner - 2020-10-15

With the aid of AI and digital linking, the Port of Gothenburg will become quicker, more cost-effective, and climate smart...

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Valenciaport participates in the webinar “Challenges and future opportunities for ports and shipping on the Mediterranean”

Members Corner - 2020-10-15

Valenciaport continues its promotional work in the main world events of the sector in order to highlight the strategic capacity of the ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía as a reference hub i...

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Collaborating to reduce GHG emissions from ports and ships

Maritime & Ports - 2020-10-15

A new strategic partnership to strengthen cooperation between ships and ports to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been signed by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the Gr...

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Germans convinced transport must change but doubt e-cars are the solution - survey

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-15

Most people in Germany regard the mobility sector as a great threat to the country's climate targets and call for measures to reduce the impact of transport on greenhouse gas levels, a&n...

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Volkswagen Group invests in automation for Emden, Hanover and Chattanooga plants

Automotive Industry - 2020-10-15

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands are working flat out on the transformation to the e-mobility era and the conversion of plants to e-mobility...

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Lawmakers want fossil fuels banned from EU Recovery Fund

News from Brussels - 2020-10-15

EU lawmakers today called for more of the bloc’s €670bn recovery fund to be invested in projects that won’t exacerbate climate change or the nature crisis - and for fossil fuels to be...

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Webinar “Making the industry safer” – Register now!  

News from ECG - 2020-10-15

Are you responsible for truck drivers? Would you like to know what are the most common accidents in truck transportation? Do you want to improve your drivers’ safety?   Join ou...

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