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New legislation to allow Polish hauliers to turn to 3rd-country drivers

Land Transport - 2021-11-22

New legislation adopted by the Polish Parliament will facilitate the recruitment of staff from 3rd countries - a change that the country's road transport firms are primed to take advantage of...

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UK will require charge points for EVs in new buildings

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-22

Charging points for electric vehicles will be required to be installed in new buildings in Britain from 2022 under new legislation to be announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his office said in a...

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An attractive compensation is one way to mitigate the shortage of drivers

Members Corner - 2021-11-19

This week DFDS released its Q3 financial results, making it clear that the global logistics crisis also impacted DFDS’ earnings...

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Insurers Back New Safer Parking Regulations from Europe

Land Transport - 2021-11-19

Anyone who has been woken from unconsciousness at night by the sound of intruders breaking into the vehicle whilst sleeping in a lorry cab will hope that the latest initiative from the European Commis...

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Apple accelerates EV project, aims for fully autonomous car

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-19

Apple is pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities, according to people familiar with the matter, aiming to so...

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Latest report from ECG Business Intelligence: EU Funding Opportunities for FVL Players: CEF 2.0

News from ECG - 2021-11-19

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report from ECG Business Intelligence in partnership with Automotive from Ultima Media...

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Stellantis' German plants to remain part of Opel; Eisenach to resume production in January

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-18

Opel will not split off its German factories from its operations, and production at its Eisenach plant will resume in January, Opel owner Stellantis and union IG Metall said on 17 November, easin...

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How has Brexit affected road freight transport within Europe?

Land Transport - 2021-11-18

With the political process of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) beginning in 2016, the future was clear that nothing would remain the same even before the nation officially left ...

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Volkswagen forced to halt production of electric vehicles due to chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-18

The global semi-conductor chip shortage has forced German automaker Volkswagen to halt production of electric vehicles at its Zwickau and Dresden production plants...

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Give Europeans a ‘right to plug’ at home and work, say T&E and ACEA

News from Brussels - 2021-11-18

The upcoming review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is an essential part of the transition towards zero emission transport in the future, T&E and auto industry association ...

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European infrastructure CEOs discuss the future of TEN-T network

News from Brussels - 2021-11-18

On 18 November in Brussels, Chief Executives from rail infrastructure companies discussed the upcoming revisions of the TEN-T and RFC Regulations, the importance of international rail passenger t...

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Successful Maritime & Ports WG meeting in Sète

News from ECG - 2021-11-18

The Maritime & Ports Working Group Meeting took place in presence on 15/16 November in Sète, kindly sponsored by Port of Sète and ECG Member Neptune Lines...

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BMW fourth quarter off to good start, sees double-digit 2021 margins

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-17

BMW's October sales came in better than expected and November sales are off to a good start, Chief Financial Officer Nicolas Peter said...

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Electric vehicle boom set to stall as ‘lost decade’ looms

News from Brussels - 2021-11-17

Europe’s electric car boom is at risk of stalling, jeopardising the sales of 18m battery electric vehicles, new data shows...

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Stellantis reveals details of EU charging network

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-17

After Stellantis announced the construction of a European charging network with AC and DC chargers, the car company has now revealed some details about the DC chargers...

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Ford Of Europe Heavily Impacted By Chip Shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-17

Lest we forget, the semiconductor chip shortage isn’t limited to just one part of the world – it’s a global problem that’s projected to cost automakers as much as $210bn i...

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Despite COP26 progress, action pathways to decarbonise road transport remain unclear

Land Transport - 2021-11-17

IRU has broadly welcomed the agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow to reinforce global climate action and to look to speed up decarbonisation plans in the short term, but uncertainty remains on actual...

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Railways underexposed at climate summit

Land Transport - 2021-11-17

Rail was too low on the agenda at the climate summit in Glasgow...

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If Elon Musk is modern day Henry Ford, he’ll have to prove it in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-16

Two years after Elon Musk elicited audible gasps from an awards show audience with his surprise announcement that Tesla Inc...

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Volvo mulls third factory in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-16

Volvo Cars wants to build a third factory in Europe after 2025, Chief Financial Officer Bjorn Annwall said, in order to go beyond a target of selling 1...

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