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Germany boosts EVs with stimulus plan

Germany has announced a stimulus programme for the auto industry that includes new incentives for electric vehicles but not conventional powertrain...

Ford puts Mustang 's 10-speed autobox in Transit

Ford has started production of a new 10-speed automatic gearbox option for rear-wheel drive (RWD) Transit models that offers excellent fuel...

JLR secures GBP560m China revolving loan facility

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) says its Chinese subsidiary has inked a three-year GBP560m revolving loan facility, but is declining to comment on reports it...

Ford delays US salaried workers' return

Ford has said it was delaying plans for salaried workers to begin returning to offices in late June until September.

RHA hails UK GBP10bn insurance deal

Britain's Road Haulage Association has lauded the government's decision to make a GBP10bn (US$12.6bn) guarantee available to protect against customer...

Japan sales plunge 45% in May

Japan's new vehicle market continued to decline sharply in May 2020, with sales plunging by almost 45% to 218,285 units from 396,120 units a year...

Enel X expands EV charging network

Enel X has expanded its electric vehicle (EV) charging network to more than 30,000 public charging points, by starting eRoaming connectivity with...

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West European car market down 57.3% in May

West European new car sales fell by 57.3% year-on-year (YoY) in May, while the regional selling rate stood at a lowly...

Volkswagen's Bentley axing 1,000 British jobs

Volkswagen owned Bentley is to cut 1,000 jobs in the UK, about a quarter of its workforce.

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Nissan plant pension problem - the week

Nissan's UK plant may have been reprieved in Nissan's recent shake-up plan but it is now under threat from no deal Brexit and the union has also weighed in, saying the automaker's plans to end a defined benefits pension scheme for hundreds of workers at the Sunderland plant are "disappointing" and "opportunistic".

Geely and Geometry future models [updated]

A sales plunge at home in the second half of 2019 was a shock to Geely and its namesake brand. Efforts have since been...

Geely and Volvo readying Lynk & Co for expansion [updated]

Geely and Volvo's experiment with the creation of Lynk & Co has bounced between convincing and worrying, sales currently...

COMMENT - May market numbers exceed expectations

Today, industry associations representing the vehicle markets of Germany, the UK and Russia all reported May light...

Geely fortifies Proton and Lotus for growth

Many were the sceptics when Li Shufu became the latest owner and part owner of Lotus Cars and Proton respectively. So far, and that includes the COVID-19 crisis, progress could be rated OK and excellent. Geely's boss continues to invest in both, tasking the CEOs of these car makers to show him a pathway to sustainable profits.

Nissan Sunderland plant uncertainties are a reminder of still-present Brexit risks

In widely reported remarks, Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta has reiterated the importance of UK-EU free trade to the future of...

Nissan right to focus on core strengths and cost control

Nissan has now confirmed the closure of its Barcelona, Spain, manufacturing plant as part of a new business plan that...

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PSA and FCA have jointly published plans for a merger that they say opens a path to the creation of a new group with...

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In the middle of September, some 49,000 UAW members at GM in the US walked out in what is the company's first strike...

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The importance of health and wellness has come into sharp focus in recent months. Consumer technologies such as fitness...

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