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VW pays nearly $10M to end proceedings against chairman
21.May 2020

Volkswagen Group has agreed to pay 9 million euros ($9.9 million) in a deal with a German court to end legal proceedings against its chairman and CEO, who were accused of holding back market-moving information on rigged emissions tests.

Benzina wants to double the number of stations in Slovakia
11.May 2020

Benzina plans to continue the investment in expanding and developing its Slovak network also this year. The leader of the Czech market ended last year with ten filling stations in Slovakia, and it plans to double their number this year.

PSA says demand to fall sharply
22.April 2020

PSA Group warned of sharp fall in demand for autos this year due to the coronavirus crisis after posting a 15.6 percent drop in first-quarter revenue.

SEAT Martorell: from making cars to ventilators
1.April 2020

The SEAT Leon line at the Martorell plant starts to produce automated ventilators to collaborate with the healthcare system in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Going from producing cars to ventilators in record time is the result of the intense work of many SEAT employees. The project is still in development phase and the ventilators are waiting the final homologation.

VW extends production halt in Germany
27.March 2020

Volkswagen Group will extend stops to production in Germany as it deals with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. VW said that it was responding to weakening demand and supply chain disruptions.

Rolls-Royce to suspend production
20.March 2020

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today that production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday 23 March for two weeks.

VW to shut down production in Europe
17.March 2020

Volkswagen Group will suspend production this week at plants in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain and is preparing to shut down the rest of its factories across Europe due to the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus to hit German supply chains
11.March 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting the German economy leaving supply chains at risk the in coming weeks, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus crisis threatens Geneva Motor Show
19.February 2020

Following the news that this year’s Beijing auto show – planned for April – is being postponed due to the coronavirus health crisis; the coronavirus public health crisis alone puts a big question-mark next to this year’s Geneva Motor Show, scheduled for March.

European automotive outlook 2020
3.February 2020

Automakers face twin short-term challenges: the transition toward producing a higher share of electric vehicles in response to tightening emission legislation and declining volumes in their biggest markets: Europe, China, US.

Nissan examines split from Renault
14.January 2020

Nissan has stepped up contingency planning for a possible split from Renault, according to the Financial Times, which cited people familiar with the matter.