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VW Golf hybrid production hit by battery cell shortage
22.February 2021

Volkswagen’s biggest plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, is struggling to meet strong demand for the Golf model due to shortages of battery cells for hybrid versions and semiconductor components, the company’s labor leader told a German newspaper.

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 2,000 salaried jobs
18.February 2021

Jaguar Land Rover expects to reduce its global salaried workforce by about 2,000 people in the next financial year as the U.K. automaker cuts costs under new CEO Thierry Bollore.

Skoda’s lack of chips can complicate production
1.February 2021

Škoda Auto, the automaker from Mladá Boleslav, has faced a shortage of chips as part of its bulk equipment in its cars. This could lead to interruptions or cuts to production of some models, said Martina Gillichová, a spokeswoman for Škoda Auto, last week.

VW returned to profit in third quarter
29.October 2020

Volkswagen Group returned to profitability in the third quarter, helped by a surge in demand in China, despite an overall drop in global vehicle deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.