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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.

VW postpones restart of China production
9.February 2020

Volkswagen Group has postponed the resumption of production at its China joint ventures, in the latest sign of the coronavirus’s impact on economic activity.

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.

Europe’s auto industry faces a tough 2020
21.January 2020

Following the new and tighter EU CO2 emissions rules for cars sold in Europe coming into effect in 2020, David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view.