Skoda narrows choice for new European car plant15.March 2019
Skoda is close to choosing the location for a new factory with Serbia emerging as the favorite. Speculation about the plant’s location has been intense since Skoda’s parent, VW Group, said it wanted to build factory in eastern Europe, with Skoda likely to take the lead.
VW brand to cut up to 7,000 jobs13.March 2019
Volkswagen Group said it will shrink the workforce by up to 7,000 staff, raise productivity and make 5.9 billion euros worth of annual savings at its core VW brand by 2023 in a bid to raise the brand’s operating margin to 6 percent.
VW CEO gears up for labor fight over overhaul11.March 2019
Volkswagen Group is facing crunch time to deliver on a pledge to become a global juggernaut shaping future transportation.
Jaguar I-Pace wins the title “Car of the Year 2019”6.March 2019 The winner of the “Car of the Year” Award 2019 is the Jaguar I-Pace, chosen by 60 automotive journalists...
Iveco Bus: 37 Crossway Natural Power coaches for France22.February 2019
The 37 Crossway Natural Power (NP) coaches will be operated by Beltrame Group, and will be delivered to Dracénie Regional Council (Dracénie Provence Verdon agglomeration (DPVA) by the end of 2019.
German automakers at most risk from Trump tariffs18.February 2019
The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. Profits at German automakers are seen most at risk from tariffs on cars they export to the U.S. from Europe.
Yanfeng is honored with the Top Employer Award14.February 2019
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), the global leader inautomotive interiors, is awarded as a Top Employer 2019 for its good working conditions in Germany and Slovakia.
Siemens opens battery module factory in Norway29.January 2019
Together with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Siemens this week opened one of the world’s most advanced and robotic battery module factories in Trondheim, Norway. In the future, 55 battery modules per shift will be assembled every day for the marine and offshore market.
Benzina enters Slovak market24.January 2019
Benzina, the largest network of filling stations in the Czech Republic, is entering the Slovak market. It plans to open the first filling station in Slovakia in Malacky close to the Slovak-Czech border in the spring of this year.
European sales fall 8%; no sign of rebound18.December 2018
Volkswagen Group’s Audi and Porsche brands, Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles led an 8.1 percent decline in European sales in November, as the introduction of tougher WLTP emissions tests continued to weigh on demand.
Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans18.December 2018
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament today.
Ford names new product development chief in Europe13.December 2018
Ford promoted global programs director Joerg Bayer to head of product development in Europe as part of upcoming changes designed to return the region to profitability.
VW says the next generation of cars with combustion engines will be its last6.December 2018
Volkswagen Group expects the era of the combustion car to fade away after it rolls out its next-generation gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2026.
VW brand to reduce model complexity, engine variants6.December 2018
Volkswagen Group’s core brand aims to raise its profit margin faster than previously planned despite rising investments for electric vehicles.
German court rules VW must buy back diesel car23.November 2018
A German court has ruled Volkswagen must reimburse the owner of a diesel Golf the full original price of his vehicle bought in 2012, dealing a blow to the automaker as the legal battles over its emissions-cheating scandal drag on.
German court imposes diesel ban on western cities and autobahn20.November 2018
A German administrative court has ruled that the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia must ban older diesel vehicles from the cities of Gelsenkirchen and Essen, including part of the A40 autobahn. The cities are located in the Ruhr region, one of Germany’s most densely populated areas.
VW mulls moving Passat production to Skoda plant in CR16.November 2018
Volkswagen Group may move production of the VW Passat to a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic as part of a wider factory shake-up to accommodate electric cars, a German press report said.
New positions for Edyta Wasiluk and Lukasz Liss13.November 2018
CG Car-Garantie strengthens its leading position in Central Eastern Europe. As new Director Central Eastern Europe (CEE), Edyta Wasiluk is now responsible for the markets in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Czech Republic.