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...
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.
VW plans wave of dismissals following diesel scandal27.August 2018
Volkswagen Group plans to fire a group of engineers and managers implicated in the automaker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal, German press reports said.
Siemens and Bentley strengthen strategic alliance27.August 2018
Strategic alliance with Bentley Systems, which started in 2016, to be further expanded. In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance.
Škoda continues on course for growth in July14.August 2018
Škoda made a strong start to the second half of the year, delivering 99,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in July, and exceeding last year’s car deliveries by 14.6%. Alongside Europe (+15.7%), ŠKODA made considerable gains in Russia (+24.7%), China (+13.9%) and India (+12.7%).
BMW will open $1.2 billion car plant in Hungary1.August 2018
BMW is investing 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) in a new assembly plant in Hungary, its first factory in Europe in nearly two decades as the automaker strengthens its European footprint amid growing protectionism.
New CEO of the BMW Region Central Europe30.July 2018
BMW AG will appint Neil Fiorentinos as the new CEO of BMW Group Region Central & Southeastern Europe on September 1, 2018. Fiorentinos replaces Christoph v. Tschirschnitz, who has decided to accept new management challenges outside the BMW Group.
Diesel driving bans: here is the solution!8.June 2018
In Hamburg, Germany’s first diesel driving ban was introduced on 31.05.2018. For this reason, car drivers have many questions: Is my vehicle affected? How can I avoid the driving ban and how do I reach my destination despite it? The answers are available on the free Green-Zones App.
Diesel fears become reality with first driving ban in Germany31.May 2018
Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, will restrict older diesel vehicles from selected urban areas starting this week, marking the first driving ban in the country for the embattled technology.
Škoda CEO Maier presents trophy to player of 2018 IIHF21.May 2018
Sweden has won the 82nd World Championship held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). After an outstanding performance, Patrick Kane from the USA was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Self-driving buses operate in Gothenburg4.May 2018
The first self-driving bus is now rolling in Gothenburg, Sweden. The inaugural journey took place at the Chalmers University of Technology campus in Johanneberg.
Škoda: best year to year result in its history21.March 2018
ŠKODA AUTO delivered 92,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in February, an increase of 14.3% compared to the same period of the previous year (February 2017: 81,200 vehicles), and the best February result in its 123-year history.
Skoda Auto: the best February in history13.March 2018
Czech carmaker Škoda delivered 92,800 vehicles to its customers worldwide in February 2018, up 14.3% from the same period last year (February 2017: 81,200 vehicles).
Prologis makes four promotions in Czech and Slovak teams7.March 2018
Prologis, the global leader in logistics real estate, announced several promotions today at its Czech and Slovak offices.
Porsche remains committed to diesel27.February 2018
Porsche expects to launch a diesel version of the new-generation Cayenne SUV this year and may offer the powertrain in the smaller Macan crossover as well, a top executive said, denying reports that the automaker plans to abandon the technology.
German court rules in favor of city bans on diesels27.February 2018
A top German court ruled on Tuesday in favor of allowing major cities to ban heavily polluting diesel cars, a move likely to hit the value of 12 million vehicles in Europe’s largest market and force automakers to pay for costly modifications.
Kia will partially electrify Ceed lineup20.February 2018
Kia will add a 48-volt mild hybrid Ceed next year to the compact hatchback’s gasoline and diesel engine lineup, the automaker’s chief operating officer for Europe, Michael Cole, said.