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MOSCOW – Honda’s Russian subsidiary said it would stop supplying new cars to official dealers in Russia in 2022 as part of the company’s efforts to restructure its operations. The company said Wednesday that it would keep its presence on the Russian market with motorcycle and power equipment sales, and retain its activities related to
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FRANKFURT — BMW plans to step up its production of electrified vehicles, CEO Oliver Zipse told a German newspaper. “We already had ambitions growth plans and want to further expand our market position,” Zipse said in an interview with the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper published on Sunday. Between 2021 and 2023, BMW will build 250,000 more
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Renault CEO Luca de Meo will present his turnaround plan for the automaker on Jan. 14. The Italian executive plans a “revolution” at the French company, so he is calling his plan “Renaulution.” De Meo describes the key points of the restructuring to the automaker’s executives and employee representatives in an internal paper of several
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Jaguar Land Rover has not seen any impact so far from congestion at UK ports, its parent Tata Motors said on Thursday, even as many countries cut transport ties with Britain due to a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. Toyota brought forward its Christmas production breaks at plants in England and France after transport
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Volkswagen Group’s Seat unit will cut production at its Spanish factory in Martorell, near Barcelona, because of a shortage of microchips. A production line that builds the Seat Leon and Cupra Leon compact cars, and the Cupra Formentor crossover, will work on two shifts per day instead of the current three from Jan. 25 until
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Hyundai has completed the acquisition of a General Motors factory near St. Petersburg in Russia, Hyundai spokeswoman Yulia Tikhonravova told reporters on Tuesday. The GM plant with a capacity of up to 100,000 vehicles per year was built in Shushary in the suburbs of St. Petersburg in 2008 but closed in 2015 as part of
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Apple is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The iPhone maker’s automotive efforts, known as Project Titan, have proceeded unevenly since 2014 when it first started to design its own vehicle
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FRANKFURT — The drama that played out in recent weeks at the highest levels of Volkswagen Group can be explained with these two facts: 1. VW is in the midst of a generational shift toward a fully carbon-neutral business over the next 30 years. 2. The software-enabled, zero-emission vehicles favored by CEO Herbert Diess will
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MUNICH– Volkswagen Group said it is adjusting production in Europe, China and the U.S. because of a shortage of automotive microchips. The move will affect production of VW, Audi and Skoda models based on VW Group’s MQB platform,VW said in a statement on Friday. The platform underpins car such as the VW Golf. Semiconductor manufacturers
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Volkswagen Group could get access to advanced battery cells that have the potential to increase electric vehicle ranges by 80 percent as early as 2024, bolstering its efforts to surpass Tesla as segment leader. Developed by the U.S. startup QuantumScape, the second-generation cell technology relies on a solid rather than liquid electrolyte and lithium metal
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