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Auto industry cautious as China starts 2020 with forecast of a 2% sales decline

Auto industry cautious as China starts 2020 with forecast of a 2% sales decline

Published 13/01/2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Automakers in China need to get used to a new normal of “low speed growth” in the world’s largest car market, the [more…]

More than 400,000 German jobs at risk in switch to electric cars: Handelsblatt

More than 400,000 German jobs at risk in switch to electric cars: Handelsblatt

Published 13/01/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - The shift to electric vehicles could cost 410,000 jobs in Germany by 2030, daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing government advisers. In [more…]

China’s NEV market may contract this year due to subsidy cut: industry association

China’s NEV market may contract this year due to subsidy cut: industry association

Published 11/11/2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Fewer new energy vehicles (NEV) could be sold in China this year than in 2018, an official at the country’s biggest auto [more…]

China’s auto industry discusses ways to boost rural car sales: sources

China’s auto industry discusses ways to boost rural car sales: sources

Published 11/11/2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s auto industry executives met with government officials over the weekend to discuss ways to promote higher car sales in rural areas, [more…]

U.S. may not need to impose auto tariffs this month: Bloomberg, citing Ross

U.S. may not need to impose auto tariffs this month: Bloomberg, citing Ross

Published 04/11/2019

(Reuters) - The United States may not need to impose tariffs on imported vehicles later this month after holding “good conversations” with automakers in the [more…]

Merkel wants Germany to have 1 mln electric car charging points by 2030

Merkel wants Germany to have 1 mln electric car charging points by 2030

Published 03/11/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany should have one million charging stations for electric cars by 2030, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a video message on Sunday, [more…]

Waymo tests ‘rider only’ service and looks beyond robo-taxis

Waymo tests ‘rider only’ service and looks beyond robo-taxis

Published 01/11/2019

(This October 28 story corrects to remove erroneous reference in paragraph 6 to regulations preventing the use of autonomous trucks) DETROIT (Reuters) - Waymo Chief [more…]

UK watchdog proposes car finance commission crackdown

UK watchdog proposes car finance commission crackdown

Published 15/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s markets watchdog has proposed banning auto dealers and brokers from receiving commission linked to interest rates on loans used to finance [more…]

Talks between UAW and GM take ‘turn for the worse’: union official

Talks between UAW and GM take ‘turn for the worse’: union official

Published 06/10/2019

DETROIT (Reuters) - Talks for a new four-year labor contract between General Motors Co (GM.N) and its striking workers took a “turn for the worse” [more…]

Senator Harris takes aim at Trump antitrust probe of automakers…

Senator Harris takes aim at Trump antitrust probe of automakers…

Published 14/09/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Friday asked a government watchdog to look into the Trump administration’s decision to [more…]