AUTOS

UK new car sales post smaller slump in June

UK new car sales post smaller slump in June

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British new car registrations fell by an annual 35% in June, the smallest drop since February, as many dealerships reopened after coronavirus [more…]

Charging points surge ahead of electric car boom

Charging points surge ahead of electric car boom

Published 15/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The number of publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles (EV) jumped 60% in 2019, the biggest increase in three years and [more…]

Electric car sales to fall, but not as much as other vehicles: research

Electric car sales to fall, but not as much as other vehicles: research

Published 19/05/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Worldwide electric car registrations are set to fall 18% this year, but those of combustion engine cars are set to drop even [more…]

German car sector morale plunges ahead of crunch Merkel meeting

German car sector morale plunges ahead of crunch Merkel meeting

Published 04/05/2020

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The business climate in Germany’s auto sector suffered its biggest slump in April and hit its lowest level since 1991, when the [more…]

UK car sector warns on coronavirus: ‘companies need cash immediately’

UK car sector warns on coronavirus: ‘companies need cash immediately’

Published 03/04/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s car sector needs immediate cash and the government should introduce measures to support suppliers, some of which only have enough money [more…]

Factbox: Some carmakers likely to restart China factories after shutting for coronavirus

Factbox: Some carmakers likely to restart China factories after shutting for coronavirus

Published 10/02/2020

(Reuters) - Automakers including Daimler, Tesla and Ford are likely to restart production in China on Monday after being forced to shut factories for more [more…]

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…]