GM, Ford hit by C-19 virus; VW, Daimler, auto industry reel in impact of Corona pandemic

The auto industry is now feeling the weight on the ongoing C-19 pandemic, with veteran automakers Volkswagen and Daimler announcing that they will be suspending production in their European facilities. The news comes as updates from GM, Ford, and Fiat-Chrysler in the US revealed that workers from the Big Three automakers have tested positive for […]

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Coronavirus: Carmakers to shut down plants across Europe

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First carmakers announce closures of factories in Europe due to the Coronavirus crisis unfolding on the continent. PSA will lockdown all vehicle production plants in Europe by 27 March and the French carmaker is not the only one. FCA has also announced a production stop at most of its plants in Europe by the end […]

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VW’s ID.1 to be released in 2023

Rumours of a new small electric car from Volkswagen have been persistent. According to a British media report, the model, presumably called ID.1, will replace the VW e-Up starting in 2023 and will be about the same size. A few months ago, VW chief strategist Michael Jost had confirmed plans for a small electric car […]

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Volkswagen admits to Tesla’s 10-year headstart in the electric car race

It is no secret that Tesla is ahead of everyone in the electric vehicle race, and other manufacturers will likely be playing catch up with the Elon Musk-headed company for years to come. This is something that was admitted recently by a Volkswagen board member, who stated that Tesla has a 10-year headstart in the […]

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As Tesla rises, Volkswagen’s largest shareholders back CEO’s controversial EV push

As Tesla continues to rise in Europe with the construction of Giga Berlin and the impending local prduction of the Model Y, Volkswagen’s controlling family issued a rare statement of support for CEO Herbert Diess’ aggressive and somewhat controversial electric car push. In a recent statement to local German media, the Porsche-Piech family stated that […]

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Seat’s Cupra Formentor-SUV to come out as PHEV

Following the new Leon and Cupra Leon, both of which will also be available as plug-in hybrids, Seat is now presenting the series version of the first vehicle developed exclusively for the performance brand Cupra: the Cupra Formentor SUV now available as a PHEV. The part-time electric car should be launched before the end of […]

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