Category Archives: Automotive

Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

DHL and Formula E renew their partnership with focus on e-mobility, smart cities and low-carbon lifestyles

The renewed partnership will see on- and off-track initiatives that highlight the joint DHL-Formula E commitment to environmental and social responsibility. DHL and Formula E team up again to promote e-mobility, smart cities and low-carbon lifestyles As the Official Logistics … Read the full press release

Prof. Markus Lienkamp on Technical University of Munich’s software that enable driverless race cars compete in motor sports

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 10-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Technical University of Munich (TUM) , a German public research university and one of Europe’s leading research universities, has announced that it has developed a software which enabled race cars to compete in … Read the full press release

Manufacturing giant Haizol expands their offices in China

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Headquartered in Shanghai, China, Haizol are growing from strength to strength in the manufacturing industry. From inception in 2015, they have opened offices throughout China year on year. Haizol now have a presence … Read the full press release

Inductive charging for EVs: Holcim and German startup Magment partner over magnetizable concrete technology for road surfaces

Strategic partnership with German startup Magment to enable roads that recharge electric vehicles Highway trials planned in the US Other applications include robot recharging in warehouses and factories (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Holcim (SWX: HOLN), one of … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: ALD to acquire LeasePlan from TDR Capital led consortium for EUR 4.9 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced it signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 100% of LeasePlan by … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO and IT holding Etnetera Group form a joint venture for the delivery of the next-generation software for the era of electromobility

ŠKODA AUTO launches joint venture Green:Code with IT holding Etnetera Group Green:Code’s goal: To optimise the user experience for ŠKODA customers and to deliver next-generation software for the era of electromobility The new company will be hiring up to 200 … Read the full press release

BASF Color Report 2021 for Automotive OEM Coatings: achromatic colors still the most popular, blue gains a momentum

Total vehicle production was lower, shifting the popularity of certain colors Blue and red are having a moment in the sun Despite the shift in colors, white, black, silver, and gray follow a familiar pattern, coating the majority of the … Read the full press release

Skateboarding exhibition at CASA SEAT in Barcelona starting from 13 January, 2022

The showcase “Fusta i Rodes: skate exhibition” will be inaugurated on 13 January featuring a collection of unique pieces and will be complemented with activities of different disciplines related to skateboard culture Chris Thomas of Assembly Ventures, the first international … Read the full press release

Continental to showcase solutions that transform and reinvent the definition of mobility at CES 2022 in Las Vegas

Continental will be showcasing innovative products and services from server-based vehicle architecture and automated driving capabilities to its sustainable tire concept For the first time at CES, Continental will present its award-winning Switchable Privacy Display aimed to help reduce driver … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Personal Finance to become exclusive partner of the captive of Stellantis for the financing of all its 14 brands

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), European Union’s leading bank, has announced it entered into exclusive negotiations with Stellantis, a leading global automaker and provider of innovative mobility solutions formed out of the merger of … Read the full press release

Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis and Philippe Brassac, CEO of Crédit Agricole SA comment on the newly formed pan European leader in operational car leasing

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM/ MONTROUGE, France, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the announcement of the creation of a new pan European leader in operational car leasing by Stellantis and Crédit Agricole, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, and Philippe Brassac, CEO of … Read the full press release

CA Consumer Finance takes over FCA Bank and Leasys Rent to launch fully owned pan-European car financing, leasing and mobility company

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Stellantis plan to create a European leader in operational car leasing Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance considers launching a new car financing, leasing and mobility company in Europe A press conference call with Stéphane Priami will … Read the full press release

New pan European leader in operational car leasing established by Stellantis and Crédit Agricole

Crédit Agricole and Stellantis intend to join forces to create a European leader in long-term leasing CA Consumer Finance plans also to launch a panEuropean, multi-brand operator in automotive financing, leasing and mobility (PRESS RELEASE) MONTROUGE, France, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

UK startup Low Sulphur Fuels wins Continental’s 2nd Challenge for sustainable material solutions with its unique recycling solution for plastics, tires and rubber products

UK-based young enterprise Low Sulphur Fuels presented a unique process for recycling pre-sorted plastics as well as used tires and rubber products. Successful second cooperation with Innovation Network for Advanced Materials (INAM). Continental aims to cooperate with challenge winner to … Read the full press release

Newcastle University and WMG at the University of Warwick partner to prepare the UK workforce for the electrification revolution

(PRESS RELEASE) NEWCASTLE, 14-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Newcastle University, a UK public research university and a member of the Russell Group, and WMG at the University of Warwick, a public research university ranked the 10th in the UK, have announced … Read the full press release

Formula 1 Race Driver Lewis Hamilton receives the DHL Fastest Lap Award again, his sixth DHL Fastest Lap trophy since 2014

Lewis Hamilton wins the DHL Fastest Lap Award; trophy presented by first Emirati female racing driver Fastest Pit Stop Award goes to Red Bull Racing Honda; DHL presents unique trophy made from upcycled scrap metal (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 13-Dec-2021 — … Read the full press release

Audi donates to two nonprofit IT schools to help with the digital transformation of the German automotive industry

Audi donating 960,000 euros to the nonprofit 42Heilbronn and 42Wolfsburg IT schools for a multiyear scholarship program. In doing so, the company is supporting unconventional training for the IT specialists of tomorrow and the digital transformation of the German automotive … Read the full press release

The new Scania P 250 PHEV with the new hybrid powertrain undergoes testing in Skellefteå, northern Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 13-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania, a leading Swedish supplier of sustainable transport solutions and services, engines for industrial and marine applications, and power generation, has announced that its new P 250 PHEV truck with the new … Read the full press release

Dr. Ursula Biernert and Ingo Spengler to join Leoni AG Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) NUREMBERG, 8-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Leoni AG (ETR: LEO), a global supplier of wires, cables and wiring systems, has announced the appointment of Dr. Ursula Biernert (52) and Ingo Spengler (49) to its Board of Directors. They wil … Read the full press release

Tugboat propulsion market: Rolls-Royce to deliver eight 16V 4000 M63 mtu engines to Brazilian shipyard Rio Maguari

16V 4000 M63 engines will power four new tugs Delivery of the engines by May 2022 Construction of the vessels at Rio Maguari, operations in Brazilian ports (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 2-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR., ADR:RYCEY), the pre-eminent engineering … Read the full press release

Bosch to start volume production of SiC chips in December 2021

Harald Kroeger: “We want to become a global leader in the production of SiC chips for electromobility.” Silicon carbide semiconductors enable longer ranges and faster recharging for electric cars. Volume production to begin in December 2021. Bosch has been producing … Read the full press release

Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: 11 teams ready for testing in Valencia

Testing for Season 8, the most expansive to date, begins in Valencia New Girls on Track video series to celebrate women in the series and inspire the next generation Lucas di Grassi joins as ambassador for ABB Climate Initiatives to … Read the full press release

Massive green hydrogen production facility in North East of England to deliver up to 500Mwe of hydrogen production ‎by 2030

HyGreen Teesside project targets 60MWe of ‘green’ hydrogen production by 2025‎ Together with bp’s already-proposed ‘blue’ hydrogen project (H2Teesside), HyGreen ‎Teesside strengthens Teesside as the UK’s leading hydrogen hub to decarbonize industry ‎and heavy transport HyGreen Teesside and H2Teesside together have the potential to … Read the full press release

Stadler to deliver 44 FLIRT battery-powered multiple units to DB Regio for the south-west German Palatinate network

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler, a Swiss train maker with over 75 years of experience, has announced that DB Regio AG, Frankfurt am Main based subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has ordered some 44 FLIRT battery-powered multiple units … Read the full press release

Leading manufacturer of special vessels Zhenjiang Shipyard to promote the use of Rolls-Royce’s mtu high-speed engines in full-rotary tugboats and marine workboats

Focus on jointly promoting the development of tugboats with mtu engines in China Both parties see great potential in the market for high-speed marine engines in mainland China and globally (PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, 25-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR., … Read the full press release

The 8th ŠKODA student car named AFRIQ reflecting the legendary Dakar Rally in Africa and ŠKODA AUTO’s responsibility for all Volkswagen Group activities in North Africa

Name commemorates the legendary Dakar Rally and highlights ŠKODA AUTO’s responsibility for all Volkswagen Group activities in North Africa 25 Vocational School students team up with ŠKODA Motorsport to develop rally version of ŠKODA KAMIQ ŠKODA AFRIQ is 4.36 metres … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. published an update on the Europcar acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) WOLFSBURG/ LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, 25-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Bidder consortium that includes Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. has published further information on the takeover offer for Europcar (Europcar Mobility Group), a French car rental company. Following … Read the full press release

Arkema inaugurates the Christian Collette Center of Excellence for Batteries

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 19-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema (EPA: AKE), a French specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, announces its new investment in batteries with the inauguration of the Christian Collette Center of Excellence dedicated to batteries at its … Read the full press release

CAF’s LRV units to provide the City of Calgary with frequent and fast transport service

(PRESS RELEASE) BEASAIN, Spain, 18-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (BME: CAF), a Spanish publicly listed company which manufactures railway vehicles and equipment and buses through its Solaris Bus & Coach subsidiary, announces that it has been … Read the full press release

MinDCet drivers and FTEX powertrain solutions enable EV GaN applications

MinDCet drivers and FTEX powertrain solutions enable EV GaN applications

(PRESS RELEASE) LEUVEN, Belgium, 16-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — MinDCet, a leading semiconductor house specializing in power and high-voltage IC design, announced the development of the first GaN-driven Dynamic Drive along with FTEX, the renowned specialist in precision motor control systems using … Read the full press release