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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

E-mobility: Vattenfall partners with Aral and BP over fueling/charging solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish government-owned multinational power company Vattenfall has announced it will partner with Aral in Germany and with BP in the Netherlands. The partnership will make it easier to get into e-mobility and mixed … Read the full press release

Vattenfall strengthens position in public charging in Europe with deployment of further 8,000 charging stations in the Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 4-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company, Vattenfall announces that it has won one of the bigger tenders for new charging networks in the Netherlands. The agreement includes the installation of up to 8,000 new charge … Read the full press release

New LeasePlan white paper on why it’s time to transition to e-LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles) fleet

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 3-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International automobile leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan unveils key findings on its new reaserch, “Why it’s time to transition to an e-LCV fleet.” According to LeasePlan white paper, Zero-emission deliveries are set … Read the full press release

MINI John Cooper Works on a quest through time back to the golden years of the Monte Carlo Rally

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 1-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — In the search for the MINI John Cooper Works sporting DNA takes us to the scene of the greatest triumph for the classic Mini and on a journey through time back to the … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Power Systems establishes new unit for innovative and net zero carbon drive and energy solutions

Emphasis on the decarbonisation of drive, propulsion and energy systems (PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 24-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces that its Power Systems business has set up a new organisational unit ‘Power Lab’ to focus on innovative and net zero … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO reached impressive production milestone of 13 million current-generation gearboxes

ŠKODA AUTO makes three different types of transmission for Volkswagen Group at its Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabí sites Production at ŠKODA AUTO is continuously optimised, automated and digitalised in line with Industry 4.0 principles (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 20-Aug-2020 — … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp CEO Martina Merz on first 9 months 2019/2020: business came through the crisis slightly better than initially feared in Q3 overall

Weeks of stoppages and slump in auto sector impact in particular materials and components businesses Structural challenges continue to weigh on steel business Sales of continuing operations after 9 months down 15 percent year-on-year Adjusted EBIT in Q3 significantly negative … Read the full press release

Vitesco Technologies’ drive control unit part of Volkswagen’s electrification ecosystem

Regensburg company is the sole supplier of the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB platform The central electric drive component is ready for volume manufacturing – allows software to be updated at any time (PRESS RELEASE) REGENSBURG, 12-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Solar Team sets new solar racing world endurance record as solar car Nuna Phoenix drove more than 924 kilometres in 12 hours

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — On Saturday 8 August, Vattenfall Solar Team set a new solar racing world endurance record in The Netherlands. The solar champions uphold their reputation and drove Nuna Phoenix solar car more than 924 … Read the full press release

2020: SEAT’s 70th anniversary: From Barcelona 92 Olympics’ electric SEAT Toledo to 1982’s SEAT Panda “Papamóvil”

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 10-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT, part of Volkswagen Group, has announced it is celebrating its 70th anniversary during 2020. The automaker’s rich history includes 70 years of ingenious approach: peculiar cars, for celebrities, for … Read the full press release

EBRD and KfW IPEX-Bank finance new plant for innovative car batteries to support e-mobility in Poland

EBRD and KfW IPEX-Bank provide EUR 135 million loan for new Johnson Matthey plant in Poland Facility will produce innovative materials for electric car batteries Next step towards larger use of electric vehicles (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Enel X adds 20,000 charging points to the JuicePass network reaching more than 50,000 charging points across Europe

JuicePass users are now enabled to access a network of over 50,000 charging points across Europe, mainly made accessible under the Hubject platform (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X‘s electric vehicle (EV) charging network reaches more than … Read the full press release

Leadec to acquire electrical engineering firm based in strategically important electromobility location

(PRESS RELEASE)STUTTGART/ BRANDENBURG AN DER HAVEL, 4-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stuttgart based leader in technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries Leadec has announced it will acquire Precis Maschinen und Anlagen Service GmbH based in Brandenburg an der Havel … Read the full press release

The new BMW Junior Team, Dan Harper, Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen, presented with brand new BMW M cars

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 4-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW AG high-performance cars subsidiary BMW M GmbH, formerly BMW Motorsport GmbH, has announced its CEO Markus Flasch will present the BMW Junior Team consisting of Dan Harper, Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen … Read the full press release

Interview: BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal Roger Griffiths

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 4-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW’s motorsport division BMW Motorsport has released an interview with Roger Griffiths, Team Principal of BMW i Andretti Motorsport, ahead of the grand finale of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship which … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric supports new venture that will expedite production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric together with its partners EIT InnoEnergy and the GROUPE IDEC support Verkor, a French industrial company in its aim to amplify battery cell production in Europe. The new venture will accelerate … Read the full press release

Siemens helps Genoa’s urban mobility to become more energy-efficient and sustainable

Compact, space-saving design of the depot charging infrastructure Smart charging with power of up to 100 kilowatts (kW) per bus Rampini electric buses equipped with 200 kWh battery pack (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 29-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens announces that Genoa’s … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and EVBox to color the public chargers in Amsterdam during Dutch Pride Week in support of LGBTQ youth

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall and EVBox, Amsterdam based electric vehicle charging solutions provider, have announced that a team of volunteers from both companies have rainbow colored the public chargers in Amsterdam in … Read the full press release

ŠKODA’s new all-electric SUV to debut on 1 September in Prague

Silhouette offers a foretaste of the new all-electric SUV from ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 22-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Czech automobile manufacturer ŠKODA, part of … Read the full press release

CUPRA’s new touring racecar the CUPRA Leon Competición to debut this coming weekend at the 2020 TCR Italy

CUPRA completes construction of the first CUPRA Leon Competición units The new model makes its debut this coming weekend at the 2020 TCR Italy Defending champion Salvatore Tavano will be at the wheel of the CUPRA touring racecar (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

Audi TechFocus newsletter: Audi emerges as leader in patent applications related to electric powertrains in Germany

(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 15-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German luxury automobile manufacturer Audi, part of Volkswagen Group, has announced the premiere of its new technology online newsletter called “Audi TechFocus”. In its first issue the focus is on patents as Audi … Read the full press release

ŠKODA automates ordering and supply of components at its Vrchlabí plant

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enable further automation at the high-tech Vrchlabí site CNC processing lines automatically order parts, supplied by automatic robots that report back for duty with their load carriers Automation of component ordering and supply is yet … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce 1H 2020: historic shock in civil aviation due to COVID-19 which will take several years to recover

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69) has announced its trading update on the first half 2020. According to the company’s CEO Warren East the COVID-19 pandemic has created a historic shock in civil aviation … Read the full press release

Electromobility: BMW Group to purchase the cobalt it needs for battery cells directly from the Moroccan mining company Managem Group

Supply contract signed with Managem Group (contract period: 2020 – 2025) BMW AG Board of Management member for Purchasing Andreas Wendt: “We are systematically driving electrification of our vehicle fleet. Sustainability plays a central role in expanding electromobility.” (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

Infineon and Ingeteam: EV now only needs to stop for a minimum of 10 minutes for an 80 percent battery charge

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH/ BILBAO, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Spanish power conversion firm Ingeteam have announced they will partner over superfast electric vehicle (EV) charging. According to the companies, … Read the full press release

Continental appoints Frank Petznick as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems business unit head

The former head, Karl Haupt, will leave Continental after more than 36 years on July 31, 2020 Frank Petznick takes over the management of the business unit from August 1, 2020 Member of the Executive Board Frank Jourdan: “Frank Petznick … Read the full press release

VDA: the new IAA 2021 to be held in Munich from September 7 to 12, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN/ MUNICH, 1-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The new IAA will gather mobility and technology sectors together in Munich from September 7 to 12, 2021. “Individual mobility is a basic human need – and satisfying it in all its … Read the full press release

AB Volvo number of votes changed due to Series A to Series B shares conversion

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 30-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational industrial company Volvo Group has announced there is a change in the number of votes in AB Volvo due to the conversion of a total of 1 837 139 Series A … Read the full press release

Continental Tires to consolidate all of its sustainability activities and projects into newly created department

ContiLifeCycle plant in Hanover sets new standards in the field of tire recycling Continental to cease importing natural rubber exclusively from the tropics (PRESS RELEASE) HANOVER, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company Continental AG has announced … Read the full press release

TomTom’s virtual AGM held on 15 June

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 16-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading location, navigation and map technology company TomTom (TOM2) has announced that all items in the agenda of its Annual General Meeting held virtually on 15 June have been voted favorably. Among other … Read the full press release