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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Siemens Mobility and Continental Engineering Services to accelerate production of truck pantographs

Siemens Mobility and Continental cooperate in manufacturing pantographs for trucks Initiative of the Ministry of Transport recommends eHighway on 4,000 kilometers of autobahn (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 29-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility announces partnership with Continental Engineering Services (CES) to … Read the full press release

Hydro further invests at its Cressona facility in Pennsylvania

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 29-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro announces its EUR 41 million ($48.3 million) investment for asset modernization in Cressona, Pennsylvania, to support the growing transportation, distribution, and industrial market segments in North America. The company will continue its … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies acquires Bluecharge, the largest electric vehicle charging network in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ SINGAPORE, 28-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies announces the acquisition of ‘Blue Charge’ from Bolloré Group. Upon the approval of the relevant authorities, TotalEnergies will manage and operate Singapore’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than … Read the full press release

T-Systems extends collaboration with Google Cloud to help key industries in their journeys to cloud and digital transformations

T-Systems to become a strategic industry solutions integrator and innovation partner for Google Cloud in key industries Deutsche Telekom subsidiary is now also a managed services provider for Google Cloud (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 27-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems and Google … Read the full press release

BMW transfers know-how from the automotive sector to concepts for micromobility vehicles with the introduction of innovative cargo bike and e-scooter

Innovative design concepts for city-centre travel Electrified bicycle Concept DYNAMIC CARGO promises high variability, everyday usability and sheer cycling pleasure e-scooter Concept CLEVER COMMUTE with remarkably compact de-sign thanks to folding mechanism (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 26-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to deliver galvanizing furnace for new coating line for the production of 3rd-generation Advanced High Strength Steel in China

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 26-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ, Graz, Austria-based international technology group active in the supplies of plants, equipment, systems and services across multiple industries, has announced it has received an order from Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co., Ltd., … Read the full press release

Automotive Hall of Fame’s first-ever Mobility Innovator Award goes to TomTom Co-founder and CEO Harold Goddijn

(PRESS RELEASE) DEARBORN, MI, USA, 23-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2), a Dutch multinational developer and creator of location technology and consumer electronics, has announced that its Co-founder and CEO Harold Goddijn has received the Automotive Hall of Fame’s first-ever … Read the full press release

Continental: ATE Ceramic brake winner of the brake test of ADAC, Germany’s largest automobile club

ATE Ceramic ranks highest in a comparison with five other brake systems Outstanding safety and durability: top score for wear resistance, second-best rating for braking distance (PRESS RELEASE) SCHWALBACH, Germany, 16-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental (ETR: CON), a German multinational … Read the full press release

Fadie Al-Masri to succeed Desmond A. Collins as head of Continental’s Brussels Political Office

Fadie Al-Masri to head Brussels political office from August 1, 2021 Desmond A. Collins to retire on July 31, 2021 The political office represents Continental’s interests in its dialog with EU offices, regulatory authorities, government agencies and associations Dr. Felix … Read the full press release

Siemens to deliver and install 45 eBus Sicharge UC charging stations for Zurich Public Transport Authority

Project helps Zurich’s public transport authority convert its bus fleet to electric drives Delivery of 45 charging stations for Hardau bus garage Charging cables routed through the hall ceiling allows for clear passageways (PRESS RELEASE) ERLANGEN, 16-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Tour de France 2021 trophies for the winners made by ŠKODA Design inspired by Bohemian crystal art

This year’s Tour de France trophy reflects what cycling is all about: Nature, ecology and clean energy Striking design inspired by Bohemian crystal art ŠKODA Design has been creating the Tour de France winners’ trophies since 2011 ŠKODA AUTO official … Read the full press release

British premium brand MINI in 1H 2021: 157,799 vehicles sold worldwide, 30,000 units of the fully electric MINI Cooper SE

Since its market launch, more than 30,000 units of the fully electric MINI Cooper SE have already been sold worldwide. The plug-in hybrid model MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 also underlines the growing enthusiasm for sustainable driving fun with steadily … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav starts the production of the 4th generation ŠKODA FABIA based on VW’s MQB-A0 platform

ŠKODA AUTO has invested 110 million euros in modifying its production lines Fourth-generation ŠKODA FABIA is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform More than 4.5 million units delivered since the first-generation model was introduced in 1999 Small car from the … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO Sustainability Report 2019/2020: recycling of all disposable waste; CO2-neutral production at Vrchlabí; unbureaucratic help in combating COVID-19

Clearly defined sustainability targets are an integral part of ŠKODA AUTO’s corporate strategy Environment: Material or thermal recycling of all disposable waste generated in the production process; CO2-neutral production at the Vrchlabí site. Social responsibility: Comprehensive measures to support relief … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Swedish electric motorcycles manufacturer CAKE to develop the first fossil-free motorcycle

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 6-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall announces its partnership with the Swedish manufacturer of electric motorcycles CAKE for the development of the first fossil-free electric motorcycle. The partners will share expertise and know-how in their respective fields of … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel to reduce CO2 by 16,000 tonnes on East China – Wuhan routes for Japanese carmaker Honda

Inbound-to-manufacturing transportation shifting from road to rail CO2 reduced by approximately 16,000 tonnes on East China – Wuhan routes A further step towards Kuehne+Nagel’s 2030 Net Zero Carbon targets (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 24-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel (SWX: KNIN), one of the … Read the full press release

Continental / infas study on the trends and developments in the transport industry

Transport companies fear falling behind in digitalization Critical attitude to automated driving persists The future of the transport sector: environmental protection gaining momentum Still the biggest challenges: cost pressure and driver shortages (PRESS RELEASE) SCHWALBACK, Germany, 23-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH wins order worth nearly €60 million from German premium carmaker

Rheinmetall wins trailblazing order for lightweight components (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 22-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall AG (ETR: RHM), the integrated technology group for mobility and security, has announced that its joint venture with the Chinese auto parts manufacturer HASCO KS … Read the full press release

Brazilian Red Cross received two buses transformed into mobile vaccination units from Mercedes-Benz do Brasil as a donation

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 18-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, part of Daimler AG, has announced it transformed two buses into mobile vaccination units. The two vehicles, an OF 1519 urban bus and an 0 500 R touring coach, have … Read the full press release

Volvo Cars to source steel made from hydrogen-reduced iron from SSAB’s HYBRIT pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SSAB (STO: SSAB-A), a Nordic and US-based steel company, has announced it is partnering with Volvo Cars, a Swedish luxury automobile brand, to jointly explore the development of fossil-free, high-quality steel for use … Read the full press release

BMW Group announces the appointment of Michael Alexander Schneider as CEO of idealworks

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW Group’s Logistics Innovations spinoff, idealworks welcomes its new CEO Michael Alexander Schneider. Michael completes the management team of the rapidly growing technology start-up, consisting of Karin Korber (CFO), Markus Bauer (COO), and … Read the full press release

“Responsible Lithium Partnership” established to improve natural resource management in Chile

Volkswagen Group, BASF, Daimler AG, and Fairphone fund the initiative at its inception GIZ to initiate a participatory process, inviting all relevant actors in the Salar de Atacama to work on a joint action plan Focus on protection of the … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO names Roland Villinger as head of Corporate and Product Strategy

Roland Villinger will have responsibility for the newly created area of ‘Corporate and Product Strategy’ at ŠKODA AUTO as of 1 June 2021 ‘Corporate Development and Digitalisation’ and ‘Product Strategy and Modular Toolkit Management’ departments to be merged Previous Head … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO supports the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India with one million euro worth donation

As the Volkswagen Group brand responsible for the region, ŠKODA AUTO donates one million euros to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India First part of in-kind and monetary donations is already on their way to the destination Czech car … Read the full press release

Mobility start-up bloXmove to build integrated mobility infrastructure based on Daimler Mobility-developed software

bloXmove is committed to designing cooperative mobility and promises seamless customer experiences in an integrated way. (PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 31-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Daimler Mobility AG announces licensing agreement with the mobility start-up bloXmove for its in-house developed Mobility Blockchain … Read the full press release

Telefónica and its partners bring intelligence and facilitate assisted driving in Spain’s Cereixal tunnel

In partnership with Nokia, Ineco, Stellantis, the CTAG (Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia) and SICE within the framework of the 5G Galicia Pilot promoted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through Red.es and the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and … Read the full press release

COVID-19 ongoing vaccination: ŠKODA AUTO supports Klaudián Hospital in Mladá Boleslav

ŠKODA AUTO is involved in vaccinating its employees against COVID-19 by supporting Klaudián Hospital in Mladá Boleslav To protect employees from coronavirus, ŠKODA implemented over 80 individual measures and restrictions at its plants and offices immediately after the outbreak of … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce marks World Bee Day with the launch of new apiary project in Dubai and the appointment of its first‑ever Junior Beekeeper

(PRESS RELEASE) GOODWOOD, UK, 20-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British luxury automobile maker, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces the appointment of Poppy Liddle from Selsey as its first‑ever Junior Beekeeper at the Goodwood Apiary. Appointment follows story in the Chichester Observer concerning the theft … Read the full press release

Schmalz’s new rim gripper handles rims and wheels effortlessly, safely and without damage

(PRESS RELEASE) GLATTEN, Germany, 17-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions, Schmalz announces its new rim gripper that can handle rims and complete wheels weighing up to 50 kilograms effortlessly, quickly and, above … Read the full press release

Renault partners with Enel X to make home EV charging safe and easy

Renault is evolving its solutions for electric and plug-in hybrid customers for easy and safe charging, by launching “Renault E-Charge”, all-inclusive, integrated charging solutions in partnership with Enel X Customers will have access to the full range of Enel X … Read the full press release