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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Electromobility: Bosch makes recharging simple and smooth for everyone with its smart recharging services

From Andalusia to the Arctic Circle: access to one of the biggest pan-European recharging networks All-inclusive package: more than 150,000 charge spots in a single app Recharging network constantly growing: 200,000 charge spots by the end of 2020 Location-related services … Read the full press release

BMW Motorsport: Bruno Spengler (CAN) becomes the first champion of the IMSA iRacing Pro Series

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 12-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW’s motorsport division BMW Motorsport has announced that Bruno Spengler (CAN) has become the first champion of the IMSA iRacing Pro Series. An earlier accident saw the BMW driver record a zero-point result … Read the full press release

Electrification: The new BMW iX3 to be released onto the market by the end of 2020

Homologation tests successfully concluded First pure electric model from BMW core brand will be produced on schedule in China for global market starting in late summer (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH/ SHENYANG, China, 9-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German multinational automotive company BMW … Read the full press release

SEAT to unveil the new SEAT Ateca 2020

The new SEAT Ateca 2020 brings a design evolution to the compact SUV thanks to its more emotional exterior design language and its updated interior The compact SUV offers a fully connected user experience for customers The new SEAT Ateca … Read the full press release

Rainwater harvesting system installed on Bentley’s HQ in Crewe, England to mark World Environment Day on 5 June

New rainwater harvesting system installed at Bentley’s Crewe HQ Latest step in Bentley’s water usage sustainability programme – 89 per cent water reduction per car since 2000  Captured rain to be used for maintenance facilities on site New system to … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors celebrates the 20,000th Bentayga built since 2016

20,000 examples of the benchmark luxury SUV now built Bentayga defined and has grown luxury SUV segment since launch Four years of extraordinary adventures Power, agility and record breaking performance First step on Bentley’s journey to electrification and the future … Read the full press release

Lime and Allianz to improve safety of micromobility through global strategic partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in shared smart mobility solutions, Lime and Allianz, via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions, have entered into a global strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to improve … Read the full press release

Audi rolls out expanded digital offerings for purchasing new and used cars in European markets

A range of digital offerings make it easier to access new and used cars Rollout of online reservation system in European markets In Germany: online platform for purchasing new cars from dealer stock (PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ZF electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will propel the new Optare’s Metrodecker EVs for London

(PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced its electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will be used to propel the new thirty-seven Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare ordered by London … Read the full press release

Continental successfully placed two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion to further strengthen its overall liquidity

Two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion successfully placed on the capital market as part of a dual-tranche issue Interest rates are 2.125 and 2.5 percent, terms are 3.5 and 6.25 years; both issues were significantly oversubscribed Bonds … Read the full press release

Drive-in theatres: German TV channel SAT.1 and SEAT host live concert of pop star Tim Bendzko

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish automaker SEAT in partnership with the first privately owned TV network in Germany SAT.1 announced they hosted an exclusive live concert with the German pop star Tim Bendzko that was organised as … Read the full press release

SEAT Apprentice School to welcome talents virtually on 20 May 2020

YouTube professor and the company’s Ambassador for Education and Youth Empowerment, David Calle, will be the master of ceremonies on May 20th Young people interested in studying at the Apprentice School next term will learn first-hand what a student’s day-to-day … Read the full press release

Production milestone: Rolls-Royce’s 3000th MTU Series 4000 natural gas engine produced

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British engineering company Rolls-Royce has announced that the 3000th gas genset of its MTU Series 4000 natural gas engines has just been rolled off the production line. The production milestone has been achieved … Read the full press release

Electronics assembly materials: MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, Henkel and Heraeus granted U.S. Patent for Innolot/Loctite 90ISC alloy

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 13-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International electronics assembly materials suppliers MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, Henkel, and Heraeus have jointly announced they have received a notification from United States Patent and Trademark Office for Patent No. US10376994B2 issuance covering … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s WMG part of projects tasked to measure and monitor cyber security in connected and autonomous mobility

(PRESS RELEASE) COVENTRY, UK, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — WMG at University of Warwick has announced it has investigated the Cyber Security for Connected and Autonomous Mobility (CAM) in a number of projects funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous … Read the full press release

Sim racing: BMW drivers and sim racers share why the most expensive equipment does not necessarily guarantee the fastest lap times

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW drivers Philipp Eng (AUT) and Christian Krognes (NOR), and sim racers Laurin Heinrich (GER) and Alexander Voß (GER) have reviewed what is on offer as hardware required in sim racing and revealed … Read the full press release

Leadec deepens its predictive maintenance expertise with the acquisition of IVG Göhringer

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 6-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leadec, a leading technical services provider for the automotive and manufacturing industries, is further expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of instrumentation technology specialist. From June 1, 2020, IVG Göhringer will join the group, … Read the full press release

Vitesco Technologies wins “Brand Design” and “Digital” categories at the Automotive Brand Contest 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) REGENSBURG, 4-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vitesco Technologies took home two awards for its all-new brand identity. The company was declared the winner in both the “Brand Design” and “Digital” categories in the prestigious Automotive Brand Contest 2020 design … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz gradually restarts production at its car plants; Extensive package of anti-infection measures implemented

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 1-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mercedes-Benz car plants in Untertürkheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Sindelfingen and Bremen have successfully restarted production after a phase of suspension of production and short-time work caused by the Covid-19- pandemic. On 20 April … Read the full press release

Karin Rådström succeeds Stefan Buchner as head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 1-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Daimler Truck AG appoints Karin Rådström as a Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks as of May 1, 2021. Karin succeeds Stefan Buchner, who has decided to retire after … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover debuts its latest three-cylinder plug-in hybrid system on Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover debuts its latest three-cylinder plug-in hybrid system on Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport

New three-cylinder plug-in hybrid system delivers quiet, zero-tailpipe emission journeys Optimises fuel economy (up to 201.8 mpg) and reduces vehicle taxes (UK) Electric-only range of up to 41 miles with fast, easy charging CO2 emissions as low as 32g/km* (WLTP) … Read the full press release