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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Successful pilot trial of the first digital in-truck ‎fuel payment system in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — bp (LON: BP), a British multinational oil and gas company, has announced it successfully pilot tested together with Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK the first digital in-truck ‎fuel payment system in the UK. The ground-breaking … Read the full press release

Porsche Ventures to invest in China’s leading provider of virtual influencers and digital ecosystems in support of Porsche’s digital strategy

The next step in building a digital ecosystem (PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART/ SHANGHAI, 18-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Porsche Ventures, the venture capital arm of Porsche AG, has announced an investment in iMaker, China’s leading provider of virtual influencers and digital ecosystems. … Read the full press release

Automotive aftermarket: Continental adds air spring dampers and compressors as original parts to its aftermarket portfolio

Air suspension system repair with new parts now possible Continental drives its portfolio expansion for the aftermarket with new products for VW and Audi models (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 12-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental (ETR: CON), a German multinational automotive parts … Read the full press release

Continental 150 Years: Continental celebrates its rich heritage in manufacturing agricultural tyres

(PRESS RELEASE) HANOVER, 11-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental (ETR: CON), a German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company, has announced it celebrates 150 years of tyre manufacturing and the company is looking into its rich heritage that included the first pneumatic … Read the full press release

The 20th BMW Motorrad Days will be held on 2 and 3 of July 2022 in Berlin

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 8-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — For almost two decades now, attending the BMW Motorrad Days has been a must for motorcycle fans from all over the world. Visitors from countries such as the USA, Japan or Australia, sports, … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO’s digitalisation, MQB and MEB vehicles parallel production part of the recognitions the automaker received at AUTOBEST in Barcelona

Europe’s largest independent automotive jury recognises ŠKODA AUTO’s successful development in international markets and innovative concepts in production November 2020 awards ceremony postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic Award winners honoured last Thursday evening in Barcelona (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESKAV, 4-Oct-2021 … Read the full press release

The eighth ŠKODA student car project begins giving vocational students a chance to build their own dream car

25 ŠKODA vocational students have started to work on the ŠKODA student car Annual ŠKODA Academy project has been an important part of training since 2014 Apprentices gain broad understanding of all departments at ŠKODA AUTO (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, … Read the full press release

Synova extension doubles TotalEnergies mechanical recycling production capacity in France

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the launch of the extension of Synova in Normandy, the French leader in recycled polypropylene production. As a result TotalEnergies mechanical … Read the full press release

100km of range in less than three minutes: ABB’s new EV charger called Terra 360

Can deliver 100km of range in less than three minutes Only charger designed explicitly to charge up to four vehicles at once Ideal for refueling stations, urban charging stations, retail parking and fleet applications (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Continental’s strong position in the segment of tires for all-electric vehicles has been underscored by Porsche Taycan approval

Porsche Taycan available with Continental summer, winter and all-season tires Original equipment approvals for PremiumContact 6, WinterContact TS 860 S and ProContact RX tires Continental Supplies Tires for Six of the Ten Most Successful Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

Haizol, metal manufacturing giant, launch a brand new website which is both user friendly and interactive

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Haizol, an industrial data and engineering manufacturing service, have launched a brand new interactive digital platform. The new site is a user friendly portal where customers can get instant access to quotes for … Read the full press release

New joint venture by IVECO and Nikola in Ulm, Germany to start production of Nikola Tre electric heavy-duty trucks by end of 2021

The partnership between the global commercial vehicles manufacturer and the US-based group specializing in zero-emission Class 8 heavy-duty trucks and related energy solutions is about to begin its manufacturing journey in Ulm, Germany. (PRESS RELEASE) ULM, Germany, 16-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Over-the-Air Updates: Volkswagen ID. models to receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer

Volkswagen continues process of transformation into software-oriented mobility provider Free updates for ID.301, ID.402 and ID.4 GTX03 to be made available immediately First update will see customers benefit from optimised surroundings recognition, more intuitive operability of the infotainment system, and other new … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz marks 70 years of producing various models of cars, vans, buses, trucks in Argentina

(PRESS RELEASE) BUENOS AIRES, 10-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz celebrates 70 years of production in its factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina, its first plant outside of Germany. Having been the first productive subsidiary, meant the initial step of the worldwide … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: Professor Lord Bhattacharyya building among the 54 winners of the 2021 RIBA National Awards for architecture

(PRESS RELEASE) COVENTRY, 9-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Warwick, a public research university founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education, has announced that the Professor Lord Bhattacharyya building, home to NAIC (National Automotive … Read the full press release

Collaboration between Airbus and Neural Concept

(PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, 9-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neural Concept is pleased to have renewed a multiple-year collaboration and licence agreement with Airbus. This collaboration aims at making the power of deep learning accessible to design engineers, for real-time simulation and … Read the full press release

Galp expands its charging points network in Portugal with the acquisition of Mobiletric

Transaction to expand Galp’s electric charging network by 280 points in the short term Galp strengthens its ambition to have 10,000 charging points in operation in the Iberian Peninsula by the end of 2025 (PRESS RELEASE) LISBON, 8-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

New current ratings for Infineon EconoDUAL™ 3 portfolio with TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT7 chips

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 6-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), a German semiconductor manufacturer, has announced the launch of new current ratings for its EconoDUAL™ 3 portfolio with TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT7 chips. With the broad range … Read the full press release

ABB’s Peter Voser joins Xynteo’s Europe Delivers partnership as its new Chairman

ABB Peter Voser joins Xynteo Europe Delivers partnership as its new Chairman

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Xynteo today announced that Peter Voser, Chairman of ABB Ltd., has agreed to serve as Chairman of Europe Delivers, a purpose-driven partnership that helps businesses and governments find new ways to grow while … Read the full press release

Performance Team, a Maersk company, to order 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks from Volvo Trucks North America

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 1-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volvo Group (STO: VOLV-B), a Swedish multinational manufacturing company, has announced its North American subsidiary Volvo Trucks North America will deliver 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks, the largest commercial order … Read the full press release

Volvo Group Venture Capital to invest in Foretellix, maker of a verification platform for autonomous vehicles

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 1-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volvo Group (STO: VOLV-B), a Swedish multinational manufacturing company, has announced its venture capital arm the Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has decided to invest in Foretellix Ltd, a leading company in … Read the full press release

Leadec announces trainee positions available across Germany

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 1-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Leadec, a Stuttgart based leader in technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries, has announced it is increasing the number of trainee positions available in the new training year. Approximately 40 young … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility’s advanced hybrid streetcars operated by Charlotte Area Transit system enter revenue service

Innovative battery technology allows for hybrid operation on or off-wire Sustainable technology preserves city’s historic district S700s were manufactured in Sacramento, CA (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 31-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility, redefining mobility with intelligent infrastructure, sustainability, passenger experience and … Read the full press release

Sports car manufacturer Porsche expands capacity across Southeast Asia

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 30-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Porsche AG, a German high-performance sports cars manufacturer, has announced it is expanding its engineering and assembly capacity across Southeast Asia.  The development work of the sports car manufacturer has a long tradition … Read the full press release

e-CUPRA ABT XE electric SUV to race at the Arctic X Prix in Greenland

The ABT CUPRA XE team is ready to fight for victory in the Arctic X Prix and climb up the championship standings Mattias Ekström and Jutta Kleinschmidt will race with the e-CUPRA ABT XE1 for the remainder of the season … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz chooses Caravan Salon Düsseldorf for the first trade fair appearance of its new Citan, an ideal basic vehicle for micro camper van conversions

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART/DÜSSELDORF, 27-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Daimler AG, one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has announced the new Mercedes-Benz Citan, as a prototype, will celebrate its exhibition premiere at … Read the full press release

Norway’s largest bus company to operate 13 new Setra S 531 DT double-decker buses on its express routes

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART/OSLO, 24-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — EvoBus GmbH, the owner of the German bus brand Setra and a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, has announced “Vy Buss AS”, Norway’s largest bus company, will be operating 13 new … Read the full press release

Fully automated tram depot with a self-driving tram demonstrated by Siemens Mobility and ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 23-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility, redefining mobility with intelligent infrastructure, sustainability, passenger experience and availability, has announced, together with its partner ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH a successful demonstration of a test of the mFUND’s AStriD (“Autonomous … Read the full press release

Austrian Action Composites GmbH takes over thyssenkrupp Carbon Components GmbH

thyssenkrupp group posts further success in focusing portfolio Change of ownership gives thyssenkrupp Carbon Components GmbH positive prospects for continuation Closing expected within the coming weeks Michael Höllermann, CHRO Multi Tracks: “Carbon Components stands for highly innovative products. Under the … Read the full press release

Chinese and South American customers order back pressure valves from Rheinmetall worth €37 million

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 17-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall AG (ETR: RHM), active in the automotive and defence industries, has announced it has secured two important orders for back pressure valves for commercial vehicles. A well-known engine manufacturer from China has … Read the full press release