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Automotive Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

(IN BRIEF) McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group have unveiled their latest collaboration, showcasing the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. Known for redefining automotive high-performance, the McLaren P1™ integrated advanced motorsport-derived engineering to achieve … Read the full press release

BASF and Mercedes-Benz Win Innovation Award for Advanced Automotive Foam Technology

(IN BRIEF) BASF and Mercedes-Benz have been awarded second place in the “Enabler Technology” category at the 2024 SPE Automotive Awards for their joint development of Ultramid® Expand polyamide particle foam. This innovative foam, part of the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX … Read the full press release

BASF’s ZENOMENON Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award for Innovative Automotive Paint Design

(IN BRIEF) BASF’s Coatings division has received acclaim for its automotive paint, ZENOMENON, which was honored at the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This award, recognizing outstanding design quality, was given to ZENOMENON for its innovative approach in the “Materials … Read the full press release

Leadec Wins Excellence Award from Toyota for Outstanding Production Services

(IN BRIEF) Leadec, a prominent provider of industrial production services, was honored with an Excellent award by Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) at their Annual Supplier Business Meeting Dinner and Award Ceremony. The event took place on June 3rd … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Revolutionizes Driving Experience with AI Integration in Latest Vehicle Models

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has integrated ChatGPT, an advanced AI tool, into its latest vehicle models to enhance the functionality of its IDA online voice assistant. This integration allows drivers to interact with their vehicles using natural language, expanding beyond traditional … Read the full press release

ZF LIFETEC Innovates Dual Contour Airbag for Enhanced Safety in Automated Driving

(IN BRIEF) ZF LIFETEC, a division of ZF Group based in Alfdorf, Germany, has introduced advanced dual contour airbag technology aimed at enhancing safety in automated driving scenarios. The dual contour airbag adjusts its size and inflation pressure based on … Read the full press release

Mutares Expands SFC Group with CIKAUTXO China Acquisition, Boosting Automotive Sector Presence

(IN BRIEF) Mutares SE & Co. KGaA has completed the acquisition of CIKAUTXO Rubber & Plastic Components (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (“Cikautxo China”) from CIKAUTXO S.COOP. This acquisition strengthens Mutares’ SFC Group under Amaneos, enhancing its global presence in plastic-based systems … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Introduces Advanced Military Vehicle Propulsion Innovations at Eurosatory

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division has unveiled innovative advancements in military vehicle propulsion at the Eurosatory defense trade fair. They introduced a hybrid powerpack and a new 10-cylinder variant of the mtu Series 199 engine, designed to enhance tactical … Read the full press release

Continental and Rheinmetall Partner to Support Workforce Transition Amidst Industry Growth

(IN BRIEF) Continental and Rheinmetall have entered into a partnership to facilitate job transitions for Continental employees amidst industry transformations. Rheinmetall, anticipating significant growth, aims to fill its expanding personnel needs with qualified individuals from Continental. Up to 100 employees … Read the full press release

Evonik Unveils Enhanced TEGO® Therm Coatings for EV Battery Safety

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has expanded its TEGO® Therm product range to offer advanced coatings designed to enhance safety for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. These coatings provide superior heat protection and fire resistance, meeting stringent industry standards. Comprising various components, including … Read the full press release

Jenoptik Group’s Prodomax Secures Significant Orders for Automotive Automation Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Prodomax, part of the Jenoptik Group, secures significant orders exceeding 17 million euros for automotive automation solutions in the second quarter of 2024. These orders, from Tier 1 OEM suppliers, primarily involve delivering automated welding systems for steel … Read the full press release

Dürr Introduces Industry-First EcoQPower Paint Shop, Reducing Carbon Footprint by 19.2%

(IN BRIEF) Dürr introduces the EcoQPower paint shop system, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in automotive manufacturing. Developed in compliance with EU Taxonomy standards, the system optimizes energy utilization throughout the paint shop process, resulting in … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole’s CA Auto Bank Unveils Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, Targets Electric Mobility Surge by 2026

(IN BRIEF) CA Auto Bank, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Personal Finance & Mobility, unveils its ambitious 2024-2026 Sustainability Plan, aiming to drive ethical profits while championing sustainability across its operations. Anchored by four strategic pillars – Sustainable Mobility, Innovation … Read the full press release

Industry Giants Join Forces to Transform Discarded Tires into Sustainable Automotive Plastics

(IN BRIEF) Neste, Borealis, and Covestro have partnered to recycle discarded tires into high-quality plastics for automotive applications, aiming to drive circularity in the plastics value chain. Through this collaboration, old tires are transformed into raw materials, processed into base … Read the full press release

Infineon Unveils 600 V CoolMOS™ S7TA Superjunction MOSFET for Automotive Power Management

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG has launched the 600 V CoolMOS™ S7TA Superjunction MOSFET, a breakthrough for automotive power management, boasting an integrated temperature sensor for enhanced accuracy. Tailored for automotive environments, the S7TA promises improved durability, safety, and efficiency … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Appoints Martin Sander as Sales, Marketing, and After Sales Board Member

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen Passenger Cars is gearing up for a change in its leadership as Martin Sander prepares to take the helm as the new Board Member for Sales, Marketing, and After Sales starting July 1, 2024. Succeeding Imelda Labbé, … Read the full press release

Breaking Boundaries: T-Systems and Aurora Labs Set New Standards in Automotive Software Evolution

(IN BRIEF) T-Systems, a leading European digital services provider under Deutsche Telekom, and Aurora Labs, an innovative AI-driven automotive software company, have jointly unveiled their collaborative venture to offer Aurora Labs’ cutting-edge differential software update capabilities alongside T-Systems’ comprehensive Over-the-Air … Read the full press release

Leadership Shifts Signal Strategic Pivot for Schaeffler AG

(IN BRIEF) Schaeffler AG announces leadership changes, with Heiko Eber appointed Head of Investor Relations (IR) and Renata Casaro tasked with leading the newly established Global Risk & Macroeconomic Analysis unit, effective June 1, 2024. Eber, previously managing IR at … Read the full press release

Pirelli Prepares for ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring with Extensive Tyre Training

(IN BRIEF) Pirelli is gearing up for the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, supplying tyres for various classes of vehicles in one of motorsport’s most demanding events. With over 20,000 employees and partners trained in electrification and digital skills, JLR is … Read the full press release

JLR Achieves Milestone: Over 20,000 Employees Trained in Electrification and Digital Skills

(IN BRIEF) Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) celebrates a significant milestone as it announces that over 20,000 colleagues and partners have completed training in electrification and digital skills under its Future Skills Programme. This initiative aligns with JLR’s Reimagine Strategy, aiming … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Tiguan Achieves Top 5-Star Safety Rating from Euro NCAP

(IN BRIEF) Euro NCAP, the prestigious European consumer protection program, has granted the new Tiguan its highest safety rating of five stars, solidifying its position as one of the safest vehicles in its class. The third generation of the popular … Read the full press release

DHL Launches Europe’s First EV Center of Excellence in Italy

(IN BRIEF) DHL introduces Continental Europe’s inaugural EV Center of Excellence for electric mobility in Pozzuolo Martesana, near Milan, Italy. Collaborating with DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation’s Team EV, the center integrates warehousing and freight management from DHL Global Forwarding, … Read the full press release

Porsche Veteran Frank-Steffen Walliser Assumes CEO Role at Bentley

(IN BRIEF) Frank-Steffen Walliser, a seasoned engineer known for his pivotal role in developing iconic Porsche models like the 918 Spyder, is set to become Chairman and CEO of Bentley starting July 1. Gernot Döllner, Chairman of the Board of … Read the full press release

Pirelli Partners with Audi Sport for Exclusive Tyre Kit in Audi RS 4 Avant Edition 25 Years

(IN BRIEF) Pirelli has collaborated with Audi Sport to introduce an exclusive tyre kit for the Audi RS 4 Avant Edition 25 Years. This kit includes the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo RS tyres, equipped with Cyber technology and integrated with … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel Launches Interpon A3000: A Sustainable Single-Layer Powder Coating for Motorcycle Manufacturers

(IN BRIEF) AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business introduces Interpon A3000, its first single-layer powder coating designed specifically for two-wheelers, targeting the Indian market and global expansion. This innovative product offers motorcycle manufacturers improved cost savings, energy efficiency, and sustainability without compromising … Read the full press release

Swissport Makes Strides Towards Sustainability Goals with Electric Vehicle Rollout at Basel and Geneva Airports

(IN BRIEF) Swissport, a prominent airport ground service provider, is advancing its sustainability agenda with the introduction of new electric vehicles (EVs) at Basel and Geneva airports. Aligned with the Science-Based Targets initiative, Swissport aims to achieve short-term CO2 reduction … Read the full press release

Dürr Delivers Milestone Painting Robot for Audi’s Electric Vehicle Line

(IN BRIEF) Dürr, a leading mechanical and plant engineering company, reached a significant milestone by producing its 18,000th painting robot for Audi in Ingolstadt. The EcoRP L033i robot, equipped with Dürr’s latest EcoBell4 atomizer featuring 4-main-needle technology, will be installed … Read the full press release

Stellantis Launches Second Tranche of €1 Billion Share Repurchase Program

(IN BRIEF) Stellantis N.V. announced the commencement of the second tranche of its Share Buyback Program, covering up to €1 billion of the total €3 billion program, starting from May 23, 2024, until August 30, 2024. Under this agreement, Stellantis … Read the full press release

Volvo Group and Daimler Truck Forge Joint Venture for Software-Defined Commercial Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Volvo Group and Daimler Truck have announced a preliminary agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture aimed at leading the digital transformation to software-defined heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The joint venture, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, will develop a common … Read the full press release

MAHLE Finalizes Sale of OEM Thermostat Business to ADMETOS, Ensuring Stable Transition

(IN BRIEF) MAHLE has successfully concluded the sale of its OEM thermostat business to ADMETOS, effective May 2, 2024. Under the new ownership, the thermostat segment will operate as BTT Solutions, with ADMETOS assuming control and responsibility for approximately 600 … Read the full press release

Henkel Showcases Next-Generation EV Battery Solutions at Battery Show Europe 2024

(IN BRIEF) Henkel, a leading partner in the automotive industry for designing and developing safer and more sustainable next-generation EV batteries, is gearing up to participate in the Battery Show Europe 2024 at Messe Stuttgart from June 18 to 20, … Read the full press release

Stellantis and Leapmotor Finalize Formation of Leapmotor International, Paving the Way for Global Expansion of EV Lineup

(IN BRIEF) Stellantis and Leapmotor have successfully completed the formation of Leapmotor International B.V., a joint venture led by Stellantis with a 51% stake, aimed at expanding the global reach of Leapmotor’s electric vehicle lineup. Spearheaded by CEO Tianshu Xin, … Read the full press release

Bosch Engineering and Ligier Automotive Push Boundaries with Hydrogen-Powered Racing Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Bosch Engineering and Ligier Automotive are advancing clean energy technologies in motorsport by enhancing their hydrogen-powered demonstrator vehicle. Recent intensive testing has focused on optimizing the vehicle’s engine and overall performance for endurance and robustness, achieving impressive power, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen ID.7 Electric Saloon Makes History with Top Marks in ADAC Vehicle Test

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen ID.7 has achieved a historic milestone as the first vehicle ever to receive an overall rating of ‘very good’ with an average score of 1.5 in the rigorous ADAC vehicle test, conducted by experts from Europe’s … Read the full press release

Continental Introduces Groundbreaking High-Performance Computer in First Software-Defined Vehicle

(IN BRIEF) Continental has successfully integrated a cross-domain High-Performance Computer (HPC) into a car, marking a significant advancement in software-defined vehicle (SDV) technology. This innovative car hosts not only cockpit functionalities but also critical vehicle operations such as driving safety … Read the full press release

Meisheng Group Launches New ANDRITZ NeedlePunch Line for Synthetic Suede Production

(IN BRIEF) Meisheng Group has initiated operations of a new ANDRITZ needlepunch line at its facility in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, enhancing its production capabilities to meet the rising demand for synthetic suede, especially in New Energy Vehicles (NEVs). This … Read the full press release

FORVIA Wins Two Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch Awards

(IN BRIEF) FORVIA, the world’s seventh-largest automotive technology supplier resulting from the merger of Faurecia and HELLA, receives two Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch recognitions at the 2024 awards ceremony in Detroit. The accolades celebrate FORVIA’s pioneering contributions to … Read the full press release

VARTA AG Appoints Michael Ostermann as CEO

(IN BRIEF) VARTA AG’s Supervisory Board has named Michael Ostermann as Board Member and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 6, 2024. With extensive management experience in the automotive and battery industries, Ostermann is poised to lead VARTA AG, alongside … Read the full press release

Infineon Partners with Xiaomi EV to Supply Silicon Carbide Power Modules for SU7 Electric Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG, a semiconductor leader, will provide silicon carbide (SiC) power modules and bare die products to Xiaomi EV for its SU7 electric vehicles until 2027. Infineon’s CoolSiC-based power modules offer superior performance, driving dynamics, and lifetime … Read the full press release

Bentley Unveils Cutting-Edge Compact Full Spectrum Driving Simulator for Sustainable Luxury Car Development

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors introduced its new Compact Full Spectrum Driving Simulator, set to be installed at its Dream Factory in Crewe. The innovative simulator, developed by VI-grade, offers a sustainable alternative to physical testing and will significantly reduce the … Read the full press release