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German carmakers warn hard Brexit would be 'fatal'

16 Jan 2019

FRANKFURT German carmakers on Wednesday warned of fatal consequences if Britain left the European Union without a divorce deal, predicting job losses in Britain and Europe and urging lawmakers to redouble efforts to ensure tariff-free trade can continue.

Ford, Jaguar slash thousands of jobs across Europe

11 Jan 2019

FRANKFURT Ford and Jaguar Land Rover unveiled sweeping job cuts across Europe on Thursday as carmakers struggle with a slump in demand for diesel vehicles, tougher emissions rules and a global economic slowdown led by China. | Video

Ford baut Europageschäft um - Tausende Stellen in Gefahr

10 Jan 2019

Frankfurt/Hamburg Ford will sein tief in den Verlusten steckendes Europageschäft umbauen und hält Werksschließungen für möglich.

UPDATE 2-Ford Europe to slash thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

10 Jan 2019

FRANKFURT, Jan 10 Ford said on Thursday it will cut thousands of jobs, look at plant closures and discontinue loss-making vehicle lines as part of a turnaround effort aimed at achieving a 6 percent operating margin in Europe.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-VW, China spearhead $300 bln global drive to electrify cars

10 Jan 2019

Jan 10 Global automakers are planning a $300 billion surge in spending on electric vehicle technology over the next five to 10 years, with nearly half of the money targeted at China, accelerating the industry's transition from fossil fuels and shifting power to Asian battery and electric vehicle technology suppliers.

Exclusive: VW, China spearhead $300 billion global drive to electrify cars

10 Jan 2019

Global automakers are planning a $300 billion surge in spending on electric vehicle technology over the next five to 10 years, with nearly half of the money targeted at China, accelerating the industry's transition from fossil fuels and shifting power to Asian battery and electric vehicle technology suppliers.

Mercedes claims luxury car crown as analysts eye challenger Tesla

08 Jan 2019

FRANKFURT Mercedes-Benz sold 2.31 million passenger cars last year, likely enough to make it the top-selling premium automotive brand in 2018, although some analysts are questioning how much longer German manufacturers can dominate the luxury car industry.

Flucht nach vorn - Volkswagen und die Elektromobilität

27 Dec 2018

Hamburg Es ist eine große Wette auf die Zukunft: Volkswagen setzt wie kein anderer Massenhersteller auf die Elektromobilität.

Flucht nach vorn - Volkswagen und die Elektromobilität

19 Dec 2018

Hamburg Es ist eine große Wette auf die Zukunft: Volkswagen setzt wie kein anderer Massenhersteller auf die Elektromobilität.

Daimler to buy £18 billion of battery cells for electric car drive

11 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT Daimler will buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros (18 billion pounds) by 2030 as it readies mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars said on Tuesday.

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