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    German OEMs meet Trump amid tariff confusion

    2018-12-05T12:51:10Z

    Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW executives have this week outlined a series of planned investments in the US to administration officials, after meeting with President Donald Trump. Their meetings took place amid uncertainty over trade conditions, after the president’s tweet that China had agreed to end 40% duties on imports of ...

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    Peacing together new logistics

    2018-10-25T14:38:19Z

    The end of a longstanding conflict in the Horn of Africa is set to create new pathways into one of the potentially richest automotive markets in the continent; after two decades, Eritrea and Ethiopia have concluded a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The catalyst for peace ...

  • First produced CIDD at new Suzhou site
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    Delphi delivers converter to Geely in China

    2018-10-03T11:42:26Z

    Delphi Technologies is producing a new vehicle propulsion device in China and has commenced deliveries to OEM Geely. The Suzhou plant set up by Delphi has started fully localised production of a combined inverter and DC/DC converter (CIDD), used in electric vehicles and hybrids to manage their electric drive systems. ...

  • The first new XC60 rolls off the production line in Torslanda, Sweden
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    Volvo seeks US tariff relief for China-built SUV

    2018-09-19T10:06:35Z

    Following its decision to shift production of its XC60 back to Europe from China, Volvo Cars has revealed it sought exemption from US tariffs of 25% on imports of its SUV, which were exclusively made in China and exported to the US. So far this year the carmaker, which is ...

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    Vehicle makers grapple with cost of trade wars

    2018-08-01T14:53:06Z

    Carmakers are faced with shifting production, higher purchase costs, lower profits and the possibility of raising the price of their products as a consequence of the continuing global trade conflict. Volvo Cars of Sweden is shifting production of its XC60 SUV for the US market from China to Europe to ...

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    EEU hits vehicle makers with revised rates

    2018-07-23T16:19:51Z

    Carmakers with assembly plants in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are now unable to export finished vehicles duty free within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), because the localisation rate has increased. Previously, almost all Russian carmakers, as well as those foreign carmakers with plants in the region, were registered on the ...

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    Location key to Volvo’s latest plant in the US

    2018-06-27T14:55:55Z

    Sweden’s Volvo Cars has held a plant opening for its first US manufacturing base, near Charleston, South Carolina. The company invested around $1.1 billion (€950m) in the plant, which has an annual production capacity of 150,000 cars a year. The new S60 mid-size sports sedan will be the first model ...

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    Gefco reports gains in automotive beyond core PSA contracts

    2018-04-17T11:54:41Z

    Gefco has reported annual revenue gains of 5.1% in its full-year results for 2017, earning €4.4 billion ($5.4 billion). Sales were supported by a 8.1% growth in global automotive accounts outside of its traditional activity for former parent company Groupe PSA (which now includes GM's Opel/Vauxhall divisions). The company noted ...

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    Volvo to produce Lynk & Co cars at Ghent

    2018-04-03T13:16:27Z

    Lynk & Co cars will be produced for the first time in Europe at Volvo’s plant in Ghent, Belgium, from late 2019, signifying closer collaboration between two companies within the Zhejiang Geely Holding group of China. “By providing Lynk & Co with production capacity at its Ghent plant, Volvo Cars ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    VW seeks to boost presence in emerging markets with exports from China

    2018-01-17T11:04:45Z

    Volkswagen Group China has revealed plans to begin shipping cars from the country to emerging markets, beginning with South-East Asia. A pilot shipment is being made to the Philippines this month. The announcement follows similar moves by other carmakers over the last year, as China shifts towards becoming a global ...

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    China leads the car-sharing market, despite the challenges

    2017-12-20T12:22:44Z

    The Chinese government is using car-sharing – short-term car rental, usually charged by the hour – to stimulate the new energy vehicle (NEV) market and increase individual mobility efficiency. In June 2017, the central government released draft guidance for the car-sharing industry, outlining some supporting policies. The guidance specified certain ...

  • Ford and Alibaba Explore Strategic Collaboration to Reimagine Vehicle Ownership Experiences, Expand Mobility Services 02 (1)
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    Ford to look at new retail opportunities in first phase of Alibaba deal

    2017-12-13T12:15:57Z

    Ford Motor Company has signed a letter of intent with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to explore strategic collaborations in connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobility services and digital marketing. Under the three-year agreement, the two companies will explore new ways to define how consumers purchase and own vehicles, as well ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    The building blocks of demand

    2017-12-04T14:57:26Z

    China and Europe are far apart, not just in terms of distance, but also culturally, economically and politically. Yet they occupy the same Eurasian land mass and trade between the two regions has been growing strongly. That includes automotive freight, with parts and vehicles moving in greater numbers in both ...

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    Geely joint venture opens biggest car plant in Belarus

    2017-12-04T11:03:17Z

    BelGee, a joint venture between the government of Belarus and Chinese carmaker Geely, has just opened the biggest vehicle assembly plant in Belarus. Total production capacity at the plant in Borisov will eventually be around 120,000 vehicles a year. Output will be gradually ramped up, it was revealed at the ...

  • Antwerp Euro Terminal - Port of Antwerp
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    Moving with market currents

    2017-11-24T11:06:03Z

    Growing sales prompt rising shipments The first half of 2017 has seen a partial recovery in deep-sea shipments of new light vehicles. Management consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) estimates that global shipments will be up around 3% during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. ...

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    Mitsubishi becomes latest carmaker to launch online sales platform in the UK

    2017-11-07T12:47:56Z

    Mitsubishi Motors has become the latest carmaker to let consumers buy its entire range of new vehicles online. The company says its offering differs from others on the market in that it allows buyers to choose how much of the transaction process they would like to complete online and how ...

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    Volvo planeja planta na China como parte do plano de desenvolvimento da Polestar

    2017-10-18T22:20:04Z

    O Volvo Car Group e sua empresa mae, Geely, formaram um empreendimento conjunto para investir 5 bilhões de renminbi (US$753 milhões) no desenvolvimento da marca de veículos elétricos Polestar, incluindo a construção de uma fábrica em Chengdu, China. No início deste ano, a Volvo disse que transformaria a marca de ...

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    Volvo to build plant in China as part of Polestar development plan

    2017-10-18T15:58:02Z

    Volvo Car Group and its parent, Geely, have formed a joint venture to invest 5 billion renminbi ($753m) into developing the Polestar electric vehicle brand, including the construction of a manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China. Earlier this year, Volvo said it would turn the performance mark Polestar into a new, ...

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    Beijing Changjiu Logistics: Independence, investment and internationalisation

    2017-10-16T15:42:06Z

    Beijing Changjiu Logistics has grown to become one of the largest third-party providers serving the automotive sector in China, both for handling parts and especially for finished vehicles, of which last year it moved 3.08m. The company began its life in 1992 as Jilin Changjiu Logistics but registered as Beijing ...