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Top EU commissioner calls for ‘no taboos’ review of 2035 car ban

News from Brussels POLITICO - 2022-11-04

The EU could still hit the brakes on its plan to phase out sales of polluting cars by 2035 if the market for electric vehicles doesn't take off in time, according to Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton. …

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BMW, Stellantis warn on surging costs as recession looms in Germany

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-11-04

Stellantis has joined BMW in warning that Europe is struggling to cope with surging costs. As a result,  consumers in the region are starting to dial back car purchases. …

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EVs energise new car market but chargepoint rollout must accelerate

News from Brussels SMMT - 2022-11-04

The UK new car market recorded a third month of growth in October, with registrations rising by more than a quarter (26.4%) to 134,344 units, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). …

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Saudi Arabia presents its very own EV brand

Automotive Industry - 2022-11-04

Saudi Arabia has unveiled its first electric car brand. It is called Ceer and is a joint venture between the Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF (Public Investment Fund) and the Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn. …

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European road freight rates soften after hitting another all-time high in Q3

News from Brussels IRU - 2022-11-03

Diesel prices, driver shortages and drought in Europe have all played a significant role to push average European road freight rates up again in Q3 despite lower consumer spending. …

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Geely's Zeekr plans EV sales in Europe in 2023

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-11-03

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's premium electric car business plans to sell the first electric vehicle produced under the Zeekr brand in Europe next year, Zeekr's CEO said. …

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Negotiation Management course: 7-8 December

News from ECG ECG - 2022-11-03

Negotiation skills are now more important than ever! Negotiation is an essential area of activity for managers within practically all functional parts of a company. …

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Advanced biofuels are essential to transport’s green transformation

News from Brussels EURACTIV - 2022-11-03

Advanced biofuels made from waste products do not impact land use, making them an ideal means to decarbonise the current vehicle fleet, as well as transport modes unsuited to electrification, writes Nicholas Ball (Dr Nicholas Ball is the …

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VW Group's Seat says Spain's subsidy for battery plant, EV production 'not sufficient'

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-11-03

The chief of Volkswagen Group's Spanish unit Seat Wayne Griffiths said the subsidies offered by Spanish authorities for a battery factory construction and electric vehicle production "is not sufficient," but voiced optimism about finding …

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EU ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035 explained

News from Brussels European Parliament - 2022-11-03

To reach its climate neutrality goal by 2050, the EU is taking action to reduce emissions from cars as road transport accounts for one fifth of the EU’s CO2 emissions. In June 2022, Parliament backed the European Commissio …

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