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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fuel types of new cars: diesel -23.6%, electric +33.1% in fourth quarter of 2018

Brussels, 7 February 2019 – In the fourth quarter of 2018, diesel’s share of the market fell from 41.2% to 34.1%, while petrol continued to further expand its share of new car registrations (from 52.3% to 57.2%).

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Elon Musk's Tesla to cut about 3,000 jobs as cars 'too expensive'

Electric carmaker Tesla has said it will cut its workforce by 7% after the "most challenging" year in its history.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: China's great wall motor debuts ORA R1, the world's cheapest electric car

Claiming to catalyze a ‘new generation of electric cars’, china’s great wall motor debuts the ORA R1 from their newly created EV-subsidiary. the car delivers a maximum cruising range of 351km thanks to a 35kw motor. all of this is available for between 59,800 and 77,800 yuan ($8,680 to $11,293 USD), making it the world’s cheapest electric car.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Ex-Porsche CEO tries to save combustion engine from scrapheap

As tightening emissions rules in China and elsewhere force the car industry to embrace battery power, a German startup says it has the technology to give the combustion engine a reprieve.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: European vehicle market statistics, 2018/2019

The European vehicle market statistics pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union, updated annually. The emphasis is on vehicle technologies and emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Brief introductions to each chapter note important trends and provide selected comparisons to other large vehicle markets.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: VW says the next generation of cars with combustion engines will be its last

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group expects the era of the combustion car to fade away after it rolls out its next-generation gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2026.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Volkswagen says last generation of combustion engines to be launched in 2026

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) strategy chief said on Tuesday the German carmaker’s core brand will develop its final generation of vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Honda drops diesels in Europe in electric push

Honda is axing its diesel cars in Europe as it adds full-electric and hybrid powertrains in a green technology push.

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