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AUTO PRODUCTION: Production impact of COVID-19 on the European auto industry

EU-wide production losses due to factory shutdowns amount to at least 1,198,945 motor vehicles so far. This figure includes passenger cars, trucks, vans, buses and coaches.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: SIAM, ACMA Ask Auto Industry To Shut Their Plants

Automobile makers and auto component manufacturers in India have been asked to shut their plants by their respective industry bodies in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Panasonic suspends work at Tesla’s Nevada fab as carmaker’s California and New York gigafactories pause

Panasonic said it would send home around 3,500 Reno factory workers for two weeks from early this week – with pay and benefits – according to The Reno Gazette-Journal newspaper. The move affects the battery line. Tesla workers at the Reno site will continue to build power trains for the Model 3 car for the time being.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Incentives and postponing CO2 goals will help industry out of virus crisis, lobby group boss says

TURIN -- New-car sales have plunged in Europe as the coronavirus wreaks havoc with demand and governments likely will have to offer big incentives to boost demand when normality resumes. The pandemic is also causing supply chain disruption that will likely affect European automaker's plans to roll out electrified models that they need to hit tough EU CO2 reduction targets.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Geely could give Europe's automakers a lesson in beating coronavirus

The European auto industry is in a dark place right now after the coronavirus forced the temporary closure of many factories. In China, however, life is returning to some sort of normality and the steps taken by Geely to get back on its feet give us a look at how that might be achieved for European automakers.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: LMC Automotive COVID-19 - Plant Update

The automotive industry’s focus is now shifting to the widely reported new epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak, Europe. Demand as well as supply-side impacts upon light vehicle production are emerging as more aggressive policies to contain and delay the spread of COVID-19 are being introduced by an increasing number of countries in the region.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Toyota to resume normal operations at Guangzhou plant

TOKYO/BEIJING -- Toyota Motor Corp. said on Friday that production at its plant in Guangzhou, China, would return to normal on Monday, after a month-long output suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Carmaker VW on brink of closing main German plant

Volkswagen on brink of closing main German plant Joe Miller in Frankfurt and Peter Campbell in London report Volkswagen is suffering severe supply chain disruption that could force the carmarker to curtail production at several European plants including its Wolfsburg headquarters factory in the coming days, according to two people familiar with the company. The German carmaker is struggling to source parts from Italy and Spain, and its emergency stockpiles of parts are beginning to run down.

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