Ford to build ventilators for medical emergencies due to COVID-19

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29 Mar 2020
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Toyota is not the only automotive brand in US that helps authorities during these difficult times. Ford is also joining the US helping forces with firms like 3M and GE Healthcare, lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to quickly expand production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and patients…

Toyota details efforts made for US medical staff

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29 Mar 2020
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During this difficult times, all car manufacturers are joining forces to help medical staff. Toyota is one of the manufacturers who dedicate to saving lifes affected by COVID-19. Toyota efforts include monetary, “in-kind” donations, plus utilizing several of the company’s North American facilities to fabricate face shields while collaborating with medical device companies to speed…

Ferrari intends to resume production in Italy on April 14

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28 Mar 2020
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Ferrari was one of the first car manufacturers to halt production in Italy due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 outbrake. Initially, the Ferrari officials said the Maranello and Modena plants will be closed until March 27, but the unprecedented situation in the country forced the car manufacturer to prolongue the decision.

Polestar 2 enters production in China

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27 Mar 2020
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Even though China just recovered after the Coronavirus epidemic, Polestar decided to start production of its newest model there. Production of Polestar 2 has officially begun in Luqiao, China. For initial delivery into Europe, followed by China and North America, the new electric performance fastback is the first electric vehicle to be produced by the…

Volkswagen Transporter marks longest production run for a commercial vehicle

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27 Mar 2020
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Volkswagen has a production record bragging about. And it’s not Golf, as everyone would think. The record-breaking Volkswagen Transporter has celebrated its 70th birthday, making it the world’s longest production run for a commercial vehicle. The Transporter – also known as Bulli, Kombi, VW bus or microbus – first rolled off the Wolfsburg production line…

Bentley closes its Crewe factory due to Coronavirus

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23 Mar 2020
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Another important name in automotive industry is shutting down its activity. And it’s another luxury manufacturer. Bentley Motors will suspend production at its Crewe, UK, factory headquarters for four weeks. This decision is based on the accelerated rate of infection by coronavirus and understandable restrictions applied, the resulting interruptions in supply chain that will soon…

Ford shuts down its European factories due to Coronavirus

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22 Mar 2020
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Ford is regarded by most of European as an Eurpean manufacturer, even though the brand is American. The reason is Ford is building lots of cars in its European factories. But, the recent coronavirus pandemic affected Ford on both continents. Ford is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its manufacturing sites in continental Europe…

Coronavirus closes Volkswagen plants in Europe

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22 Mar 2020
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After Ford announced the closing of its European factories, another important name in the industry follows. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is gradually suspending production at its European plants. This will also affect Volkswagen Group Components plants. This is the brand’s response to the impending rapid decline in demand on the automotive markets. Risks in…

Ferrari closes production due tot Coronavirus

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22 Mar 2020
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Not only the big companies are closing their factories. Also the smaller companies with expensive cars are doing the same. Ferrari has decided to suspend production in Maranello and Modena with immediate effect and until 27 March. The decision has been taken by the Company for its employees’ well-being and follows a number of rigorous…

Citroen Berlingo reaches 200.000 sales

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17 Mar 2020
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Citroen is doing great not only when it comes to passenger cars, but also when we talk about utility cars. Less than 18 months since launch, third-generation Citroën Berlingo has already generated over 200,000 sales worldwide. In Europe, Berlingo achieved 16% segment share (car and van) in 2019, making a major contribution to the European…