Toyota suspends production indefinitely in Vietnam as country enters lockdown

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Toyota Motor has halted auto production in Vietnam as the country enters lockdown. All cities in Vietnam stopped public gatherings and shut non-essential public services until April 15. Inbound flights have also been stopped and the number of domestic flights have also been decreased. According to the Vietnamese health ministry, Vietnam has a total of […]

Fiat Chrysler to start three Italian sites right after lockdown ends

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Fiat Chrysler wants to resume operations at three Italian sites once the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on manufacturing, a union representative stated on Thursday, adding unions would watch out for health precautions. Regardless of Italy’s lowest death toll from the virus in six days on Wednesday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated a national lockdown, placed […]

Hyundai, Honda plants closed in Vietnam amid nationwide lockdown

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Hyundai assembler TC Motor and Honda Vietnam have closed their plants for two weeks amid a nationwide social distancing campaign to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the companies stated on Wednesday. Honda Vietnam will close both its motorbike and auto plants located in the northern province of Vinh Phuc until April 15, while TC Motor, Vietnam’s third biggest […]

Volvo Cars in talks with California to reach emissions deal

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Volvo Cars confirmed that it is in talks with California to reach a voluntary emissions agreement. Mary Nichols, who heads the California Air Resources Board, revealed earlier Volvo planned to join Ford Motor, Honda Motor, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG . In July, the four struck an agreement with California to embrace emissions standards that were more strict than the Trump […]

Mercedes-Benz India to set up temporary hospital for coronavirus

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Mercedes-Benz India has announced it will set up a temporary hospital in Mhalunge-Ingale village, located in Chakan Khed in Maharashtra, with medical facilities and isolation wards for patients affected with coronavirus. The German automaker has stated that the hospital is going to have the capacity to treat 1,500 patients. It will be constructed in Maharashtra Housing […]

Honda to provide 2,000 high-pressure backpack sprayer to Indian government agencies

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Honda India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Honda group companies, on Wednesday declared that it will help the Indian government with Rs 11 crore ($1.4 million) aid for relief and prevention efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus. Furthermore, the company will also provide 2,000 units of high-pressure backpack sprayers to the various government […]

Fiat Chrysler move towards online sales and home delivery

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With automobile showrooms closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday reported a 10% decline in U.S. quarterly sales and moved to increase demand with bigger discount and a program allowing consumers to buy vehicles entirely online. The company’s move toward online sales and home delivery breaks with a long American auto sector […]

China may ease electric car quotas, delay emission rules to increase production

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China is considering temporarily easing quotas designed to increase production of electric cars to help automakers hit by the coronavirus pandemic to revive declining sales, people knowledgeable with the matter said. Policymakers in the world’s biggest auto market may also postpone the implementation of a new emission particle restriction by six months to assist the auto industry, […]

French car registrations declined by 72% in March due to coronavirus

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French car registrations dropped by over 72% in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown ordered by officials to fight the epidemic spread, France’s car industry association CCFA stated on Wednesday. Car registrations dropped by 73.43 percent last month at French automaker PSA which makes the Peugeot and Citroen brands. Car registrations at Renault dropped 71.60 […]