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ACEA: Sales of commercial vehicles in EU up by 12.9% in H1

Registrations of vans, trucks and buses increased. The data for June, the results in the individual countries including the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the decline in Slovenia...
Published: 28.7.2015 23:31

Manturov: Russia to free more money to support domestic automotive industry

The volume of funds, allocation (scrap bonus, cheaper leases, interest rate subsidies on loans)...
Published: 28.7.2015 23:19

Medea Research: Sales of new cars in Czech Rep up by 23.7% in June

Growth was driven by the Skoda, Ford, Opel, VW, BMW, Nissan and Audi brands. Developments in vans, registrations, results in H1...
Published: 28.7.2015 23:08

One plant of Skoda Auto in Czech Rep hit by explosion

It happened on the first day of company holiday. One person was injured. Location, facility concerned, the circumstances of the incident...
Published: 28.7.2015 00:28

Jaguar Land Rover to reportedly build East European plant in Poland

The carmaker has not confirmed it. Offered locations in Slovakia and Poland, tough battle of incentives, alleged investment parameters...
Published: 28.7.2015 00:15

FCA recalls 1.4 million vehicles connected to Internet

The models concerned and years of manufacture, software update, fears of attack by hackers, turning off the car engine while driving remotely by cyber experts...
Published: 27.7.2015 23:51

Mitsubishi to cease car production in North America, focusing on Asia

Profile of the factory in the USA (models, HR, output in 2014), search for a buyer, sales performance, expansion in ASEAN countries...
Published: 26.7.2015 23:32

AAA Auto drew attention to new kind of fraud in used cars financing

Details of the procedure performed by fraudsters in several countries, the fictitious purchase of a vehicle on invoice, the gap in the notarial legislation in Slovakia, a criminal complaint...
Published: 26.7.2015 23:01

CEZ to build charging stations for EVs also in mountains

Pilot project in Sumava (e-Sumava), rental of Nissan EVs to the national park, subsidies for e-bikes and green vehicles in the Czech Republic, the Czech market for EVs...
Published: 26.7.2015 22:43

Volkswagen and Metzler agreed to sell LeasePlan

Buyer, price, completion of the transaction, the results in 2014, Volkswagen departure from LeasePlan after 10 years with strong appreciation of investments...
Published: 24.7.2015 00:21

European Commission approved incentives for Nexen Tire investment in Czech Rep

The amount of investments and aid, allocation of funds, parameters of the tire plant near Zatec, Czech subsidiary company and its head...
Published: 23.7.2015 23:55

Senate rejected proposal to limit margins from liability insurance in Czech Rep

This margin rose by almost 7% in 2014. Statements of senators and committees, missing penalties for violation, details of the draft...
Published: 23.7.2015 23:47

Czech Rocket: Skoda launched Czech campaign for new Superb

Author of the campaign, spots, use of computer effects, target group, communication concept with a theme of the universe, microsite...
Published: 23.7.2015 00:06

Czech Insurance Association appointed new Executive Director

It is a manager with experience in banking, diplomacy and government. His profile, timing, website Jaksepojistit.cz...
Published: 22.7.2015 23:46

Audi Energy Program: Audi launched new service program for older cars in Czech Rep

Time limit, a book with 11 discount vouchers, discounted items and operations of service, maintenance, and accessories...
Published: 21.7.2015 23:38

Nokia Here: Auction for mapping services supposedly won by three German carmakers

None of the companies confirmed the information. Reasons for the sale of this division of Nokia, price, completion of the transaction, the use of autonomous vehicles...
Published: 21.7.2015 23:27

Toyota to recall 625,000 HEVs

Details of the defect, the number of cars in various regions including Europe, the affected models and model years...
Published: 21.7.2015 23:16

Volvo AB improved outlook of truck sales for 2015 in Europe

The original and the new estimate, the financial and business results in Q2, the situation in individual markets (Europe, North America, Brazil, China)...
Published: 21.7.2015 05:57

Honda launched Czech Facebook profile for car fans

This happened more than a year after creating a profile for motorcycle fans. Addresses, numbers of supporters, Honda Czech Republic on YouTube...
Published: 21.7.2015 05:42

Turkey expects record production and export of vehicles in 2015

Reasons, recent investments, results in 2014, expectations for 2015, lifting the embargo on Iran...
Published: 21.7.2015 05:13

Opel to reduce production in Germany

Reasons, factories concerned, timing, utilization of Kurzarbeit program for several weeks...
Published: 20.7.2015 03:46

AutoCare 2.0: Europ Assistance extended assistance program AutoCare in Czech Rep for tire insurance

The difference compared to the 1.0 version, price change, the number of assistance interventions in 2014, statistics from the automotive sector, corporate clients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia...
Published: 20.7.2015 03:35

Car sales in Slovakia rose by 3.3% in H1

The market has been growing for the last three months, after declining the previous four months. It is still dominated by Skoda, whose market share increased...
Published: 20.7.2015 03:28

Magna to buy gearbox manufacturer Getrag

The value of the company, the price of the transaction, the business results in 2014, clients, growth of dual-clutch transmissions segment, sale of the Magna's interior division to Grupo Antolin...
Published: 17.7.2015 02:20

PSA to double range of DS models by 2020

Modernization of existing models, entry into new segments, sites of production, investments, timing, the new modular platform EMP2...
Published: 16.7.2015 22:28

Swell started to do new kinds of tests

Accreditation of new testing standards, simulations of the effects of car wash on car body paint, new R&D magazine not only for experts, completion of the merger, plans for the future...
Published: 16.7.2015 22:19

ACEA: EU car sales up by 14.6% in June

The market has been up for 22 months in a row. Results in individual countries, sales of carmakers, registrations in H1, comments of KPMG and PwC...
Published: 16.7.2015 22:09

Seat stopped production in Spain

This measure has also affected production of Audi cars in the country. A strike at a supplier, products, reasons, timing, production and sale of Seat cars in H1...
Published: 16.7.2015 03:25

Takata refused to create fund for victims of defective airbags

At least eight deaths and over 100 injuries are linked to the defective Takata airbags. A similar fund of GM, the latest recall of Japanese carmakers…
Published: 15.7.2015 18:05

CAAM worsened outlook for vehicle sales in China in 2015

The original and the new estimate, the macroeconomic situation in the country, expectations of economists and analysts, the results in June and H1, the fall for the third month in a row...
Published: 15.7.2015 17:13

Inteva Products built two new plants

One is located in Eastern Europe, one in Asia. Locations, products, HR, timing, moving one R&D centre, clients...
Published: 15.7.2015 03:30

Smartbanking 2.4: CSOB continues to develop bank insurance in Czech Rep

The bank has upgraded its mobile application, which now allows to take out MTPL. Details of the procedure, the rate of mobile and tablet banking use...
Published: 14.7.2015 17:19

Production of cars, vans in Poland fell in June for first time in 2015

The drop was recorded both in the y/y and m/m comparison. Results in H1, stable production in 2014, sales in the country where Volkswagen, GM and FCA manufacture…
Published: 14.7.2015 17:08

Czech police to expand fleet of unmarked vehicles with more Skoda cars

The number of cars, models, contract price, civil vehicles placed off the motorway across the country...
Published: 13.7.2015 23:28

Prague announced tender for fleet renewal of municipal police again

The size of the contract, the types and numbers of vehicles, estimated value, timing, the current state of the fleet, history...
Published: 13.7.2015 23:19

Honda shifts from production localization to global export hubs

Moving production of some models from Europe, the start of production in Africa, alternative fuels, Walking Assist Device, HondaJet...
Published: 12.7.2015 23:54

Skoda Auto to extend main development centre

Location, activity, investment amount, timing, HR, simulation of temperatures from -40°C to +65°C, extended powers of the fourth largest R&D centre in the Volkswagen Group...
Published: 12.7.2015 23:40

Go Further: Ford introduced front panoramic camera for accident prevention

Qualities and abilities, cleaning, optional equipment feature, affected models, the European survey, other technologies of the carmaker (SYNC with SMS messages loud reading, MyKey, Quickclear)...
Published: 12.7.2015 23:24

Pothole Alert: Jaguar Land Rover developing system of detection and information share on potholes

Test cars, the use of adaptive shock absorbers MagneRide, technology capabilities, a warning to other drivers and Road Administration, savings from the defects, damage and accidents...
Published: 12.7.2015 23:13

ACEA improved outlook on car sales in Europe in 2015

The original and the new estimate, comparison with pre-crisis year of 2007 and markets in the US and China, comment and view of KPMG...
Published: 10.7.2015 01:45

CSU: Car prices in Czech Rep up in June 2015 m/m

New and used cars, motorcycles and servicing became more expensive, too. Prices of spare parts, detailed data, the y/y progress...
Published: 10.7.2015 01:35

Seven companies interested in contract for operation of Czech vehicle register

Opening of the envelopes, bid prices, requirements for system upgrades, training of officials, the duration of the contract, the history of the register...
Published: 10.7.2015 01:26

Tesla Motors agreed on cooperation with PKN Orlen

PKN Orlen is installing Tesla quick chargers at its petrol stations Orlen, Star and Benzina in Central Europe. Locations, timing, number of sockets at stations, charging price...
Published: 8.7.2015 23:54

AEB: Car sales in Russia to fall by 36% in 2015

The association has thus worsened its outlook for the market, which corresponds with the forecast of the Russian government. Results in June and H1, the demand for Skoda cars...
Published: 8.7.2015 23:27

Magneti Marelli expanded car lighting plant in Russia

Location, new hall, the amount of investment, developer, problems, test operation, a shift from assembly to manufacturing, HR, local products and clients of Automotive Lighting...
Published: 7.7.2015 23:39

Production at Czech plant of Toyota and PSA up by 38% in H1

A shift in demand for individual models, the interest in various colours and automatic transmission, the financial results in 2014, confirming the 2015 production plan...
Published: 7.7.2015 23:27

WTO urged Ukraine to abolish import duties on cars

The Eastern European country introduced duty in 2013 in the range of 6.5 to 13%. Japan’s complaint, the argument of the parties concerned...
Published: 7.7.2015 23:19

Piechocinski (Poland): One carmaker wants to invest over EUR 1.5 billion in Central Europe

According to earlier information, it should be Jaguar Land Rover. There are apparently only two countries left in the game. Planned production capacity, timing of factory construction, HR...
Published: 6.7.2015 23:33

Nielsen Admosphere: Hyundai continues to invest most in advertising in Czech Rep

Advertising investments in new car sales of 10 most-promoted brands over last year, the results of an online survey among consumers...
Published: 6.7.2015 23:17

Several senators proposed to limit margins on damage liability of insurers in Czech Rep

The reason is the high rate increases that do not correspond with the slightly rising indemnity. Details of the proposal (the advance premium payment, repayment of an amount over the limit)...
Published: 6.7.2015 23:09
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