SEVERAL automakers have welcomed the move to improve the level of electric vehicle technology certification offered by vocational training institutions in Australia. Although the companies all have their own in-house training programs, they recognize the importance of training qualified technicians to service, diagnose and repair battery electric vehicles (BEVs) andRead More →

KUALA LUMPUR: The used car industry is expected to record double-digit sales growth this year, supported by an increase in online transactions, better buyer sentiment and improving economic conditions. Chairman of the Federation of Auto and Credit Associations of Malaysia, Datuk Tony Khor, said the pandemic had led to anRead More →

The figure of 859,575 cars made last year was the worst in 65 years Global auto production is expected to bottom out in the current quarter British carmakers are expecting a strong rebound in volumes after a “bad” year in 2021 caused by the global shortage of semiconductors. But theRead More →

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Searches for electric vehicles (EVs) jumped 110% to half a million in 2021. BMW received eight million additional consumer ad views last year. And more than 637 million online vehicle searches were made last year. These are just some of the trends emerging in recent years. AutoTrader Automotive Industry ReportRead More →

So long, Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets; Hello, Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association! The leading audio-visual industry lobby group in Washington, DC is changing its name, dropping the reference to “self-driving” in exchange for a simpler moniker. The group, founded in 2016 by Waymo, Ford, Lyft, Uber and Volvo, is lobbyingRead More →

The automotive sector has spent 2021 under the shadow of the chip crisis, logistical bottlenecks and record increases in raw material costs, while industry representatives in Turkey say the main automakers program local auto this year will again supply chain management. Automotive Industry Association (OSD) Chief Haydar Yenigün, assessing theRead More →

DUBLIN, January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Premium Interior Trim Market (by Surface Material and Region): Insights and Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2021-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.comit is offer. The Global Premium Interior Trim Market is Expected to Record a Value of US$1.88 billion inRead More →

Brazil’s auto industry grew 11% last year, but still below 2018/19 potential Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – 13:53 UTC This year ANFAVEA estimates a production increase of 9.4% global equivalent to 2.46 million units Brazil’s National Association of Automobile Manufacturers, ANFAVEA, said the 2021 market had seen significant improvement fromRead More →

January 11, 2022 1641906107 Categories Market & Trends Studies & Figures © Ford As sustainability becomes a growing trend in the automotive industry, automakers are increasingly opting for vegan alternatives in car interiors and greener solutions for transportation. As consumer desire for sustainable materials drives demand, the most vegan carsRead More →

Australia’s leading consumer watchdog has been monitoring the auto industry closely for six years – and says there is still work to be done on misleading information and denied warranty claims. See 3 images Automakers were again cautioned to familiarize themselves with their warranty obligations under Australia’s consumer law –Read More →

PARIS: Europe’s auto industry faces a worse year than Covid-battered 2020 with sales down for a fifth straight month amid a global shortage of microchips used in new models. European sales fell 20.5% year-on-year to 713,346 units, the worst fall since 1993, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said onRead More →

Europe’s auto industry faces even tougher times than the COVID-19 battered 2020 with sales down 20.5% year-on-year to 713,346 units, the worst slump since 1993, amid a global shortage of microchips used in new models, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said on Friday. Although economic activity rebounded relatively stronglyRead More →

A global shortage of automotive chips has highlighted the problem, prompting the European Union to launch subsidy programs to attract chipmakers to the continent. FRANKFURT: Europe’s auto sector has become too dependent on Asia and other regions for vital components such as semiconductors and battery cells, the outgoing Bosch chairmanRead More →

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — North Carolina-based utility company Duke Energy has partnered with the National Electric Highway Coalition to make driving an electric vehicle more accessible. “We have a clear line of sight to how we’re going to get there, and that’s asset retirement, more renewables, more battery storage,” saidRead More →

Lafayette – The automotive industry continues to feel the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. First it was a shortage of new and rental cars; now used car prices are the last to be affected. Average used car prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic. Apart from continued global supply shortages, HubRead More →

New car sales in NEW ZEALAND remained buoyant in October after a disastrous August – in which the market was heavily impacted by level four lockdown regulations related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – and a record month of September. A total of 13,870 new vehicles were registered in NewRead More →

Auto industry bemoans lack of budget support as UK auto production falls for third consecutive month and September production is lowest since 1982 Some 67,169 cars rolled off UK production lines last month, according to recently released data Productions were down 41.5% from a year ago and lowest in SeptemberRead More →

South Africa’s largest metalworkers’ union is calling for an indefinite strike after wage talks with employers’ organizations failed. South Africa’s largest metalworkers’ union has launched an indefinite strike, demanding wage increases and threatening to block the supply of spare parts to make new cars and accessories, industry and union officialsRead More →

Imagine driving down the autobahn in Germany when your on-board diagnostics system notices your oil level is low or your tail light is off, and wasting no time, it automatically schedules an appointment with your favorite shop for the repair. It may sound fictitious, but it’s at the heart ofRead More →

Originally published on Transport & Environment. (Also exists in German, Spanish, Polish, French, and Italian.) The European auto industry is using aggressive lobbying and making unsubstantiated allegations in an attempt to derail EU plans to cut pollution from road transport, campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) revealed in a statementRead More →

Electric vehicles have encountered a serious obstacle on the way to widespread public use. Dominating recent self-driving vehicle news, US authorities have launched a formal investigation into Tesla’s autopilot system, rival Chinese manufacturer Nio suffered the fatal crash of one of its self-driving cars, and General Motors has extended itsRead More →

A global supply crisis threatens to derail Germany’s economic recovery, with the country’s auto industry suffering the biggest drop. Companies from BMW, Siemens AG and Volkswagen are all reporting a lack of supplies of materials, from the most basic wooden pallets to memory chips. Thomas Nuernberger, managing director of salesRead More →

CARY, North Carolina – At least seven companies that operate in the used vehicle industry were included among the Inc. 5000; the prestigious annual ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Two of the highlighted companies provide vehicle transportation services, as the list included ACERTUS and MontwayRead More →

Raids on aftermarket auto parts sellers by the Environmental Protection Agency for evidence of emissions violations are hurting the classic auto industry, says Sen. Jim Lankford. Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma and member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told the Washington Examiner he recently looked at bipartisan legislationRead More →

the Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA) revealed sales figures for the local automotive industry. In the outgoing fiscal year 2021 (FY21), the local auto industry grew by 62% on an annual basis (YoY) to 181,397 units from 111,965 units the previous year. The reason for the outstanding performance of theRead More →

As we prepare this third installment of “The State of the Used Car Industry” at the end of June, it seems that life – societal, economic, automotive and otherwise – is slowing down the return to normal (fingers crossed; knock on wood). And as the used car industry emerges fromRead More →