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FRANKFURT – Volkswagen Group is currently negotiating a new production deal with workers at its all-electric plant in Zwickau, Germany, after terminating a long-standing three-shift agreement. “The aim is to reach a new agreement, jointly supported by the company and the employees, which takes into account the current market situation and ensures the economic viability
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PARIS — Renault is ending its common purchasing agreements with alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi with a view to having a more agile structure that can make decisions more quickly. The move is aimed at better adapting to automotive markets that are becoming more regional due to differences in regulations, such as over electrification and
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BRUSSELS — EU countries largely agreed on a compromise proposal presented by Spain for weaker Euro 7 emissions limits, diplomatic sources said on Friday. The proposal is a watered down version of the initial European Commission pitch to tighten emissions limits for non-CO2 pollutants such carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide from brakes and tires. Eight
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LONDON — Britain risks undermining the country’s transition to electric vehicles if the government relaxes its current target to ban new gasoline and diesel car sales by 2030, Ford’s U.K. Chair Lisa Brankin said. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is this week expected to delay some of the government policies which underpin Britain’s long-term plan
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LONDON — A clutch of European and U.S. delivery company startups is racing to serve the growing market for offering zero-emission, electric last-mile deliveries in cities to retailers and consumers before giant shippers do the same. The likes of Germany’s Liefergrun, the U.K.’s Zedify and Packfleet, and New York-based DutchX are tapping into retailers’ need
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