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Economics

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash

Sales

Global Car Sales Forecast to Fall by 13.5 Million Units

U.S. sales likely to shrink by 3.1 million units in 2020

Propulsion

Aston Martin Revs Up V-6 Hybrid

First fully internally developed engine in 50 years promises to bring the power

Assembly

Volvo Sees a Ray of Hope…in China

Production and sales “very close to normal”

Business

China Dealers Ask: Where Are the Customers?

Is this what Europe and the U.S. can expect?

Economics

Coronavirus Roundup: March 24

A rundown on auto industry activity spurred by the coronavirus

Economics

Why British Car Plants Are Reviving Brexit Disaster Plans

A new wrinkle in balancing inventory and production

Propulsion

VW Powers Up Retrofit Electric Microbus

Convert a classic 1960s-era T1 model into an electric Bulli for 70K

Economics

UPDATE: BMW, Ford, Toyota, VW Suspend Production in Europe

UAW calls for similar move in U.S. to protect workers from pandemic

Production

New Model: The Ventilator 100?

Taking the concept of retooling to a whole new level

Business

Canadian Billionaire Hikes Aston Martin Bid

Deal would hike tycoon’s stake to 25%

Business

Structural Fatigue Worsens for Renault-Nissan Alliance

Distractions keep piling up as partnership flounders

Economics

Italy’s Auto Industry Scrambles Over Nationwide Virus Lockdown

The world’s first nationwide quarantine tests carmakers

Propulsion

Germany Poised to Surpass China in EV Production

McKinsey says shift could come as early as next year

Business

Coronavirus Pushes New Marketing Channels

Options take on new importance as crisis disrupts dealerships, car shows

Infrastructure

Ford Electric Scooter Service Heads to Europe

Spin to roll into Germany, France, U.K.

Marketing

Geneva Cancels Auto Show

Detroit show, due in June, is monitoring developments

Economics

VW: We Need a Green Kick in the Pants

“We are too slow,” admits CEO Herbert Diess.

Business

Global Car Sales Forecasts Fall on Virus Fears

Clearer picture not likely for many weeks

Propulsion

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe

Propulsion

VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis

Production

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 

Car/Ride Sharing

JLR Unveils Autonomous Shuttle

Compact flexible platform can accommodate a variety of shared and private use applications