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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2022 Rising Stars awards. Through July 13, the 19 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales is Florian Aragon, who is Toyota Europe’s sales and aftersales performance director. For his full profile click here. The 2022 Rising Stars winners will be honored in Prague at
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Volkswagen Group faces mounting pressure to address allegations of human rights violations in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, where the German automaker operates a car factory. While there is no evidence that anyone has been mistreated at the VW plant, the company should carefully examine the accusations, said supervisory board members Joerg Hofmann, a labor
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The UK said it would scrap the last remaining subsidies for electric cars, saying the move would free up cash to expand the charging network and encourage sales of other battery-powered vehicles, such as vans, taxis and motorcycles. The £300 million ($349 million) grant-funding program has closed to new orders, the Department for Transport said.
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The digital revolution is transforming every aspect of auto industry, and as one of the world’s biggest tech players, Google is among the companies that is driving this transition. Google’s automotive products include cloud services, Android operating systems, maps and advertising, among others. A key member of Google’s team in Europe is Christian Richter, the
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SEOUL — Production at Hyundai’s biggest factory complex fell by half on Thursday because of component shortages caused by a truckers’ strike in South Korea, a union official at the automaker said. The automaker’s Ulsan plants operated at about 50 percent to 60 percent of capacity due to parts procurement issues caused by the strike.
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Russia’s Industry Ministry expects car sales to halve in 2022 as the country’s automobile industry grapples with supply issues, a senior official said. “We saw a sharp fall (in car sales) in April and May,” Tigran Parsadanyan, deputy head of the ministry’s automotive and railway engineering department, said on Thursday. “We expect that some 750,000
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Ferrari plans to significantly expand its factory in northern Italy as part of the electrification strategy it will unveil during a highly anticipated briefing next week, according to people familiar with the matter. The automaker has snapped up space near its Maranello plant and started clearing the way for a third production line that will
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