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Audi forced to halt production at a German plant because of flooding

Audi forced to halt production at a German plant because of flooding

The premium German brand temporarily stopped production on Monday at its second-biggest plant in Germany because of flooding. Following severe flooding in southwestern Germany, Audi had to temporarily stop its operations yesterday morning at its plant in Neckarsulm near Stuttgart. This is the brand’s second-biggest facility, where the automaker builds […]

VW plans to build its own battery plant

VW plans to build its own battery plant

As the demand for electrified-cars is expected to sharply rise in the following years, Volkswagen plans to support the production of green vehicles by building a battery factory. Volkswagen is apparently looking beyond the diesel scandal by shifting the focus on environmentally friendly cars. But to lower production costs and […]

12 million cars recalled in the US over Takata airbags

12 million cars recalled in the US over Takata airbags

Following the recent recall expansion over the faulty airbags made my Takata, eight automakers announced they are calling back more than 12 million US vehicles. In the aftermath of the agreement with US safety regulators over the recent massive recall expansion, the Japanese auto parts maker declared nearly 14 million […]

US auto sales to drop around 6% in May

US auto sales to drop around 6% in May

After a steady solid pace of the US auto market, May will likely bring the first drop in year-over-year figures for 2016, according to Kelley Blue Book. While the demand for new cars in the United States is still strong, the pace is not growing though. Therefore, in conjunction with […]

Japan adds 7 million cars to the Takata recall

Japan adds 7 million cars to the Takata recall

The Transport Ministry in Japan announced this Friday that carmakers will recall an added 7 million cars that are equipped with Takata air bag inflators by March 2019. This makes the total number of recalled cars worldwide reach 19.6 million vehicles. Japan’s move to increase the number of cars in the […]

Car production in South Africa could double by 2020

Car production in South Africa could double by 2020

According to a local producers’s group, the carmaking industry in South Africa could increase by as much as 50% to 900,000 cars by 2020. That is to happen if the government continues to promote stable and supportive policies and the car sector does not encounter any labor interruptions. Nico Vermeulen, […]

Research shows drivers uninformed about car tech

Research shows drivers uninformed about car tech

While numerous carmakers are investing billions of dollars in plug-in vehicles and self-driving car systems, potential buyers and drivers out there seem to not be very aware of all the benefits that come with new technology as new study has it. In a poll conducted by the market research firm […]