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BMW turns to wind power for its plants


BMW will harness winds to secure power and defend profits as costs rise due to Germany's 550 billion euro plan to quit nuclear energy. Four wind turbine towers will soon supply almost a quarter of the power used at BMW's Leipzig plant, where the automaker builds the X1 SUV and soon the i3, its first electric car. Daimler and Volkswagen are also ...
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Opel’s Bochum plant to be closed in 2016
Opel told its 3,000 employees from the Bochum plant in Germany that it has no alternative but to end vehicle production in 2016. Despite the carmaker's efforts to rescue car manufacturing ...
Plastic Omnium to stop making bumpers in Germany
French plastic processing company Plastic Omnium announced it will cut output in Germany by halting the production of auto bumpers. Plastic Omnium blames the shrinking car market in Europe and also ...
Opel won’t make similar cuts in Europe as Ford, union boss says
General Motors' European unit Opel will not see more severe downsizing than Ford's restructuring measures in Europe, Opel top labour leader said. Ford decided to close three factories and cut 5,700 ...
Mercedes-Benz to reduce S-Class production because of lower demand
Daimler AG will build less Mercedes S-Class sedans until the next generation model will debut in 2013. The luxury automaker will move to a one shift operation at the Sindelfingen plant ...
Daimler Trucks reports increased orders, sales
Between January and November 2011 Daimler Trucks received 420,000 orders, a 26 percent increase from the same period last year, as well as the best new order figure since 2007. Sales ...
China may overtake Germany as world’s largest luxury car market this year
China may overtake Germany to claim second spot in the ranking of the world’s largest luxury car markets this year. Currently, the world's largest market for luxury cars is the United ...
Report: Opel to cut hundreds of jobs in Germany
General Motors' European subsidiary is planning to cut hundreds of jobs in product engineering in Germany, Automotive News Europe announces. The cuts are requested by GM, which is increasingly pressuring Opel ...
German car market won’t grow in 2012, industry association says
The German auto-industry association VDA today said Europe's largest car market won't grow next year due to Europe's sovereign debt crisis. VDA (Verband des Automobil Industrie) expects 2012 sales to remain ...
2011 to be a record year for German carmakers, industry group says
German carmakers will have a record year with sales clearly higher than last year, Germany's Bild newspaper reported, citing Matthias Wissmann, chairman of the German carmakers’ association - the VDA. Wissman ...

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