On February 27, Volkswagen UK announced its partnership with Ecobat, a global battery recycling firm, to collect and recycle EV batteries. The agreement supports VWG UK's commitment to a circular energy economy and sustainability. Ecobat will collect and recycle lithium-ion EV batteries from dealers, distributors, an
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On February 26, Iveco Group announced that DHL Group has ordered 178 IVECO S-Way CNG trucks for its Post & Parcel Germany division, expanding its fleet to over 450 CNG vehicles. The new bio-CNG-powered trucks aim to further reduce DHL Group's carbon footprint, contributing significantly to road transport decarbonizat
On February 26, UGT Valencia announced that an assembly took place in Puerto de Sagunto, Spain which was attended by 400 delegates, including the UGT Secretary General. The focus was on the Gigafactory in Sagunto as a substantial regional opportunity, with UGT playing a role in securing the investment.
Two key union
On February 26, Wrightbus secured new orders for 28 hydrogen single-deck buses from Saarbahn GmbH, a German transport company. The orders consist of 28 Kite Hydroliners, with the first vehicles to be delivered in 2024.
The buses will be built at the Wrightbus factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The company has al
On February 26, Magyar Suzuki announced that it had handed over the solar park of its Esztergom car factory. The company invested EUR 2 million into the solar park project for about two years. The solar park project underwent design, permitting, and approval from May 2022 to mid-February 2024. Magyar Suzuki began pro
On February 27, Wrightbus announced that it is planning to produce a hydrogen coach, which is expected to be in production by 2026. The company also plans to unveil a prototype model, to demonstrate the powertrain, by the end of 2024.
According to the automaker, the concept model is ready, the predevelopment work has
On February 26, MG Motors launched its all-new MG3, a compact sedan in the Middle East, with a starting price of USD 10,700. The vehicle will be available for customers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Lebanon, and Iraq from March 2024.
The new MG3 is powered by an advanced 1.5L gasoline engine, mated to an 8-g
On February 27, Avtovaz announced that the Lada Izhevsk automobile plant continues to produce a pilot batch of Lada Largus. In addition to the passenger vans, which began assembly last week, passenger versions of the Largus have entered test production.
By May 2024, it is planned to produce about 80 cars, on which t
On February 24, the Prime Minister of Hungary received the management of the Chinese BYD car manufacturer and reviewed the situation of BYD's investments in Hungary. Thousands of jobs will be created thanks to the multi-billion-euro investment in Szeged, and local suppliers will also benefit from BYD's presence.
On February 26, BYD presented the BYD SEAL U DM-i with Super DM (Dual Mode) Technology to European consumers for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show 2024.
The D-Segment plug-in hybrid SUV is the first BYD vehicle in Europe to use the Super DM Technology. The vehicle dimensions are 4,775 mm X 1,890 m
On February 26, UAZ announced that its Patriot, Pickup, and Pro 4x4 models are now equipped with front axles of a modernized design. The list of improvements includes new housings and axle housing cups, as well as CV joint drive shafts.
In addition, cuffs were introduced in the front axle housings near the final driv
According to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), January vehicle sales in Thailand decreased 16.4% year over year to 54,814 units. The decline followed semiconductor shortage issue that caused delays in the delivery of some car models. While sales of passenger cars in January saw a YoY growth, sales of pure pick
On February 27, Skoda Auto India announced that it will launch an all-new entry-level compact SUV based on the MQB-A0-IN platform and will debut in India in the first half of 2025. The SUV will use excise benefits for under 4-metre cars available in India for pricing. Skoda mentioned that its R&D expertise in India h
Multiple press releases dated February 23 showed that Skywell New Energy Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (Skywell Group) signed an agreement with the Quwo County People’s Government of Linfen City of Shanxi Province on New Energy special-purpose vehicles (SPVs) and their core components.
According to the agreement, Skywel
On February 23, the entry into the Mexican market of Neta Auto, a company belonging to Hozon New Energy Automobile of Chinese origin, was announced.
Neta auto will enter Mexico through the marketing of 3 fully electric vehicles: Neta GT, a sports vehicle that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds; Neta U, a s
On February 26 Stellantis unveiled more details about the new Jeep Avenger 4xe in Europe.
This vehicle has 4xe hybrid technology, making this model also all-wheel drive, completing the brand's 4x4 SUV offering in all segments.
It has a 136 hp thermal engine combined with two electric motors of 21 kW each, capable of
On February 21, 2024, BMW Group Thailand announced the organizational reshuffle that will enable the company to enhance its capabilities and drive continued growth for BMW Group as Thailand advances into the future of mobility.
In early February, BMW officially introduced the first-ever BMW iX2 xDrive30 M Sport, the
Announced on February 21, 2024, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary recognized the significant role of robust public and private partnerships in driving the Philippines’ automotive industry during the ceremonial turnover of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation’s (TMP) presidency on February 20.
Reported on February 21, 2024, Toyota Motor Vietnam recorded sales of 2,344 vehicles (including Lexus cars) in the first month of 2024 (down 22.7% from 3,034 units recorded in January 2023).
Sales of Toyota cars in January reached 2,208 cars, including 1,143 domestically assembled units and 1,065 completely imported
Reported on February 22, 2024, SAIC Motor Philippines has launched the 2024 MG One compact crossover with 2 variants available, the Std and the Lux, priced from PHP 1,298,888 and PHP 1,458,888, respectively.
The model features MG’s new “Dual Front Face” design. it has a long sloping hood, large blacked out grille wi