On November 15, Witzenmann GmbH announced that it had acquired a stake in the Portuguese hydrogen purification expert Amnis Pura S.A. on November 3, 2023. This strategic investment will enable Witzenmann to further strengthen its expertise in the promising innovation field of hydrogen technology. Amnis Pura S.A. was
On November 7, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe S.A. (MFTE) announced that it is collaborating with the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal, to launch a training program in the second half of 2024. The partnership's goal is to further develop the Tramagal plant as a competence center for e-mobility, creating more jo
On October 31, AICEP signed a memorandum of understanding with SK hynix, to develop a significant investment project in the semiconductor area in 2024. AICEP and SK hynix recognize that the global economy requires greater cooperation to address the reorganization of value chains to establish stable and resilient supp
On October 27, the European Commission approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by Iberdrola, S.A. of Spain and BP, p.l.c. of the UK. The transaction relates primarily to the markets for installation, operation, and maintenance of a public network of electric vehicle (‘EV') charging s
On October 10, XCharge partnered with EDP, a Portugal-based electric utilities company, for the deployment of its battery-integrated charger Net Zero Series (NZS) for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe.
XCharge’s NZS can deliver a high-power output of 210 kW while requiring only 60 kW input, which eliminates the need
On October 11, CaetanoBus announced that it is presenting its hydrogen-powered H2.CityGold at Busworld 2023 in Brussels.
The H2.CityGold, developed in collaboration between CaetanoBus and Temsa, can be refilled with hydrogen at 350 or 700 bars (H2 Dual System) in any available hydrogen refueling station in the route
On October 10, Association of Manufacturers for Automotive Industry (AFIA) reported that VW plans to resume its Palmela plant in Portugal on October 23, 2023.
The Secretary of State for Labor said that the information he had was that “the entire production” could still “take place during the month of October, at the
On October 9, the European Investment Bank (EIB) granted a EUR 150 million loan to Cepsa to install over 1,800 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles across Spain and Portugal service stations.
Over 70% of the charging stations will be installed in regions whose per capita income is below 75% of the EU a
On September 29, Iveco Bus signed an agreement with Siga Rodoeste and Companhia de Autocarros da Madeira S.A (CAM), Portugal, for the supply of 106 buses as part of the "Concession for the public service of road passenger transport in the Autonomous Region of Madeira." The vehicles will be delivered in 2024, aiding i
Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch) and the University of Porto (U.Porto) announced the results of the THEIA (Automated Driving Perception) innovation project that aims at making vehicles safer in the context of autonomous driving. With AI and cybersecurity solutions developed by the 2 parties, the vehicle can detect the surro
On September 20, Association of Manufacturers for Automotive Industry (AFIA) announced that Volkswagen Palmela plant management has decided to resume vehicle production on October 2, 2023, which is a month earlier than originally scheduled.
However, the number of shifts initially will be lower than usual.
On September 15, multiple sources reported that Volkswagen is set to restart production in early October at the Palmela plant. The company has secured a crucial component for the T-Roc vehicle from Spanish and Chinese suppliers.
Earlier VW announced the production to halt from September 11 to November 12, 2023, due t
On September 13, TEMSA, Turkey announced that it has collaborated with CaetanoBus, Portuguese based hydrogen vehicle manufacturers on an R&D project to develop a hydrogen bus.
The hydrogen bus is expected to have a range of up to 1,000 km, with a prototype set for completion in 2024 and mass production in 2025 at TEM
On September 12, Association of Manufacturers for Automotive Industry (AFIA) announced that the forced shutdown of the VW Palmela plant is causing widespread repercussions for its suppliers and service providers.
The plant halts production between September 11 to November 12 due to the difficulties faced by a Sloveni
On September 11, multiple sources reported that VW faced production disruptions due to a shortage of engine parts from Slovenia, impacting several plants.
Shift cancellations have started at the Wolfsburg plant in Germany, and the issue extends to Emden, Hanover, Osnabrück, Salzgitter, and Ingolstadt in Germany.
On September 7, multiple sources reported that officials had discussed VW Palmela plant in Portugal, which halts production between September 11 to November 12. The Palmela plant has suspended its operation due to the difficulties faced by a Slovenian supplier of parts “essential to the construction of engines” which
On August 31, multiple sources reported that the Volkswagen Palmela plant in Portugal will halt production from September 11 to November 12, 2023, due to a parts shortage caused by floods in Slovenia.
Information from VW management clarified that September 9 and 10 would be down days as per the company agreement.
Continental AG (Continental) announced that its tire plant in Lousado, Portugal, has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS. The certification confirms Continental’s compliance with special sustainability standards at this plant, especially the transparency and traceability of
On August 29, multiple sources in Europe reported that the Volkswagen Palmela plant in Portugal plans to halt production for a few weeks starting September 2023 due to parts shortage caused by a flood in Slovenia affecting an engine parts supplier.
The interruption is set for the first half of September. The exact re
On August 22, MCG Automotive announced that it is one of the 20 representative companies from various subsectors of the national automotive industry that comprise the new National Automotive Sector Decarbonization Roadmap, a project led by Mobinov – Automotive Cluster, and supported by the Portuguese PRR – Recovery a