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Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall close all European factories due to coronavirus

Auto Express News Feed - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:00
All Groupe PSA plants to shut down until March 27 in bid to contain the spread of coronavirus
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Fiat Chrysler halts European production as coronavirus hits demand

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is halting production for two weeks at most of its European plants to help protect staff against the coronavirus pandemic and adjust to a slump in demand, the Italian-American carmaker said on Monday. Italy has been the European country worst hit by the crisis and the first to enforce a nationwide lockdown, which has now been replicated by Spain and, to a lesser extent, by France as the virus sweeps through the continent. FCA - which according to analyst estima

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GM, Ford, FCA and the UAW form joint coronavirus task force

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The task force, which would be focusing on areas including vehicle production plans, is being headed by UAW President Rory Gamble, GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, Ford CEO Jim Hackett, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and FCA CEO Michael Manley, the parties said in a joint statement on Sunday.

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Coronavirus anxiety starts to hit U.S. auto dealers' customer visits

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A relentless barrage of bad news surrounding the coronavirus epidemic has begun to affect customer visits at some U.S. auto dealers and even those businesses that have thrived so far believe a big sales decline is imminent if China's experience is any guide. Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China last year it has killed more than 5,000 people globally, including 41 so far in the United States, where President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency. The outbreak has caused

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Gasoline gets cheap, just when Americans don't need it

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At two gasoline stations in Scarsdale, a wealthy suburb of New York City not far from one of the nation's worst outbreaks of coronavirus, attendants whiled away the minutes on a rainy Friday morning at what would normally be their busiest time of day. "We've had one or two customers - that's it," said Julio Barrios as he sat under an umbrella at the full-service Shell station in downtown Scarsdale. The coronavirus has infected at least 138,000 people worldwide and killed mo

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Build ventilators to fight coronavirus, Britain asks automakers

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask manufacturers on Monday to retool production to start making specialist health equipment including ventilators and will look at using hotels as emergency hospitals to cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Britain has taken a distinctly different approach to tackling coronavirus from European countries such as Italy, Spain and France which have imposed stringent lockdowns to try to slow the spread of the disease. "The prime minister will speak to Brit

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Car industry to build ventilators for NHS in coronavirus crisis

Auto Express News Feed - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 09:47
Ford and seven F1 teams have signed up to the Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium, while UK motor industry body also pledges support
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