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Why Webasto wants to become key battery systems firm

German roof specialist Webasto is aiming to become a leader in battery systems in order to capitalize on the forthcoming wave of EVs from automakers.

Germany powers toward electrified future

The next generation of automotive development is well underway
 in Germany following big moves toward electromobility by BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz and Honda.

Israel's automotive boom is all about r&d

Israel's mission to become a major automotive industry player took a major step forward this year when Intel said it would pay 12.5 billion euros for Mobileye, a Jerusalem-based maker of autonomous vehicle technology.

Morocco aims to add 2 more car plants

Morocco officials hope to announce the name of a third global automaker to build an assembly plant there before the end of next year and the country is working to recruit a fourth major automaker plant.

Supplier focus makes Macedonia a major industry player

Macedonia's highway infrastructure is currently undergoing an 800 million euro upgrade that will add 170 km of new road.

Daimler, others upgrade powertrain plants as electric shift intensifies

Automotive News Europe's Guide to Powertrains shows 96 locations where the engines, transmissions and the new wave of components that support the move to electrified drivetrains are built.

Morocco puts automotive on North Africa's map

An unnamed manufacturer would launch production in the North African kingdom in 2021 or 2022, according to Khalid Qalam, senior adviser with Invest in Morocco.

Israel's boom is all about r&d

Israel is proving to be a hot spot for high-end automotive technology.

In Germany, auto still the powerhouse

BMW Group and the city of Hamburg announced a landmark electromobility strategic partnership to stimulate advance mobility.

Macedonia wins by investing in itself

Macedonia’s highway infrastructure is currently undergoing an 800 million euro ($900 million) upgrade that will add 106 miles of new road.

Volvo to take stake in Lynk & CO

Volvo will take a stake in sibling brand Lynk & CO, which will rely heavily on Volvo as it prepares to start European and U.S. sales.

Volvo posts best first-half profit in 6 years on new models

UPDATED: July 20 9:00 CET - adds CEO comments

Volvo reported its biggest operating profit and best operating margin for a first half since 2011. Profit increased 21 percent to $820 million while its margin improved to 6.8 percent from 6.

Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic

Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be able to surpass the success of the current model, which finished 2016 as Europe's best-selling premium midsize SUV.

Volvo sends message to suppliers

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. "They can count on Volvo as a customer," he said.

Volvo steers toward electrified future

UPDATED: July 5 13:45 CET - adds detail

Volvo will only offer electrified powertrains in models that it launches starting in 2019, a move that signals its intention to phase out the internal combustion engine from its lineup.

Volvo steers toward electrified future

UPDATED: 7/5/17 8:50 am ET - adds detail

Volvo will only offer electrified powertrains in models that it launches starting in 2019, a move that signals its intention to phase out the internal combustion engine from its lineup.

Volvo sends message to suppliers

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. "They can count on Volvo as a customer," he said.

Bold battery bet takes Webasto into new sector

Holger Engelmann plans to expand Webasto in North America and broaden the company's identity beyond a supplier of vehicle roof and thermal management systems.

VW to debut 48-volt mild hybrid on Golf-sized model

VW brand will use 48-volt mild hybrid technology on a Golf-sized model, then roll out the technology in other models.

Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today's sound systems without sacrificing on quality.

Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today's sound systems without sacrificing on quality.

Volvo, Autoliv deepen self-driving ties with Nvidia

UPDATED: June 27 9:45 CET - adds details

Volvo and Autoliv are deepening their ties with chipmaker Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars.

Volvo eyes even tougher sales target

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker has the potential to exceed its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles annually by 2020.

Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.

Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. So far the results have been mixed.

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