The coronavirus pandemic in Europe has temporarily shut down production in many factories of European and overseas automakers. Only a few of them did not close their operations: Tatra Trucks is one of them.
In the first six months of 2020, Porsche supplied a total of 116,964 cars to customers worldwide. The coronavirus crisis and the resulting closures of Porsche Centres over a period of several weeks resulted in a 12 per cent decline in deliveries as compared to the prior year.
The world’s light vehicle market is forecast to decline by 17.2% to 73.6 million units in 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic fallout, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
German prosecutors have extended their diesel-emissions probe to include supplier Continental for its role in supplying engine components, searching the company’s offices and those of automaker Volkswagen Group, the companies said on Wednesday.
Following the news that BMW and Mercedes-Benz are putting their autonomous drive technology collaboration on hold;David Leggett, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view.
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