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June 21, 2021

Porsche Engineering, the technology service provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche, opens a second tech location in Romania.

With a new research and development site in Timișoara, it is further expanding its network of innovation centres for developing the intelligent and connected vehicles of the future. The new location extends and complements the work being done by Porsche at its other Romanian site, in Cluj-Napoca. Opened in 2016, this base is home to 250 employees, who are working on various high-tech automotive projects.

June 21, 2021

Dacia cars will feature the new logo and emblem from the second half of 2022, with dealerships switching to the new corporate identity early next year. 

The Romanian firm says the new logo, which combines and mirrors the letters ‘D’ and ‘C’ in a redefined typeface, “gives the impression of robustness and stability” and reflects the brand’s “simplistic and artful mindset”. The new branding was first shown on Dacia's Bigster concept earlier this year.

June 21, 2021

When Renault’s three manufacturing plants in northern France – Douai, Maubeuge, and Ruitz – come together to create the largest and most competitive EV production facility in Europe, you get Renault ElectriCity! This is an overview of a new leading facility within the Group’s industrial ecosystem.

June 20, 2021

Fuel cells are finding their way onto the roads around the world. For Bosch, the next milestone in this development is a major order for electric air compressors with integrated power electronics. These compressors govern the fuel-cell system’s oxygen supply. Bosch has signed a long-term agreement with cellcentric to supply this high-tech component. A 50:50 joint venture between Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group AB, cellcentric is responsible for all activities along the entire value chain. 

June 20, 2021

Commodity prices resumed their upward surge in May, rising across the board. Energy commodities rose 7,1% (up 35,1% since end-December) while non-energy commodities jumped 6,8% (18,8%). 

June 16, 2021

2020 was a year of unexpected challenges and significant change for the automotive industry. Amid many difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for electric vehicles increased and CO2 emissions fell further than before. According to data collected by JATO Dynamics in 21 countries across Europe, the volume weighted average CO2 emissions (NEDC) of vehicles registered in 2020 was 106.7 g/km – 12% lower than the average recorded in 2019.

June 16, 2021

Daimler and Nokia announced that they have signed a patent licensing agreement. Under the agreement, Nokia licenses mobile telecommunications technology to Daimler and receives payment in return. The parties have agreed to settle all pending litigation between Daimler and Nokia, including the complaint by Daimler against Nokia to the European Commission. The terms of the agreement remain confidential as agreed between the parties.