Top Story: Porsche acquires stake in Fazua and plans joint ventures with Ponooc

Sports car manufacturer expands involvement in e-bike marketPorsche is further expanding its involvement in the rapidly growing market for e-bikes. The Stuttgart based sports car manufacturer acquires a stake in Fazua, an innovative manufacturer of e-bike drive systems, and establishes a strategic partnership with Ponooc Investment B.V. The Dutch company focuses on sustainable energy and mobility solutions. Ponooc is part of Pon Holdings B.V. - a trading and service company with around 16.000 em more > cellspacing="1">

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Porsche acquires stake in Fazua and plans joint ventures with Ponooc 10.02.2022

Finance: Porsche acquires stake in Fazua and plans joint ventures with Ponooc

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Kia announces January 2022 global sales results 05.02.2022

Finance: Kia announces January 2022 global sales results

    January global sales at 212,819 units, down 5.7% y/y    Sales in Korea recorded 37,038 units, down 10.7% y/y    Sales outside of Korea recorded 175,781 units, down 4.6% y/y    Kia to accelerate transition to sustainable mobility solutions provider and create sales mehr >>

03.02.2022

Finance: Porsche further expands online vehicle sales

94 per cent of global dealers with digital marketplaceYet another e-commerce milestone for Porsche: the number of markets offering online vehicle searches has recently hit 100 around the globe – and in 26 of these, cars can be ordered online too. In Canada, Porsche's own vehicle search was even introduced as the exclusive marketing platform for new mehr >>

Automobilist obtains further investment from entrepreneur Karel Komarek 02.02.2022

Finance: Automobilist obtains further investment from entrepreneur Karel Komarek

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Executive Personnel Change: Stefanie Wurst succeeds Bernd Körber as Head of MINI 01.02.2022

Finance: Executive Personnel Change: Stefanie Wurst succeeds Bernd Körber as Head of MINI

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Record Low Inventory Stifles American Honda Sales Results in January 01.02.2022

Finance: Record Low Inventory Stifles American Honda Sales Results in January

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Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance to strengthen EV position with new investments in APAC, observes GlobalData 28.01.2022

Finance: Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance to strengthen EV position with new investments in APAC, observes GlobalData

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Heinz-Jürgen Löw appointed SVP Renault Brand LCV 25.01.2022

Finance: Heinz-Jürgen Löw appointed SVP Renault Brand LCV

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Stellantis Completes Investment Round in Factorial, Further Accelerating Electrification Push 21.01.2022

Finance: Stellantis Completes Investment Round in Factorial, Further Accelerating Electrification Push

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Stellantis invest in Stimcar to support its development, strengthening circular economy initiatives 21.01.2022

Finance: Stellantis invest in Stimcar to support its development, strengthening circular economy initiatives

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In 2021 BMW Motorrad achieves the best sales result in its history with an increase of 14.8 percent. 20.01.2022

Finance: In 2021 BMW Motorrad achieves the best sales result in its history with an increase of 14.8 percent.

194.261 BMW motorcycles and scooters were delivered to customers worldwide.BMW Motorrad finished the year with a record sales result despite major challenges. With 194,261 units (+14.8%), 2021 was the best year since BMW Motorrad was founded (previous yea mehr >>

Opel Increases Market Share in Western Europe in 2021 19.01.2022

Finance: Opel Increases Market Share in Western Europe in 2021

    Strong overall performance in home market of Germany    Opel Corsa best-selling small car in Germany    Vauxhall Corsa best-selling car in UK, Vauxhall number one e-LCV brand mehr >>

Alpine on the rise in 2021 18.01.2022

Finance: Alpine on the rise in 2021

    In the first year after announcing the Renaulution strategic plan, Alpine announced very strong growth in sales volume: +74%, with 2659 units sold in 2021.    In France, Alpine recorded a boost in sales of over 117%.    Alpine continues to develop internationally, with almost half of sales coming mehr >>

Renault takes up the challenge of electrification and higher value business 18.01.2022

Finance: Renault takes up the challenge of electrification and higher value business

    Renault delivers its rapid shift in the electrified market and strengthens its position in Europe. The E-Tech (EV and hybrid* powertrains) range represents 30% of Renault passenger cars sales in Europe in 2021 (vs 17% in 2020).        In Europe, Renault is 3rd brand in the EV PC market, and ZOE ranks 2nd model. mehr >>

Dacia accelerates into the top three of 2021 European retail sales for the first time ever 18.01.2022

Finance: Dacia accelerates into the top three of 2021 European retail sales for the first time ever

    DACIA grew by 3% in 2021, with sales reaching 537,095, in a market tainted by the pandemic and the electronic component crisis    The brand experienced strong growth in the passenger car market for private customers where it reached a record-breaking market share of 6.2%, resulting in DACIA placing in the top three of European re mehr >>

Appointment of Mr. Mike Wetherell as Regional CEO of BMW Group, Financial Services for Asia Pacific 17.01.2022

Finance: Appointment of Mr. Mike Wetherell as Regional CEO of BMW Group, Financial Services for Asia Pacific

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Sales figures for the MINI Electric almost doubled 17.01.2022

Finance: Sales figures for the MINI Electric almost doubled

- MINI brand sales up 3.3 percent in 2021.British premium brand records 302 144 new registrations worldwide and a huge electric boom. Fully electric MINI Cooper SE becomes the best-selling model variant. Almost every fourth MINI Countryman hit the road with a p mehr >>

Toyota Motor Europe sales increase by +8% in 2021 to achieve a record 6.4% market share 13.01.2022

Finance: Toyota Motor Europe sales increase by +8% in 2021 to achieve a record 6.4% market share

·    TME’s vehicle sales of 1,076,300 (Jan-Dec 2021) up +8%, reflected strong customer demand,  outperforming a stable market up +1% year-on-year·    The Toyota mehr >>

Lexus consolidates sales and market share in Europe in 2021 13.01.2022

Finance: Lexus consolidates sales and market share in Europe in 2021

    Lexus Europe* sold 72,441 vehicles in 2021, up 2% vs. 2020, consolidating a record share of 2.3% in the premium market    Electrified vehicles accounted for 96% of the brand’s sales in Western Europe* in the past year    Lexus’ first battery-electric model, the UX 300e, achieved 3,000 mehr >>

Audi accelerates transformation with a strong 2021 for fully electric vehicles 11.01.2022

Finance: Audi accelerates transformation with a strong 2021 for fully electric vehicles

   Consistently following the electric roadmap: deliveries of fully electric models increased by 57.5 percent        Despite a worldwide semiconductor shortage, total volume of the Audi brand approached the previous year’s level with 1.68 million vehicles, grew in the US and other key markets      mehr >>

SEAT S.A. closes 2021 with sales up 10.3% 11.01.2022

Finance: SEAT S.A. closes 2021 with sales up 10.3%

... but falls short of pre-pandemic levels due to semiconductor crisis    CUPRA tripled sales, driven by success of the Formentor, reaching almost 80,000 cars    Sales of electrified vehicles increased fourfold, mehr >>

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reports record annual results for 2021 10.01.2022

Finance: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reports record annual results for 2021

In 2021, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars delivered the highest-ever annual sales results in the marque's 117-year history. The company delivered 5,586 motor cars to clients around the world, up 49% on the same period in 2020. This overall figure includes all-time record sales in most regions, including Greater China, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, and in multiple countries across the globe. mehr >>

Mercedes-Benz sees strong demand as high-end and electrified vehicle sales surge 08.01.2022

Finance: Mercedes-Benz sees strong demand as high-end and electrified vehicle sales surge

    Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans delivered over 2.4 million units in 2021, despite semiconductor supply chain bottlenecks    Mercedes-Benz Cars Q4 deliveries at 475,968 (-24.7%) in line with company forecast    New sales records for xEVs and high-end vehicles (Maybach, AMG, G-Class) underline strategic mehr >>

Hyundai Records Largest Ever UK Car Market Share in 2021 08.01.2022

Finance: Hyundai Records Largest Ever UK Car Market Share in 2021

    Hyundai delivers 4.2% car market share throughout 2021, its largest ever    Year-on-year sales jump by 47%, boosted by new model introductions    Over 12,500 EVs sold in 2021, the fourth largest number of any manufacturer mehr >>

Lotus global retail sales up 24% in best performance for a decade 08.01.2022

Finance: Lotus global retail sales up 24% in best performance for a decade

    Worldwide sales of 1,710 new cars in 2021, up from 1,378 in 2020    Increase of 24% as customers snap up final versions of Lotus Elise, Exige and EvoraLotus has revealed its best annual global re mehr >>

Volvo Cars records full-year sales growth, sales of electrified cars grew more than 60% 07.01.2022

Finance: Volvo Cars records full-year sales growth, sales of electrified cars grew more than 60%

Volvo Cars’ global sales grew by 5.6 per cent to 698,693 cars in the full year 2021, demonstrating resilience in the face of persistent supply constraints.The results also demonstrated the continued popularity of Volvo Cars’ Recharge line-up mehr >>

BMW of North America Reports Q4 2021 and Full Year 2021 U.S. Sales Results 05.01.2022

Finance: BMW of North America Reports Q4 2021 and Full Year 2021 U.S. Sales Results

    2021 BMW Deliveries Increase 20.8% vs 2020.    2021 MINI Deliveries Increase 6.4% vs 2020.     Successful Year Despite Continuing Challenges of the Ongoing Global Pandemic and Associated Supply Chain Issues.    BMW Sales Momentum Remains Strong as First Deliveries of BMW mehr >>

Kia announces 2021 global sales and 2022 targets 03.01.2022

Finance: Kia announces 2021 global sales and 2022 targets

    Kia’s global sales in 2021 reached 2.78 million units, up 6.5% year-on-year : Sales in overseas markets increased 9.1% year-on-year    Kia sets target to sell over 3 million units globally in 2022 : Maintaining sales growth with optimized production and EV leadership mehr >>

Tesla’s 2021 vehicle deliveries surge over 80%, projected to hit 1.5 million in 2022 03.01.2022

Finance: Tesla’s 2021 vehicle deliveries surge over 80%, projected to hit 1.5 million in 2022

Tesla's goal of pushing electric vehicles into the mainstream is gaining momentum with the company's steady growth in deliveries. As the EV manufacturer expands production, the number of delivered vehicles is also expected to hit record levels in 2022.   mehr >>

Investor Group led by Michael Pessis and Boris Rotenberg to invest in historic super sports car brand Spyker 31.12.2021

Finance: Investor Group led by Michael Pessis and Boris Rotenberg to invest in historic super sports car brand Spyker

Exciting yearend news on the future of Spyker – good news for all Spyker enthusiasts and existing customers. Today, on the last day of 2021, the investor group led by Michail Pessis (Milan Morady S.A., R-Company GmbH, SMP Racing) and Boris Rotenberg (BR Engineering, SMP Racing) has reached an agreement with Spyker Ltd to revive the historic Spyker super sports car brand effe mehr >>

BAIC Daimler Partnership 17.12.2021

Finance: BAIC Daimler Partnership

-    BAIC ANNOUNCES HOLDING STAKE IN DAIMLER-    BAIC & DAIMLER WELCOME COMMITMENT AND LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPBeijing Automotive Group Co Ltd (BAIC) announced this week that it has been holding an increased mehr >>

BMW i Ventures announced a lead investment in the seed financing round of Rapid Liquid Print (RLP) 08.12.2021

Finance: BMW i Ventures announced a lead investment in the seed financing round of Rapid Liquid Print (RLP)

.... which brings the benefits of 3D printing to elastomers with a revolutionary gel-printing technology that uses industry-standard materials, such as soft rubber, silicone and foams, to produce soft, flexible products without retooling or post-processing. Also participating in the round is MassMutual through the MM Catalyst Fund (MMCF). mehr >>

BMW i Ventures Leads Series B Financing Round of Nanocoating Technology Company, actnano 30.11.2021

Finance: BMW i Ventures Leads Series B Financing Round of Nanocoating Technology Company, actnano

BMW i Ventures today announced a lead investment in the Series B financing round of actnano, a company that has developed a next-generation nanocoating that offers unparalleled protection for electronics across the automotive and consumer electronics markets.a mehr >>

UNCTAD Global Trade Update November 2021, download report 30.11.2021

Finance: UNCTAD Global Trade Update November 2021, download report

World trade reaches record high Latest issue of the UNCTAD Global Trade Update. Its key findings show that:•    Global trade is expected to reach about $28 trillion in 2021, indicating an increase of 11% relative to pre-pandemic levels.•    Global trade growth s mehr >>

30.11.2021

Finance: Next.e.GO Mobile electric vehicle manufacturer announces new member of its Administrative Board

Next.e.GO Mobile SE, the independent German manufacturer of innovative and sustainable electric urban vehicles, today announced that Andrew E. Wolff has joined its administrative board.  Mr. Wolff is an entrepreneur and a top-tier private equity investor. He was most recently Global Co-Head of the Merchant Banking Division and Global Co-Head o mehr >>

Strategy 2.0: IONITY accelerates expansion of its fast-charging network 24.11.2021

Finance: Strategy 2.0: IONITY accelerates expansion of its fast-charging network

Porsche and fellow shareholders to invest 700 million euros by 2025ONITY already has the largest network of high-performance charging stations in Europe, which is accessible by the majority of electric vehicles. The joint venture is now ramping up its p mehr >>

Renault Group strengthens its strategic partnership with start-up Whylot 24.11.2021

Finance: Renault Group strengthens its strategic partnership with start-up Whylot

    Renault Group is taking a 21% minority stake in Whylot, a technology company specialising in innovative electric motors.     This investment strengthens the existing collaboration between the two companies to develop and industrialize an innovative axial-flow automotive e-motor, a breakthrough technology for electrified applicati mehr >>

The Board of Directors of Brembo S.p.A. submits new corporate governance structure to the General Shareholders’ Meeting 16.11.2021

Finance: The Board of Directors of Brembo S.p.A. submits new corporate governance structure to the General Shareholders’ Meeting

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Volkswagen to invest some €1 billion by 2026- South America region to be geared to sustained profitability 05.11.2021

Finance: Volkswagen to invest some €1 billion by 2026- South America region to be geared to sustained profitability

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BMW Group boosts performance with significantly higher earnings 03.11.2021

Finance: BMW Group boosts performance with significantly higher earnings

Automotive segment reports nine-month free cash flow of € 6.3 billion - Segment EBIT margin comes in at 11.3% for nine months - BMW brand grows nine-month market share in Europe, Asia and Americas - Deliveries of fully electric vehicles up by 121.4% for nine-month period - Raised outlook for full year 2021 confirmed mehr >>

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