Data to 29 February confirmed the influence of COVID-19 had yet to hit the European automotive market. A tally of 1,063,264 items was registered last month, compared to 1,143,852 in February 2019, a fall of 7{0995643d07225b844baadbc1e6b0d2b8ea73bc2bd98af3cca8b20a61a6b88544} yr on year and the bottom variety of February registrations since 2015 .

An emergency government economic assist package deal and a Federal Reserve liquidity injection to the banking sector are anticipated to raise sentiment on Wall Street and take share prices slightly higher, with automotive stocks also rising with the tide. It’s a sign of the instances and follows the cancellation – for the primary time since it took a break of the 90th Geneva Motor Show earlier in the month. Britain has asked producers, including automakers Ford and Honda plus aircraft jet engine maker Rolls Royce, to help make health equipment together with ventilators to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. It has …

What Does the Future Hold for the Automotive Industry?

UK sales of recent light commercial vehicles (LCVs) final month fell greater than the 44.5{0995643d07225b844baadbc1e6b0d2b8ea73bc2bd98af3cca8b20a61a6b88544} plunge seen for new vehicles – 54.three{0995643d07225b844baadbc1e6b0d2b8ea73bc2bd98af3cca8b20a61a6b88544} 12 months on year in March amid nationwide lockdown measures in response to the coronavirus disaster. New Zealand’s Motor Industry Association mentioned March 2020 registrations have been down 37.three{0995643d07225b844baadbc1e6b0d2b8ea73bc2bd98af3cca8b20a61a6b88544} yr on year with 8,317 new automobiles registered in comparison with March 2019’s thirteen,271 gross sales. The coronavirus crisis might turn into a optimistic for theaftermarket sector in the lengthy-run. The Covid-19 pandemic impression is forecast to lower alternative/scrappage of current vehicles in use – making the parc last longer – and bringing alternative for restore and maintenance parts and elements, according to research undertaken by GlobalData. Renault is to concentrate on LCV and electric vehicles in China in a preliminary settlement with Dongfeng Motor via which the manufacturer will …