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Domestic car industry increases year-on-year production despite production shortfalls

Since the beginning of the year, a total of 922,446 passenger vehicles have rolled off the production lines in the Czech Republic. This represents a 17.1% increase in production compared to the same period last year. The share of electric vehicles produced is also growing, currently accounting for 12.5% of total production. In the first eight months, 84,499 pure electric and 30,888 plug-in hybrid passenger cars and 16 pure electric buses were produced. In contrast, the summer months of July and August themselves were marked by lower production results. These were caused by planned full-week holidays, but also by unplanned production stoppages due to component shortages. The year-round production results were lower in the bus segment, namely 3 149 units (-6.3%) and 489 uni...

Read the September issue of Czech Car Industry magazine

It would take you a long time to find a text in this issue of Czech Car Industry that does not mention electromobility in some way. It is not that we have deliberately chosen firms and topics that relate to this phenomenon. That is just the way it is. The transition to alternative drives...

Jan Rafaj, President of SP ČR: An opportunity for a reset

“We have wasted a lot of time and weakened Europe, but the fact that politicians are much more willing to listen today gives me some hope – even though I know it will be difficult. Now Europe is beginning to realise that it cannot do without some strategic inputs. So far, pe...

Support for investment projects: Who gives more and who gets nothing

Since the beginning of the system of investment incentives in the Czech Republic in the 1990s, their granting has always been not only an economic but also a political matter. Support for projects has repeatedly been the subject of sometimes acrimonious discussions and the law has been chang...

Winding alternative paths to carbon neutrality or what to power internal combustion engines with?

The European legislation requiring the sale of zero CO2 cars from 2035 applies only to new vehicles. Cars purchased until then with internal combustion engines can continue to run on petrol and diesel. There are no shortage of them and there will not be for a long time. Cleaner fuel alternat...

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