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Tariffs on Chinese electric cars are not the solution

We note that the European Commission has proposed the imposition of provisional countervailing duties on imports of electric vehicles manufactured in China. The Automotive Industry Association has long supported fair and open trade based on a level playing field, but we see the introduction of tariffs as risky. According to representatives of the Czech car industry, additional tariffs will not solve the basic problems of Chinese competition and may prove counterproductive. ...

Tatra has a new Phoenix, managers and offices. It is also exploring the development of alternative drives.

Tatra Trucks has introduced the latest generation of the Tatra Phoenix model range, which builds on proven foundations while introducing many new features that improve comfort, safety and efficiency. Series production will begin in the summer. At the same time, t...

Vehicle production already passed the half-million mark in April

In the first four months of 2024, a total of 531,355 vehicles have already been completed on the lines of domestic passenger vehicle manufacturers, i.e. 14.4% more than last year. The half a million vehicles produced mark was thus surpassed a month...

Where the cars of the future drive

The BMW Group’s unique development and testing centre in Sokolov has the ambition to play a key role in the development of future mobility systems. The 25 kilometres of test tracks on the six-hectare site, which was built on a former open-pit mine spoil heap, are being used t...

20th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s EU accession: competitiveness is declining and the Green Deal needs repair

Europe is losing competitiveness and one of the strongest pillars of its economy, the automotive industry, is being eroded by over-regulation, expensive inputs and the absence of a long-term industrial policy. This was the subject of a debate between ma...

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