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What “our” people are taking to Strasbourg

The European Parliament elections are almost two months away. Business representatives, many politicians and the part of the public that is interested in European affairs agree that the next Parliament will be a bit different.Most also agree that itshould be different, that the legislation that will be produced or finalised or amended over the next five years should be more in line with the desire to maintain Europe’s competitiveness when formulating climate targets. What standards and regulations are ultimately adopted will depend to a large extent on the new MEPs and the overall balance of power in the European Parliament. ...

Car industry production above pre-crisis levels

In the first two months of 2024, a total of 263,028 vehicles have already been completed on the lines of domestic passenger vehicle manufacturers. This represents a year-on-year increase of 22.3%. Bus manufacturers also recorded an increase of more than ...

New issue of the magazine Czech Automotive Industry

It is not usual to put politicians on the front page of the Czech Car Industry. This time we made an exception – and for good reason. The Euro 7 standard has been moving the European car in ...

Hydrogen: the search for the right colour

The use of hydrogen in transport, like virtually all new technologies, has its uncritical supporters and staunch opponents. Moreover, the view of its future changes over time – again from enthusiastic promotion and support to outright condemnation. Technica ...

Martin Kupka and Alexandr Vondra on Euro 7 negotiations: how we played it

It has shown that in the European Union, even a medium-sized country can achieve something and influence legislation to its liking. It takes hundreds of hours of work and considerable diplomatic effort. After all, was it not possible to achieve an even bette ...

January production sees year-on-year growth across all vehicle categories

In the first month of this year, a total of 132,289 passenger vehicles rolled off the lines of domestic manufacturers, i.e. 17.3% more than last year. The production of buses also saw an alm ...

Suppliers for Car of the Year 2024 in the Czech Republic

The Association of the Automotive Industry presents the companies that have won the right to use the prestigious “Supplier of the Year 2024 in the Czech Republic” label in the 28th year of the Auto of the Year 2024 survey. Parts from domestic companie ...

Continental Barum: Automatic tyre warehouse as a pilot project

Optimised production processes, faster deliveries to customers and more sustainable operations – these are the main benefits of Continental’s newly commissioned automated tyre warehouse. At Continental Barum, this is the largest investment in rec ...

Delivering on the ambitious agreement to reduce CO2 emissions for trucks and buses will not be feasible without the adoption of an incentive framework at national level

Yesterday’s political agreement on the draft CO2 targets enshrines a very ambitious decarbonisation timetable for heavy goods vehicles and buses. Without the simultaneous setting of an effective national framework for their operation, its successf ...

2023: Return to pre-crisis performance and 1.4 million passenger vehicles produced

Despite a number of challenges in 2023, domestic car manufacturers managed to increase production by 14.8% year-on-year and almost reach the pre-crisis production values with 1,397,816 passenger cars produced. The best result in the last four years was also ...

Car production continues to grow year-on-year and is heading towards pre-crisis production levels at the end of the year

From the beginning of the year to the end of November, a total of 1,300,612 passenger vehicles were completed on the lines of domestic vehicle manufacturers, i.e. 16.3% more than in the same period of the previous year. Almost 17% growth was also recorded in production in November itself, wh ...

The December issue of the Český autoprůmysl magazine is here

Let’s start with a quote from our big interview, “Europe is terribly slow, it is not action-oriented, we just have a lot of stamps and long processes…” Lukáš Rosůlek from Vitesco speaks about Europe in this way, but in the second interview of the current iss ...

Carbon offset at the start. Get ready

To level the playing field between EU and non-EU companies while helping to reduce global CO2 emissions. This is the aim of the European Commission’s regulation on the introduction of a border carbon offset mechanism (CBAM). The document came into force on 1 October this year and ...

Vehicles production is growing, battery vehicles from the Czech Republic are recording significant success on foreign markets as well

A 16.2% year-on-year increase in production and a total of 1,162,315 cars produced are the results of domestic passenger car manufacturers for the first ten months of this year. The production of electric vehicles also increased. A total of 157,856 units were produced in the same period ...

Zdeněk Zajíček: The band is still playing, but the underdeck is leaking

“We don’t say: State, government, do it. We have our sleeves rolled up and we are ready to do the work,” emphasizes Zdeněk Zajíček, President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce.The strategic areas the Czech Republic should focus on are clear and entrepreneurs repeatedly tell the g ...

Euro 7: Parliament improves Commission proposal, but technical feasibility concerns remain

The Automotive Industry Association has long campaigned for a form of Euro 7 that will keep a wide range of vehicle models available on the market that customers really want, while maintaining employment in the sector, keeping it competitive and also delivering real environmental benefi ...

CEE Automotive Supply Chain 2023: We have a chance to emerge stronger from the transformation

It’s not happy, the irregularity of deliveries and outages continue, but the worst is hopefully behind us. This is how representatives of automotive supply companies assessed the current situation during the CEE Automotive Supply Chain conference, the largest meeting of automotive sect ...

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