Mercedes reveals the EQXX, its vision of the electric future

Edition of 04/01/2022

The Jeannin group confirms the takeover of the Rose group

Mentioned last September, the takeover of four Volkswagen and Audi points of sale from the Rose group by Yves Jeannin was approved on January 1st.


The used-vehicle market grew by almost 8% in 2021

Despite a 4.5% decline in December, the used vehicle market had a good year, up 7.9%, to more than 6 million registrations.


François Hoehlinger appointed CEO of Troopy

François Hoehlinger joins the start-up Troopy in the newly created position of Managing Director.


Michelin authorized to take exclusive control of the Allopneus platform

The Competition Authority has authorized Michelin to take 100% control of Allopneus despite the platform’s significant market share (40%) in online tire sales in France.


Sophie Desormière new Chairman of the Navya Management Board

As of January 5, 2022, Sophie Desormière will join Navya as Chairman of the Management Board, succeeding Pierre Lahutte who assumed the interim.


Significant concession buybacks at the start of the year

The DMD, Koala, Chopard and Lempereur groups are enriched with new concessions at the start of the year. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz Retail has closed the store created in 2019 within the Parly 2 shopping mall, in Chesnay (78).


Norway: driven by Tesla, the electric conquers two thirds of the auto market in 2021

(AFP) – Boosted by Tesla sales, nearly two-thirds of new registrations were fully electric cars in 2021 in Norway, a specialist body said on Monday, a figure unmatched in the world.


Sound radars make their debut on the road

(AFP) – Sound radars will be tested in the coming weeks in seven French communities, with fines of 135 euros in three months for vehicles that are too noisy, said the Ministry of Ecological Transition in a press release.

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Bonuses and penalties, which will apply in 2022

New cap for the penalty, arrival of the weight penalty, extension until June 30 of the 2021 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle bonuses. Brief summary of the changes in automobile taxation since January 1, 2022.


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Tesla recalls 675,000 cars, warning shot for electric giant

AFP 475,000 vehicles are affected in the United States and nearly 200,000 in China.


Czech and Slovak economies hit by problems for automakers

(AFP) – Heavily dependent on automobile production, the Czech and Slovak economies have suffered a severe blow this year, with the Covid-19 pandemic leading to a shortage of microchips from Asia that hampered the recovery.


United States: investigation by a regulator into the possibility of playing behind the wheel of a Tesla

(AFP) – The US Highway Safety Agency (NHTSA) announced on Wednesday it had opened a safety investigation into 580,000 Tesla sold before 2017 after the automaker’s decision to allow drivers to play on their touch screens while driving .


Dacia in 2021: record market share and first place in the personal segment

In the complicated context of 2021, the Dacia brand achieved a record market share in France. In the personal segment, the performance is quite exceptional with almost 15% penetration. All of this with a record portfolio of orders. The explanations of Thomas Dubruel, director of sales France Dacia.


USA: Nikola to pay $ 125 million to stock market policeman to settle dispute

(AFP) – Electric and hydrogen-powered truck maker Nikola confirmed on Tuesday that it will pay the U.S. stock market policeman, the SEC, $ 125 million to end a legal dispute over fraud charges.


Yves Bonnefont, Chief Software Officer Stellantis: “We will have development cycles 10 times shorter on the software”

On December 7, Stellantis announced its intention to integrate software development within Stellantis with a massive recruitment plan of 3,500 people. Yves Bonnefont, Chief Software Officer returns for on these announcements.


Departure of three members of Ferrari’s management committee

Ferrari has announced the departure of three directors and the implementation of a new organizational structure from January 2022.


Electric vehicles: Rivian to build new $ 5 billion plant

(AFP) – Rivian, the American manufacturer of pickups, SUVs and electric vans which has just stormed onto Wall Street despite still very weak sales, announced on Thursday its intention to spend $ 5 billion to build a second plant in the United States.


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