Edition of 07/04/2021

In Brazil, the automotive industry in slow motion

The sharp deterioration in the health situation in the country, as well as the shortage of parts, particularly from outside, is severely affecting the automotive industry in Brazil. And the initial market forecasts for 2021, based on the assumption of a moderate recovery, must already be revised downwards.

Builders

Stéphane Lévi appointed head of Stellantis Belux

Stellantis has appointed Stéphane Lévi to the newly created position of Country manager for the Belgian and Luxembourg markets.

Movements

Lucio Tropea new President of Smart Italy

Lucio Tropea joins Smart Europe as Chairman and CEO of the brand in Italy.

Movements

Hydrogen: Toyota invests in a French start-up

Toyota Motor Europe has acquired a stake in the French start-up Energy Observer Developments (EODev) which develops electric generators running on hydrogen and using a Toyota fuel cell.

Builders

United Kingdom: the auto market rebounds a bit but sales remain depressed

(AFP) – Car sales in the UK rebounded in March for the first time since August, but remain well below normal levels because of the pandemic, the British Association of Automobile Manufacturers (SMMT) said on Tuesday .

Markets

E-Leclerc does not keep its promises with the Dacia Spring

Announced at “an accessibility price never yet reached”, the rental offer of the Dacia Spring in E.Leclerc stores finally comes back to the same price as the rental of a Twingo, at around 25 euros per day for 100 km (fuel included).

Services

Apple boss discusses work on autonomous car technologies

(AFP) – Apple boss Tim Cook has alluded to work underway at his company on self-driving cars, without confirming the idea of ​​a vehicle or technology specific to the Apple brand , in an interview with the New York Times published Monday.

Around the car

Russia car sales plunge again in March

(AFP) – New car sales fell sharply by 5.7% year-on-year in March, after a month of February which foreshadowed stabilization, but manufacturers now expect a recovery.

Markets

Ghosn case: Rachida Dati claims the benefit of limitation

(AFP) – Former Minister of Justice Rachida Dati, targeted by an anti-corruption investigation into his advice to ex-car magnate Carlos Ghosn, argued with investigating judges that the facts were prescribed and could not be prosecuted, AFP learned Tuesday from corroborating sources.

Around the car

Road safety: the conduct of scooter users is deteriorating

(AFP) – Users of electric scooters “do not feel they are subject to the highway code” and their driving is “unconscious”, according to a road safety barometer published Tuesday by Axa Prévention.

Around the car

The manufacturer Xpeng has chosen the Heroiks agency to make itself known in Europe

The Chinese Xpeng, which arrives in Europe starting with Norway, entrusted all of its communication to the French agency Heroiks. However, the launch in France will not take place before 2022.

Builders

Super-penalty of 30,000 euros radically changes Porsche’s sales mix

With a penalty that represents a third of the final price, sales of the Porsche Macan have collapsed and even the 911 and 718 ranges are in sharp decline. Plug-in and electric hybrids represent 85% of first quarter volumes. Marc Meurer, President of Porsche France explains how the brand is adapting.

Builders

Category Movements

Lucio Tropea new President of Smart Italy

Lucio Tropea joins Smart Europe as Chairman and CEO of the brand in Italy.

07/04/2021

Stéphane Lévi appointed head of Stellantis Belux

Stellantis has appointed Stéphane Lévi to the newly created position of Country manager for the Belgian and Luxembourg markets.

07/04/2021

Christophe Prévost new head of Peugeot sales for France

Christophe Prévost took over from Guillaume Couzy as sales director for the Peugeot brand in France since April 2, 2021.

06/04/2021

Philippe Canetti joins the Saga subsidiary of the RCM group

From April 7, Philippe Canetti will join the RCM group as director of its subsidiary SAGA Trucks, dedicated to the distribution of Daimler Trucks.

06/04/2021

Bernd Pischetsrieder successor to Manfred Bischoff as Chairman of the Daimler Supervisory Board

At the Daimler General Meeting held on March 31, 2021, Bernd Pischetsrieder was appointed as the new Chairman of Daimler AG, succeeding Manfred Bischoff, whose term of office has expired along with that of three members.

06/04/2021

Two new members to the Financo management board

Appointed respectively Director of the Steering & Support Division and Director of the Strategy & Operations Division of Financo since March 2021, Stéphanie Postec and Jean-Marie Glaz also become members of the Management Board of Financo.

02/04/2021

Free2Move eSolutions announces the composition of its board of directors

The joint venture between Stellantis and Engie EPS gives birth to Free2Move eSolutions, whose board of directors will be composed of six members, three representatives of the two companies.

01/04/2021

Marelli appoints four new directors

As part of its “Ambition 2024” plan, Marelli has appointed four new directors in strategic areas.

01/04/2021

Étienne Martin-Commandeur takes control of the Rennes-La Janais plant from Stellantis

As of April 15, 2021, Étienne Martin-Commandeur will succeed Stéphane Gelas at the head of the Rennes-La Janais production site of the Stellantis group.

31/03/2021

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