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Opel/Vauxhall's new production boss is veteran Spanish exec

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel/Vauxhall promoted veteran Spanish production expert Antonio Cobo as vice president for manufacturing and supply chain. Cobo will succeed Remi Girardon who returns to Opel parent PSA Group to take up a new post.

London Mayor launches £23m scrappage scheme for vans

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Mayor of London has launched a £23 million van scrappage scheme to help small businesses meet the city’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) rules. The fund will be used to help small businesses – defined as those with fewer than 10 employees – based within the ULEZ to scrap older vehicles that don't meet the new rules and replace them with new machines, including electric ones such as the Nissan e-NV200 and the planned Vauxhall Vivaro electric.

Analysis: how PSA boss Tavares transformed the car group

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - PSA chairman Carlos Tavares recently confirmed a 40% year-on-year revenue growth and record profitability for the group, which passed Volkswagen Group in September to become Europe’s biggest car maker.   Tavares has transformed PSA’s Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands (plus newly acquired Vauxhall-Opel) from a dire financial situation into what is now one of the most profitable car-making groups in the world.

New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka X to gain electric version

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The next-generation Vauxhall Mokka X small SUV, due to go into production in 2020, will offer an electric powertrain. The move is part of the PSA Group’s plans to accelerate the electrification of the Vauxhall and Opel ranges, including a plug-in hybrid or electric version of every model.

General Motors to close seven factories, axe 15% of workforce

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is planning to shut seven factories and shed 15% of its workforce as part of a major restructure that will also involve shifting investment into developing autonomous and electric vehicles. The US firm has struggled with falling sales in recent years prompting a major revamp, which has included selling Vauxhall and Opel, its British and European brands, to the PSA Group.

Vauxhall to cut hundreds of jobs at Ellesmere Port in 2019

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Vauxhall is set to cut 241 jobs from its Ellesmere Port manufacturing facility as part of a plant restructuring – but says it is committed to avoiding voluntary redundancies. The firm has entered into a 45-day consultation period with trade union and employee representatives, presenting a proposal to "align headcount and production costs with the 2019 production forecast and plans".