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2021 Geneva Motor Show cancelled, put up for sale
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30th Jun 2020
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2021 Geneva Motor Show cancelled, put up for sale

The organisers of the Geneva International Motor Show have announced the event will not go ahead in 2021 and placed the entire show up for sale, citing the 'financial consequences' of the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the decision.
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Susannah Guthrie
General Motors and Holden dealers start mediation today
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9th Jun 2020
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General Motors and Holden dealers start mediation today

US car giant General Motors and Holden dealers will meet in Melbourne today as the mediation process between the two parties commences to negotiate compensation for the sudden closure of the iconic brand. Representatives for Holden’s 185 dealers – who operate 203 showrooms nationally – are disputing the initial offer of compensation by General Motors, claiming it is not a true reflection of the impact on their businesses.
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Joshua Dowling
Has the new-car market bounced back? Early signs good for May
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31st May 2020
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Has the new-car market bounced back? Early signs good for May

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Car dealers representing some of Australia’s biggest brands are cautiously optimistic about a market recovery in May – and believe the worst of the coronavirus crisis might be behind them after a shocker in April saw sales slashed by 48.5 per cent. Veteran multi-franchise car dealers are divided on how quickly the new-car market will be back to pre-COVID-19 levels.
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Joshua Dowling
Renault could disappear without a bail out – report
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25th May 2020
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Renault could disappear without a bail out – report

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here French car maker Renault “could disappear” if its €5 billion (AU$8.3 billion) government bail out application is not approved, according to the man in charge of signing off on the sum. France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire made the prediction while speaking to Europe 1 Radio last week about Renault’s future.
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Liam Murphy
Tesla completes site preparations for Berlin gigafactory
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20th May 2020
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Tesla completes site preparations for Berlin gigafactory

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here US electric car specialist Tesla appears to have completed site preparations for its Berlin ‘gigafactory’ production facility, according to a new video. Aerial drone footage captured by YouTuber ‘Tesla Kid Grünheide’ (video at bottom of story), shows cleared land and access roads carved out of the 300 hectare site just outside Berlin. Industrial ‘pile drivers’ are also visible on-site, suggesting that preparation of building foundations may commence soon.
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Liam Murphy