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Volkswagen is losing up to $3.6 billion a week, despite shutdown
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15 hours ago
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Volkswagen is losing up to $3.6 billion a week, despite shutdown

German carmaker Volkswagen has claimed it is still spending €2 billion (AU$3.6 billion) per week during the coronavirus outbreak, despite having suspended European production last month. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess told media that the business is still operational – however running at a loss, as reported by Automotive News. He put the business’s operational costs at approximately €2 billion (AU$3.6 billion) each week, however did not allude to net loss.
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Liam Murphy
Ford joins coronavirus fight, prepares to make medical equipment and masks
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2 days ago
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Ford joins coronavirus fight, prepares to make medical equipment and masks

US car giant Ford has joined its rival General Motors in answering the call to arms to battle the outbreak of the coronavirus across North America. Ford will work with GE Healthcare to expand production of a simplified version of the company’s existing ventilator design to support patients with respiratory failure or who have difficulty breathing.
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Joshua Dowling
Formula One and Supercars teams producing medical equipment
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2 days ago
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Formula One and Supercars teams producing medical equipment

Formula One teams in the UK and Australia’s Erebus Supercars team have joined the fight against COVID-19 by producing medical equipment. In a combined effort from seven UK-based Formula One teams to implement their advanced manufacturing capacities, 'Project Pitlane' sets out to produce ventilators to support the healthcare system during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Liam Murphy
Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions
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6 days ago
4 min read

Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions

The global coronavirus pandemic has placed most of the world, including the auto industry, into a state of constant flux. As manufacturers raise their hands to create life-saving ventilators and car dealers brace for a sales slowdown, many consumers are left pondering the practical repercussions of mandated social distancing rules. And during a period of such great uncertainty, there's no such thing as a dumb question.
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Susannah Guthrie
Coronavirus: Holden Special Vehicles offers to help manufacture hospital ventilators
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23rd Mar 2020
2 min read

Coronavirus: Holden Special Vehicles offers to help manufacture hospital ventilators

The company that used to make high-performance Holdens has offered to help health authorities in Australia manufacture makeshift emergency medical equipment to treat coronavirus patients. While Holden as a brand will close by the end of this year, its separately-owned performance-car offshoot has maintained its engineering and manufacturing resources because it will continue to sell US vehicles here, such as the Chevrolet Silverado (pictured below).
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Joshua Dowling