Automotive Industry

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Automotive Industry

A division of manufacturing that produces, builds, and sells motor vehicles. As driving became more common in the early and mid-20th century, the automotive industry expanded significantly. In the early 21st century, it continued to expand in South America, China, India, and other newly developed countries, though it has stagnated in older markets like the United States and Japan. Most automobiles operate on an internal combustion engine, the use of which has become increasingly controversial because of concerns about emissions.
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A LEADING automotive expert at Coventry University has welcomed a report looking into the government's handling of the crisis currently facing Britain's car industry.
THE fate of the car industry will be on the agenda as Gordon Brown meets world leaders, including Barack Obama, for the G20 Summit.
Britain's car industry is "vitally important" to the nation's prosperity, Gordon Brown insisted as he set out his vision for solving the global economic crisis.
CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling has said he is in talks with the European Investment Bank about what it can to do to help the UK's crisis-hit car industry.
"I was at a meeting of European finance ministers on Tuesday and we agreed the European Investment Bank, which provides a lot of money one way or another to the car industry, ought to do more and we are talking to them about that."
BUSINESS Secretary Lord Mandelson yesterday warned against a state aid free-for-all across Europe as governments seek to prop up the struggling car industry.
THE US President-elect Barack Obama said yesterday he will not allow the country's car industry to collapse, but any state help must come with strict conditions.
These included bird flu, the importance of customer care, the Japanese car industry and the UK car industry.
The system is essentially aimed at monitoring the effectiveness of the Community strategy for reducing CO2 emissions from motor cars and improving fuel economy which is based on the three pillars: Environmental Agreements with the car industry; fiscal incentives; and fuel economy and CO2 emission labelling of vehicles.
UNDER the "Scrappage Incentive Scheme" (Coventry Telegraph, March 19), we are told we may soon be given pounds 2,000 to scrap our car and buy a new one in order to keep the car industry going.
BRITAIN'S car industry is "vitally important" to the nation's future prosperity, Gordon Brown insisted as he set out his vision for solving the global economic crisis.
Detroit may have become the metonym for the car industry but across the Empire cars came from Brum or Coventry.