Edition of 08/04/2021
Renaud Dehillotte new CEO of Daf Trucks France
Renaud Dehillotte succeeds Philippe Canetti at the head of Daf Trucks France.
Hélène Moreau-Leroy appointed CEO of Hutchinson
Hélène Moreau-Leroy becomes Chairman and CEO of Hutchinson, succeeding Jacques Maigné.
Difficult start to the year for the automotive market in Germany
(AFP) – The German car market remained below its 2020 level in the first quarter, experiencing its worst start to the year since reunification, weighed down by the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to official data published Wednesday.
Sipa, BPM and Ravon groups grow with Hyundai
News from the Hyundai network was rich during the month of March. The Sipa group has taken over the territory of Toulouse Sud, the BPM group has taken over that of the Kremlin Bicêtre (94) and the Ravon group is making its first investment in the brand by creating a new concession in St-Etienne.
Audi sets new standards in green dealership in Munich
After the concept of “Hangar” launched in 1996, then that of “Terminal” in 2008, Audi is once again renewing the design of its points of sale, with the “Progressive Retail” concept which has just been inaugurated in Munich.
The Stellantis group to more than 40% of the Italian market in March
Particularly affected by the confinement in March 2020 in Italy, the Stellantis group rebounded in March 2021 to take more than 40% of a market down 12.7% compared to March 2019.
The Spanish market will still be below one million cars this year
Spanish car professionals are worried after a month of March down 29% compared to March 2019, despite two more working days. They now expect a market of between 925,000 and 950,000 VN over the year.
Europcar charges 645 million euros in losses in 2020
(AFP) – Europcar was hit hard in 2020 by the travel paralysis linked to Covid, with a 45% drop in turnover and a net loss of 645 million euros, the lessor said on Wednesday.
Sale of breathalyzers compulsory in take-out drinking establishments from July
(AFP) – Take-out and online drinking establishments (wine merchants, hypermarkets, grocery stores, etc.) will be required to sell breathalyzers from July, in accordance with the mobility orientation law (LOM) of 2019, Road Safety announced on Wednesday.
Around the car
Electricity supply is expanding and market shares are dispersing
During the first quarter, Renault remained leader in the electric segment thanks to the arrival of the Twingo. Tesla takes the top of the charts with the Model 3. Electric vehicles represent almost 7% of registrations.