Category: Auto

Auto experts: us car market will be weaker in 2019

Auto experts: us car market will be weaker in 2019

According to industry experts, the U.S. Car market, which is also important for german manufacturers, will weaken in 2019.

After last year’s better-than-expected new car sales of around 17.2 million, about 16.8 million units were expected to be sold in 2019, according to a forecast by U.S. Market researcher and trade services provider cox automotive presented ahead of the start of the year’s first rough auto show in detroit. For 2020, it could go down even further with new car sales of around 16.5 million.

Cox chief economist jonathan smoke blamed the slowing economy, among other factors, but also warned of the impact of additional tariffs on car prices: tariffs of 25 percent could have a more massive impact on car sales than even a recession. U.S. President donald trump has repeatedly threatened to impose high special tariffs on imported cars because he believes his country is being treated unfairly by its trading partners. This has had a strong impact on the industry. In december, a delegation of german auto executives visited trump to dissuade him from his tariff plans.

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U.s. Trade deficit at highest level in ten years

U.S. trade deficit at highest level in ten years

Despite president donald trump’s tariff policy, the U.S. Trade deficit rose in december to its highest level in more than a decade.

According to the U.S. Department of commerce in washington, the deficit widened by 9.5 billion dollars to 59.8 billion dollars (52.8 billion euros).

This means that imports exceeded exports as strongly as they last did in october 2008. The previous month’s deficit was revised upward by 1.0 billion dollars to 50.3 billion dollars. The news was bound to displease trump; the issue has long been a major thorn in his side.

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Pace for the iphof settlement

Sudetenstrabe in iphofen becomes a traffic-calmed zone. The city council’s building committee on monday evening approved the proposal of local residents, who had formed a working group and voted for such a zone by a majority.

The residents were primarily interested in slowing down the speed of cars. Crafty pace in the strait. Parking will only be allowed in designated areas, namely on the structurally demarcated multi-purpose lane that previously also served pedestrians. They were allowed to use the whole width of the road and enjoyed the same rights as motorists. The rule of mutual respect applies.

Mayor josef mend said the city had tried to solve the problem several times in recent years. But it always ended in a dead end. Now a large majority of residents are ready to go the way of the traffic-calmed zone. With this, the "most interests were satisfied".

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Government report says diesel retrofits are feasible

Government report says diesel retrofits are feasible

In the fight against polluted air in german cities, a report provides arguments for technical retrofits of older diesel vehicles.

Modifications to the engines of euro 5 vehicles are "possible by contractual agreement," writes professor georg wachtmeister of the technical university of munich in a study commissioned by the federal ministry of transport.

Costs of around 3,000 euros per car are mentioned. For months, there has been a heated debate in the government about whether carmakers should technically retrofit older diesel vehicles in order to avoid driving bans in cities. The auto industry has so far rejected this outright.

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