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UK Car Production Down 95 Percent In May As Factories Start To Reopen

It’s the lowest May output since 1946.

UK car manufacturing facilities remained quiet in May despite production officially restarting at various factories. That’s the story told by new figures from the country’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which show last month’s output was down 95 percent compared with the same period in 2019.

May 2020 was the industry’s worst May since 1946, with just 5,314 cars rolling off British production lines – a 95.4 percent drop compared with the 116,035 that were built in May 2019. That said, the figure does represent a sizeable increase on the 197 cars built in April this year, when the coronavirus lockdown was at its most stringent.

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Even though some factories restarted production last month, including Bentley’s Crewe plant and Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull facility, they were still operating at a fraction of their normal capacity. According

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HBO Production Company Sued For $8M After Massive Car Dealership Fire

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613 Automotive Group was being used for the I Know This Much Is True HBO series when the blaze broke out.

A car dealership in Ellenville is suing an HBO production company for $8 million after the location was destroyed by a massive fire after being used as a set for the television series I Know This Much To Be True, according to the Record Online. The series stars Mark Ruffalo. The lawsuit was filed by 613 Automotive Group and issued to Calling Grace Productions due to negligence.

On May 9th, 2019, just after midnight, a fire erupted at the dealership and completely engulfed the 10,000-square-foot facility while torching dozens of vehicles. Some of the cars were owned by the dealership while others were antiques that were put in place by the production company to use on set. According to the source, the

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Record slump in German car production could put 100,000 jobs at risk

The coronavirus pandemic, which shattered supply chains and forced automotive manufacturers to close their plants for weeks, caused passenger car production in Germany to tank in the first five months of 2020.

Now sluggish demand and slow recovery in global markets is likely to puts tens of thousands of job in the sector at risk in Germany.

According to the German Automotive Industry Association, only 1.18 million cars were produced between January and May this year, a drop of 44%, or nearly a million vehicles from the same period in 2019.

The last time German car production numbers hit such a low was in 1976. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research in Germany, says his “rather optimistic forecast” shows a decline in car production in Germany by 26% to 3.4 million for 2020.

Dudenhöffer, who also heads the Institute for Customer Insight at the University of St

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