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He’s Steering Volkswagen, With His Eyes on Beating Tesla Herbert Diess, the chief executive, seeks to cast VW as a dynamic, modern company, but his style risks the ire of its powerful works council. "One thing that Diess does is positive, he keeps reminding - even...

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N-TV: Autobauer werden immer erfinderischer

N-TV: Autobauer werden immer erfinderischer

Erster Ansprechpartner für die Autobauer sind traditionell die großen Zulieferer - Bosch oder Continental, die sogenannten Tier 1-Lieferanten. Diese kaufen selbst viele Teile von den Tier-2-Lieferanten zu, die sich wiederum etwa bei den großen Chip-Herstellern in...

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Zeit: Warum Porsche plötzlich E-Bikes baut

Zeit: Warum Porsche plötzlich E-Bikes baut

Nach Harley-Davidson hat auch Porsche angekündigt bald Elektrofahrräder zu verkaufen. Dahinter steckt mehr als nur Imagepflege. Die Automobilindustrie betreibt den Fahrradbau also eindeutig nicht mehr nur als Hobby oder als Accessoire. "Das Fahrrad war lange Teil...

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Handelsblatt 19.10.2021

Handelsblatt 19.10.2021

Dangerous airbags, defective brake lights, faulty transmissions: Millions of vehicles around the world have had to be taken to the repair shop in recent years due to such safety defects. Recently, however, in addition to such well-known...

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Spiegel: Immer mehr Autorückrufe wegen Sicherheitsmängeln

Spiegel: Immer mehr Autorückrufe wegen Sicherheitsmängeln

Wegen Sicherheitsmängeln an Autos sind dem Branchenexperten Stefan Bratzel zufolge zwischen 2011 und 2020 allein in den USA 331 Millionen Fahrzeuge in die Werkstätten zurückgerufen worden – »das heißt, es wurden mehr als doppelt so viele Fahrzeuge zurückgerufen als im...

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NTV: Innovations-Ranking

NTV: Innovations-Ranking

When it comes to technical innovations, German carmakers are way out in front in the Center of Automotive Management's rankings. VW is the front-runner and, together with Daimler, even leaves Tesla behind. However, new competition is emerging from other...

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AutomotiveIT: CCI-Studie/Interview

AutomotiveIT: CCI-Study/Interview

The German OEMs around Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW will remain the top innovators in the Connected Car (CC) in 2021, but the Chinese OEMs in particular are on their way to the top group. Are we witnessing a trend reversal here? This is a development that is taking place in the...

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PNP, 26.07.2021

PNP, 26.07.2021

The Wolfburg-based company scored 89 percent on the index of the "Connected Car Innovation" study (CCI ) conducted by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), putting it well ahead of its German competitors Daimler (77 percent) and BMW (57 percent). Extensive information...

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Tagesschau, Kartellstrafe für Autohersteller

Tagesschau, cartel fine for car manufacturers

Antitrust violations due to illegal agreements on the size of tanks for the fuel additive "AdBlue" are to be punished. "But pre-competitive cooperation and talks on technical standards between car manufacturers are essential in the future fields of...

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WDR Aktuelle Stunde

WDR Aktuelle Stunde

Are combustion engines a phase-out model? https://www1.wdr.de/fernsehen/aktuelle-stunde/alle-videos/video-aktuelle-stunde---1672.html

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Tagesschau,  Prämien der E-Autokäufer in Gefahr

Tagesschau, e-car buyers' premiums at risk

Automotive expert Stefan Bratzel from the Bergisch Gladbach University of Applied Sciences knows the problem. He also says: "Because of the uncertainties about delivery times and subsidies, some people will certainly leave an electric car alone for the time being and go to...

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Deutschlandfunk: Methanol-Brennstoffzelle

Deutschlandfunk: Methanol fuel cell

"Whether such a concept will catch on, I'm actually skeptical. At the moment, I think the auto industry is very much pursuing the issue of battery-electric mobility over the next few years," says Prof. Stefan Bratzel. Nevertheless, he praises the...

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ARD Morgenmagazin

ARD Morgenmagazin

Crisis winner E-mobility 30.03.21 | 01:32 min | Available until 30.03.2022 Of all things, the German automotive industry is gaining momentum during the pandemic. While combustion cars were sold much less during the crisis, the number of newly registered e-cars in...

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Deutsche-Presse-Agentur, 25.3.2021

German Press Agency, 25.3.2021

The German Press Agency (dpa) also picks up on the results of our performance study of global automakers. Further information in our new AUTOMOTIVE Performance Report 2021. https://auto-institut.de/automotiveperformance/

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Handelsblatt, 25.3.2021

Handelsblatt, 25.3.2021

Some of our research results of the performance trends of global car manufacturers in the pandemic year 2020 were published today in Handelsblatt. Conclusion: The most successful car manufacturers are not at home in Germany, but in Japan and the USA......

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Handelsblatt, 29.1.2021

Handelsblatt, 29.1.2021

Our ranking of the most innovative automakers in the field of electromobility today as a preview in Handelsblatt. We took a close look at the top 25 OEMs - including established and newcomers - in terms of e-innovations. Conclusion: There is (still) a lot to do...

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: Roboterautos

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Robot cars

"This is a huge loss of competence for Uber," says Stefan Bratzel, head of the Center of Automotive Management in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, because it would mean that Uber would lose a crucial part of the value creation in a future robo-taxi market....

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Zeit online:  Deutsche Autoindustrie: Läuft doch

Time online: German auto industry: Running after all

"Volkswagen takes first place in this year's international innovation ranking of car companies. 272 product innovations, including 74 world firsts, were registered by Stefan Bratzel, Head of the Center of Automotive Management at the University of Applied Sciences Bergisch...

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Google conquers the car

The next few years will determine who equips the car of the future with software. More and more carmakers are using Google software. This hurts them, but only to a limited extent for the consumer. Professor Stefan Bratzel from the Center of Automotive Management in Bergisch...

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dpa: Deutsche Firmen zu langsam mit E-Autos in China

dpa: German companies too slow with e-cars in China

"The lead market for electromobility is China - and by a clear margin," said expert Stefan Bratzel, of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). "You have to be very careful not to be left behind there if you don't invest."....

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ZDF heute:  Internationale Automesse in Peking

ZDF heute: International Automobile Show in Peking

High sales share of German OEMs in China can act like a drug: The intoxicating sales/profit is paid for in the long term with high dependence and simultaneous risk of political blackmail. A vulnerability risk for German...

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E-Mobility in Deutschland: Jan-Aug. 2020

E-Mobility in Germany: Jan-Aug. 2020

Electric sales in Germany again reached a record level in August 2020, with a market share of 13.2 percent of new registrations (July 2020: 11.4%). A total of 16,076 units were registered as pure electric vehicles (BEV), representing a new registration share of...

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Handelsblatt: E-Autoboom in Deutschland

Handelsblatt: E-Autoboom in Germany

Overall, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) expects sales of 250,000 e-cars in Germany in 2020. That would correspond to a market share of 8.9 percent. 2020 may bring the breakthrough. "There will be an e-car boom this year," is...

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Tagesschau: Anpassung der Produktionskapazitäten in Europa

Tagesschau: Adjustment of production capacities in Europe

Even before the Corona crisis, there was considerable overcapacity in Europe. The production capacity of around 1.5 million vehicles is no longer needed there in the long term. We expect 5-6 major auto plants to close in Europe in the next few years. The...

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ZDF heute_E-Mobilität

ZDF heute: E-Mobility

"Corona crisis could accelerate industry transformation toward e-mobility. Automakers need to focus their scarce resources on the issues of the future." https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute-19-uhr/200805-heute-sendung-19-uhr-100.html

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E-Mobilität in Deutschland. Absatztrends Jan-Juli 2020.

E-Mobility in Germany. Sales trends Jan-July 2020.

Electric sales in Germany reached record levels in July 2020, with a market share of 11.4 percent of new registrations. A total of 16,798 units were registered as pure electric vehicles (BEVs), representing a share of 5.3 percent. Plug-in hybrids...

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Automobilwoche: Rückruf-Studie 2020

Automobilwoche: 2020 recall study

In the USA, around 55 million cars were recalled in 2019 and the first half of 2020. This means that almost two and a half times more vehicles were recalled to workshops than were sold as new cars in the same period. The German...

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AutomotiveINNOVATIONS 2020: Methodik und erste Ergebnisse

AutomotiveINNOVATIONS 2020: Methodology and first results

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYG3cWBq35k The AutomotiveINNOVATIONS - Video Clip 2020 CAM's AutomotiveINNOVATIONS study balances the innovations of 42 global automotive groups with 96 brands according to quantitative and qualitative criteria. This results in.

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Tagesschau online: Daimler

Tagesschau online: Daimler

One fundamental deficit is that the topic of pure e-mobility has been systematically underestimated, says Professor Stefan Bratzel, Director of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), in an interview with boerse.ARD.de: "The management has failed and simply...

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Forbes: Jaguar Needs To Be Ambitious

Forbes: Jaguar Needs To Be Ambitious

Professor Stefan Bratzel of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany says it’s all about size. “I’m wondering if it’s big enough to succeed as an independent player but it needs to cooperate or build an alliance with a bigger player....

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Forbes: Europe’s Auto Makers, Weakened By Coronavirus

Forbes: Europe’s Auto Makers, Weakened By Coronavirus

Professor Stefan Bratzel, director of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) in Germany said the European industry was in trouble before the coronavirus struck what was an enfeebled structure. “There is a quite critical situation for many carmakers at the moment...

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Handelsblatt: Tesla Autopilot

Handelsblatt: Tesla Autopilot

Bratzel said Tesla is ahead of the competition with automatic lane changes when the turn signal is turned on, summoning the parked car and stopping at red lights and stop signs. In marketing, Elon Musk's company is "venturing further ahead than...

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NTV: Kaufprämien für E-Mobilität

NTV: Purchase premiums for e-mobility

Autoexperte Stefan Bratzel geht derweil davon aus, dass Kunden sich auf weitere Anreize einstellen können. “Automobilhersteller und Händler werden mit verschiedenen Rabattaktionen in den nächsten Monaten die Nachfrage anregen. Sie müssen die Fahrzeuge vom Hof bekommen”, sagte der Professor am Center of Automotive Management in Bergisch Gladbach gegenüber ntv. Das werde nicht nur über den Preis gehen, sondern etwa auch über kostenlose Ausstattungsmerkmale.
https://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/Renault-verschaerft-Rabattschlacht-article21834971.html

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Deutschlandfunk: Interview zum Konjunkturpaket

Deutschlandfunk: Interview on the economic stimulus package

"Continue to focus investments toward e-mobility" Higher purchase premiums for e-cars and hybrid vehicles: automotive expert Stefan Bratzel believes this aspect of the economic stimulus program is the right one. Speaking to Dlf radio, he said it was a clear signal to the public and...

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Phoenix: Konjunkturpaket in der Coronakrise

Phoenix: Economic stimulus package in the corona crisis

The German automotive industry lives primarily from exports; 75% of the vehicles produced in Germany are sold in other European countries, in the USA and above all in China. One bright spot is the high demand in China, says Prof. Bratzel Stefan Bratzel in the...

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ZDF heute: Autoprämie in Frankreich

ZDF heute: Car premium in France

The car premium in France with a focus on electromobility is the right thing to do and a good starting point for a corresponding boost in Germany. Either way, a decision needs to be made soon so that potential buyers do not have to wait any longer and...

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Bei Daimler regiert Mister Krise

Mister Crisis rules at Daimler

Stuttgarter Nachrichten [...] There is growing nervousness in politics that German corporations, not least Daimler, are becoming bargains for investors, for example from China, where two of the largest individual investors are now already based. For the corporation, a "ride on...

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Deutschland ist Patent-Weltmeister in Sachen E-Mobilität

Germany is patent world champion in e-mobility

Süddeutsche Zeitung [...] For all these reasons, automotive researcher Stefan Bratzel of the Center of Automotive Management has launched his own "innovation report" that examines the series innovations of 90 global car brands. "Tesla is mostly ahead," he says. And...

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German car industry gets cold shoulder from Berlin

German car industry gets cold shoulder from Berlin

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Staatshilfen trotz Milliardengewinnen

State aid despite billions in profits

Süddeutsche Zeitung [...] Even Stefan Bratzel, as head of the Auto Institute not an intemperate critic of the industry, says that society cannot understand how state purchase premiums and dividend payouts should go together: "Even I don't think that...

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Die WELT: Innovativste Elektroauto-Hersteller

The WORLD: Most innovative electric car manufacturers

Die Welt [...] In the current innovation ranking of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) in Bergisch Gladbach, the North German group is only five index points behind the Californians and around 40 index points ahead of the pursuers Hyundai, BYD and Renault. The...

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Bratzel: “Abwrackprämie nicht das richtige Mittel”

Bratzel: “Abwrackprämie nicht das richtige Mittel”

NTV, 5.5.2020 https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/videos/wirtschaft/Bratzel-Abwrackpraemie-nicht-das-richtige-Mittel-article21760625.html The Corona crisis is taking its toll on the auto industry. Carmakers are now calling for purchase premiums. Stefan Bratzel,...

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Neue Modelle VW BMW und Mercedes Benz unter Strom

New models VW BMW and Mercedes Benz under power

Braunschweiger Zeitung [...] "The projects presented are the important start for the transformation of the industry," Professor Stefan Bratzel, who heads the Auto Institute at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach, told our newspaper. [...]

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