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Slovak AeroMobil starts taking pre-orders for its flying carPhoto

The company is losing a key figure – inventor Štefan Klein. Jana Liptáková ,25. Apr 2017, at 7:14

Prince Albert II of Monaco (r) and Juraj Vaculík, CEO and co-founder of AeroMobil, unveiled the latest prototype of a flying car in Monaco on April 20.

Trade unions at Volkswagen Slovakia threaten general strike

The preparations may start after the April 20 meeting. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2017, at 13:24

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Blog: Automotive sector in Slovakia: a blessing, which might (soon) turn to a curse

Automotive industry struggles by lack of labour force and rigid legislature.Peter Bukov18. Apr 2017, at 6:50

Volkswagen thrives in Bratislava

The German carmaker has invested €1.9 billion in Bratislava over the last five years. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Apr 2017, at 0:16

Volkswagen Slovakia

New SUV Audi Q8 to be produced only in Bratislava

Bratislava plant is being considered as VW's showcase. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Apr 2017, at 5:14

Audi Q8 concept

Peugeot asks Slovak government for stimulus

Trnava-based PSA Peugeot Citroen applies for a tax holiday amounting to €18.6 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2017, at 23:27

PSA Peugeot Citroen in Trnava

Kia: Our goal is to be a responsible member of the community

Carmaker Kia Motors Slovakia wins the main award, Via Bona, for a responsible large corporation. Jana Liptáková ,4. Apr 2017, at 22:05

Car manufacturing in Kia Motors Slovakai in Teplička nad Váhom.

Jaguar project tagged best of CEE region

The investment, which will be realised close to Nitra, beat an opponent from Poland for the award. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2017, at 13:53

Jaguar Land Rover’s construction site

Matador opens new pressing plant in NitraPhoto

The new plant will also supply products to Land Rover. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Apr 2017, at 21:35

PSA Groupe in Trnava to start recruiting

They will work on new engines whose production is scheduled to start in 2019. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Mar 2017, at 13:11

PSA plant in Tranva.

Trade unionists and management of Kia carmaker agree on higher wages

They will sign the document on Tuesday, March 28.27. Mar 2017, at 22:41

Car manufacturing in Kia Motors Slovakai in Teplička nad Váhom.

Kia trade unions on strike standby

If they do not agree with the management on increasing wages, a general strike may begin in April. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Mar 2017, at 13:42

The assembly line at Kia Motors Slovakia, near Žilina.

People commute to carmakers

Carmakers in western Slovakia report lack of accommodation.Marek Poracký21. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Companies would like to see more lodging houses built.

Cars on Bratislava-Brno highway may drive without drivers in two years

The track might be put into operation within two years. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Mar 2017, at 22:59

Peter Pellegrini showing how the test track might look like.
UPDATED: 20. Mar 2017, at 12:00

Suppliers to car industry thrive

It is hard to say how the current geopolitical situation will impact automotive industry contractors, but for now their situation is good. Radka Minarechová ,20. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Brose Slovakia also has a plant in the village of Lozorno, close to Bratislava.

ŠIOV works on e-cars project

The project focuses on connecting traditional education with e-learning methods in maintenance and repairs of hybrid and electric vehicles. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Mar 2017, at 11:00

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Slovakia should keep its carmakers

The development of the automotive industry has no alternative in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Mar 2017, at 11:00

The automotive industry is the driving force of the industrial production in Slovakia.

Slovak cars dominate in Algeria

As many as 134,100 passenger cars were sold in the former French colony in 2015. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Mar 2017, at 8:00

PSA plant in Tranva.

Kia Motors Slovakia has new head

Before coming to Kia Motors Slovakia, Dae-Sik Kim led the corporate planning team in Hyundai Motor Group. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Mar 2017, at 8:00

Kia plant near Žilina.

E-cars get the green light

In Slovakia, 168 electric cars sold in 2016. After the government introduced a subsidy, there have already been 97 applications so far in 2017. Peter Adamovsky ,17. Mar 2017, at 6:30

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