Updates on production, innovation and investment in Slovakia's largest industry: automobile manufacturing

Slovak car industry is getting less competitive, experts warn

Economists evaluate wage costs, labour productivity as well as investments in R&D.Jana Liptáková, 13. Feb 2020, at 23:41

Car production in Volkswagen Slovakia.

Invest in Slovakia: Opportunities

Practical information from Investment Advisory GuideCompiled by Spectator staff, 9. Feb 2020, at 8:05

These 8 graphs explain why Slovakia is a car nation

Slovakia is the world’s largest car producer per capita.Jozef Tvardzík16. Jan 2020, at 12:37

An employee works on a car model at the PSA Groupe Slovakia car plant in Trnava, western Slovakia, on April 4, 2019.

Are the records of Slovak car industry getting a bitter undertone?

Automotive industry calls for measures to keep it internationally competitive.Jana Liptáková, 16. Jan 2020, at 7:49

Groupe PSA Slovakia plant in Trnava.

Slovakia beats record in car production, again

Automotive industry calls for action to keep the sector competitive.Jana Liptáková, 13. Jan 2020, at 13:32

Slovakia is not just a car assembly hall anymore

But the country still needs more investments into research and development.Jana Liptáková, 27. Dec 2019, at 14:15

Electric car produced by Groupe PSA Slovakia in Trnava.

E-car subsidies used up after 4 minutes

668 applicants registered for subsidies for the purchase of electric and plug-in hybrid cars.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Dec 2019, at 13:48

The Economy Ministry has come up with several ideas to support electromobility in Slovakia.

Slovakia’s economy has become more complex

The more complex a country’s economy is, the more it is able to face trade wars and crises affecting individual sectors.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Dec 2019, at 13:19

Groupe PSA Slovakia plant in Trnava.

Slovak automotive sector becomes more vulnerable to cyber-attacks

Even an individual plant worker can cause a cyber threat.Peter Adamovsky, 16. Dec 2019, at 15:59

Nearly 28 percent of attacks are aimed at taking control of the vehicle.

UPDATED: Economy Ministry annuls recent registrations for e-car subsidy

They increased the total amount of support through subsidies by €1 million citing enormous demand. New registrations to open next week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Dec 2019, at 21:25

Some leave the car to charge and go shopping.

VW Slovakia extends production of e-car models

The Bratislava factory will manufacture the Škoda KaroqJana Liptáková, 11. Dec 2019, at 13:08

Thee models of electric cars produced in the Bratislava plant of Volkswagen.

From tanks to SUVs

Jozef Uhrík was instrumental in building the automotive industry in Slovakia.Jana Liptáková, 2. Dec 2019, at 12:53

Jozef Uhrík was a member of the top management of Volkswagen Slovakia between 1991 and 2005.

Which car brands do Slovaks buy the most?

Nearly 9,500 new passenger vehicles registered in October.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Nov 2019, at 12:18

Škoda car

Slovakia more involved in e-cars and battery production

But the question is how the change will affect employees in the automotive sector.Jana LiptákováRadka Minarechová, 27. Nov 2019, at 11:45

Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.

Taking the road towards e-mobility

The action plan to support e-mobility is a good start. Yet higher awareness and the support of research are necessary too.Radka Minarechová, 26. Nov 2019, at 6:30

The Economy Ministry has come up with several ideas to support electromobility in Slovakia.

Another round to support the purchase of e-cars to be launched soon

The Economy Ministry allocated €5 million for the purpose.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Nov 2019, at 13:12

Illustrative stock photo

Kia in Žilina fired trade unionists

Three union leaders lost their salary and possibility of entering the plant anytime.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2019, at 14:00

Employees of Jaguar in Nitra will get higher salaries and bonuses

The carmaker made a deal with trade unions on improving working conditions.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 0:39

Slovak star designer leaves Rolls-Royce after six months

There is already speculation over where he will move next.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Oct 2019, at 0:35

Emily, the hood ornament of Rolls Royce is pictured on a classic car at the Essen Motor Show, a show for tuning, motor sport, series sports vehicles and classic cars.

Imparato: We are more than satisfied with the Trnava plant

Electric Peugeot 208 will be produced only in Trnava for now.Jana Liptáková & Marek Poracký24. Sep 2019, at 14:27

The global boss of the Peugeot brand, Jean–Philippe Imparato in Trnava.