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Romania hit by fierce winter: Bucharest-Constanta highway closed – See full list for snow travel disruption

Auto February 27, 2018 11:22 0 comments

As Romania is under an orange warning for snowfall, the authorities have decided to close the A2 highway linking Bucharest to Constanta. One person lost her life in northern Romania due to the bad weather.…more »

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First major Chinese project in Romania: section of Bucharest ring road to be built by China’s Sinohydro

Auto February 26, 2018 14:43 0 comments

One of the sections of Bucharest's ring road will be upgraded by Chinese state-owned company Sinohydro, which won a RON 233 million (EUR 50 million) contract, according to Romanian state-owned road infrastructure company (CNAIR). The…more »

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Persons scrapping cars older than 12 years get voucher of RON 4,500 to buy solar panel

Auto February 26, 2018 11:19 0 comments

Individuals or firms who give for scrapping cars older than  12 years will get a voucher of RON 4,500 to buy solar panel, heating stations and ecological alternatives, according to a draft bill submitted at…more »

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Competition Council: Bucharest City Hall should not ban Uber & other passenger transport apps

Auto February 21, 2018 10:52 0 comments

Bucharest City Hall has been threatening to ban companies like Uber, Taxify, StarTaxi or Clever Taxi from transporting passengers in Bucharest, claiming that they are operating outside the limits of the law and unfairly competing…more »

MOL Romania opens its first electric car charging station in Bucharest

Auto February 15, 2018 17:31 0 comments

MOL Romania has opened its first charging station for electric vehicles, in the Nicolae Caramfil area in Bucharest. Charging will be done through alternating and direct current at 50 kW, meaning that the station is…more »

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Uber introduces exact upfront fares in Romania

Auto February 13, 2018 12:15 0 comments

Uber has announced that it will introduce upfront pricing in Romania starting on Wednesday, February 14. This means that passengers will be shown the exact fare before requesting a ride – until now, they would…more »

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Cars trade turnover volume up by 11.1 pct in 2017

Auto February 13, 2018 10:04 0 comments

The cars trade turnover volume went up yer-on-year by 11.1 percent in 2017, especially due to the results registered in the trade with motorcycles and affiliated accessories, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).…more »

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Uber paid 3 times more profit tax than the 9 largest Bucharest taxi companies combined in 2016

Auto February 06, 2018 17:12 0 comments

The 9 largest taxi companies in Bucharest paid a total of RON 61,224 in profit tax in 2016, according to data from the Finance Ministry. In the same period, Uber, active in Bucharest, Timisoara and…more »

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INS: almost 628,000 auto registrations in Romania last year

Auto February 06, 2018 10:35 0 comments

New registrations for vehicles have risen by 58.3 percent in 2017 from 2016, according to the National Institute for Statistics. This refers to cars which are registered for the first time in the country, and…more »

Automobile Bavaria posts EUR 136 mln turnover in 2017, plans fresh investments in network

Auto February 01, 2018 10:57 0 comments

Automobile Bavaria Group, the biggest network of BMW dealerships in Central and Eastern Europe, said its turnover went over EUR 136 million in 2017, reporting a 15 percent increase in the volume of car deliveries…more »