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Renault, ZF Friedrichshafen each to cut up to 15,000 jobs

Gearbox supplier sees financial losses due to 'demand freeze'

German car parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen plans to reduce the workforce by up to 15,000 jobs, or around 10%, by 2025 as a result of a slump in demand, according to a memo on Thursday. ZF, which helps carmakers develop gearboxes and hybrid drivetrains, said in an email to employees that half of the 12,000-15,000 job cuts would be in Germany. "As a result of the demand freeze on the customer side, our company will make heavy financial losses in 2020," chief executive officer Wolf-Henning Sche

2011 Range Rover TDV8 gets new ZF 8-speed automatic, but not in America

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Chrysler plans eight-speed automatic production in Indiana [w/video]

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CONFIRMED: Rolls-Royce RR4 getting 500+HP turbo V12, 8-speed gearbox

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Nissan introduces a hybrid Cabstar in Hannover

Nissan is going to the 62nd Hannover Motor Show with a new hybrid model aimed at the freight market: the mid-series Cabstar. This truck gets a hybrid powertrain by adding a lithium-ion power pack (codeveloped with NEC) to the standard 3.0-liter ZD30 150hp diesel engine. The coupling of the motor and the engine was developed with ZF. According to Nissan, this powertrain saves up to 30 per

ZF improving mileage by shifting faster

German transmission manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen AG introduced the first six speed automatic transmissions in 2001. Since then seven and even eight speed automatics have turned up in various vehicles like Mercedes and Lexus. Now ZF has developed a new torque converter for their six-speed boxes that can lockup sooner, improving mechanical efficiency of the sys