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Early days. From Yahoo News:

Bosch (BOSCHLTD.BO), the world’s largest car parts supplier, warned its own supply chains relied heavily on China, particularly for electric car parts. Its CEO said supply chains “will be disrupted” if the virus continued to spread. It has two plants in Wuhan.

Toyota Motors (TO) also halted production at factories in China and restricted its employees’ travel, and said it was assessing the virus’ potential impact on its parts supply chains.
 

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If the supply of (any) cars was our biggest concern this virus would be laughable.
I suspect taking China offline for a while will be for the world like a 12 hour power cut at home ... Educational shall we say :eek:
 

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There will be many papers published on the world wide impact on manufacture during widescale outbreaks like this in countries like China.
 

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Not the ideal answer on how to react to the climate crisis, but less city miles travelled, less production, less International air flights and what else to help reduce emissions? Eventually will some unexpected event force change?
 

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moved from a London airport up to Newcastle out of harms way? Can't risk the capital? Be interesting when the big roro arrives full of MGs etc.... hope the crew are ok.
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It is understood the patients were staying in a hotel in Yorkshire, before being taken overnight to a specialist centre in Newcastle.
Yorkshire is quite a big county - all parts of it are closer to Newcastle than they are to London (Middlesbrough is about 40 miles from Newcastle and even Sheffield is only 130)
 

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If the supply of (any) cars was our biggest concern this virus would be laughable.
I suspect taking China offline for a while will be for the world like a 12 hour power cut at home ... Educational shall we say :eek:
Interesting Title. I had a different take on it's interpretation. How smug would we be if it got really bad and the UK refineries stop producing fossil fuels due to lack of staff and we had another 2000 petrol strike issue, but worse. We would all be charging at home still and swanning about unrestricted.

I would join a 4 mile queue for the only remain garage with petrol in town, and when I reached a pump, park my EV and swan off to the shops for 1//2 hr. Just for giggles.
 

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I've just mentioned this to the salesman while placing an order for a new EV and he thought I meant that I was worried about catching Coronavirus from the vehicle :rolleyes:
 

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That's starting to get a little worrying.
Several of the vendors I deal with for hobby items are not shipping or closed at least until next week.


For example this is from PCBWay. They are far from Wuhan and not in a quarantine area.

Dear Customer,
Sorry to inform you that there is an unexpected flu outbreak in China during our Spring Festival. Our government has already applied the public transportation control policy in order to stop the Corona virus being spreading further more. And our factory will not come back to work on time because the majority of the labors are living outside of the city. However, all online services on our website, such as online quote, file review and customer service are available as usual. Our factory will be back to work on February 10th. Really sorry for the delay, but we believe it will be restored soon through various powerful measures. We will keep close monitoring on the current situation and hope you can understand.
 

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Speculation that this may be a Bosch casualty..
 

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TLDR:
"The Italian manufacturer MTA, which makes electrical parts for cars, has been forced to close its factory in Codogno after the Covid-19 outbreak in northern Italy. It said the closure would have a knock-on effect on production at Fiat Chrysler’s plants in the country before spreading to other carmakers across Europe.

"The closure of the plant in the Lombardy region would immediately force Fiat to shut production lines at four plants as soon as Wednesday, MTA said. Continued closure would mean all the other Fiat plants in Europe and those of Renault, BMW and Peugeot would close from 2 March.

"Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest carmaker, and the lorry makers Iveco and CNH, would be affected if the shutdown lasted longer."
 

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My MG is still at sea..... makes me wonder if 1. its sailed into the side of Madagascar and is still full steam ahead going no where.... or 2. it'll get quarantined as soon as it arrives at UK docks.
 
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