Europe

Truck Sales Growth Slows to 3% in Europe

March 23, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Registrations of new commercial vehicles across Europe rose to 170,700 units in February from 148,600 units in the same period last year, trade group ACEA reports.

Swiss Firm Targets Superfast Acceleration for New EV

March 23, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Classic Factory SA is developing an all-electric supercar that the company claims will rocket from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 2.3 seconds, which would make it one of the fastest cars in the world.

Car Production in U.K. Jumps to 17-Year High

March 23, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Strong demand for exports pushed new-car production in the U.K. 8% to a 17-year high of 153,000 units in February, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Volvo Readies 3-Cylinder Engine Family

March 23, 2017 at 8:37 AM

Next year Volvo Car Corp. will introduce gasoline and diesel versions of its new 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine in an unspecified model built on the company’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).

Report: Daimler Employees Targeted in Diesel Emission Probe

March 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany, are investigating unspecified Daimler AG employees about allegations that the carmaker may have rigged its diesels to evade emission standards, a source tells Bloomberg News.

Volvo Enhances Prototype Self-Driving Quarry Truck

March 22, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Volvo Group’s Construction Equipment unit demonstrated the second-generation of its automated load carrier concept truck earlier this month at the ConExpo-Con/AGG conference in Las Vegas.

McLaren Revs Up 2019 Hybrid Supercar

March 22, 2017 at 11:43 AM

McLaren Automotive Ltd. says it is developing a limited-edition hybrid-electric supercar that will be the most powerful and aerodynamic model the company has ever produced.

Audi Board to Discuss Diesel Scandal Raids, CEO’s Conduct

March 22, 2017 at 8:23 AM

Audi AG’s supervisor board plans to meet on March 29 to question senior managers about last week’s diesel scandal-related raids by prosecutors of the company’s offices and factories, sources tell Reuters.

VW Eyes 2020 Deadline for EVs

March 22, 2017 at 12:14 AM

Volkswagen AG tells analysts in Germany it must introduce its first purpose-built electric car by 2020 to meet impending carbon dioxide emission targets in Europe and China.