Europe

BMW Accelerates EV Program, Adds Functionality

June 25, 2019 at 11:27 AM

BMW AG aims to launch 25 electrified vehicles by 2023, which is two years earlier than the company’s previous plans.

“Hard” Brexit Cost to Carmakers: $3.8 Million Per Hour

June 25, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Exiting the European Union with no trade deal will cost the British auto industry £3 million ($3.5 million) per hour, warns the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Startup Touts Long-Range EV with Large Solar Array

June 25, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Dutch startup Lightyear says its electric vehicle has a range of about 450 miles, about 45% of which is derived from its large array of solar panels.

Skoda Readies 2 CNG Cars

June 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Skoda unit is introducing variants of the Kamiq hatchback and Scala crossover vehicle modified to run on compressed natural gas.  

Commercial Truck Sales Jump 9% in Europe

June 25, 2019 at 2:49 AM

Retail sales of commercial vehicles across Europe climbed 9% to 238,800 trucks and buses in May.

Retro Mustang Gets 500-hp Electric Drivetrain

June 24, 2019 at 3:40 PM

British startup Charge Automotive Ltd. has developed an all-electric vehicle with the styling of a 1960s-era Ford Mustang.

VW Says Its EV Battery Needs Are Secured through 2023

June 24, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Volkswagen AG says it has lined up sufficient supplies of batteries for its electric vehicles for the next four years.

Audi Reconsiders Plan to Kill TT Coupe

June 24, 2019 at 12:12 PM

Audi AG is rethinking its decision in May to phase out its iconic TT sports car, even if a successor isn't profitable.

Key Meetings May Revive Renault, FCA Merger Talks

June 24, 2019 at 11:46 AM

Whether Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revive merger talks could hinge on the outcome of two meetings this week over Nissan’s view of the deal, The Wall Street Journal says.

France Launches New Probe into Ghosn’s Finances

June 24, 2019 at 2:19 AM

France has begun a tax investigation into the personal finances of Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, sources tell Liberation.

Daimler Issues Third Profit Warning as Diesel Woes Grow

June 24, 2019 at 12:57 AM

Daimler AG says its operating earnings this year won’t grow after all because of ballooning regulatory costs related to diesel emissions.

Porsche GT Models to Remain Piston-Only Power

June 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Porsche AG says it has no plans to offer hybrid or full-electric versions of its GT performance cars.