Europe

Flying Taxi Startup Hires Supercar Designer

April 24, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Lilium GmbH, a flying taxi startup based in Gilching, Germany, has hired Frank Stephenson to design its vehicles, launch pads and departure lounges.

Opel Acquisition Boosts PSA’s Revenue 42%

April 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM

PSA Group reports a 42% jump in revenue to €18.2 billion ($22.2 billion) in the first quarter, thanks to the impact of its Opel acquisition last August.

Maybach EV Concept Breaks Cover

April 24, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Maybach unit has unveiled its all-electric Vision Ultimate Luxury concept car ahead of this week’s Beijing auto show.

March Truck Sales Fall 3% in Europe

April 24, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Sales of commercial vehicles across Europe declined 3% year on year to 268,000 units last month, trade group ACEA reports.

U.K. Group to Test Connected Car Technology

April 23, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. and Ricardo plc are part of a British consortium that is developing connected vehicle technologies aimed at improving safety.

U.S. Monitor Calls VW’s Post-Scandal Reforms “Unsatisfactory”

April 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Volkswagen AG’s attempts to change its culture after its $25 billion diesel emission cheating scandal have been lackluster, according to a U.S. monitor assigned to oversee the company’s activities.

Porsche Breaks 7-Minute ‘Ring Mark, Again

April 20, 2018 at 12:43 PM

Porsche AG lapped Germany’s famous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in six minutes and 56 seconds this week with a 911 GT3 RS.

Report Says PSA Targets at Least 3,700 Job Cuts in Germany

April 20, 2018 at 12:12 PM

PSA Group aims to trim at least 3,700 jobs at its Opel facilities in Germany by 2020 through buyouts and early retirement offers.

Nissan Trims U.K. Workforce as Diesel Sales Slump

April 20, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Nissan Motor Co. plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland, England, plant as demand for diesel-powered vehicles falls.

German Police Arrest Porsche’s Powertrain Chief

April 20, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Police in Germany have arrested Joerg Kerner, who heads powertrain development for Porsche AG, because of his suspected involvement in diesel emission cheating.

Maserati Adds Bosch Driver-Assist Features

April 20, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it is supplying several driver assistance systems across Maserati SpA’s 2018 lineup that enable Level 2 semi-autonomous driving.

EC Granted Power to Order Auto Recalls, Levy Larger Fines

April 20, 2018 at 12:23 AM

The European Commission has gained authority to order regional s vehicle recalls and fine companies as much as €30,000 ($37,000) per defective car.