Europe

VW: New CO2 Standards Will Hike EV Sales Targets

December 19, 2018 at 1:32 AM

Volkswagen AG says new standards that would require European carmakers to lower carbon dioxide emissions 37.5% by 2030 instead of 30% will mean a faster rollout of electrified vehicles.

IAV Pleads Guilty in U.S. to Helping VW Cheat on Diesel Emissions

December 18, 2018 at 3:07 PM

German engineering firm IAV Group has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $35 million fine for criminal conspiracy to help Volkswagen AG rig diesels to evade U.S. emission laws.

Renault Pushes to Name Replacement for Ghosn at Nissan

December 18, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Renault SA, which owns 43% of Nissan Motor Co., is insisting on its right to replace ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn on the board of the Japanese carmaker.

Mercedes Teases Next-Gen CLA Fastback

December 18, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has released a teaser image of the second-generation CLA.

Audi Taps Luminar for Lidar in Self-Driving Test Fleet

December 18, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Audi AG’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving subsidiary is using Luminar Technologies Inc.’s lidar in prototype self-driving vehicles to identify and track surrounding objects.

Renault, Nissan Meet on Future of Alliance

December 18, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Top officials from Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. are gathering today in Amsterdam for two days of meetings about the future of their 19-year-old alliance.

EU Sets Target for 37.5% Lower CO2 from Cars by 2030

December 18, 2018 at 1:17 AM

Members of the European Union and the European Parliament have agreed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars 37.5% between 2021 and 2030.

Nissan Rebuffs Renault’s Demand for Shareholder Meeting

December 17, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa has rejected Renault SA’s request for a quick shareholder meeting to discuss the crisis sparked by the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

New VW Campaign Highlights Autonomous Tech

December 17, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Volkswagen AG is launching a new advertising campaign to showcase its various driver-assist systems to be marketed under the carmaker’s new IQ.Drive brand.

British Entrepreneur Buys Bloodhound Speed Project

December 17, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Ian Warhurst has purchased Bloodhound Programme Ltd., the U.K.-based company that aims to break the land speed record, out of receivership for an undisclosed price.

JLR Poised to Cut Thousands of Jobs in U.K.

December 17, 2018 at 1:41 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is expected today to detail a plan to slash costs by £2.5 billion ($3.1 billion) over the next two years, in part by shedding thousands of jobs in early 2019, the Financial Times says.

Report: France May Tout Michelin CEO to Replace Ghosn at Renault

December 17, 2018 at 12:20 AM

The French government, which owns 15% of Renault SA and controls two of its board seats, may recommend that embattled Chairman Carlos Ghosn be replaced by Michelin & Cie.