Europe

BMW Ramps Up iNext EV Prototypes

August 20, 2019 at 6:27 PM

BMW AG has begun building prototypes of its upcoming iNext electric vehicle at its pilot manufacturing plant in Munich.

JLR Eyes 3D Display

August 20, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing a 3D head-up display system that could be used to improve safety and enhance passenger entertainment.

Daimler Ponders Overhaul of Mercedes Vans Unit

August 20, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Daimler AG says it is reviewing the product lineup for its Mercedes-Benz Vans unit and pondering other steps to cut fixed costs and streamline the division’s management structure.

VW Group Sales Drop 2% in July

August 20, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Volkswagen AG global sales slipped 2% last month, in spite of a slight gain in China.

Mercedes Unveils Electric MPV

August 20, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has taken the wraps off the production version of its all-electric EQV van this week ahead of the vehicle’s public unveiling at next month’s Frankfurt auto show.

FCA Focuses On Small Cars, EVs for Europe

August 20, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will revamp the center of its European product lineup around its two best-selling models, the 500 city car and Panda mini crossover, Autocar reports.

Gloomy Results for French Solar Road

August 19, 2019 at 2:37 PM

The 1-km (0.6-mile) solar road installed in late 2016 in northwest France has failed to meet expectations for the project, reports Le Monde.

Mercedes Adds Plug-In Hybrid Variants

August 19, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit is launching plug-in hybrid versions of its entry-level A- and B-Class cars.

Yandex Seeks 10x Expansion of Robotic Car Fleet

August 19, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Russian internet and ride-hailing services provider Yandex NV tells Reuters it hopes to put 1,000 self-driving test cars on the road within two years.

Forster to Chair Hella’s Shareholder Committee

August 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH & Co. plans to name industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster to chair its shareholder committee, effective Sept. 27.

A Car by Any Other Definition

August 16, 2019 at 2:26 PM

The electric-powered Jaguar I-Pace crossover doesn't meet the Oxford English Dictionary definition of a car because it isn’t piston-powered. Jaguar Land Rover is asking for an update.

BMW’s New CEO to Staff: Think Positively

August 16, 2019 at 1:39 PM

New BMW CEO Oliver Zipse is urging staffers to think ahead about how to outsell rival Daimler AG and its Mercedes-Benz brand.