Europe

Porsche Mulls Mix of Hybrids, All-Electric Platforms

April 23, 2019 at 12:28 AM

Porsche AG plans by 2022 to offer its Boxster and Cayman sports cars with hybrid powertrains—and all-electric variants that ride on a different platform, Autocar reports.

Ford Debuts Anti-Theft Key Fob in U.K.

April 22, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Ford Motor Co has developed a new system to help prevent unauthorized users from hacking into electronic key fobs.

Report: Nissan Will Reject Latest Renault Bid to Merge

April 22, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Nissan Motor Co. will reject a new proposal from alliance partner Renault SA to further integrate the companies, sources tell The Nikkei.

Ford Leans on Hybrids to Meet EU Emission Rules

April 22, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will rely on plug-in hybrids, not all-electric cars, to meet the European Union’s tougher carbon dioxide emission rules for 2020-2021.

German EV Startup to Use Former Saab Plant

April 19, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Germany’s Sono Motors GmbH has inked a deal with National Electric Vehicle Sweden, owner of the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile AB, to build an electric car at the former Saab plant in Trollhattan, Sweden.

Germany Ponders Extending EV Incentives

April 18, 2019 at 4:15 PM

German ministries are reviewing a proposal by the economy ministry to continue subsidies for buyers of electric cars through the end of 2020.

PSA May Move U.K. Astra Production to Germany

April 18, 2019 at 1:09 AM

PSA Group is near a decision shift as much as 75% of its output of Opel Astra small cars from the Ellesmere Port, England, to Russelsheim, Germany.

New Car Deliveries in Europe Drop 4%

April 17, 2019 at 2:31 AM

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe fell 4% to 1.77 million units in March and 3% to 4.15 million through the first three months of 2018, trade group ACEA reports.

Proposal to Ban Diesel Trucks in U.K. Deemed Unworkable

April 17, 2019 at 12:15 AM

A proposal to ban diesel-powered heavy trucks in the U.K. by 2040 is impractical and unrealistic, operators claim.

Aston Martin EV Breaks Cover

April 16, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. unveiled the production version of the Rapide E supercar, the brand’s first electric vehicle, this week at the Shanghai auto show.

BMW Denies Plan to Develop Small Car with Daimler

April 16, 2019 at 3:08 AM

BMW AG says it does not intend to partner with Daimler AG to collaborate on a small car that would be sold by each company under its own brand.

UPDATE: Lotus Plans All-Electric Hypercar

April 16, 2019 at 12:55 AM

Group Lotus plc is developing an electric hypercar, dubbed the Type 130, that will be produced in very low numbers and offered at roughly $1 million each.