Europe

Tesla Goes Big in Germany

By: Bill Hampton - December 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM

The assembly plant Tesla plans to build in Germany next year eventually will be able to make as many as 500,000 electric cars per year—and enough batteries to power all of them.

Germany Takes Over as Europe’s EV Sales Leader

By: Bill Hampton - December 10, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Germany has swept past Norway as Europe’s top-volume market for pure electric cars in a testimony to how seriously German carmakers are taking their newfound love of EVs.

Europe Okays $3.5 Billion for EV Battery Work

By: Bill Hampton - December 09, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Europe badly trails Asia in its ability to make battery cells for electric cars. The region is hoping $3.5 billion in seed money will help it catch up.

Renault Mulls CEO Candidates

By: Steve Plumb - December 06, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who heads French transportation and infrastructure giant Alstom, has joined the short list of contenders to become the CEO of Renault.

VW Group Names Bischoff as Chief Designer

By: Steve Plumb - December 06, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Klaus Bischoff has been named to oversee design activities for all Volkswagen Group brands, effective April 1.

Report: Dongfeng to Cut Stake in PSA

By: Steve Plumb - December 06, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Dongfeng Motor Group will reduce its stake in PSA Group to help the French carmaker clear U.S. regulatory hurdles ahead of a planned merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Car Sales Rise in Germany, Slip in U.K.

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 1:30 PM

New-car deliveries in November jumped 10% in Germany but dipped 1% in the U.K.

Canadian Tycoon to Buy Aston Martin?

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll is heading a consortium to buy a controlling stake in British luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

BMW Sues A/C Suppliers for Price Fixing

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 3:07 AM

BMW AG is demanding $155 million in damages from two suppliers of air-conditioning systems, claiming they conspired to rig prices.

November Car Sales Rise in France, Italy, Spain

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 2:45 AM

Car sales last month grew in France, Italy and Spain, but mainly because of one-time effects that mask underlying market weakness.

Italy Says Fiat Undervalued Chrysler in Takeover

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 1:02 AM

After Fiat Group acquired Chrysler Group in 2014, it undervalued the American company by €5.1 billion ($5.6 billion), according to Italy’s tax bureau.

German EV Retrofitter Expands Beetle Business

By: Steve Plumb - December 04, 2019 at 2:37 PM

German electrification specialist eClassics GmbH is partnering with a British garage to expand production of electrified Type 1 Beetles.