Europe

PSA’s Global Sales Plunge 13%

July 15, 2019 at 2:26 PM

PSA Group reports its global sales of 1.9 million vehicles in the first half of 2019, which is down 13% from the same period last year.

VW Chooses Turkey for E. European Plant

July 12, 2019 at 6:34 PM

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board has selected Turkey as the location of a new assembly plant that will open 3-4 years from now.

VW’s Global Retail Sales Rose 2% in June

July 12, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Volkswagen Group raised its vehicle deliveries in June 2% to 974,400 cars, trucks and buses, thanks to a 15% jump to 354,800 units in China.

Renault Submits Ghosn Audit to Prosecutors

July 12, 2019 at 4:16 PM

Renault SA has turned over the conclusions of an audit it commissioned in January on joint finances with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

Daimler Issues a Fourth Profit Warning

July 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM

Daimler AG has lowered its profit outlook for the fourth time since last summer, warning it will post a €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) pretax loss in the second quarter.

Bosch Readies “Smart” Battery Tech

July 11, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed artificial intelligence software to help electric vehicle batteries last longer.

Bird Makes Paris Its Top E-Scooter Hub in Europe

July 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Bird Rides, Inc., the Los Angeles-based electric-scooter sharing service, says it will make Paris its largest hub in Europe.

VW Adds Self-Leveling Wheel Caps

July 11, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand has begun offering self-leveling wheel hub caps, which continuously align the “VW” logo upward, regardless of the wheel position.

Europe Dominates List of Bike-Friendly Cities

July 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Europe accounts for 15 of the top 20 cities in the biennial Copenhagenize Index of bicycle-friendly cities.

FCA Adding $788 Million EV Line in Italy

July 11, 2019 at 8:17 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is spending €700 million ($788 million) to equip its assembly plant in Mirafiori, Italy, to make the all-electric version of the Fiat 500 minicar.

Bentley Unveils Futuristic EV Concept

July 10, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Bentley Motors Group says its all-electric EXP 100 GT concept portends a future in which EV batteries are vastly more powerful than today’s devices.

End of the Line for VW Beetle

July 09, 2019 at 6:32 PM

Volkswagen AG is ending production of the iconic Beetle on July 10.