Europe

ZF Buys Imaging Specialist

May 13, 2019 at 12:14 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is acquiring 90% of Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH, a German developer of imaging software that ZF plans to integrate with its occupant restraint systems. 

Renault May Face Diesel Cheating Lawsuit

May 13, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Renault SA has moved closer to possible charges that it rigged some of its diesel vehicles to evade European emission standards, according to Le Monde.

FCA Faces Penalties of €1.8 Billion for Excess CO2 Emissions

May 13, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV expects to spend at least €1.8 billion ($2 billion) on regulatory credits and fines in Europe and the U.S. through 2021 because its new-car fleets won’t meet government limits for carbon dioxide emissions.

China’s BAIC Aims to Buy Stake in Daimler

May 13, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Chinese carmaker BAIC Group intends to acquire 4%-5% of Daimler AG as a way to defend its investment in the company’s Beijing Benz Automotive venture with the German carmaker, sources tell Reuters.

Calsonic, Magneti Marelli Merger Yields New Name

May 10, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Marelli is the new name of the automotive partsmaking entity created by the merger of Japan's Calsonic Kansei Corp. and Italy's Magneti Marelli SpA.

Ferrari to Stop Supplying Engines to Maserati

May 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Ferrari NV, which was spun off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in 2015, will stop supplying engines to former sibling Maserati within three years.

Honda to Keep “e” Name for Electric City Car

May 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Honda Motor Co.’s upcoming electric city car will be called the “Honda e.”

Tata Denies Plans to Sell Jaguar Land Rover to PSA

May 09, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Tata Motors Ltd. says there is “no truth” in a British media report that the company is poised to sell its Jaguar Land Rover unit to PSA Group.

Mitsubishi Calls for Return of U.K. Plug-in Hybrid Incentives

May 09, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says the U.K. should reinstate incentives for plug-in hybrid incentives that the government discontinued last November.

Dyson Reveals Patent Sketch for EV

May 09, 2019 at 12:49 AM

Home appliance maker Dyson Ltd. has revealed a patent sketch of the electric car it plans to debut in 2021.

VW Names Electric Hatchback the “ID.3”

May 08, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Volkswagen AG says its upcoming all-electric compact hatchback will be called the ID.3.

Polestar Opens R&D Center in U.K.

May 08, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit is opening a research and development center in Coventry, England.