Europe

Car Sales in France Drop 15%

September 03, 2019 at 2:18 AM

Demand for new passenger cars in France fell 15% to 129,300 units in August, according to trade group CCFA.

Bugatti Chiron Breaks 300 mph Record

September 03, 2019 at 1:49 AM

A mildly modified Bugatti Chiron hypercar has become the first near-production car to break the 300 mph speed barrier.

Top Renault-Nissan Alliance Exec Deboeuf Quits

September 02, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Arnauld Deboeuf, who ran the Office of the CEO for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, has quit, telling his staff that Renault CEO Thierry Bollore ordered him to leave.

France Might Consider Changes in Renault-Nissan Alliance

September 02, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The French government says it might be willing to support changes in cross-ownership of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance after all.

Conti Ponders Total Spin Off Powertrain Division

September 02, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Continental AG’s executive board says it may completely spin off its Powertrain unit under the Vitesco Technologies name rather than float a partial initial public offering for the business.

Report: 20% of Europe’s Trucks Exceed NOx Limit

September 02, 2019 at 11:13 AM

A study of real-world emissions from diesel-powered commercial trucks in Europe suggests 20% exceed nitrogen oxides emission limits.

Daimler to Add EV Production in China

August 30, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Daimler AG will begin local production of its first electric vehicle in China, the EQC SUV/crossover, later this year.

Toyota Plans 1-Day Shutdown in U.K. over Brexit

August 30, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will suspend operations at its U.K. assembly plant for one day when Britain exits the European Union on Oct. 31.

WLPD Has Europe’s Carmakers Scrambling Again

August 30, 2019 at 3:22 AM

Carmakers in Europe are again struggling to certify their cars to meet new vehicle emission standards in time for the 2020 model year.

Porsche Revs Up Macan Turbo

August 29, 2019 at 5:27 PM

Porsche AG is bringing back the Turbo version of its Macan sports car after dropping the package from its 2019 lineup.

Frankfurt Auto Show Tightens Security

August 29, 2019 at 12:41 PM

The Frankfurt auto show, which begins in two weeks, will beef up security after anti-car activists vandalized luxury cars at a local car dealership.

New-Car Production in U.K. Shrinks Again

August 29, 2019 at 1:24 AM

New-vehicle output by the British auto industry continues to dwindle, falling 11% to 108,200 units last month, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.