Europe

Tata Would Consider a Partner for JLR Unit

October 17, 2019 at 1:44 AM

The head of the Indian conglomerate that owns Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. tells Bloomberg News that he won’t sell the unit but is will to consider partnering the business with another carmaker.

September Car Sales Rise 14% in Europe

October 16, 2019 at 8:09 AM

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe jumped 14% to 1.29 million units in September, thanks to abnormally low volume in the same month in 2018, says trade group ACEA.

Volvo Launches Recharge EV Sub-Brand

October 16, 2019 at 7:59 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. is introducing a new Recharge sub-brand for all future fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, starting with the EV variant of the XC40 compact crossover.

SMMT: “Hard” Brexit May Kill U.K. Auto Industry

October 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM

A British exit from the European Union that doesn’t include a trade deal will jeopardize the future of the U.K.’s auto industry, warns the Society of Motor and Manufacturers and Traders.

U.K. Vows Plan to Make Transport Carbon-Free

October 16, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Britain’s transport ministry says it will finalize a report early next year that details how the country’s entire transport system can achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

VW Postpones Decision on Plant in Turkey

October 15, 2019 at 8:35 AM

Volkswagen AG says it has suspended plans to open a large assembly plant in Manisa, Turkey, by 2022.

Swedish Startup Updates EV Plans

October 15, 2019 at 5:37 AM

Uniti Sweden AB has updated its all-electric One city car, which is now due to launch by mid-2020 with a starting price of about $19,100.

Audi Suspends Work on Pop.Up Air Taxi

October 14, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Audi AG has suspended work with aerospace giant Airbus on its Pop.Up air taxi project and says it has redirected its urban air mobility plans.

SEAT Mulls Changing Name to Cupra

October 14, 2019 at 10:22 AM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit may market all its future vehicles exclusively under its new Cupra sub-brand as part of a plan to expand globally and boost profitability.

Waymo, Renault Eye Paris Robo-Taxi Service

October 14, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit and Renault SA may launch an autonomous vehicle service between Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris.

Faurecia to Buy Out Conti in JV

October 14, 2019 at 7:53 AM

Faurecia SA has agreed to acquire Continental AG’s 50% stake in SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltungs GmbH and take full control of the interior modules joint venture.

U.K. Lawsuits Target VW’s Diesel Software Update

October 14, 2019 at 12:49 AM

Some 94,000 Volkswagen owners in the U.K. claim that software VW used to “fix” its diesel emission cheating problem in fact introduced a new type of cheating, the Financial Times reports.