Europe

Porsche GT Models to Remain Piston-Only Power

June 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Porsche AG says it has no plans to offer hybrid or full-electric versions of its GT performance cars.

Russia’s Yandex to Test Autonomous Cars with No Drivers

June 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Russian internet and ride-hailing provider Yandex NV says it will begin commercial service in August with five self-driving cars that don’t have a backup driver on board, Automotive News reports.

Ford Teases Racy GT Supercar Variant

June 21, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Ford Motor Co. has released the darkened image of a new variant of its GT supercar, which will be unveiled at next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K.

PSA Opens $627 Million Assembly Plant in Morocco

June 21, 2019 at 1:16 AM

PSA Group has officially opened a €555 million ($627 million) assembly plant near Rabat, Morocco.

Nissan Demos Electric Ice Cream Truck

June 20, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Nissan Motor Co. demonstrated a prototype electric ice cream truck this week in London as part of the U.K.’s Clean Air Day.

Bank of England Expects No Growth for U.K. in 2Q

June 20, 2019 at 3:32 PM

The Bank of England has trimmed its growth forecast for Britain’s economy in the current quarter to zero from 0.2%.

Renault Backs Nissan’s Management Reforms

June 20, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Renault SA says it supports a Nissan Motor Co. offer to give it greater presence in the Japanese carmaker’s proposed new management oversight committees.

Pininfarina Moves Forward with Electric Hypercar

June 20, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Automobili Pininfarina, which was founded last year by Mahindra & Mahindra’s Pininfarina unit, has unveiled an updated version of the company’s upcoming Battista hypercar.

Renault Refuses to Cut 43% Stake in Nissan

June 20, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Renault CEO Thierry Bollore says the company has no intention of reducing its 43% holding in alliance partner Nissan Motor Co.

Waymo Teams with Renault-Nissan in France and Japan

June 20, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit has signed deals with alliance partners Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan.

BMW Pulls the Plug on Compact MPVs

June 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM

BMW AG doesn’t plan to produce successors to the 2 Series Active Tourer or Gran Tourer compact MPVs after the first-generation models are phased out.

Top French, Japan Leaders to Discuss Renault-Nissan Alliance

June 19, 2019 at 10:13 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet next week to discuss the future of the troubled Renault-Nissan alliance.