Europe

German Rental Car Company Cancels Tesla Order

August 16, 2019 at 12:58 PM

Nextmove, a German electric car rental company, has canceled an order for 100 Tesla Model 3 electric sedans, citing repair and quality issues.

McLaren Confirms New Speedster

August 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM

McLaren Automotive Ltd. says it will launch a two-seat open-cockpit speedster late next year.

Ghana Tax Breaks Cinch Auto Plant Deals

August 16, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Ghana has agreed to grant carmakers tax breaks for as long as 10 years if they open assembly plants in the country.

Report: Richest 25% Buy 56% of EVs in Norway

August 15, 2019 at 4:19 PM

The wealthiest 25% of households in Norway bought more than half the new electric cars purchased there last year, according to Statistics Norway.

Germany’s Economy Posts Quarterly Decline

August 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Germany says its economy has shrunk for the second time in four quarters, contracting 0.1% in April-June compared with the previous three months.

Bugatti Confirms Hypercar

August 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM

Confirming reports from earlier this year, Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti supercar unit says it will unveil a new limited-edition model on Friday in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Porsche Amps Up Hybrid Cayenne SUVs

August 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Porsche SA is adding high-performance plug-in hybrid options for its popular Cayenne crossovers in 2020.

Audi Q4 to Get Customizable Lights

August 13, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Audi AG’s upcoming Q4 e-tron electric vehicle will feature personalized headlights and taillights, Autocar reports.

Outlook for German Economy Plunges

August 13, 2019 at 3:31 PM

Confidence in Germany’s economy among experts in Germany’s financial markets plummeted this month, according to the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment.

Freightliner Launches Electric Trucks in U.S.

August 13, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Daimler AG’s Freightliner heavy-duty truck unit is launching full electric versions of the Cascadia big rig this month in the U.S.

Audi Readies New RS6 Avant

August 13, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit will take the wraps off the next-generation RS6 Avant all-wheel-drive performance wagon at next month’s Frankfurt auto show.

Renault’s Dacia Unit Faces Steep Emission Costs

August 13, 2019 at 1:03 AM

The costs of meeting the European Union’s tightening emission rules may soon dry up profits for Renault SA’s popular Dacia low-price brand.