Europe

Volvo to Standardize V2V Tech in Europe

April 15, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Volvo Car Corp. is standardizing its connected-car technology on all 2020-model vehicles in Europe.

Germany Charges Former VW CEO Winterkorn with Fraud

April 15, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Ex-Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn and four unidentified senior executives have been accused in Germany with hiding the company’s diesel emission cheating.

Report: Mercedes SUVs Targeted in Diesel Emission Probe

April 15, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Germany’s motor vehicle authority is investigating whether Daimler AG used illegal software in some of its SUVs to rig European emission tests, according to Bild am Sonntag.

Volvo Launches XC40 Production in China

April 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Volvo Car Corp. has expanded production of its XC40 small crossover, which had been built exclusively in Europe, to a plant in Luqiao, China, to meet surging demand.

VW Group Sales Fall 4%

April 12, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Volkswagen Group blames China’s slumping market for its 4% drop to 998,900 passenger and commercial vehicle sales in March.

Hybrids Exceed 50% of Toyota’s European Sales

April 11, 2019 at 5:15 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. says hybrid-powered vehicles are accounting for more than half its sales in Europe this year.

Benteler, Freudenberg Partner on EV Products

April 11, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Germany’s Benteler International AG and Freudenberg SE’s Vibracoustic unit are partnering to develop products and services to support electric-car programs.

EU Envoys Okay Trade Talks with U.S. on Industrial Goods

April 11, 2019 at 3:04 PM

Trade officials from the European Union’s 28 member nations have agreed to open talks with the U.S. about lowering tariffs on industrial-sector goods, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Brexit Delayed to the End of October

April 11, 2019 at 2:01 PM

The European Union has agreed to extend the formal deadline for the U.K. to leave the bloc to Oct. 31.

JAC Motors: No Formal Partnership Talks with VW

April 11, 2019 at 11:37 AM

JAC Motors has deflected reports that the Chinese company and Volkswagen AG are discussing a possible equity investment by the German carmaker.

Hybrid Aston Martin to Match Valkyrie’s 1,000 Horses

April 11, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Aston Martin Holdings Ltd.’s upcoming AM-RB 003 hybrid hypercar will generate 1,000 hp, according to dealer brochures obtained by Carscoops

Nissan to Hike Pickup Truck Capacity in South Africa

April 11, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it will spend 3 billion rand ($215 million) in South Africa to add capacity and tool up to build the next-generation Navara midsize pickup truck.