Europe

VW Brand Sales Fell 5% in May

June 13, 2019 at 4:06 AM

Volkswagen AG says its VW brand delivered 512,100 vehicles last month, down 5% from the same month in 2018.

Renault Chairman Vows to Fix “Damaged” Nissan Alliance

June 13, 2019 at 2:54 AM

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard tells shareholders that his top priority is to restore relations between the French carmaker and alliance partner Nissan Motor Co.

Uber, Volvo Unveil “Production-Ready” Autonomous Car

June 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Volvo Car Corp. and ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. took the wraps off the latest version of their jointly developed prototype self-driving vehicle.

VW Invests $1 Billion in Northvolt

June 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM

Volkswagen AG is investing €900 million ($1 billion) in Northvolt AB, a Stockholm-based startup that will produce batteries for electrified vehicles.

Power Squeeze Threatens Sweden’s EV Market Growth

June 12, 2019 at 3:08 AM

Sweden’s push to put millions of electric cars on the road is overwhelming the ability of the country’s electric grid to charge them, says Bloomberg News.

Hydrogen Explosion Shuts Fuel Station in Norway

June 11, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Nel Hydrogen has closed a fueling station for fuel cell-powered vehicles in Oslo, Norway, following a hydrogen explosion there on Monday.

France Affirms Ban on Fossil Fuel Cars by 2040

June 11, 2019 at 4:23 PM

France is finalizing a new law on mobility that will formally ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040.

VW Drops Autonomous-Car Partnership with Aurora

June 11, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Volkswagen says it has ended its 16-month-old alliance with California-based Aurora Innovation two days after the startup announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to develop and market self-driving commercial vehicles.

Kia Goes Big with Digital Display in Tiny Crossover

June 11, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Kia Motors Corp.’s new XCeed compact crossover will feature an optional 12.3-inch digital display, the first all-digital system the carmaker has offered in any model.

Compact Mercedes Crossover Offers 3rd Row Seating

June 11, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit took the wraps off the all-new GLB 250 compact crossover vehicle, including a 7-seat variant, this week in Germany.

France Urges Renault to Focus on Nissan Alliance

June 11, 2019 at 12:21 AM

French Prime Minister Bruno Le Maire says the country would be willing to reduce its 15% stake in Renault SA, if doing so would help strengthen the company’s 20-year-old alliance with Nissan Motor Co.

Renowned Jaguar Test Driver Dies at 98

June 10, 2019 at 3:01 PM

Norman Dewis, a long-time test driver and development engineer for Jaguar, died on Saturday at the age of 98.