Europe

Next-Gen Bentley Flying Spur Takes Shape

April 10, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Volkswagen Group's Bentley unit describes its next-generation Flying Spur sedan as an “innovative grand tourer.”

Mercedes Readies Electric Buses with Solid-State Batteries

April 10, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has won a contract to supply 56 electric buses, including 41 with next-generation solid-state batteries, for use in Wiesbaden, Germany.

VW May Buy Large Stake in Chinese EV Partner

April 10, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Volkswagen AG is mulling a plan to buy a major stake in Chinese electric-car maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group, sources tell Bloomberg News.

SK Innovation Seeks Battery Ventures with VW, Chinese Partners

April 10, 2019 at 2:38 AM

South Korea’s SK Innovation is in talks with Volkswagen and unnamed Chinese partners to set up ventures to make batteries for electric cars, Reuters reports.

China’s GAC Ready to Export Cars to Russia

April 10, 2019 at 12:20 AM

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. expects to begin shipping its GS8 SUV/crossover vehicle to Russia later this year.

Partners Unveil Prototype 3D-Printed Aluminum Spaceframe

April 09, 2019 at 3:29 PM

A team led by EDAG Engineering GmbH and Siemens AG have developed a prototype spaceframe with 3D-printed aluminum components.

SEAT Expands CNG Lineup

April 09, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is adding variants of its Arona SUV/crossover vehicle and Ibiza supermini in Europe with engines capable of running on compressed natural gas fuel.

Korber Tapped to Head BMW’s Mini Unit

April 08, 2019 at 3:16 PM

BMW AG has appointed Bernd Korber to head its Mini operations.

PSA Boss Affirms Interest in Adding Luxury Brand

April 08, 2019 at 11:25 AM

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares he is evaluating all opportunities, including buying or partnering with a luxury brand such as Jaguar Land Rover.

Ricardo, Geely Team on Gearbox for Extended-Range Hybrids

April 08, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Ricardo plc says it is developing a transmission that China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will use in extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicles.

FCA Turns to Tesla to Meet EU Emission Targets

April 08, 2019 at 3:28 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV has agreed to pay a hefty fee to pool electric cars sold by Tesla Inc. with its own vehicles to meet carbon dioxide emission limits in Europe.

CO2 Emissions from New Cars Rise in Europe

April 05, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union rose to 118.5 grams per kilometer in 2017 and likely grew again last year, says the European Environmental Agency.