Europe

VW Considers Options for Lamborghini Unit

October 14, 2019 at 12:19 AM

Volkswagen AG reportedly is studying a possible sale, initial public offering or merger into another legal entity for its Lamborghini super car unit.

Airbus, Local Motors Partner on Printed Cars, Drones

October 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM

European aerospace Airbus SE and Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. are launching a joint venture to use 3D printing techniques to make passenger drones and self-driving vehicles.

Mercedes to Test V2X in Winter Conditions

October 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will begin testing a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system this winter in Zollernalb, Germany.

Renault Fires CEO Bollore

October 11, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Renault SA’s board, citing the need for a “fresh start,” has removed President and CEO Thierry Bollore, a loyalist of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Conti Launches Third-Gen e-Axle

October 11, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Continental AG says its third-generation electric drive system is smaller, lighter, less expensive and more efficient than previous versions.

Renault CEO Decries “Coup” to Oust Him

October 11, 2019 at 1:32 AM

Renault CEO Thierry Bollore, facing a board decision to oust him today, describes the move to Les Echos as brutal and stupefying.

VW Sketches New Golf

October 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Volkswagen AG has released sketches of the redesigned Golf small car ahead of the eighth-generation model’s public unveiling in Germany on Oct. 24.

BMW Aims to Hike SUV Sales to Fund EV Push

October 10, 2019 at 12:30 PM

BMW AG expects it will more than double sales of its priciest piston-powered models to help fund its push into all-electric vehicles.

Dyson Kills EV Program

October 10, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Home appliance maker Dyson Ltd. has decided to discontinue its ambitious plans to develop an electric car, citing competitive pressures that make the program no longer commercially viable.

Renault May Name New CEO Tomorrow

October 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Renault SA’s board is widely expected to announce tomorrow that it is replacing CEO Thierry Bollore.

Nissan Drops Night Shift at U.K. Assembly Plant

October 10, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it is dropping the night shift on both production lines at its assembly plant in Sunderland, England.

VW Boosts New-Car Inventories in U.K.

October 10, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Volkswagen AG says it has bolstered it new-car supplies in the U.K. to cope with expected supply disruptions when Britain exits the European Union on Oct. 31.