Europe

EU Still Stalled Over Scope of U.S. Trade Talks

April 02, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Tomorrow the European Union will again debate its willingness to negotiate on trade with the U.S., Bloomberg News reports.

BMW, Microsoft Team on Digital Manufacturing Platform

April 02, 2019 at 12:49 PM

BMW AG and Microsoft Inc. plan to develop a digital platform for “smart” factories.

Ford Readies Puma Crossover

April 02, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Ford Motor Co. reportedly will announce an all-new small crossover vehicle this month that will resurrect the company’s Puma nameplate.

Renault Alerts Prosecutors About Ghosn Payments in Oman

April 02, 2019 at 1:56 AM

Renault SA has advised prosecutors in France of possible misuse of funds by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to pay a Renault-Nissan alliance distributor in Oman, sources tell Reuters.

Carmakers to Begin Brexit Plant Shutdowns in U.K.

April 02, 2019 at 12:43 AM

Carmakers will begin long-planned Brexit-related plant shutdowns in the U.K. this month, despite a last-minute delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Report: Ghosn, Saikawa Mulled 4th Partner in Renault-Nissan Alliance

April 01, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Last autumn Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman and CEO were considering whether to add a fourth company to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, says Bloomberg News.

SK Innovation to Open Third Battery Separator Plant

April 01, 2019 at 3:29 PM

South Korean battery maker SK Innovation Co. is erecting a $376 million factory in Poland to produce battery separators.

Tesla Model 3 Outsells Luxury Rivals in Europe

April 01, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Demand for Tesla Inc.’s new Model 3 electric sedan topped sales of all other premium midsize cars in Europe in February, its first full month on the market.

Volvo Confirms Plan for Small Electric Crossover

April 01, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Volvo Car Corp. will take the wraps off an electric variant of its XC40 compact crossover vehicle later this year, company officials tell Automotive News Europe.   

BMW, Rolls-Royce Get New Design Leaders

April 01, 2019 at 2:39 AM

BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce ultra-luxury brand has appointed Jozef Kaban as design chief, effective today.

Report: FCA, PSA May Collaborate on EV Platform

April 01, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and FCA Group may develop a shared chassis for electric cars and could announce formal talks in June, sources tell Bloomberg News.

PSA Steps Up Plan to Re-Enter N. American Market

April 01, 2019 at 12:09 AM

PSA Group has shortened its timetable for relaunching its Peugeot brand in North America and now plans to begin shipping vehicles from Europe in 3-4 years.