Europe

BMW Hikes Battery Cell Orders to €10.2 Billion

By: Bill Hampton - November 21, 2019 at 2:32 AM

BMW AG has awarded orders for $11.3 billion worth of battery cells for electrified vehicles over the next 12 years.

Hella Readies Next-Gen LED Headlights

By: Steve Plumb - November 20, 2019 at 6:46 PM

Hella GmbH says its new LED headlights offer significantly better performance, improved packaging and allows carmakers to offer customized features.

BMW Moves Forward with Cost-Cutting Plans

By: Steve Plumb - November 20, 2019 at 2:44 PM

BMW AG has inked efficiency deals with 18 suppliers and is in talks with union officials in Germany to help slash at least $13.3 billion in costs by 2022.

Mazda Mulls European Subscription Service

By: Steve Plumb - November 20, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. reportedly may add a vehicle subscription service in the U.K.

Pedestrian Behavior Software Developer Named Top Startup

By: Steve Plumb - November 20, 2019 at 11:43 AM

London-based Humanising Autonomy has been named the top automotive startup by organizers of the Los Angeles auto show’s Automobility LA conference.

Continental to Cut 5,000 Jobs by 2028

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Continental AG says it will cut 5,000 jobs by 2028 in areas related to the production of engine components and analog electronics.

Renault Could Trim Products, Markets

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Interim Renault CEO Clotilde Delbos says the carmaker is reviewing midterm goals that could include trimming its product lineup and exiting some markets.

Alfa Models Get Updated Interiors

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 6:15 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Alfa Romeo unit has given its Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover interior makeovers.

French Unions Voice Support for PSA-FCA Merger

By: Bill Hampton - November 19, 2019 at 11:19 AM

PSA Group’s labor unions back the proposed merger of the company with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, pending details.

VW's New EV Platform Cuts Costs by 40%

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 8:43 AM

Volkswagen AG says a new chassis design made it 40% cheaper to electrify its ID.3 small car than to turn a conventional vehicle into an EV.

October Car Sales Rise 9% in Europe

By: Bill Hampton - November 19, 2019 at 2:12 AM

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe climbed 9% to a 10-year high of 1.21 million units last month, trade group ACEA reports.

VW Group Cuts Outlook as Demand Cools

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Volkswagen AG has trimmed its revenue and operating profit growth forecasts, predicting that downturns in demand in major markets will continue next year.