Europe

Renault Launches E-Mobility Consulting Unit

October 02, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Renault SA has formed a consulting service to help fleet operators convert to electrified vehicles.

Report: Only 0.5% Growth for German Economy

October 02, 2019 at 9:50 AM

Germany’s gross domestic product will expand by just 0.5% this year and 1.1% in 2020, according to a group of the country’s economic institutes.

VW Finalizes Plan to Make Cars in Turkey

October 02, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Volkswagen AG will build an auto assembly plant in Manisa, Turkey, to make cars for sale in Turkey, the Middle East and Russia.

Nissan Warns Dire Result of “Hard” Brexit

October 01, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Nissan Motor Co. will revisit its commitment to build Qashqai crossover vehicles in England if the U.K. exits the European Union at the end of this month with no replacement trade deal.

SAIC Opens Export-Focused Factory in China

October 01, 2019 at 2:47 PM

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched production at its fourth assembly plant—a facility in Ningde, China—with capacity to make 240,000 vehicles per year.

September Car Sales Rebound in France

October 01, 2019 at 2:18 PM

Registrations of new passenger vehicles in France climbed 17% to 173,400 units, industry trade group CCFA says.

Opel Drops Work Shift at Russelsheim Plant

October 01, 2019 at 1:51 PM

PSA Group’s Opel unit says it will eliminate the night shift for six months at its main assembly plant in Russelsheim, Germany.

Former BorgWarner Exec Joins ZF Board

October 01, 2019 at 11:46 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has appointed Martin Fischer to its management board to oversee safety systems, electronics and advanced driver assist systems in the Americas.

VW Won’t Settle Diesel Lawsuit in Germany

October 01, 2019 at 1:39 AM

Volkswagen AG has rejected a judge’s suggestion that it settle a class-action lawsuit in Germany on behalf of some 470,000 diesel owners who claim VW’s diesel cheating caused them economic harm.

Report: New Mercedes C-Class Gets Mobility Tech

September 30, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Daimler AG’s next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class midsize car will feature a variety electrified powertrain options and automated driving technologies, Autocar reports.

JLR Touts Fuel Cells Over Batteries for Big SUVs

September 30, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Battery power may be a bad idea for large SUVs because of the high aerodynamic drag typical of such vehicles, Jaguar land Rover Ltd. says.

German Court Questions VW Diesel Payouts

September 30, 2019 at 10:38 AM

German drivers of Volkswagen Group vehicles whose diesels were rigged to evade emission standards may not be entitled to damages after all, a judge in Brunswick suggests.