Europe

Bosch: No Growth in Car Production Until 2025

September 30, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH expects no expansion in global car production until 2025.

Koenigsegg Breaks Own Speed/Braking Record

September 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB says its Regera hybrid-electric supercar has set a new record to go from zero-to-400 kph (249 mph) and back to zero with a time of 31.5 seconds, breaking the mark it set two years earlier by 1.8 seconds.

Land Rover Readies Remote Off-Road Tech

September 27, 2019 at 12:08 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing remote-control capabilities for low-speed off-road maneuvers that could eventually be offered in the all-new Defender SUV that’s due to bow next year, Autocar reports.  

VW Close to Decision on New Plant in Turkey

September 27, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Volkswagen AG says it may finalize plans within two weeks to build a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) assembly plant in Turkey.

Bidding War for Osram Heats Up

September 27, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Osram Licht AG says it expects a new offer by Advent International and Bain Capital to acquire the Munich-based lighting systems supplier.

Renault May Join Euro Battery Consortium

September 26, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard says his company will join a European consortium to make battery cells for electric cars if there’s a viable business case to do so.

JLR Opens Development Center in England

September 26, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has opened its new Advanced Product Creation Center at the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.

Maserati Confirms Plans for EVs, Hybrids, SUV

September 26, 2019 at 3:20 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s Maserati unit has unveiled plans to upgrade facilities, add electrified models and introduce a second SUV/crossover.

JLR to Suspend Production in U.K. Over Brexit

September 26, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will stop production at its four factories in England during the first week of November ahead of an expected no-deal exit from the European Union.

BMW Names New HR, Production Chiefs

September 26, 2019 at 10:34 AM

BMW AG says Milan Nedeljkovic and Ilka Horstmeier have joined the company’s management board to oversee manufacturing and human resources, respectively, confirming a report from last week. 

Plastic Omnium Shuffles Management Team

September 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM

France’s Plastic Omnium SA is reorganizing its management team to bring in younger leaders to help prepare the company for long-term growth.

Volvo Touts Safety Tweaks for Its EV Platform

September 25, 2019 at 4:09 PM

Volvo Car Corp. claims the upcoming all-electric variant of its XC40 compact crossover will be one of the safest vehicles the company has ever built.   The vehicle, which is Volvo’s first full EV, will be unveiled next month.