Europe

ZF Demos External Airbag for Side Impacts

June 05, 2019 at 7:41 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is developing an external airbag to enhance vehicle occupant safety during side impact collisions.

France Probes Renault-Nissan Payments to Ex-Minister

June 05, 2019 at 4:01 PM

French prosecutors are investigating fees paid by the Renault-Nissan alliance to a security analyst and a former French official who is now running for mayor of Paris.

Ford Expected to Close Engine Plant in U.K.

June 05, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Ford Motor Co. appears likely to announce tomorrow that it is closing its engine plant in Bridgend, England, eliminating 1,500 jobs, according to media reports.

VW to Cut 4,000 Jobs, Add 2,000 in Shift to Digital Future

June 05, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Volkswagen AG’s VW brand will eliminate about 4,000 salaried jobs in Germany and add at least 2,000 new positions as it digitizes administrative tasks.

BMW, JLR Team Up on EV Parts

June 05, 2019 at 11:21 AM

BMW AG and Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. have agreed to jointly develop electric motors, power electronics and other components for electrified vehicles.

Renault Board to Meet Again on FCA Merger Bid

June 04, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Renault SA’s board of directors says it will continue late tomorrow afternoon to review a merger bid from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Ford Drops Edge in U.K.

June 04, 2019 at 11:56 AM

Ford Motor Co. is discontinuing its Edge midsize crossover vehicle in the U.K.

Jaguar Design Chief Callum Quits

June 04, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Ian Callum, who has headed design for Jaguar Cars Ltd. for a decade, is leaving the company on July 1.

VW to List Traton Shares on Two Exchanges

June 04, 2019 at 2:49 AM

Volkswagen AG says it aims to list shares in its Traton AG commercial truck unit on exchanges in Frankfurt and Stockholm.

High-Performance Mercedes EQE Electric Due in 2022

June 03, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Daimler AG plans to begin selling its sixth all-electric model, the coupe-like high-performance Mercedes-Benz EQE sedan, in 2022, Autocar reports.

Audi Mulls More Luxurious A8 Sedan

June 03, 2019 at 3:31 PM

Audi AG may add an ultra-high-end version of its flagship A8 large sedan in coming years.

VW Sets EV ’Ring Record

June 03, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Volkswagen AG’s ID.R race car has become the fastest electric vehicle and second-fastest car of any type to circulate Germany’s legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit.