Europe

Ford Adds Mild-Hybrid Variants in Europe

March 26, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Starting next year, Ford Motor Co. will offer mild-hybrid versions of its Fiesta and Focus small cars in Europe.

Europe to Mandate Advanced Safety Features for 2022 Cars

March 26, 2019 at 1:25 PM

The European Commission says it intends to require such safety features as driver monitors, “intelligent” speed controls and automatic emergency braking, starting with 2022 models.

EC Closes CO2 Loophole in New WLTP Emission Test

March 26, 2019 at 11:51 AM

The European Commission has tightened emission testing protocols after determining that carmakers were gaming the process to make it easier to meet future carbon dioxide goals.

BMW Targets 600-km Range for i4 EV

March 26, 2019 at 10:41 AM

BMW AG estimates that it’s upcoming i4 electric sedan will have a 600-km (373-mile) driving range on the European cycle.

BMW Presses On with British Mini EV Production Plan

March 26, 2019 at 2:58 AM

BMW AG plans to launch production of an all-electric Mini in the U.K. this year regardless of how Brexit plays out at the end of this month.

Report: Daimler to Decide Smart’s Future by Year-End

March 25, 2019 at 12:12 PM

Daimler AG is losing its patience with its Smart minicar unit and may decide to pull the plug on the chronically underperforming brand by the end of the year, Handelsblatt reports.

Jaguar Hybrid SUV May Get All-Electric Variant

March 25, 2019 at 9:56 AM

The new plug-in hybrid SUV/crossover vehicle being developed by Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s Jaguar unit may include an all-electric version.

Nissan Plans Assembly Plant in Ghana

March 25, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Nissan Motor Co. plans to open an auto assembly plant in Ghana by 2022 with capacity to make as many as 60,000 vehicles per year, according to The Nikkei.

Report: Fiat Chrysler Rejected PSA Merger Bid

March 25, 2019 at 12:36 AM

Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV turned down an overture from PSA Group to merge, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Oslo Taxis Will Get Wireless Charging Tech

March 22, 2019 at 2:37 PM

As part of a requirement that all new taxis in Oslo to be electric vehicles by 2023, the Norwegian capital will install a network of wireless charging systems.

Mazda Will Bring Next-Gen Engine to U.S., Eventually

March 22, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. has no immediate plans to offer its latest Skyactiv-D diesel engine and all-new Skyactiv-X homogeneous-charge-compression-ignition (HCCI) technology in the U.S.

McLaren Ramps Up Carbon Fiber Plant

March 22, 2019 at 10:08 AM

McLaren Automotive Ltd.’s new Composite Technology Center in Sheffield, England, has produced its first prototype carbon fiber chassis.