Europe

Lambo, MIT Team Up on Supercapacitor Material

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Lamborghini SpA and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a patent for a new material that promises to significantly improve the performance of supercapacitors.

VW to Make Market-Specific Variants of New EV

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will build variants of a new ID.-badged electric crossover vehicle for China, North America and Europe when the EV is introduced in late 2021.

Aston Martin Crossover Starts at $193,000

By: Steve Plumb - November 06, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.’s first crossover vehicle, the DBX, will be base priced at $193,000 in the U.S. when it debuts in mid-2020.

Mini Readies Pricey Works GP Speedster

By: Steve Plumb - November 06, 2019 at 11:16 AM

BMW AG’s Mini unit says the latest John Cooper Works GP model will be the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the brand’s 60-year history.

BMW Posts Quarterly Revenue, Profit Gains

By: Bill Hampton - November 06, 2019 at 2:06 AM

BMW AG reports that its group revenue, pretax earnings and net profit all grew in July-August.

VDA Candidate Gabriel Rejects Presidency

By: Bill Hampton - November 05, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Former German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has taken himself out of the running to become head of VDA, the country’s auto industry lobbying group.

Car Sales Rise in France and Italy, Fall in U.K.

By: Bill Hampton - November 05, 2019 at 2:39 PM

October new-car sales rose in France and Italy but fell in the U.K., according to government and trade groups.

Germany Vows Stronger Push for EVs

By: Bill Hampton - November 05, 2019 at 11:27 AM

Germany is backing a scheme to hike sales incentives on electric cars by 50% to as much as $6,700.

FCA Poised to Quit Europe’s Minicar Market

By: Bill Hampton - November 04, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to exit Europe's A-segment minicar market and bolster its offerings in the higher volume and more profitable B-segment.

FCA-PSA Merger Pact Due in December?

By: Bill Hampton - November 04, 2019 at 12:05 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group reportedly expect to sign a binding deal to merge in before the end of next month.

Alfa Romeo Scales Back Product Plans

By: Steve Plumb - November 01, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Alfa Romeo unit is dropping two of the six new and updated models it planned to introduce in coming years.

Car Production Falls 4% in U.K.

By: Bill Hampton - November 01, 2019 at 12:23 AM

British assembly plants built 122,300 vehicles in September, down 4% from the same month in 2018.