Europe

Tesla Targets Porsche Taycan’s ’Ring Record

September 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM

CEO Elon Musk claims the three-motor version of Tesla Inc.’s latest Model S will outrun a Porsche Taycan on Germany’s Nurburgring track.

Mercedes Partners with Electric Scooter Company

September 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Early next year Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit and Micro Scooter Ltd. will begin offering an electric scooter to be co-branded by both companies.

Germany Ponders CO2 Emission Fees

September 20, 2019 at 1:34 AM

Germany is mulling a plan to levy a carbon tax of about €30 ($33) per metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted by the transportation and housing sectors.

FCA to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Tech in Italy

September 20, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to test electric vehicle-to-grid connectivity in Italy next year with a fleet of at least 500 electric cars.

Daimler to Focus on Electric Powertrains

September 19, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Daimler AG will concentrate future powertrain efforts on all-electric systems, development chief Markus Schaefer tells Auto Motor und Sport.

Report: BMW Could Cut 6,000 Jobs in Germany

September 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM

BMW AG plans to shed as many as 6,000 workers in Germany by 2022, according to Manager Magazin, which cites no sources.

ZF Plans Autonomous-Shuttle Service in 2021

September 19, 2019 at 3:13 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and its 2getthere B.V. subsidiary plan to launch an autonomous shuttle service at the Brussels airport, transporting passengers between the terminal and long-term parking, in 2021.

Car Sales in Europe Skidded 9% in August

September 18, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Retail deliveries of new cars and light trucks across Europe shrank 9% to 1.07 million units in August, trade group ACEA reports.

CATL to Supply EV Batteries to Daimler Trucks

September 18, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Daimler AG’s Trucks & Buses unit will source lithium-ion battery modules from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) for a variety of electric trucks, starting in 2021.

Audi Faces Sept. 26 Deadline on Diesel Software

September 17, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Germany’s KBA motor authority has given Audi AG 10 days to remove emission-cheating software from its V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

New Wiesmann Sports Car Gets BMW Power

September 17, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Revived German sports car maker Wiesmann GmbH confirms that it will use a BMW twin-turbo V-8 engine for its upcoming sports car.

Report: Ford, VW to Expand Joint EV-Program

September 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Ford Motor Co. appears likely to decide soon on details of a plan to expand its use of Volkswagen AG’s electric-vehicle platform.