Europe

Nissan Postpones Debut of High-Performance Leaf EV

November 26, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Nissan Motor Co. has canceled events later this week in Amsterdam and Yokohama to unveil an upgraded version of the Leaf electric car.

ZF Readies New Airbag Technologies

November 26, 2018 at 12:32 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is showcasing several new airbags and other advanced safety systems tat this week’s Airbag symposium in Mannheim, Germany.

Ghosn Denies He Deliberately Understated Nissan Pay

November 26, 2018 at 1:35 AM

Carlos Ghosn has insisted to prosecutors in Tokyo that he did not intentionally understate his compensation as chairman and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., according to Japanese media reports.

European Union Approves U.K.’s Brexit Plan

November 26, 2018 at 12:42 AM

European Union leaders have approved the U.K.’s plan to begin an exit from the alliance at the end of March 2019.

BMW, Daimler, VW Ready for White House Meeting on Tariffs

November 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Germany’s Big Three carmakers are prepared to meet with U.S. trade officials to discuss trade tariffs on their vehicles—as soon as they are invited to do so, Reuters reports.

VW Ordered to Pay Owner Original Purchase Price for Aging Diesel

November 23, 2018 at 5:24 PM

A German court has ordered Volkswagen AG to reimburse the original purchase price of nearly €30,000 ($34,000) for a 2012 diesel it had rigged to evade emission standards.

PSA Will Trim Another 240 Jobs at U.K. Factory

November 23, 2018 at 2:14 PM

PSA Group says it will eliminate another 240 jobs next year at its Vauxhall Astra small car assembly plant in Ellesmere Port, England.

Report: Nissan Demands More Clout in Alliance with Renault

November 23, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Nissan Motor Co. reportedly is demanding a more balanced shareholder structure for its 19-year--old alliance with Renault SA.

Truck Sales Jump 7% in Europe

November 22, 2018 at 10:37 AM

Deliveries of commercial vans, trucks and buses climbed 7% to 229,100 units in Europe last month, according to trade group ACEA.

Ghosn Will Keep Renault CEO, Chairman Jobs for Now

November 21, 2018 at 1:52 AM

Renault SA’s board decided last night that Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn will retain those posts after being arrested in Japan on suspicion of financial wrongdoing.

Sumitomo Metal Plans $1.8 Billion Nickel Smelter for EV Batteries

November 20, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. is to build a 200 billion-yen ($1.8 billion) nickel smelting complex in Indonesia to supply metal to makers of batteries for electric vehicles, The Nikkei reports.

Report: Ghosn Was Planning Renault-Nissan Merger

November 20, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of both Renault and Nissan, was working on a plan to merge the two companies before his arrest this week, sources tell the Financial Times.