Europe

France: Renault’s New Chairman Should Head Nissan Too

January 28, 2019 at 1:38 AM

France, which owns 15% of Renault SA and 43% of Nissan Motor Co., says Renault’s newly appointed chairman should head both companies.

Lambo to Limit Annual Volume at 8,000 Cars

January 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit expects its recent sales spike will continue, but the company will cap production at 8,000 units in 2020.

Chinese Startup to Unveil EV, Fuel Cell Models in Geneva

January 25, 2019 at 9:59 AM

Aiways, a Shangrao City, China-based startup, plans to unveil its U5 SUV/crossover and fuel cell-powered RG Nathalie supercar at the Geneva auto show in March.

VW Launches Reorganized Parts Unit

January 25, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Volkswagen AG says its restructured parts operations will free up funds for the company’s electrification plans while helping to phase out products with a dim future.

Daimler Seeks Tighter Ties to Chinese Suppliers

January 25, 2019 at 12:39 AM

Daimler AG says the company plans closer ties with Chinese supplier of parts of electrified and connected cars because of their technological expertise.

JLR Will Halt Production in England for a Week

January 25, 2019 at 12:31 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will stop operations for a week in England because of expected disruptions caused after the U.K. leaves the European Union on March 29.

Bosch Buys Daimler Stake in Electric Motor JV

January 24, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH is acquiring Daimler AG’s stake in the 50:50 EM-motive GmbH electric motor joint venture the companies established in 2011.

Audi Targets €15 Billion Cost Cuts

January 24, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit reportedly aims to reduce its costs by some €15 billion ($17 billion) by 2022.

Ghosn Replaced as Chairman, CEO of Renault

January 24, 2019 at 10:03 AM

Carlos Ghosn has officially resigned as chairman and CEO of Renault SA, two months after being jailed in Japan for financial wrongdoing at Nissan Motor Co.

JLR Tests Directional Alerts for Autonomous Cars

January 24, 2019 at 7:11 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd is developing a system that projects the intended direction of travel onto the road ahead of a self-driving vehicle to alert other road users.

Bugatti Rules Out SUV

January 24, 2019 at 6:37 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti brand has no plans to follow other ultra-luxury marques to launch an SUV/crossover.

Honda Readies Tiny EV

January 24, 2019 at 5:56 AM

Honda Motor Co. says it will reveal a near-production version of its Urban EV concept at the Geneva auto show in March.