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Russia bans state purchase of foreign-made cars to aid local automakers

July 15, 2014 13:16 CET
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a ban on Russian state and municipal purchases of foreign-manufactured cars to support local producers.... Read More »

 

EU probes state aid for Audi's Hungary expansion

July 9, 2014 16:22 CET
The European Commission is probing state aid to Audi to expand its plant in Hungary. The commission approved aid to Porsche and BMW to expand their factories in Germany.... Read More »

 

Daimler tests self-driving truck, sets goal of production by 2025

12:50 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Daimler is working to introduce trucks that steer, brake and accelerate independently as early as 2025 as the world's commercial-vehicle industry leader seeks to keep an innovative edge.... Read More »

 

Strong start to summer raises hopes for even better second half

4:53 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
A flurry of new light-vehicle sales as June ended helped generate the fastest selling rate for the U.S. auto industry in almost eight years, raising hopes for an even more robust second half of 2014.... Read More »

 

U.S. SALES PREVIEW

Fields ready to prove Lincoln worth saving with MKC

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
As Ford makes its boldest bid yet to lure younger buyers to its laggard Lincoln line, incoming CEO Mark Fields has a chance to show he has the turnaround touch of predecessor Alan Mulally.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Europe's automakers face new CO2 emissions headache

June 16, 2014 06:01 CET
European automakers, already battered by the region's economic downturn, face a fresh financial headache if the European Union implements, as planned, a new way of testing CO2 emissions from cars starting in 2017.... Read More »

 

Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. "In the last five to 10 years designing cars has gotten a hell of a lot tougher," Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels.... Read More »

 

Fiat finance unit says Luxembourg tax ruling is legitimate

June 11, 2014 18:39 CET
Fiat's finance unit said it was confident of the legitimacy of a tax deal with Luxembourg that the European Commission is currently investigating.... Read More »

 

Nissan e-NV200 van debuts in Japan, but is it a good fit for N.A?

10:29 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Nissan has launched its second electric vehicle, but a North American debut of the e-NV200 compact commercial van is under review because of vehicle range and charging network concerns.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EU aims to have 20 percent of GDP come from manufacturing, official says

June 4, 2014 11:50 CET
The European Union wants to boost the bloc's share of economic output coming from manufacturing by a quarter by 2020, its official in charge of automotive regulation told the Automotive News Europe Congress.... Read More »

 

MAY U.S. AUTO SALES

Auto sales rise 11% as ‘everything came together’

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales -- led by big gains at Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler and GM -- rose 11 percent to 1.6 million in May as a raft of discounts and extended holiday deals drew consumers to showrooms. The annualized pace of sales shot up to 16.8 million. That's the highest rate for the seasonally adjusted rate since July 2006 and marked the third consecutive month the SAAR has topped 16 million after a weaker-than-expected start to the year.... Read More »

 

Sales soar, gains galore as May stars

4:45 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Sometimes the stars align. The weather held, the calendar added both an extra selling day and a fifth weekend, lenders relaxed a bit, factories sweetened the pot. And May U.S. auto sales jumped 11 percent to 1.6 million units.... Read More »

 

Diesels blamed for London's big increase in harmful nitrogen dioxide

May 28, 2014 11:33 CET
Levels of the harmful air pollutant nitrogen dioxide in London are the highest in Europe as more motorists choose to drive diesels in the UK.... Read More »

 

Fiat, BMW, others may miss Europe's 2021 CO2 target, study says

May 27, 2014 21:11 CET
Fiat and BMW may miss the EU's tougher CO2 target that takes effect in 2021, according to a study, which said that Honda, Hyundai, Mazda and Suzuki also could struggle to cut pollution in time to avoid fines.... Read More »

 

Daimler CEO concerned by growing anti-EU sentiment

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is concerned by rising anti-EU sentiment in Europe as voting begins for the European parliament.... Read More »

 

Zetsche on EU: Relish the peace

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says it is important not to lose sight of the many benefits of a united Europe. One he never takes for granted is peace.... Read More »

 

Car parts boom brings hope to Bulgaria

May 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Bulgaria, the EU's poorest member, is capitalizing on factors including its location, its low taxes and reduced labor costs to attract auto suppliers.... Read More »

 

European carmakers oppose EU-Japan trade deal

May 9, 2014 13:15 CET
European carmakers object to a looming EU-Japan trade deal. They say the accord would make it easier for Japanese automakers to sell cars in Europe without providing the same opportunity to European exporters.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler targets Europe, Africa, Mideast for double-digit sales growth

May 6, 2014 21:26 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to introduce 34 new or redesigned models to its portfolio in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and is targeting an overall 27 percent increase in sales in those regions by 2018.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler targets Europe, Africa, Mideast for double-digit sales growth

3:26 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to introduce 34 new or redesigned models to its portfolio in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and is targeting an overall 27 percent increase in sales in those regions by 2018.... Read More »

 

French court overturns Mercedes sales ban

May 5, 2014 16:19 CET
France's top administrative court has overturned the French government's decision last year to ban the sale of certain Mercedes vehicles in a dispute over an air-conditioning refrigerant.... Read More »

 

Test loopholes take gloss off Europe's cleaner cars

April 30, 2014 15:41 CET
New cars sold in the EU last year emitted 4 percent less carbon dioxide than those sold in 2012, the European environment agency reported, although environmental campaigners said the improvement was exaggerated.... Read More »

 

Deaths on Europe's roads halve in a decade, report says

April 29, 2014 12:59 CET
Deaths involving car drivers or passengers on Europe's roads have halved over the last decade, but campaigners say tougher laws could prevent many more people from dying needlessly.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

PSA chief Tavares will be keynote speaker in Brussels

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress in June in Brussels.... Read More »

 

PSA chief Tavares to keynote Brussels congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Carlos Tavares, the ex-No. 2 executive at Renault who recently took over as CEO of France's other automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 4 in Brussels.... Read More »

 

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