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German power firms to partner automakers in electric future

German power companies are likely to partner with automakers to tap into a 1 billion euro government incentive scheme for electric cars that will offer subsidies to green car buyers and funds to expand the country's charging infrastructure.  » READ

Fiat Chrysler has no agreement to sell stake to Guangzhou Auto, Elkann says

Fiat Chrysler has not made any agreement with China's Guangzhou Auto to sell a stake, FCA Chairman John Elkann said. He also said the automaker is not interested in a tie-up with PSA.  » READ

UK production rises 16% in April on strong exports


Toyota, recovering from earthquakes, plans full production in Japan next week


PSA to develop five EVs, plug-in hybrids for China


VW, Toyota invest in ride-sharing services


Mitsubishi names new r&d chief, restates earnings


VW argues penalties sought by U.S. over diesel scandal are excessive


Automotive News Europe salutes Marcin Palmer


Alfa and Maserati get new chief


French government mulls PSA stake sale, paper says


VW's financing arm targets growth in used-car market


VW, U.S. make 'substantial progress' toward settlement


Cosworth to build engine parts in suburban Detroit


Toyota, Uber form ride-sharing alliance



Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental groups. Now Germany is deservedly paying a humiliating price after being snubbed by Fiat and the Italian government.  » READ

Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my time, being driven by Audi's A7-based piloted driving concept was not unnerving.  » READ

VW pays out high rewards for failure


Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control


In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options


Inside the Numbers

VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline

VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in deliveries at the scandal-hit VW brand.  » READ

European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth

European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases and Volkswagen brand back to growth despite its diesel-emissions scandal.  » READ

Russia car sales fall to 10-year low


Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April


UK car sales rise 2% in April


On the Move

Alfa and Maserati get new chief

Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue as head of U.S. and Canadian sales for the automaker. Wester will remain FCA's chief technology officer.  » READ

Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China

Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, effective June 1.  » READ

Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing


Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board


Nissan adds a sustainability chief


Latest Launches

F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller

Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sales for the automaker's first crossover.  » READ

Porsche turbocharges new Boxster

Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine.  » READ

Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius


High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals