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EU plans report on car CO2 by end of week, source says

Nov. 24, 2015 09:54 CET

The EU plans to present a report by the end of this week on CO2 emissions from cars, according to an official with knowledge of the issue. The document will include data on pollution by automakers with the exception of Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

Spain to extend car subsidy scheme to mid-2016

Nov. 24, 2015 09:47 CET

The Spanish government, facing an election next month, plans to extend a car purchase subsidy scheme that has massively boosted sales until the middle of next year, a source at the Industry Ministry said.... Read More »

PSA, T&E to co-publish real-world fuel-use data

Nov. 23, 2015 20:45 CET

PSA will cooperate with Brussels-based green lobby group Transport & Environment to measure and publish the real-world fuel consumption of its vehicles, CEO Carlos Tavares said. "In these troubled times for the industry, we must keep the trust of our consumers," Tavares added.... Read More »


BLOG: Haunting memories of another Paris attack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

The recent wave of terrorism in Europe was a reminder of a violent period in the mid-1980s when Renault's president was assassinated and a bomb was set off near Peugeot's Paris headquarters.... Read More »

2016 Rising Star nominations sought

Nov. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe needs your help to identify the Rising Stars in the European automotive industry. The award honors executives with a pan-European profile who have driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions.... Read More »

Industry execs see era of slower sales growth in China

Nov. 22, 2015 23:34 CET

Executives gathered last week at the Guangzhou auto show were unanimous in their view that the days of exponential growth are over, underscoring how a sharp economic slowdown has tempered expectations in the world's largest car market.... Read More »


VW mulls ending support for German soccer clubs

Nov. 22, 2015 15:24 CET

German soccer clubs Hannover 96, Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 are on the list of sponsorship deals VW Group is considering dropping to cut costs amid its emissions scandal, a German weekly newspaper reported. VW said no decisions have been made.... Read More »


VW denies report of big sales slump on CO2 confession

Nov. 22, 2015 15:54 CET

VW denied a report on Saturday that its sales have slumped since this month's admission that it had understated the level of carbon dioxide emissions for some cars.... Read More »

Land Rover Defender to end long, storied run

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year. The utilitarian workhorse has remained virtually unchanged during almost seven decades of production and it is unclear whether Land Rover will seek to replace it.... Read More »


VW refuses compensation for European owners of rigged diesels

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET

VW will not offer compensation to European customers who bought a diesel car with "cheat" software, taking a different tack from in the U.S. where the automaker will provide a goodwill package worth $1,000 to affected owners.... Read More »

VW wins EU deadline extension to detail false CO2 data

Nov. 20, 2015 12:37 CET

The European Union has given VW until the end of the year to clarify its admission that 800,000 of its cars were sold to customers with false CO2 emissions data. The original deadline was Thursday.... Read More »


VW trims 2016 investment budget due to scandal costs

Nov. 20, 2015 13:36 CET

Volkswagen responded to the mounting costs from its emissions scandal by halting work on a design center in Germany and a paint shop in Mexico, and delaying the next Phaeton.... Read More »

Citroen will take a year off from rally championship

Nov. 20, 2015 11:56 CET

Citroen said it will not compete in next year's World Rally Championship as a works team in order to come back stronger under new regulations in 2017.... Read More »

UK should consider diesel scrappage program, lawmakers say

Nov. 20, 2015 14:38 CET

The UK government should consider subsidies for motorists who scrap their diesel cars and switch to vehicles that produce fewer nitrogen-dioxide emissions, a panel of lawmakers said.... Read More »

Volvo, Microsoft will bring augmented reality into showrooms

Nov. 20, 2015 11:18 CET

Volvo and Microsoft are working together to bring the tech company's augmented-reality goggles to Volvo showrooms next year to improve safety-feature demonstrations, car customization – and even to offer test drives using a hologram.... Read More »


VW diesel recall may cost much less than expected, magazine says

Nov. 20, 2015 11:51 CET

VW will probably incur much lower costs than expected for recalling 1.6-liter diesel cars fitted with illegal emissions-control software, a German business magazine said.... Read More »

VW names compliance commissioner

Nov. 19, 2015 09:28 CET

VW Group has appointed a compliance commissioner from its Porsche business as the automaker faces increasing pressure from regulators in the U.S. and Europe over its emissions scandal.... Read More »


VW mulls closure of showpiece Phaeton plant, report says

Nov. 19, 2015 17:46 CET

VW may close its so-called "transparent factory" in Germany that builds the Phaeton sedan as the embattled automaker seeks to reduce costs, a report said.... Read More »


VW set to cut investments by 10% to help meet scandal costs

Nov. 19, 2015 19:32 CET

VW is set to announce cuts in capital spending as it prepares for the huge bill to address its emissions-cheating crisis. Analysts expect VW to cut annual spending on factories, models and equipment by 10 percent.... Read More »


VW will shorten investment program timing, report says

Nov. 19, 2015 15:06 CET

VW will abandon its practice of setting a rolling five-year investment budget as it grapples with its emissions-cheating scandal, Bloomberg reported. VW's supervisory board meets Friday to discuss investment cuts as well as potentially shortening its spending plan to three years or less to maintain flexibility, sources said.... Read More »


VW will delay China JV stake increase due to scandal costs

Nov. 19, 2015 12:43 CET

VW is delaying its plan to boost its stake in its joint venture with China's FAW Group after reviewing the investment in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »


VW faces $72 million lawsuit in Australia over emissions scandal

Nov. 19, 2015 11:46 CET

VW is facing a class action lawsuit in Australia from people who own diesel vehicles caught up in the group's emissions scandal. Lawyers are seeking total damages in excess of $72 million.... Read More »

UK production fell 1% in October but 10-month output highest since 2005

Nov. 19, 2015 10:41 CET

UK car production slipped 0.7 percent in October but output after 10 months is still at its highest level since 2005.... Read More »


VW takes apology tour to L.A. show, readies U.S. repair plan

Nov. 19, 2015 09:05 CET

VW made even more public acts of contrition at the Los Angeles auto show. VW of America CEO Michael Horn apologized again to customers and dealers for its diesel emissions deception. He said that the company will soon have a remedy for cars sold in the U.S. involved in the scandal.... Read More »

Toyota Prius gets big fuel efficiency boost

Nov. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota expects to improve fuel economy in its latest Prius hybrid car by 20 percent. The fourth-generation Prius will go on sale in Europe and the U.S. early next year following its December launch in Japan.... Read More »

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