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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

UK aims to capitalize on growth of self-driving tech

Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

The UK government is making 150 million pounds (170 million euros) available over five years to help fund pilot studies of self-driving cars. The country forecasts that the autonomous market will be worth more than 900 million pounds by 2035.... Read More »

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Spain works toward legal framework for autonomous driving

Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Spain is working to expand rules for self-driving vehicles and on modifications to insurance law, aiming to offer an overall legal framework for autonomous driving.... Read More »

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Italy takes first steps with self-driving plans

Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Self-driving tests will be permitted on "specific roads" in Italy after the country passed its first law regulating testing in February.... Read More »

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GM's diesel center in Italy has a role post-Opel

Aug. 14, 2018 06:15 CET

GM has decided to keep its diesel development center in Turin even though selling Opel last year meant leaving diesel's global stronghold of Europe. Pierpaolo Antonioli, GM's diesel boss, explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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Peugeot, Toyota commit to midsize sector despite slump

Aug. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Peugeot and Toyota are the latest automakers to commit to Europe's volume midsize segment despite customers moving to SUVs, while Ford, once a dominant player, is not commenting on whether it will replace its Mondeo.... Read More »

Germany boosts public EV charging points

Aug. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany has increased the number of public charging points for electric cars although it is still not a profitable business.... Read More »

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Germany seeks to create self-driving infrastructure

Aug. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany became the first country worldwide to legalize the use of a highly autonomous driving system last year, with a few stipulations.... Read More »

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Automakers pull models, halt output as WLTP deadline roils European market

Aug. 9, 2018 06:01 CET

New emissions tests are shaking up the European auto market this year, disrupting production and sales, and weighing on automakers' profits.... Read More »

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France pushes for 'highly automated' vehicles by 2022

Aug. 8, 2018 06:01 CET

The French government is supporting the development of self-driving cars, with the aim of deploying “highly automated” vehicles on public roads between 2020 and 2022.... Read More »

Indian ride-hailing service Ola will challenge Uber in UK

Aug. 8, 2018 09:55 CET

Indian ride-hailing firm Ola plans to launch its service in the UK this year, intensifying its rivalry with U.S. peer Uber.... Read More »

JULY SALES

Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%

Aug. 7, 2018 14:02 CET

New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in July, buoyed by strong consumer confidence ahead of a planned tax rise in the market next year.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August

Aug. 6, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines why Europe is at risk of falling behind in the race to offer self-driving cars.... Read More »

ANE's August issue goes live on Monday

Aug. 3, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines why Europe is at risk of falling behind in the race to offer self-driving cars.... Read More »

Volkswagen mulls production of battery cells in Europe

Aug. 1, 2018 12:17 CET

Volkswagen may open a solid state battery factory in Europe to avoid dependence on Asian manufacturers, VW CEO Herbert Diess said.... Read More »

BMW will open $1.2 billion car plant in Hungary

July 31, 2018 10:41 CET

BMW will open a factory in Hungary next year capable of building conventional and electrified models, joining rivals Mercedes and Audi in producing cars in the eastern European country.... Read More »

No deal Brexit is not an option, Britain's car industry warns

July 31, 2018 08:30 CET

A no-deal Brexit is not an option for Britain's car industry, given the costs and disruption that automakers and consumers would suffer, the head of the country's automobile industry group said.... Read More »

Tesla explores building Gigafactory in Europe, paper says

July 30, 2018 17:14 CET

Tesla is in talks with authorities in Germany and the Netherlands to build its first major European factory, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing officials involved in the talks.... Read More »

French automakers worry EU-U.S. tariff deal may benefit Asian rivals

July 27, 2018 17:28 CET

The prospect of a tariff-free zone for car imports between the U.S. and the EU could open the gates to Asian rivals, according to the French auto industry lobby.... Read More »

Renault likely to quit Iran because of U.S. sanctions

July 27, 2018 11:09 CET

Renault's Iran operations are likely to be put on hold to comply with U.S. sanctions, Chief Operating Officer Thierry Bollore said.... Read More »

Trump eases car tariff threat as U.S., EU launch talks to quell trade tensions

2:06 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2018

President Trump agreed to refrain from imposing car tariffs while the U.S. and European Union launch negotiations to cut other trade barriers, easing the threat of a transatlantic trade war.... Read More »

Norwegians quietly revolt against Tesla

July 24, 2018 12:29 CET

As Tesla sales boom in Norway, customers complain its dealership network and service operation have failed to keep pace.... Read More »

FCA paints grim picture of Marchionne's health

1:21 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2018

Comments by the company and its chairman suggest that the 66-year-old has become gravely ill weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium sells trash can division to focus on automotive unit

July 20, 2018 10:45 CET

Plastic Omnium has agreed to sell its environment business unit as it focuses on automotive operations.... Read More »

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Mahindra places big bet small crossover

July 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Mahindra & Mahindra are hoping to get a much larger slice of the European car market with the launch of their KUV 100 small crossover. Last year, the Indian automaker sold fewer than 800 vehicles, but hopes to lift this to 10,000 a year by 2021 with the KUV 100's help.... Read More »

EU, Canada, automakers blast Trump auto tariff plan

July 20, 2018 09:46 CET

The Trump administration came under criticism from the EU, Canada and automakers as officials consider imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts.... Read More »

 
Tavares' success at PSA is a 'powerful incentive' for Renault to catch up


3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30 2018

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PSA's impressive performaance under CEO Carlos Tavares is a powerful incentive for his former company, Renault, to work hard to catch up, said Renault's No. ...
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Tavares may find it hard to maintain Opel's astonishing progress


10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24 2018

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Opel's astonishing recovery under PSA left analysts swooning. ...
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Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall. ...
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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. ...
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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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Western European sales jump 9% ahead of WLTP tests
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Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%
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Europe's first-half sales surged on strong SUV demand
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BMW sees 5%-10% sales growth in China despite tariffs
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Jeep, Volvo, VW among winners as SUVs boost European demand
Europe's continuing boom in SUV/crossover sales boosted registrations in June despite slumping deman ...
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UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge
UK registrations fell 3.5 percent in June as demand for diesels plunged. VW Group's Seat had the big ...
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Russia sales growth slows during World Cup
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VW Group brands gain as German market rises 4%
VW Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent. Through Jun ...
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Italy market decline accelerates in June
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Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June
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Peugeot, Toyota commit to midsize sector despite slump
Peugeot and Toyota are the latest automakers to commit to Europe's volume midsize segment despite cu ...
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European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half
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CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules
European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of life after a half-deca ...
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Europe's small SUV sales projected to 'grow like crazy'
European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as ne ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Former Tesla engineering chief returns to Apple
Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is ret ...
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Audi appoints new chief for China operations
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VW names purchasing chief Brandstaetter as COO
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Can a tobacco guy make leap to becoming a car guy at Ferrari?
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Fiat Chrysler's new British CEO faces many minefields
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BMW manager Duesmann lined up to head Audi, sources say
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Fiat Chrysler's Europe chief, Altavilla, steps down
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New Ferrari CEO will be former tobacco executive
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Fiat Chrysler picks Manley CEO to succeed Marchionne
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Mitsubishi recruits former Maserati, Audi exec Dambrosio to head advanced design
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Jaguar showcases I-Pace's SUV skills
The Jaguar I-Pace's versatility shows it is much at home tackling tough terrain as it is blazing aro ...
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Audi adds connectivity features to bigger Q3
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Porsche gives updated Macan improved handling
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Mahindra places big bet small crossover
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Volvo counts on V60 wagon to help balance SUV surge
Volvo is counting on the V60 station wagon to provide a strong alternative to buyers who are looking ...
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Suzuki keeps Jimny's gritty look for new generation
Suzuki is gearing up to launch the fourth generation of its long-running Jimny small SUV 20 years af ...
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Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand
Audi's new A1 Sportback subcompact hatchback will launch without a diesel version and will only be a ...
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Volvo's new S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes
The redesigned Volvo S60 compact sports sedan will be Volvo's first U.S.-manufactured vehicle and it ...
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BMW 8 series will offer 320-hp diesel in Europe
BMW is reintroducing the 8 series with a diesel engine, which the automaker said is unprecedented in ...
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Kia shakes up Ceed family
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
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