Western Europe

Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at Trump

June 13, 2018 09:29 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.... Read More »

Merkel calls out Trump, citing U.S. trade surplus with Europe

June 13, 2018 10:19 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump's sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018

Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spiritual home will add appeal to JLR's most important vehicle launch yet.... Read More »

Car-sharing service Autolib under political pressure in Paris

June 12, 2018 15:04 CET

French billionaire Vincent Bollore started one of the world's first electric car-sharing services seven years ago in Paris. Now, amid widening losses and criticism that the vehicles are poorly maintained and dirty, Autolib has emerged as a political hot potato for the city's mayor.... Read More »

MAY SALES

Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%

June 8, 2018 13:13 CET

New-car registrations in Spain increased 7 percent in May with healthy demand from private and company customers.... Read More »

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Waymo will expand self-driving services to Europe, CEO says

June 7, 2018 11:06 CET

Waymo aims to expand beyond the U.S. by entering Europe, potentially offering a mobility service with a fully driverless car fleet in cooperation with a local partner, CEO John Krafcik said.... Read More »

China's CATL seen choosing Germany for EV battery plant

June 7, 2018 12:15 CET

China’s biggest EV battery cell maker is nearing a decision to build a factory in Germany as part of a major push into Europe, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

VW will shut down production at main German plant in switch to WLTP emissions testing

June 6, 2018 15:24 CET

VW plans to shut down production at its Wolfsburg, Germany, factory during September because of the switch to WLTP emissions-testing standards. VW builds the Golf, Tiguan and Touran models in the plant.... Read More »

MAY SALES

W. Europe sales challenged by Italy, CO2 rules

June 6, 2018 09:31 CET

New-car sales growth in Western Europe will be tempered this year by political uncertainty in Italy and a new emissions test cycle, forecasters LMC Automotive said.... Read More »

MAY SALES

German market down 6% but VW bucks trend with new SUV

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET

VW brand was among the few brands that gained new volume as German vehicle sales fell nearly 6 percent in Mayas dealers reduced commercial registrations, including dealer pre-registrations.... Read More »

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Automotive News Europe honors the 2018 Rising Stars

June 5, 2018 21:30 CET

Seventeen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

MAY SALES

UK sales rise 3% in May on private demand

June 5, 2018 12:23 CET

UK registrations increased 3.4 percent in May as growing demand from individual consumers offset a decline from business buyers.... Read More »

EV push threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs, study says

June 5, 2018 14:51 CET

The switch to EVs will put 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed.... Read More »

Switch to EVs threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs, study says

7:13 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018

The switch to electric cars puts 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed.... Read More »

EU says first steel, aluminum safeguard measures could come in July

June 5, 2018 10:42 CET

The EU could impose measures to safeguard its steel and aluminum industries from imports initially intended for the U.S. as early as July, the bloc's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.... Read More »

Britain wants to be a leader in self-driving cars

June 4, 2018 10:32 CET

The UK is stepping up plans to be a leader in self-driving cars by awarding 25 million pounds ($33 million) to new research projects.... Read More »

MAY SALES

Italy sales decline 3% on political uncertainty, diesel slump

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET

Sales of new cars in Italy declined 2.8 percent in May, with political uncertainty after recent elections still weighing on the market.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.... Read More »

2018 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Orit Shifman

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2018 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Startup is Orit Shifman, who is group CEO, chairman and founder of OSR Enterprises.... Read More »

London cab firm will build plug-in van using taxi tech

June 1, 2018 16:15 CET

The London Electric Vehicle Company, the taxi maker owned by China's Geely, plans to double production at its UK plant with the introduction of a van using the same plug-in hybrid drivetrain as its TX eCity taxi.... Read More »

MAY SALES

French May sales flat despite strong gains by Jeep, Hyundai, Skoda

June 1, 2018 11:40 CET

French new-car registrations rose 0.2 percent in May, with Jeep, Hyundai, Skoda, DS and Dacia recording strong gains following the launch of new SUVs and crossovers.... Read More »

BMW, Daimler struggle as Europe's emissions plans at risk of coming undone

June 1, 2018 11:03 CET

European plans to tackle vehicle emissions that cause climate change are at risk of coming undone, sending automakers such as Daimler and BMW back to the drawing board to avoid potential fines.... Read More »

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.... Read More »

2018 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes David Oliveira

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2018 Rising Stars awards. The Rising Star for Sales is David Oliveira, who is Faurecia's deputy vice president of advanced sales and marketing.... Read More »

EU, other allies hit back as U.S. revokes tariff reprieve

May 31, 2018 21:19 CET

Europe, Canada and Mexico plan to slap billions of dollars in tariffs on U.S. goods after the Trump administration said it is imposing steel and aluminum import duties, ending their temporary exemptions.... Read More »

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Daimler sales, HR expert is new Smart boss
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IAC names former Magna exec Manfred Gingl as CEO
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PSA finance boss de Chatillon quits to join pharmaceutical company
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Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo
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