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Global EV sales jump 63% as China demand surges

Nov. 21, 2017 11:25 CET

Global EV sales surged 63 percent in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China. The world's No.1 market accounted for more than half of sales, while Europe was the second-biggest market with 24 percent, followed by North America.... Read More »

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ZF's partnerships help it keep pace with megatrends

Nov. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

ZF has spent the year aggressively building up expertise and partnerships to help it capitalize on the move toward autonomous driving. Board member Peter Lake explained to Automotive News Europe how the company has been progressing.... Read More »

China's Geely targets Russia market with Belarus plant

Nov. 21, 2017 10:53 CET

China's Geely has teamed up with Belarus to open a plant producing vehicles targeted at the Russian market.... Read More »

Giugiaro luxury EV concept shuns speed for comfort

Nov. 21, 2017 09:14 CET

Giorgetto Giugiaro, famous for styling sports cars, is putting comfort before speed for his latest project, an electric four-seat sedan he is developing with a Chinese company.... Read More »

Volvo CEO credits 'safety and speed' for Uber deal

Nov. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo's deal to supply ride-hailing company Uber with XC90 SUVs that can be become fully autonomous gives the automaker an early leader in the robotaxi sector. It will benefit Volvo on many levels, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says.... Read More »

Volvo wins Uber's first robotaxi order

Nov. 20, 2017 06:01 CET

Volvo has signed a deal to sell Uber up to 24,000 cars that will become part of the ride-sharing giant's first robotaxi fleet. Volvo will supply XC90s with autonomous driving technologies that Uber will further enhance to make them self-driving vehicles.... Read More »

Mercedes steps up e-van push to counter Ford's StreetScooter

Nov. 20, 2017 12:18 CET

Mercedes is ramping up its offering of electric delivery vans to counter the StreetScooter, a no-frills competitor from Deutsche Post and Ford.... Read More »

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BLOG: French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2017

French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries by creating a hybrid system with lithium ion units in what could be a major step forward in EV technology.... Read More »

Global vehicle sales will decline as ride-hailing services boom, study says

Nov. 14, 2017 09:34 CET

Annual vehicle sales in the U.S., Europe, China and India will decline to 54 million in 2040 from 67 million, an IHS Markit study said. EV sales will be much higher than now but most cars will still use some form of petroleum-fueled combustion engine, the study said.... Read More »

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Ghosn's Renault plan downgrades Europe, counts on Russia, China

Nov. 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has laid out a relatively conservative strategy that counts on volume growth in international markets while reducing the automaker's reliance on Europe to drive profits until 2022.... Read More »

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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs

Nov. 14, 2017 10:44 CET

Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division, giving the business a more diversified sales footprint by entering the booming global segment of midsize pickups.... Read More »

Turkey moves ahead with plans for electric national car

Nov. 13, 2017 14:32 CET

Turkey, is on course with its national car project. The country's five major suppliers and tech giants have just signed on to produce the still-unnamed car.... Read More »

Continental may invest in solid-state batteries

Nov. 13, 2017 12:12 CET

Continental is considering investing in battery production to compete with Asian and U.S. manufacturers.... Read More »

Citroen seeks boost for C4 Cactus by ditching quirky styling

Nov. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Citroen has given its C4 Cactus a more conventional hatchback styling, taking the car once billed as "quirky" away from its crossover roots and aiming it at the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Renault Megane and Opel Astra.... Read More »

Toyota quarterly profit rises 10% as currency gains offset weaker U.S. business

Nov. 7, 2017 09:49 CET

Toyota's quarterly operating profit rose 10 percent as gains from favorable foreign exchange rates offset weakening business in the U.S. market, where rising incentives and falling wholesale volume dented regional profitability.... Read More »

Tesla learned of Dyson's secret EV plans 2 years early

Nov. 7, 2017 12:43 CET

Dyson's secretive plan to develop an EV was revealed to Tesla two years before being made public after Tesla employed a Dyson engineer in a move that began months of legal battles.... Read More »

BMW hires law firm to help probe into cartel allegations

Nov. 7, 2017 11:59 CET

BMW has hired a law firm to help with an internal investigation of an alleged cartel among German carmakers and needs more time before any conclusions can be reached, CEO Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

Nissan resumes Japan production as fresh inspection issues emerge

Nov. 7, 2017 11:43 CET

Nissan said it is resuming most domestic production suspended in the wake of a scandal over uncertified technicians signing off on final inspections. The automaker also said it has found new evidence that inspection staff had not been properly trained.... Read More »

BMW loses ground to Mercedes as Q3 earnings fall on investment costs

Nov. 7, 2017 09:19 CET

BMW's third-quarter pretax profit fell 5.9 percent to 2.42 billion euros ($2.81 billion), as the automaker warned it needs to continue with "significant" upfront investments for new models including EVs.... Read More »

Mitsubishi swings to quarterly operating profit

Nov. 7, 2017 10:44 CET

Mitsubishi swung to a quarterly operating profit as cost cuts and favorable exchange rates helped it to rebound from a mileage-cheating scandal.... Read More »

What Wall Street wants to know about Tesla Model 3

Oct. 31, 2017 12:11 CET

When Tesla reports third-quarter earnings on Wednesday, all eyes will be on news of the mass-market Model 3 and the electric car's slower-than-expected production.... Read More »

Ford hybrid vans will be 'geofenced' in cleaner air trial

Oct. 31, 2017 06:01 CET

Plug-in hybrids are seen as a compromise ahead of EVs in creating zero-emissions zones in cities. Ford and Transport for London are testing "geofencing" as a way to ensure hybrid cars only run on electric power in city centers.... Read More »

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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup

Oct. 31, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular compact SUV segment, which is dominated by the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.... Read More »

Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis

Oct. 31, 2017 10:13 CET

Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis and help make the new upscale brand more competitive against European premium automakers.... Read More »

Nissan bullish about Europe, Russia

Oct. 31, 2017 06:01 CET

Nissan is bullish about how the automaker will perform in Europe for the rest of 2017 and for 2018 because of the roll out of the updated Leaf, new Micra and semi-autonomous driving technology.... Read More »

 
Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

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Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success. ...
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How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2017

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In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking ...
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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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European light-vehicle sales rise in November
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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