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Tesla in talks with Germany over possible battery factory

Nov. 17, 2015 16:17 CET

Tesla is in discussions with the German government about building a battery factory in the country. Tesla has said that Germany is a key market for its household battery-storage systems.... Read More »


VW's fix for rigged 1.6-liter engines waits for German approval

Nov. 17, 2015 06:01 CET

VW Group is a step closer to finding a fix for diesel engines with "cheat" software. The automaker has given German authorities an update on its technical solution for cars with 1.6-liter diesels that may need an expensive hardware fix.... Read More »

Renault, PSA join mourning for victims of Paris attacks

Nov. 16, 2015 15:20 CET

Renault and PSA joined three days of national mourning called by the French government in memory of victims of the Paris terror attacks on Friday.... Read More »


UK launches inquiry into vehicle type approval after VW scandal

Nov. 16, 2015 13:21 CET

Britain will launch an inquiry into the system used to approve vehicles, including their emissions levels, in the wake of the scandal engulfing Volkswagen.... Read More »

BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant

Nov. 16, 2015 12:48 CET

BMW will build its X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on its U.S. factory that specializes in SUV output. The automaker will invest $417 million in its South African operations to start production of the X3, replacing 3-series production locally.... Read More »


VW's CO2 deception spreads to more gasoline engines

Nov. 13, 2015 22:52 CET

VW Group's scandal over false CO2 emissions data affects more gasoline engines than previously disclosed. VW released a list of VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat vehicles where CO2 emissions were understated. The list includes previously undisclosed gasoline engines.... Read More »

VW Group sales fall 3.5% as diesel crisis hits core brand

Nov. 13, 2015 15:25 CET

VW Group sales fell by 3.5 percent in October, the first full month after the automaker's diesel crisis erupted, as gains at Audi and Porsche failed to offset declining demand for VW, Skoda and Seat cars.... Read More »

German gov't denies it will give $5,360 incentive to EV buyers

Nov. 13, 2015 14:29 CET

Germany's transport ministry has denied a report that says the government plans to introduce a buyers' incentive of up to $5,360 for electric cars to encourage the uptake of battery-operated vehicles.... Read More »

Pininfarina sees agreement on sale to Mahindra in next few weeks

Nov. 13, 2015 13:27 CET

Car designer Pininfarina says it expects to reach a deal to be acquired by Indian automaker Mahindra in the next few weeks.... Read More »

GM powertrain boss will campaign for emissions harmonization

Nov. 13, 2015 07:13 CET

General Motors' powertrain chief, Dan Nicholson, intends to campaign for global harmonization of emissions standards, particularly between the U.S and Europe during his presidency of the automotive engineers' society, Fisita.... Read More »

Apple, Google preferred as designers of next in-car infotainment

Nov. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Car buyers would welcome radio or infotainment systems designed by Apple or Google, according to analysts IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries.... Read More »

Fiat will launch Fullback into expanding pickup market

Nov. 12, 2015 12:14 CET

Fiat is joining Nissan and Mercedes-Benz in targeting a growing market for utility vehicles with its Fullback midsize pickup, which is based on the Mitsubishi L200.... Read More »

Mini shifts convertible production to Dutch factory

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW Group's Dutch contract manufacturing partner has started production of the new Mini Convertible.... Read More »


Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia face tough battle against German rivals

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

The Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia will find it tough to win market share from German rivals in Europe's premium midsize class as competition from SUVs slowly shrinks one of Europe's core high-end segments.... Read More »

VW sets deadline for diesel emissions cheat whistleblowers, report says

Nov. 11, 2015 18:37 CET

VW has set an end of November deadline for its whistleblower program meant to encourage staff to reveal to investigators what they know about the rigging of diesel-emission tests, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

EU emissions-test deal faces veto from lawmakers

Nov. 11, 2015 11:17 CET

European Parliament members objected to a watered-down plan for real-world testing of NOx emissions in the EU, increasing the risk of lawmakers vetoing the deal.... Read More »

BMW reports October sales record despite drop in Mini volume

Nov. 11, 2015 10:53 CET

BMW Group vehicle sales increased 4 percent in October to a record monthly high despite a decline at the company's Mini brand.... Read More »

France close to returning to 15% Renault stake, economy minister says

Nov. 10, 2015 11:15 CET

France is close to reducing its stake in Renault back to 15 percent and wants the governance structure in its alliance with Nissan to remain unchanged, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said.... Read More »


Audi speeds up infotainment and driver assistance innovation

Nov. 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi's innovative electronics architecture has dramatically shortened the time the brand needs to introduce more powerful processors for in-car infotainment and driver assistance systems, Audi's head of electronic development, Ricky Hudi, explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Skoda sales fall nearly 3% as Russia downturn hits hard

Nov. 9, 2015 14:57 CET

Skoda's global vehicle sales fell 2.7 percent in October as a slump in the brand's key market of Russia erased gains in China and Central Europe.... Read More »

Continental boosts earnings on Europe, U.S. growth

Nov. 9, 2015 12:03 CET

Continental said its third-quarter earnings rose 11 percent as Europe and the U.S. offset slower growth in China's car market.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover plans $6.8B cost cuts, paper says

Nov. 8, 2015 23:43 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a project to cut costs of $6.8 billion and build 1 million cars per year by the end of the decade, the Sunday Times reported.... Read More »

Renault and Nissan will share technology for autonomous driving

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault will benefit from the autonomous driving technology that Nissan is developing and vice versa. Renault plans to sell cars that can autonomously drive in traffic jams starting next year.... Read More »


Alfa says Giulia design inspired by 156, not 3 series

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Design similarities between the Alfa Romeo Giulia and its chief rival, the BMW 3 series, are evident. But Alfa's design chief, Alessandro Maccolini, insists inspiration came from past Alfa models, specifically the 156.... Read More »

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