Dyson picks Singapore over UK to build EVs

Oct. 23, 2018 12:27 CET
Vacuum cleaner producer Dyson has chosen to build its electric car in Singapore to be close to Asian customers, supply chains and a highly skilled workforce.

Nissan Leaf approved for vehicle-to-grid use in Germany

Oct. 23, 2018 14:51 CET
Nissan's Leaf is the first electric vehicle to secure regulatory approval as an energy backstop for Germany's electricity grid by potentially enabling car owners to sell energy to the network.

AMY WILSON

Let Sears' story be a lesson for auto dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2018
Could the failings of bankrupt Sears be a warning for auto retail? Perhaps. But auto dealers don't have to accept Sears' fate.

Renault third-quarter revenue falls 6% on emerging markets, Iran retreat

Oct. 23, 2018 09:15 CET
Renault's revenue was hit by a sales decline in India, currency and market slumps in Argentina and Turkey and the effect of its withdrawal from Iran.

VIDEO: First Shift: Why Ford says U.S. steel is so expensive

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2018
Why Ford says U.S. steel is so expensive; Faraday Future plans job cuts; Tesla's Musk locked out; Navya's timing advantage on AVs; How mobility services could aid fixed operations.

Subaru nearly halves profit forecast after faulty inspections

7:47 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2018
The inspections violated transport ministry norms and eventually led to the recall of 395,000 vehicles.

Dyson picks Singapore to build EVs

7:22 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2018
The choice of Singapore -- which doesn't have a single car-manufacturing plant and is one of the costliest places in the world to buy an automobile -- comes as Tesla zeroes in on establishing a factory in China.

Faraday plans layoffs, temporary pay cuts after funding dispute

6:56 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2018
The electric-vehicle maker said it will lay off some employees and cut staff salaries by 20 percent because of "financial difficulty" following a dispute with its property-tycoon backer.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

German software giant SAP eyes gains from connected cars

Oct. 23, 2018 06:01 CET
German software giant SAP plans to become an even bigger player in the connected-car sector as it works to capture vehicle data and allow drivers to pay for parking or fuel from within their cars.The company's head of connected vehicles, Heino Kantimm, explained the plans to Automotive News Europe.

BMW expands recall on fire risk to 1.6 million diesel vehicles

Oct. 23, 2018 11:51 CET
BMW is expanding a recall of diesel cars launched in Europe and Asia in August to 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to fix a potential fire hazard in their engines.

FCA's Marelli sale offers chance to fulfill Marchionne dividend vow

Oct. 23, 2018 09:52 CET
Fiat Chrysler has not paid a dividend since it was formed in 2014, but the automaker now has the chance to change this following its sale of supplier Magneti Marelli.

Rolls-Royce names veteran BMW exec as manufacturing boss

Oct. 23, 2018 06:01 CET
Johann Wolff began his career at BMW as an apprentice before going on to manage several BMW foundries as a master craftsman in foundry pattern making.

FTC orders dealership group to stop deceptive recall scheme

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2018
The Passport group of auto dealerships in suburban Washington, D.C., and a California marketing firm have settled claims they deceptively mailed more than 21,000 fake "urgent recall" notices to consumers, the Federal Trade Commission said this month.

Dealers, automakers use new tools to reach vehicle owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2018
U.S. light-vehicle recalls have plunged to their lowest level in five years. But as the nature of safety recalls changes with the evolution of automotive technology, automakers and dealerships are turning to new tools to reach owners of recalled vehicles.

AMY WILSON

Let Sears' story be a lesson for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
Could the failings of bankrupt Sears be a warning for auto retail? Perhaps. But auto dealers don't have to accept Sears' fate.

In with the new (but keep the old)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
Automakers are usually all about what's new -- new product, new technology, new brand image. But they're also pragmatic businesses willing to milk profits out of vehicles overdue for a refresh.

Counter revolution: Rental agencies explore mobility frontiers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
Rental car companies are partnering with some mobility players, acquiring others and leveraging their scale and expertise to play a key role in the future of transportation.

Northvolt to set up Polish battery plant to tap mining, storage markets

Oct. 22, 2018 21:48 CET
Swedish battery manufacturing startup Northvolt has partnered with South Bay Solutions, a Tesla supplier, to jointly set up a plant in Poland to produce battery systems for energy storage companies and the mining industry.

Aston Martin considers flying in components, changing ports to handle Brexit delays

Oct. 22, 2018 16:20 CET
Aston Martin is considering flying in components and moving more parts through ports other than Dover if there is any border friction after Britain leaves the EU.

KEITH CRAIN

Ford makes good move on customer experience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
In today's industry, with so many touch points, it is simply too easy to mess up the relationship between the customer and the dealer or factory.

Amid unease, dealers get clearest look yet at Ford's restructuring plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
Dealers got the clearest look to date at CEO Jim Hackett's restructuring plan. Executives vowed to freshen showrooms through shorter product development cycles. They also revealed plans to add affordable nonsedan models to the lineup, raise profit margins by altering vehicle allocations and launch an edgy advertising campaign that plays up Ford's history.

Ford Ranger won't cannibalize F-150 sales, Hinrichs says

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
As F-150 prices continue to climb, the automaker's head of global operations says "there's room now" for a less expensive midsize pickup in Ford's lineup.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: How the Ranger fits in Ford's pickup lineup

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
How the Ranger fits in Ford's pickup lineup; Volvo looks to pass Lincoln; Nissan Maxima preps for L.A.; VW mulls N.A.-built EVs; Ford to deploy AVs in D.C.

Q&A: RJ SCARINGE

Rivian ready to reveal first products in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
The suburban Detroit electric-vehicle aspirant Rivian Automotive, spearheaded by a wonky car geek, MIT graduate RJ Scaringe, will show its first two models next month.

EDITORIAL

Hackett's vision for Ford is still a blur

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2018
Investors, dealers and employees alike are hungry for clear targets and tangible evidence that the Ford Motor Co. is moving forward, not flailing around.

 
Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

Christiaan Hetzner
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" th ...
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Will Jaguar go EV-only?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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Under a strategy being considered by company leaders, the British luxury marque would replace its co ...
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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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Riding in ZF's 'flying billboard'


9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2018

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ZF Friedrichshafen began making gears for the Zeppelin airships back in 1900. ...
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Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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