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EU regulators to rule on ZF's bid for TRW by Feb. 26

Jan. 23, 2015 15:09 CET

EU antitrust authorities will decide by Feb. 26 whether to approve German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen's $13.5 billion bid for U.S. rival TRW Automotive....
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Ghosn lifts European car market forecast on eurozone stimulus plan

Jan. 22, 2015 22:41 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn upgraded his European car market growth forecast after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond purchase program to boost the continent's flagging economy. Ghosn now expects Europe's auto market to grow by at least 2 percent in 2015....
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Volkswagen starts sales of black-box recorder for vehicle data

Jan. 14, 2015 18:18 CET

Volkswagen plans to sell a black box in Austria that records trips and tracks the location of a car. The box will be available for new and old VW and Audi models. VW plans to expand the service to other European markets....
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EU will hint at future new-car CO2 targets

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET

The European Commission next month will outline progress on future emission targets for new cars sold in the EU, giving automakers a clearer look at the billions of euros in investment that will be needed to meet tougher goals....
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Carmakers face uncertainly from EU's 2030 CO2 goals

Nov. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The EU's new 2030 climate and energy targets create uncertainty for automakers because they let member states decide whether to include transport pollution in the EU's carbon emissions trading system....
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EU will allow car emissions into carbon trading market

Oct. 23, 2014 13:55 CET

The European Union will make it easier to bring road transport emissions into the carbon trading market, a move critics say could empower carmakers to push back against more effective curbs on greenhouse gases....
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EU says Honeywell, DuPont car refrigerant deal may be illegal

Oct. 22, 2014 10:51 CET

The EU says auto supplier Honeywell's joint venture with chemicals company DuPont to produce an air conditioning refrigerant for cars may be anti-competitive as the deal may have blocked rivals keen to participate in the chemical's development....
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China's BYD beats Renault, Nissan in Brussels electric taxi bid

Oct. 16, 2014 21:43 CET

China's BYD was the winner in Brussel's first tender for emission-free taxis, beating Renault and Nissan. Taxi operators opted for BYD's e6 electric car because of its roominess and long range....
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EU industry director wants to boost auto trade in Asia; warns of tougher CO2 rules

Oct. 9, 2014 06:30 CET

The new European Commission that takes office next month will make several decisions affecting automakers, including potentially tougher post-2020 CO2 emissions targets, its industry and enterprise director, Carlo Pettinelli, said....
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Fiat says Luxembourg tax deal probe will not significantly impact finances

Oct. 2, 2014 09:09 CET

Fiat said the potential financial impact of a European Commission probe into a tax agreement granted by Luxembourg to one of its subsidiaries would not be significant....
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Winterkorn warns EU on overburdening automakers on CO2 emissions

Oct. 1, 2014 22:00 CET

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn warned EU regulators that it would be "fatal" to overburden the auto industry with tougher CO2 emission targets before a market can develop for electric cars, plug-in hybrids and other fuel-efficient models....
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EU probes Portugal's MQB platform aid to Volkswagen

Oct. 1, 2014 12:37 CET

The European Union has launched an investigation into Volkswagen's planned receipt of 36.15 million euros ($45.6 million) of state aid for investing in its MQB platform technology at a plant in Portugal....
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Fiat's tax accord with Luxembourg may be illegal state aid, EU says

Sept. 30, 2014 13:13 CET

The European Commission has told Luxembourg that its tax arrangement with a Fiat finance subsidiary may constitute state aid, breaking EU internal market rules....
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CO2 from new cars in Europe 38% worse than promised, study says

Sept. 29, 2014 18:06 CET

European cars probably discharged 38 percent more CO2 on real-world roads last year than their ratings promised, a transportation lobby group said. That means more fuel, costing the average consumer an extra 450 euros a year....
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EU orders Germany to stop backing Mercedes' use of banned refrigerant

Sept. 25, 2014 16:00 CET

The EU has ordered Germany to stop backing Mercedes' use of a banned car refrigerant within two months or face court action and possible fines. Mercedes is refusing to use an alternative refrigerant citing safety concerns....
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EU, Canada to hail draft trade pact that may take effect in 2016

Sept. 25, 2014 11:59 CET

The European Union and Canada will meet on Friday to cap five years of negotiations on a free-trade accord which has resulted in a draft pact that may see a gradual phase out of some automotive levies between the two....
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EU antitrust chief says more cartel fines on way for suppliers

Sept. 19, 2014 12:41 CET

EU regulators say they are ready to penalize several suppliers found guilty of price fixing. The EU has already fined two supplier cartels more than 1 billion euros in the last year....
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EU asks WTO to rule on dispute with Russia over van exports

Sept. 15, 2014 16:15 CET

The EU wants the World Trade Organization to rule on its dispute with Russia after Moscow imposed tariffs on vans imported from Germany and Italy. The EU said Russia is illegally protecting its own producers....
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EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes

Aug. 20, 2014 13:30 CET

EU regulators are pushing for legislation that will require vehicles to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories in a bid to close loopholes that allow carmakers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials....
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Russia may ban car imports if West applies new sanctions, report says

Aug. 18, 2014 11:54 CET

Russia may ban car imports if the West applies additional sanctions on Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine, a daily newspaper reported....
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Europe group questions China antitrust probes

Aug. 13, 2014 13:25 CET

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China on Wednesday expressed concern over a recent series of antitrust investigations, saying China was using strong-arm tactics and appeared to be unfairly targeting foreign firms....
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Tough European CO2 targets will help keep region's fuel-efficiency lead

Aug. 7, 2014 06:01 CET

Europe automakers are speeding up the introduction of alternative fuel powertrains in a bid to cut CO2 emissions ahead of tougher limits planned by the European Union....
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Russia bans state purchase of foreign-made cars to aid local automakers

July 15, 2014 13:16 CET

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a ban on Russian state and municipal purchases of foreign-manufactured cars to support local producers....
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EU probes state aid for Audi's Hungary expansion

July 9, 2014 16:22 CET

The European Commission is probing state aid to Audi to expand its plant in Hungary. The commission approved aid to Porsche and BMW to expand their factories in Germany....
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