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EU antitrust regulators raid Faurecia, Tenneco, other exhaust suppliers

March 25, 2014 17:32 CET
EU antitrust regulators raided Faurecia, Tenneco and several other auto exhaust system makers in the latest crackdown against suspected price-fixing in the auto industry....
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Schaeffler takes 380 million euro provision on EU antitrust fine

March 20, 2014 12:34 CET
German supplier Schaeffler took a 380 million euro ($526 million) provision after being fined in a European Union antitrust probe....
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SKF to Schaeffler fined $1.3 billion in EU ball-bearing case

March 19, 2014 13:36 CET
SKF, the world's largest maker of ball bearings, and Schaeffler were among five companies that agreed to pay a combined 953.3 million euros ($1.3 billion) to settle a European Union probe into an automotive-parts cartel....
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BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations....
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Car refrigerant rejected by Daimler is safe, EU scientists say

March 10, 2014 12:20 CET
EU scientists say a new car refrigerant at the center of a dispute between European regulators and Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks....
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Honeywell, DuPont said to face EU objections on car refrigerant

March 5, 2014 11:52 CET
Honeywell and DuPont are said to face a European Union complaint for violating antitrust rules over their car refrigerant chemical, the only product that currently meets new EU standards on greenhouse-gas emissions....
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EU tightens CO2 cap for cars, fixing 2021 limit in deal with Germany

Feb. 25, 2014 13:11 CET
The EU has voted to impose a 95-gram cap on new-car CO2 emissions in 2020, but will delay full implementation of the cap until 2021 in a compromise deal with Germany....
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Concerns raised over Audi, BMW lending cars to EU ahead of tough CO2 targets

Feb. 24, 2014 16:21 CET
Some European politicians and transparency campaigners have raised concerns about German luxury carmakers Audi and BMW providing free cars to EU member states while negotiations were under way over strict new CO2 emissions targets....
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PSA gets EU backing to sell stake to French gov't

Feb. 20, 2014 09:49 CET
PSA has initial EU backing on its agreement to sell a stake to its home government. PSA plans a 3 billion euro capital increase in which Dongfeng Motor and the French state will contribute about half the money for stakes of 14 percent apiece....
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EU takes legal action against Germany in Daimler refrigerant dispute

Jan. 23, 2014 13:00 CET
The EU has started legal proceedings against Germany over Daimler's refusal to remove a banned refrigerant from new Mercedes cars....
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EU to warn UK, Belgium, Luxembourg over car refrigerant rules, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 13:24 CET
The European Commission will threaten the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg with potential legal action over sales of Mercedes cars which it says breach EU rules on refrigerants, an EU source said....
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Ford will reassess UK operations if Britain leaves EU, report says

Jan. 15, 2014 15:13 CET
Ford says it would be forced to reconsider its UK operations if Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union. Ford's warning follows a similar message last year from Nissan....
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Bosch probed by EU antitrust authorities

Jan. 9, 2014 11:08 CET
Bosch says it is cooperating with European Union antitrust authorities as part of an investigation of suppliers in the region....
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EU launches WTO dispute against Brazil to challenge car taxes

Dec. 19, 2013 12:08 CET
The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization to challenge Brazil's taxes on imports ranging from cars to computers....
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Automakers call for backup in quest to align EU, U.S. safety standards

Dec. 18, 2013 06:01 CET
Which is safer, a car sold in the Europe or the United States? Automakers see little or no difference, but they have struggled to win over regulators, who are wary of an industry push to make safety standards interchangeable across the Atlantic through a free-trade deal....
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Automakers call for backup in quest to align U.S., EU safety standards

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
Which is safer, a car sold in the United States or in Europe? Automakers see little or no difference, but they have struggled to win over regulators, who are wary of an industry push to make safety standards interchangeable across the Atlantic through a free-trade deal....
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European suppliers seize new U.S. opportunities

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
European supplier investment in the United States is stirring as new-car sales increase and automakers push supply chains for ways to boost fuel economy....
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EU agrees on compromise for CO2 limits

Nov. 27, 2013 09:28 CET
The EU has agreed on a compromise to enforce stricter rules on CO2 emissions for cars sold in the region, ending months of wrangling after Germany insisted that an earlier deal be discarded. The new outline agreement delays 100 percent implementation of a limit of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer for all new cars until 2021 from a previous deadline of 2020....
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Berlin prosecutors target Daimler in Merkel aide probe

Nov. 9, 2013 10:36 CET
Daimler executives are under investigation for suspicion of granting undue advantage to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's former aide, Eckart von Klaeden, who joined the carmaker as a lobbyist....
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Germany paves way for EU to rule on Honeywell car refrigerant

Nov. 7, 2013 08:31 CET
Germany's final report on risks posed by a new car refrigerant has been forwarded to the European Commission, clearing the way for a decision on whether Berlin had sufficient cause to allow Daimler to ban it and flout EU law....
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BMW eyes $550 million prize in EU trade deal

Nov. 4, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW says it would save $550 million in duties every year if the United States and Europe got rid of their import tariffs on cars and trucks....
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Automakers on track to meet EU's 2015 carbon emissions target

Oct. 30, 2013 13:47 CET
EU car emissions fell 3 percent in 2012, putting automakers on track to meet a CO2 target of 130 grams per kilometer in 2015, according to data from the European Environment Agency (EEA)....
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BMW joins VW in public support of German electric-vehicle goal

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW has joined VW in backing the German government's goal to have 1 million electric cars on the country's roads by 2020....
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Germany wins EU court fight over VW law legality, escapes fines

Oct. 22, 2013 10:51 CET
Germany escaped fines after the European Union's top court said it complied with a 2007 ruling to change legislation known as the Volkswagen law which shielded the automaker from takeovers....
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EU offers to end tariffs on Japanese auto parts, report says

Oct. 21, 2013 11:47 CET
The European Union is ready to eliminate tariffs on Japanese auto parts in exchange for Japan ending import duties on a range of European food items, a report said....
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