Germany

GM sticks to plan for all-new model at Opel's Ruesselsheim plant

Jan. 27, 2014 13:22 CET
GM is sticking to plans for its Opel unit to build an all-new vehicle at the brand's main plant in Germany as part of an effort to restore earnings in Europe, CEO Mary Barra said.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Coming to ADAC's aid

8:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
When most people in Germany think about the ADAC Yellow Angel they don't think about the powerful auto club's sullied car award, they think about the time a real-life Yellow Angel came to their rescue.... Read More »

 

Germany's ADAC car club likely to scrap award after vote rigging

Jan. 23, 2014 11:21 CET
Germany's ADAC car club is likely to scrap its annual car award after admitting it had falsified this year's results.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

German car industry rocked by vote rigging in auto prize

Jan. 21, 2014 10:44 CET
Germany's auto industry has been rocked by revelations that the country's ADAC car club falsified the results of its annual "Yellow Angel" car award.... Read More »

 

Porsche plaintiffs lose bid to halt civil suits in Germany pending Wiedeking case

Jan. 21, 2014 15:51 CET
Three plaintiffs suing Porsche SE in Germany lost their bid to pause their civil cases to await the findings of a criminal case against the carmaker's former CEO, Wendelin Wiedeking.... Read More »

 

Tesla, Deutsche Bahn team up on electric car charging stations

Jan. 21, 2014 21:00 CET
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors and German rail operator Deutsche Bahn opened four new charging stations along key autobahn routes to help make electric cars viable for long-distance commuting.... Read More »

 

Tesla, Deutsche Bahn team up on electric car charging stations

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2014
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors and rail operator Deutsche Bahn opened four new charging stations along key autobahn routes today to help make electric cars viable for long-distance commuting in Germany.... Read More »

 

VW's new U.S. chief says changing mind-set at German HQ key for success

Jan. 14, 2014 12:41 CET
Michael Horn, VW's new U.S. boss, says a change in mind-set at the company's headquarters in Germany is needed for success in North America.... Read More »

 

Adam helps lift Opel/Vauxhall's European market share

Jan. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall increased its European market share in 2013 as sales of the new Adam minicar helped counter a declining auto market. Opel has struggled to retain market share in recent years, suffering from management disruption and a scarcity of new products.... Read More »

 

BorgWarner buys German exhaust-gas technology specialist

11:25 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Supplier BorgWarner said it has agreed to acquire Germany’s Gustav Wahler GmbH, a company that specializes in exhaust gas recirculation products.... Read More »

 

Mercedes extends work hours to meet demand for S class, other models

8:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
Mercedes-Benz will work more hours next year to meet demand for the S class, C class and GLK.... Read More »

 

Opel, PSA end plans for shared subcompact platform

Dec. 12, 2013 11:06 CET
GM's Opel unit and partner PSA said they are abandoning plans to co-develop a common platform for subcompact cars.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

A Range Rover, a ski jump and a leap of faith

6:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Sometimes you've got to relinquish complete control to a silicon brain. My experience took place in a Range Rover Sport on the ridiculously steep landing area for a ski jump in Germany's Black Forest.... Read More »

 

Daimler to name ex-BMW CEO Pischetsrieder to supervisory board, report says

Dec. 12, 2013 09:41 CET
Daimler will name Bernd Pischetsrieder, a former CEO of rival premium carmaker BMW, to its supervisory board next year, a German business newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

GREEN CARS

Toyota targets 5,000 to 10,000 fuel cell sales a year

Dec. 11, 2013 15:15 CET
Toyota is confident that fuel cell vehicles will be price competitive against other zero-emission cars before 2030, a top executive told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

German car sales set to grow in 2014, VDA says

Dec. 3, 2013 12:39 CET
Car sales in Germany will recover next year even though November registrations showed a 2 percent decline, industry association VDA said.... Read More »

 

German carmakers look abroad to boost production

Dec. 3, 2013 17:33 CET
German carmakers' output is forecast to rise in 2014, driven by overseas production. Vehicle sales in China are set to rise to 17 million next year, while U.S. sales may increase to nearly 16 million, lifting German companies' overseas aspirations.... Read More »

 

Mercedes to test-drive online car sales at German dealership

Dec. 3, 2013 06:01 CET
Mercedes will start selling cars online for the first time through its dealership in Hamburg, following BMW in experimenting with Web sales.... Read More »

 

Tesla says Germany clears Model S after fires

Dec. 3, 2013 12:50 CET
Tesla Motors' Model S, the electric car being investigated for a possible U.S. recall, was cleared of any safety defect in a review by Germany's transportation regulator, the company said.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Germany's car dealers take steps to be greener

Nov. 28, 2013 06:01 CET
Germany's car dealers are taking small but important steps to protect the environment with services that include providing customers with eco-friendly loaner bikes.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW in delicate dance with German union over U.S. plant

Nov. 27, 2013 14:58 CET
VW officials in Germany and the United States are performing a delicate dance with VW's influential German union as they wrestle with the possible representation of workers at the company's plant in Tennessee. VW is trying to introduce its model of a German-style works council, which would help set work rules for white- and blue-collar workers, at its only U.S. plant, in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW in delicate dance with German union over Tennessee plant

8:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2013
Volkswagen officials in Germany and the United States are performing a delicate dance with VW's influential German union as they wrestle with the possible representation of workers at the company's plant in Tennessee. VW is trying to introduce its model of a German-style works council, which would help set work rules for white- and blue-collar workers, at its only U.S. plant, in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

Toyota lowers car sales goal in Germany due to hybrid shortages

Nov. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota says it will not sell as many cars in Germany as it originally hoped this year after failing to keep up with demand for its hybrid cars in the market.... Read More »

 

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