European car-sales growth forecast to slow to 2% in 2016

Jan. 21, 2016 16:07 CET

European car sales likely will rise 2 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent last year, as northern markets weaken and Spain's rebound slows, industry association ACEA said....
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Automakers say EU emissions-testing deal will hurt industry

Oct. 30, 2015 14:46 CET

European carmakers said tougher emissions-testing rules agreed this week by the EU would hurt the industry by forcing the early phase-out of some diesel models and making it harder to meet carbon dioxide limits....
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EU emissions drive may price diesel cars out of market, industry body says

Oct. 12, 2015 13:31 CET

Changes to European emissions tests in the wake of the VW cheating scandal should not be overly tough or diesel vehicles will become so expensive that automakers have to stop selling them, industry association ACEA said....
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Europe new-car sales rise 11% in August on SUV demand

Sept. 15, 2015 10:53 CET

European car sales increased by 11 percent in August, the second-largest gain this year, as rising economic confidence boosted demand for SUVs. Eight-month volume was up 8.6 percent to 9.38 million....
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European H1 sales growth tops predictions, but Greece causes concern

Aug. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Europe's first-half vehicle sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 8.2 percent, a gain that was double even the most optimistic full-year forecast made by analysts at the end of 2014. There are questions marks, however, on whether the upward trend will continue as instability resulting from the Greek crisis could start to affect vehicle sales as early as this month....
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ACEA raises EU car sales growth forecast to 5% from 2%

July 9, 2015 11:54 CET

European car association ACEA revised upward its forecast for 2015 sales in the EU to more than 13 million vehicles, or 5 percent growth, from a previous estimate of 2 percent. Demand remains below the 2007 peak of almost 16 million cars, ACEA added....
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European carmakers urge change of tack on CO2 rules

June 12, 2015 20:39 CET

European carmakers warned that further tightening of carbon emission rules for new vehicles risked damaging their global competitiveness, as EU officials begin work on a new wave of CO2 targets....
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Automakers' fears grow over possible UK exit from EU

May 21, 2015 06:01 CET

A UK exit from the EU will damage the country's automotive industry, the European automakers lobby group, ACEA, warned. The comments add to concerns expressed by automakers such as Ford, BMW and Nissan about the UK quitting the 28-nation economic and political union....
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European car sales rose nearly 7% in April as market recovers faster than expected

May 19, 2015 08:58 CET

European car sales rose for a 20th consecutive month in April, bolstered by a reviving economy and new models. Registrations increased 6.9 percent to 1.21 million vehicles, industry association ACEA said. Four-month sales jumped 8.1 percent to 4.85 million cars....
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Automakers seek to delay tougher EU emissions testing

May 6, 2015 14:59 CET

European carmakers want a three-year delay to new rules that would reduce the fuel-saving claims they can make for their vehicles, a report says. The EU wants to tighten vehicle testing to close loopholes such as driving on an unrealistically smooth surface and taping up car doors and windows....
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Europe recovery continues in March

April 16, 2015 09:15 CET

European car sales increased 11 percent in March, the strongest growth in a year, as the region's improving economy fueled demand for vehicles made by automakers such as VW Group, Renault and Fiat Chrysler. Last month 1.65 million vehicles were sold in the region....
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Carmakers struggle to balance content, privacy

March 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Daimler's head of User Interaction and Connected Car, Ralf Lamberti, believes linking data generated in vehicles to individual drivers could make it more secure, meaning one day we may have to log on in our vehicles as we do on our computers....
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European recovery gains speed; Jan. sales up 6%

Feb. 17, 2015 09:01 CET

New-car sales in Europe rose 6 percent in January as price cuts and economic-growth prospects boosted demand for most brands. Registrations rose to 1.03 million vehicles last month, industry association ACEA said....
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